November 5, 2013
Normally, if you talk to the right people, you can get what you want.
I can understand not wanting the cam operated 50 Amp Transfer Switch.
I don't really understand needing more than 10 pole spaces for a 30 Amp generator. ( 25 Amp on natural gas. )
The 8KW unit has a new 50 Amp ATS with 10 pole space available. So you may want to come to a conclusion on how many pole spaces you think you may need.
The last 7KW unit I installed required one more control wire than any other of the Residential Automatic Standby Generators incorporating the EZ Switch ATS.
Although the EZ Switch ATS is a 100 Amp ATS, it is prewired for generators up to 16 KW and the power conductors increase in size to meet the current carrying ability required by the generator output. These EZ Switches are RTS10EZA1, RTS12EZA1, RTS14EZA1 AND RTSEZ16A1. They are 10,12,14 and 16 Pole Space ATS's respectively.
I would probably talk to a Home Depot consultant and price out what I feel I need. Then I would compare the price to prepackaged models just to see if the price didn't justify moving up to a better package deal.
If you had a disconnect switch ahead of your Main Panel, I would suggest looking into a Generac GenReady Panel. It's a 40 Pole Space Main Panel with the generator transfer built in.
Hope this helps.
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