I just got off the phone with Reliance. Two of the breakers may come with 20 Amp Breakers, but they are wired with 10 gauge, so it is fine to replace those two breakers with 30 Amp units.
First thing in setting up a gen is to know what load you need. What do you want to feed during a outage? Add up all that wattage. Or add up all the amperage & multiply by voltage to see what size wattage of gen you need. Then get the transfer switch to a match it. A 15/20a circuit may only have 7.0 amps on it, like a refer/freezer, or a 220v 20a will only have 10a load. (Remember that there is an inrush of startup current on motors. You don't want to overload the gen as the voltage will sag- a brownout- & may burn up equipment.) But using a 30A gen to feed a 30A total load is ok, nonmatter how many circuits you feed that thru. And this one has 10 circuits. Change out the 15a cb if your panel is using a 20a for that circuit, same w the 2, 20a/2p cbs if you don't need them, for sp cb. Make sure the new 20a cb are fed w #12AWG THHN, or the 30A is fed w #10AWG THHN to the panel. With my gen I have 2 circuit to the kitchen for the microwave or for the induction heating plate, or coffee maker & the refer. But my kit has 4 GFIC circuits & the refer w utility power. On backup, 1 220v well pump & 1 gas furn, 1 freezer, 1 media center to the UPS. I use 3 UPS for all electronics because we get a lot of outages.
First off, this comes with a cable socket so as to attach it to your generator. It's a 50 Amp type connector. Does your generator have that? I'm powering exactly what you are powering right now, and a 4500 watt generator handles it fine. This panel may well be more than you need.
Well for me I wanted to do 50 amps. So I needed a 50 amp generator plug ..... https://www.homedepot.com/p/Reliance-Controls-50-Amp-Power-Inlet-Box-PB50/202216493. And a 50 amp generator cord .... https://www.homedepot.com/p/Generac-50-ft-50-Amp-Generator-Cord-with-NEMA-14-50-Male-and-Locking-Female-6390/203835701 (find a shorter one for cheaper im sure, just can't find one on home depot site). You will also have to have some 6/3 wire that goes from the transfer switch to the generator plug. You possibly may have to swap some breakers out in the Transfer switch to match your electrical panel breaker sizes.
Get the flush mount kit. I did.
Good morning, yes they come with breakers but be sure to read the instructions.
You can swap out the breakers but the internal wires would also need replaced
It’s rated as a 50amp input from your secondary power source.
Yes, this unit is compatible with 16000 watt generator.