Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 14
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Jimp142 Quality product, except....
This is a quality product except the wrong power cord was packed in the kit. I received a 3 prong cord instead of a 4 prong.
Home Depot customer service was great. The replacement cord was shipping out to me right away.
I will update my review after installation.
November 12, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Homehandy The right way to do it.
Installation was fairly straight forward. As others have said, there are a few items that you will need to complete the installation.
The only complaint from me is the short conduit provided, 6" more would have been helpful.
if you are not comfortable working with or have limited knowledge of electrical wiring then hire someone to install this for you.
I recommend this switch over the 6-10 circuit model for future expansion if needed.
December 6, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Waterloovian Generac transfer
Took about 6 hours for experienced electrician to run wire from connection box to switch, wire the unit and install the connection box on the outside of house. Works well.
January 13, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by JasperNE Consider other options....
Prior to purchasing this relatively expensive manual transfer switch look at a panel interlock kit. The panel interlock for a square D panel ran about $70 with minimal wiring required. The panel interlock allowed full access to all of your panel loads versus a selected quantity.
December 9, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JCee Worth it!
The instructions are well written. Assuming you are not squeamish about working in your electrical panel, this is a standard install. I'm glad for the fact that you simply tie into the existing circuit; you do not need to run additional neutral/ground lines for each individual circuit. The package came with #5 stranded wire to make the connection from your breaker panel to the transfer switch. Since you're feeding power from ganged 60A breakers, I opted to purchase #4 stranded wire. Overall, not a big deal for me.
December 17, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Doug great product comes complete!
I installed the Transfer switch and the outdoor Generator connection box in a few hours. It was easy to understand with enough wires and wire length to make the connections in the main panel. Generac makes a quality product and it compliments my Generac 7500 generator. I have filled up the breakers with circuits including my water well and furnace. The test run went excellent ! Great investment for our home.
March 18, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by digger easy to install good componets to work with
quality components well made easy to install and to follow directions. will need some tools for the install. had some trouble with the generator cable sent wrong one had a little trouble getting a replacement but finally got it about 4 or 5 weeks later. service was nice about it just took longer than should have. over all very happy with everything.please do not hesitate to buy this set up
November 30, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Roger It works great, and its so easy to do the monthy test.
I installed this my self. I did it in steps and the last step was hooking the boxes to gether. That took around 4 hours. I did buy extra wire and I color coded it. I put in 16 breaker and I'm so happy with it. Each month I hook up my Generac generator and run the panal under load for 30-45 minutes. I can't talk enuff about it. Now, I can't wait for the electric to go out.
August 14, 2013