Why Do I Need A Transfer Switch?
First of all, having a transfer switch in your home is a requirement of the National Electric Code. It is recommended to use a transfer switch whenever you want to connect an appliance to your portable generator.
Besides, installing a transfer switch in your home is the most efficient way of powering your home during a power outage. It is also the safest since most electrical appliances such as furnaces and air conditioning units cannot be connected directly to a portable generator using an extension cord.
1.Move Utility circuit breaker handle to the “ GEN” position.
2.Insert the male power cord connector plug into the appropriate outlet on the generator. Rotate to lock.
3.Plug the female end of the power cord from the generator into the power inlet that is interconnected to the transfer panel. Rotate to lock.
4.Start the generator, following the procedures described in the generator owner’ s manual furnished by the generator manufacturer.
5.Alternate use of larger loads such as furnace motors, well pumps, freezers, etc., so that the capacity of the generator is not exceeded. Do not attempt to operate any loads in excess of the capacity of the generator.
The transfer switch kit for generators provides all the accessories you need