Run your backup generator with the GE 200 Amp 240-Volt non-fused emergency power transfer switch. This emergency power transfer switch offers a NEMA type-3R metal enclosure for outdoor use.
When closed in top and bottom position the pincers hold tightly. In the center off position there is a gentle detent. It would not fall closed without some force applied besides gravity.
Should accept aluminum or copper as far as I know. Check with an electrician to see if it meets local code.
It's a Double POLE Double throw switch. It is installed just south of the (electric) meter pan. It lets you choose between the utility feeding power to your house OR the Generator feeding power to your house. This is a safe way to power up your house with a generator. Back feeding power into your house can be done, but unless you know EXACTLY what you're doing, it might cause injury or death to those nearby the outage site as well as putting utility workers at risk of injury or death. DO IT THE RIGHT WAY!
You cannot normally. The issue is that what ever subpanel games you play to match up wire size and breakers, you will be powering the bus of your main service and all of the appliances that likely add up to 100-200amps are there ready to draw power. That is why your home has 200amp service. Yes there are ways to manage it manually that the numbers work but those are not electrical inspector approved solutions. So if there will be an inspector involved, it will be forbidden to connect this to 200amp service. The subpanel or dedicated breaker idea is that that 240V line will be used to monitor that the grid is up and if the grid goes down, that is the power path from the generator to the main bus. Of course the generator will only be putting out about 30 amps. But now the problem is your generator is pumping power in through the branch while your house is still connected to the grid. You must not do that!! An Inspector will not accept your manual plan to turn breakers/service on and off.
Have it shipped directly to your home.
Yes, I bought 10 and they were installed after Huricanes Irma and Maria destroyed our power grid in Puerto Rico, they have 2 On selectors and 1 Off, one is conected to the power company and the other will be for the generator
Yes This is 3 position manual switch To transfer from grid (utility company) To generator supplied power Since 100 amp typically from power source to sub panel
To confirm you plan: use this to select power for your well from Either the grid or your generator. You do NOT plan to backfeed the house from the generator through this box also wired to the well. You can use it to select the power source for your well. You cannot install it such that the house will have power when you use the generator to also power the well. Think of the switch as kind of a Y with common and unique paths. You need the bottom of the Y to be the pump, the upper 2 ends to be your home power supply and your generator. The Switch will allow one of the top parts of the Y to connect to your pump. (There's also an option for nothing connected to your well).
Aux. power can be up to 200 amps.