Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 43
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BlakDrgn Great inexpensive way to backfeed legally!
I went looking for a 200 amp main load center to replace my out dated unit. I stumbled across this little guy and grabbed it and a new GE Gold load center.
The added advantage to getting this, is any unit you install it on can be installed upside down, as all breakers including the mains, are side to side. (advantageous to me, the mains come in on the bottom, and house runs go out the top.)
I live in Florida, and this is a 100% to code legal means of back feeding your panel during outages.
(my fingers are blocking my name and phone number on the panel in the pic attached)
December 13, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 1111 Great buy
Was looking at all different kits from independent manufacturers and sources and decided to see if a factory kit was available and they were and Home Depot sold them for less than any of the others I had found. I ordered the kit and had it within a few days. I picked it up at the local store here in town without any extra shipping charges to pay. Great job Home Depot.
December 22, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by robocon Works great, just overpriced
Works great but is overpriced.But that is true with the industry.
January 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Joe1978 Excellent product.
This is a great product for those who want to install a generator inlet box on the outside of there home to feed power to your normal GE PowerMark electrical panel during a power outage without the need for a separate generator panel/transfer switch. This locks the main breaker in the "off" position while the breaker for your feed from the generator is in the "on" position, and vice versa. This ensures that you won't have power coming to the panel from 2 different sources. In other words, this is a very inexpensive alternative to the transfer switch/generator panel. This is a nice kit. It seems well built of quality materials. Don't be scared by the hole drilling, the instructions are very clear and the kit comes with a template so you won't mess it up. Unlike the similar kit for Siemens panels, this GE kit does NOT waste any valuable circuit breaker slots. I highly recommend this product.
September 2, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Charlie Great Part
This part works great well worth the money. Simple to install with normal tools.
December 19, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Greg Interlock kit
The information wasn't clear on which boxes the kit fit. After purchase I found that the main breaker orientation was important.
This kit "only" fit the box with the vertical main breaker. This same box also came with a horizontal main breaker (mine) which didn't work.
September 22, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by PatD works like a charm, easy to install.
The Interlock kit is far less expensive and easier to install than a transfer switch. Plus, it is much more flexible since it allows selection of any circuit (within reason) in the main panel instead of having to pre-select circuits and wire only those to the xfer switch. The caveat of course is to ensure that the load placed on the generator does not exceed its capacity and the capacity of the generator's main breaker. So careful load analysis, load balancing, and panel labeling should be done prior to any emergency. Also note that the safety protections provided by the Interlock are not in effect when the panel cover is removed.
October 11, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DJC74 The perfect and easy solution
Purchased this interlock kit in order to avoid buying a big transfer panel. Let's be honest, in a residence with 30+ breakers it's next to impossible to select only 6-8 "critical" to be powered by a generator.
Installation was super-easy although I wish the quality of the print for the instructions was better (pictures were faded to the point where I had to use my imagination and logic).
Bottom line - I now have a system for powering any of my branch circuits during a power outage for a fraction of the cost of a transfer panel. Highly recommended for anyone who wants to connect a generator to the house circuits instead of running extension cords.
September 27, 2011