Posted by ads on February 4, 2017, 5:15 am
On Fri, 03 Feb 2017 09:46:37 -0500, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
For now, I think I'll stay with the 4 breaker Gen-Tran manual transfer
switch (kitchen, central heat, fridge, freezer) and a 3KW portable
Posted by (PeteCresswell) on February 3, 2017, 4:59 pm
Sounds to me like a simplified Transfer Switch, although I did not
understand the part about "... all you have to do to operate a critical
appliance is flip a breaker on in the household breaker panel once the
generator is connected and operating."
I would have thought that with that device in place, the breaker panel
would be operating exactly as it does with outside power.... i.e. all
One thing it seems not seem to do is automagically cut back to outside
power when outside power is restored.
Posted by clare on February 3, 2017, 5:24 pm
Like with any manual transfer switch, you need somewthing like this:
Reliance Controls Corporation THP108 POWER BACK Mains Return Alarm
Tou turn it on when you connect the generator and it hollers blue
murder when the power comes back on.
As for the breaker panel, when using an undersized generator (30 amp
on 100 amp or larger service) it is recommended to shut off all
non-essential circuits when connecting the genset, then turn on those
you NEED - so you don't have a big load come on and trip the genset
breaker or stall the genset.