To use standby generators to power your home, you'll need a standby generator and a transfer switch kit. The transfer switch kit safely closes off the utility power line and opens a line to the standby generator. Standby generators can work with a manual or an automatic transfer switch. The benefit of an automatic transfer switch is that it senses when utility power has been lost and the transfer switch automatically switches to generator power.
The Reliance Controls Corporation 6-circuit 30 Amp Reliance transfer switch kit is a complete turn-key kit with everything needed to make a professional transfer switch installation in a home or office. The transfer switch kit is designed to enable the wiring system of the building to run multiple electrical appliances and devices during a power outage.
Use this Reliance transfer switch for up to 4,500-watt generators equipped with NEMA L14-20 or L14-30 power outlets. The transfer switch kit includes a 30A 6-circuit prewired loadside transfer switch with watt meters; The transfer switch kit also includes a 30 Amp outdoor power cord inlet box, a 30 Amp 10-foot generator power cord with L14-30 ends, and an extra L14-20 cord end for smaller generators. This transfer switch kit is listed.
Standby Generators Features
Aside from pure power production, there are some useful features to consider for a standby generator and transfer switch kit.
To use standby generators to power your home, you'll need transfer switch. The transfer switch safely closes off the utility power line. Standby generator models can work with a manual transfer switch or an automatic transfer switch kit. The benefit of an automatic transfer switch is that it senses when utility power has been lost and automatically switches to generator power.
Standby generators are not necessarily quiet. Some standby generators offer extra features to reduce the noise.
Make sure the standby generator you purchase is suited for the climate in which you will use it.