Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 19
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Robert Installation and function of the product was a good experience.
The pre-wired switch made for a simple installation. (Be sure to turn off the main power before connecting any circuits) The switch works as designed except for the 2 amp meter indicators that don't seem to show any read-out in my case but I doesn't interfere with basic use of the product. The switch does transfer current very nicely to the user-selected house circuits using my gas generator for running the freezer, refrigerator, furnace, microwave, garage door opener, water heater, & bathroom outlets. I would feel awfully dumb if I had a generator and couldn't use it to run these essential appliances when the neighborhood electrical power was out for a few days.
November 19, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 1980 No fuss no muss
The only way to go for a safe and efficient use of a back o generator. Everything that was needed for the installation was included (except for the 60 amp breaker). This installation is not for a rookie DYI, but for a seasoned veteran it shouldn't be a problem. Better yet call a pro to have it installed.
July 16, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Joe Good Product
Assembly worked worked well. The wiring leads and space made it to add.
February 23, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by C4PARSON Works like a dream on first use
A good fit for my home with just over 2000 square feet. The switch will handle about half of my house in a power outage. I did have my handyman install it, given the limited electrical expertise available in my family.
August 11, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by doitmyself As advertised
Easy to follow directions, if you can change a light fixture you can install one of these in about 2-3 hours. Don’t forget to buy 10 gauge 4 wire, you will need it to run from the transfer switch to the outside box. Free fast shipping.
October 24, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by mixmox a good all-round kit
If you are looking for a clean solution for adding a portable generator to your house wiring this will do it for you and can easily be installed by a competent DIY homeowner.
The box acts as a 'sub panel' through which a set of house circuits will always flow. It includes two mechanically connected breakers that switch the power source to be either from your house main panel through a 60A breaker, or from the generator through a 30A breaker. (See picture.) This means you have to decide when you install this, which 6 circuits you will be able to power from your generator.
The kit is very complete, the installation is straightforward and easy. It even includes the wire nuts needed to connect the wires together. What it does not include is the 60A breaker that is needed in your house load center, and this is not included because you need to have the one that matches your existing distribution panel so that makes perfect sense. Also included is a good heavy cable to go from the generator to the supplied external wall socket. You need to supply the 10/3 cable from the external socket to the transfer switch. In other words, everything that could be supplied is in the box.
Instructions are clear and includes a template for mounting the box next to your distribution panel. The wires from the transfer switch to the load center are all labeled and color coded (look for the matching code such as 'B4' on the wire which corresponds to the 'B1' breaker).
If one is looking for more flexibility one could also consider an interlock kit that attaches to your load center and feeding the generator power back through a 30A breaker. That approach allows you to select any circuits to be powered as needed instead of the 6 you selected at install time, (so long as their combined power demand is less than the generator capacity).
October 30, 2012
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by char 30 amp generac transfer switch
It came with a defective 10' electric cord. A new cord is being delivered to me in 5 to 10 days.
November 11, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Jash Idea of product is ok but not as user friendly as they profess it to be. The flexible conduit length is a joke its so short, and doesn't come even with a second end to hook into your house panel. The breaker selection should be able to be made prior to ordering otherwise when you get it like i did you find you have to go but the appropriate ones anyway, thus saving nothing but buying this "kit". Save yourself money and hassle and just go but a transfer panel and the breakers and wire yourself, you will save money compared to this kit.
May 26, 2014