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Customer reviews for 30 Amp Generator Transfer Switch Kit for 6-10 Circuits for Indoor Applications-DISCONTINUED

30 Amp Generator Transfer Switch Kit for 6-10 Circuits for Indoor Applications-DISCONTINUED

This Generac transfer switch kit provides a safe way to feed generator power to essential appliances or circuits in a home or business during a power outage. This kit comes with all the essentials to complete your installation including a 30 amp transfer switch, a 30 amp non-metallic power inlet box and 10 foot power cord with L14-30 ends. The pre-wired generator transfer switch accommodates 6 to 10 circuits, and can be used with any portable generator up to 8000 watts. Installed like a subpanel in a basement, interior room or garage, the transfer switch will accommodate essentials like furnace, lights, refrigerator/freezer, kitchen, well pump, television, water heater, garage door opener, security system and home office. It comes with standard circuit breakers, so if your needs change, more breakers can be added to accommodate up to 10 circuits. If your installation is going to be inspected, this transfer switch accommodates Arc-Fault and GFCI breakers to meet current codes. Wattmeters help you balance loads to prolong generator life. Designed with standard circuit breakers, the transfer switch can be easily expanded or reconfigured to suit your family's needs. Includes two 15-amp 1-pole breakers, two 20-amp 1-pole breakers, one 2-pole 20 amp breaker and one 2-pole 30 amp breaker. A 2-pole 60-amp main breaker must be installed in existing load center (not included). UL Listed in USA and Canada. Made in USA.
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75%of customersrecommend this product3 of 4reviews
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75%of customersrecommend this product3 of 4reviews
Customer reviews for 30 Amp Generator Transfer Switch Kit for 6-10 Circuits for Indoor Applications-DISCONTINUED
Review 1 for 30 Amp Generator Transfer Switch Kit for 6-10 Circuits for Indoor Applications-DISCONTINUED
from North Canton, OH
Age Range:55 to 64
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Gender:Male
Home Improvement Profile:DIYer

Excellent Generator Transfer Switch - Easy Install

PostedJuly 29, 2013
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With its built-in wattmeters it's easy to balance the 220VAC loads to your generator for maximum output. Well-engineered; pre-wired to quickly hook into your main electric panel. Good instructions, easy to follow. Only complaint: the bus bar does not have a connection provision to add an auxiliary breaker panel so that more loads could connect through this transfer switch to your generator. I replaced the transfer switch's 1" Siemens breakers with 1/2" twin breakers to double the amount of connected loads, but still would have liked to connect more so that the majority of my home could run off the generator.
Pros: Durable, Easy to Use, All In One, built in wattmeters (ammeters)
Cons: too few connectable circuits
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Review 2 for 30 Amp Generator Transfer Switch Kit for 6-10 Circuits for Indoor Applications-DISCONTINUED
from South Milwaukee, WI, USA
Age Range:55 to 64
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Gender:Male
Home Improvement Profile:Professional

Easy to install.

PostedMay 8, 2013
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Installation was easy. There is a nice assortment of breakers included with the package. About the only wiring you need to provide is between the transfer switch and the generator outlet. The outlet box, and cord are provided. In my case, I used 10/3 NM cable and brought it in through the back of the box. That way, the cable is never exposed to the weather, and I did not need to use UF cable.
The one improvement I would like to see would be to have the wires that are pre-wired to the breakers to be labeled so you know what circuit is what. As it is, you have to tug on the wire to see what breaker it is attached to. (They run through a chunk of flex so you can not just trace them back.)
Pros: Durable, All In One, Good Size & Weight, Long-Lasting
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Review 3 for 30 Amp Generator Transfer Switch Kit for 6-10 Circuits for Indoor Applications-DISCONTINUED
from Staten Island, NY, USA
Age Range:45 to 54
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Gender:Male
Home Improvement Profile:DIYer

Excellent alternative to extension cords

PostedMay 8, 2013
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I installed this switch on one of my panel’s right before Hurricane sandy hit. This switch allowed me to easily assign power to the most important rooms and appliances in the house without running extension cords all over. My power was out for over two weeks and I had no issue with the switch and it performed well.
As for the instillation, the instructions were not that great and I was fortunate to have a neighbor who was an electrician help me install it. It comes with everything you need to install right out of the box, but it is a bit tricky. My suggestion is that you pay to have it installed and rest easy knowing it was done right. If you have a generator and don’t have a cutover switch like this, you are losing out on the fill capability of your generator. I powered the fridge, furnace and several rooms. If I had used cords I would have been tripping over them all the time.
Pros: Durable, Easy to Use, All In One
Cons: needs better instructions
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