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  • Easy!!
  • April 22, 2011
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I bought this unit along with an inlet box and powercord for an 8000 watt generator. The instructions were plainly written and very easy to follow. Entire hook up took me about 4 hours. If you have any electrical ability at all this will be a breeze for you. One nice thing that I did not realize is that once installed there is no need to turn main breaker off and on. You simply toggle between line/off/generator. I absolutely love it. No more extension cords run here and there every time the power goes out. Bring on the storms!!!!!

Patrick

Bon Aqua TN
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By: Patrick
  • Some electricians have voiced a concern on this blog about the #10 wire in this box. I asked for...
  • June 06, 2018
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Some electricians have voiced a concern on this blog about the #10 wire in this box. I asked for clarification from the manufacturer and got this response: "Hello, thank you for the inquiry and interest in our products! Yes the 50 amp prewired transfer switches like 510C, use 10 gauge wire (90 degree rated insulation) for the short wires that connect to the internal bus bar of the transfer switch. Electrical contractors are not always in the right, and here is a perfect example. It's unfortunate that wire gauges alone are perceived as being the end-all for ampacity ratings, as it's certainly not the case if one references the National Electrical Code wire ratings. (attached) Even though the wire we use is actually rated for 40 amps per the NEC table, it really doesn't matter. The factory wiring internal to a control box like this is not subject to general building wire, because it's not. It's a certified product by the testing lab Underwriter's Laboratories Inc. (UL) and whatever wires will pass the heat-rise testing per the national standard for transfer equipment (UL 1008), can be used no matter what the NEC might declare their ampacities are for general use. In fact if we could pass the stringent heat rise testing with smaller wire, we would use smaller wire. The point is that wires (and along with better insulation) can handle a lot more power than what the NEC will allow for general use, as they force wiring to be overrated in most all general wiring applications. It's quite common that contractors that were taught about wire ratings simply define 12 gauge as 20 amps, 10 gauge as 30 amps, 8 gauge as 40 amps, and 6 gauge as 50 amps, but that is most definitely incorrect. If the wiring was general use (not in a factory built electrical panel), they would have a point and could say that the 40 amp rated wire we use isn't large enough, but that doesn't apply to this scenario. Hope this helps, please let me know if there are any questions, thanks. " BOTTOM LINE : EXCELLENT PRODUCT - SAFE TO USE

Gordo

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By: Gordo
  • Easy to install, very versatile for use with portable generator installation. I would definitely ...
  • April 11, 2017
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Easy to install, very versatile for use with portable generator installation. I would definitely recommend this if you are looking to setup your house to use a portable generator during a storm. I had the panel installed by an Electrician who was extraordinarily impressed with it. In fact, the Electrician told me it was the best transfer panel of its type he had ever installed and he has been working in the Florida area- where he has installed hundreds of transfer panels- for over 18 years. Ten circuits was not overkill for a 10KW portable generator and allowed me to operate my well, septic pump, refrigerator & freezer, bathroom, kitchen and one set of lights in my "Florida Room"- exactly what I wanted for comfort during the next hurricane outage (the last outage was 23 hours and ruined all the food in the freezer).

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HomeDepotCustomer

7 out of 7 people found this helpful
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  • Small size and ease of installation
  • December 10, 2013
  • Verified Purchase & Recommended Product

Great layout and the power meters are a great help in balancing the load. I have had on problems with the transfer switch.

Pros Easy to Use, Compact, Clear Instructions, Easy Installation Cons could have larger wire on input.
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Bill

Conroe, TX, USA
65 or over, Male
4 out of 4 people found this helpful
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By: Bill
  • runs the whole house
  • February 12, 2013
  • Verified Purchase & Recommended Product

Great product. Ran the whole house with watts to spare..................................

Pros Durable, Easy to Use, All In One, Sturdy, Strong, Good Size & Weight, Long-Lasting

Frank

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By: Frank
  • The transfer switch is good but the only thing is the wires that feed it are only rated at 30 amp...
  • April 03, 2018
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The transfer switch is good but the only thing is the wires that feed it are only rated at 30 amp and you're using a 50 amp so you have to change Lugs and the wire.

Franknyank

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By: Franknyank
  • Well built with all main features and easy to understand instructions.
  • October 17, 2013
  • Verified Purchase & Recommended Product

This unit is rugged and will last many years. I can even upgrade my generator to a more powerful one and still use the same transfer switch.

Pros Durable, Easy to Use, Sturdy, Good Size & Weight
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1american

Nevada, USA
65 or over, Male
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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By: 1american
  • great
  • September 05, 2017
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great

butch

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By: butch
  • A simple way to connect a generator to any circuit...
  • September 17, 2019

A simple way to connect a generator to any circuit breaker (or even a fuse) panel. Easy to install and use.

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Jeff

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By: Jeff
  • Good product came with 30 amp in a/b and 20...
  • July 31, 2018

Good product came with 30 amp in a/b and 20 amp in c/d double pole so it was perfect. The other 6 were 15 amp. Easy to install and although I probably will not lose power now that the backup is installed it’s well worth it.

ERA

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By: ERA