Generator Transfer Switches on Amazon

Prevent Power Failures During Outages!

What is a Transfer Switch?

A transfer switch is an electrical device which connects electric power source from a primary source to a standby power source. Transfer Switches are available both in manual and automatic modes. An Automatic Transfer Switch (ATS) is often selected when a standby generator is required to switch on to provide electrical power temporarily if the utility power source fails.

Power outages affected 17.5 million people in all 50 US states last year when there were 3,419 separate power outages, up from 2,840 the year before.  Major outages were reported in California, New York, Texas, Connecticut, New Jersey etc. Source: Power Outages in US

Selection of a transfer switch

First of all while selecting a transfer switch, ascertain the load of the generator which you have. Second, decide whether you need a manually operated transfer switch or Automatically operated transfer switch (ATS). Third, do you need an Open Transition or Closed Transition ATS. Fourth, ascertain the number of circuits & extra provisions needed. Fifth, find out whether the TS meets with the relevant safety regulations. Sixth, controls & accessories provided.

Of course, warranty offered is to be considered.

An open transition transfer switch breaks connection with one source of electricity before connecting to another one to avoid backfeeding.

A closed transition transfer switch makes connection even before transfer of power to the load in cases where zero interruption is desired.

A soft-loading transfer switch actively changes the amount of load accepted by the generator.

A static transfer switch employs  semiconductors like Silicon-Controlled Rectifiers (SCRs) to transfer a load between two sources rapidly i.e.,  within a quarter-cycle of the power frequency.

Homes with standby generators may use a transfer switch for  limited circuits or in total.

Different models are available, with both manual and automatic transfer.

Manual Makes:

Reliance, Gen Tran, Generac,Steel Products (SP), Briggs & Stratton, All Power America, Chilton etc.

Automatic Makes:

Generac, Kohler, Briggs & Stratton, Parallax, Siemens, Esco, Generlink, Datakom, APC etc.

Reliance 30 Amp 7500 W Transfer Switch

Reliance Controls 31410CRK Pro/Tran 10-Circuit 30 Amp Generator Transfer Switch Kit With Transfer Switch, 10-Foot Power Cord, And Power Inlet Box For Up To 7,500-Watt Generators

Rated 4.9/5 based on 79 customer reviews

$452.84 In stock

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Product description: The Reliance Controls Corporation 10-circuit 30 Amp transfer switch kit is a complete turn-key kit with everything needed to make a professional transfer switch installation in a home or office. It is designed to enable the wiring system of the building to accept the full power of a portable generator, which can run multiple electrical appliances and devices during a power outage. Use this transfer switch for up to 7500-watt generators equipped with NEMA L14-20 or L14-30 power outlets. The kit includes a 30 Amp 6-circuit prewired loadside reliance transfer switch with wattmeters; 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 unit is cUL1008 listed and is covered by a 5-year warranty.

Customer reviews:
A must have to safely restore your power in an outage! - by , March 15, 2012
4 / 5 stars
I purchased this outstanding transfer switch from "HomedepotDOTcom" for $359.99 as it was on backorder nearly everywhere else. Shipping took just three days to my address.....
Product Dimensions: 7 x 4.5 x 13.8 inches ; 18.1 pounds
Shipping Weight: 19 pounds

Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.

Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.

Item model number: 31410CRK

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