Best Transfer Switches for Your Generator
A generator transfer switch closes off the utility power line to your home’s electrical system during a power outage and opens a line to a generator, then reverses the process when grid power is restored. This guide will explain the two different types of transfer switches so you can feel confident you’re choosing the best switch to keep your essential appliances running during a power outage.
Safety: Maintenance and testing must be done on your transfer switch on a regular basis. Consult the manual for manufacturer’s recommendations.
Know the difference between an automatic and manual transfer switch to determine which best suits your home's electrical wiring system. Learning how to choose a transfer switch for your generator will ensure the best performance in case of a power outage. You may need a qualified electrician to install it.