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I want to use a 13000 watt portable generator to power my house when the power is out. I want to have it wired properly and will hire an electrician. I wont need an automatic transfer switch, I need a manual one. Just a switch I can throw from generator to main power.

Whats an inexpensive manual switch that will meet code?


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if you want a cheap transfer switch try and find two 3 phase blade disconnects each will support 2 powers and a ground or our a neutral. power and a ground have one for the hose and one for the generator there good for 600 volt and most aster good for 100 amp most contractors throw them away
 

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Transfer Switch Alternative

I am new, and seen this query, and wonder if you ever considered the InterLock System? I have a Transfer Switch in my home in VA, cost about $1800 afew years ago. Have a friend who installed this InterLoc System, totally approved, etc. and cost him a $1000. He really is satisfied, and said the electrician had no problem installing. If interested, try: Interlockit.com - Toronto Solve CRM, Google Apps, and Office 365.
 

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Go to ebay and search "generator interlock kit," and you'll see a mechanical device that is very simple to install on the faceplate of your load center (breaker box) which mechanically only allows one feed in, your genset or main utility power.

I just got one there for a 200A CH load center and it was $67 delivered.

Good luck,
 
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