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Hey group! I am a question about setting up a redundant system. On my house I have a Generac standby generator that had a circuit board go out during our outage in hurricane Laura. Not a huge deal, but the generator went down when we needed it most. My question is this to the group:

Does anyone have a solution to have a standby generator AND a 50 amp generator recepticle wired into the transfer switch? My idea is if the standby goes down you, could plug in a portable generator and roll on.

Ideas welcome, and thanks

Clay
 

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Ive never seen it before but I'm sure theirs a proper way to do it. My guess is that the ATS will need to remain deticaded to the standby generator. Your easiest option might be to install a interlock with a new 30 or 50 amp inlet.
 

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yup interlock on the main breaker panel would be the way to go
click here for the generator connection page
that link will get you started with a few ideas..
yea a dedicated gen is ok...
but always have a plan b or even a plan c!!
lol!!

I use ups units here for the plan a...
that buy's me a bit of time to switch over to gen if it is a longer outage.

most of the time here now we just get the switching outage..
less than 10 min.
and yes a good ups will protect an internet connection as well as computers for that.

right now I have a total of 12 ups units modified for 2 hour run on battery.
the cool thing is they protect from the spikes as well as have avr line correction.

the grid is not getting any better any where
so plan a good local power system...
 
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