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Old 06-04-2007, 06:35 PM   #7
mark Ransley
 
Default Re: Transfer Swithes

Generac has 30amp @ 240v , 6 circuit with 2 wattmeters for 200us it
handles my 7500watt generator and comes with an exterior box and extra
plugs and wire for exterior box to generator. priced seperatly you would
spend 300us. I beleive B&S owns generac.

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Old 06-04-2007, 06:35 PM   #8
mark Ransley
 
Default Re: Transfer Swithes

Some panels are not pre wired, some dont have wattmeters, some have a
socket on the panel, to go to the generator or exterior box, it looks
sloppy , generac is pre wired and wires are labeld , its hard wired to
the exterior box .

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Old 06-04-2007, 06:35 PM   #9
mark Ransley
 
Default Re: Transfer Swithes

Some panels are not pre wired, some dont have wattmeters, some have a
socket on the panel, to go to the generator or exterior box, it looks
sloppy , generac is pre wired and wires are labeld , its hard wired to
the exterior box .

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Old 06-04-2007, 06:35 PM   #10
Sparks
 
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"mark Ransley" <ransley@webtv.net> wrote in message
news:2651-3F74DBA2-506@storefull-2177.public.lawson.webtv.net...
> Some panels are not pre wired, some dont have wattmeters, some have a
> socket on the panel, to go to the generator or exterior box, it looks
> sloppy , generac is pre wired and wires are labeld , its hard wired to
> the exterior box .


I am not fussed about meters and the such, as I intend to build an LED bar
graph meter based on the output of my genny (The measumrement will be
obtained via a permantly installed clamp meter I already have (1mA = 1A)

All I am after, is a box with a "big three position switch" that is happy to
switch 240v 100A

The Briggs (Generac) one I mentioned earlier would be fine, minus the RCD
and the socket!

I will feel robbed if I end up paying 210 for a manual switch!

Sparks...


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Old 06-04-2007, 06:35 PM   #11
Sparks
 
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"mark Ransley" <ransley@webtv.net> wrote in message
news:2651-3F74DBA2-506@storefull-2177.public.lawson.webtv.net...
> Some panels are not pre wired, some dont have wattmeters, some have a
> socket on the panel, to go to the generator or exterior box, it looks
> sloppy , generac is pre wired and wires are labeld , its hard wired to
> the exterior box .


I am not fussed about meters and the such, as I intend to build an LED bar
graph meter based on the output of my genny (The measumrement will be
obtained via a permantly installed clamp meter I already have (1mA = 1A)

All I am after, is a box with a "big three position switch" that is happy to
switch 240v 100A

The Briggs (Generac) one I mentioned earlier would be fine, minus the RCD
and the socket!

I will feel robbed if I end up paying 210 for a manual switch!

Sparks...


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Old 06-04-2007, 06:35 PM   #12
Vaughn
 
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"Sparks" <this.is@real.com> wrote in message news:3f74a348_4@127.0.0.1...
> Hi,
>
> I am looking for a source in the UK to purchase a transfer switch
>
> The requirements are, 100A feed from the grid, and 30A feed from the
> generator
>
> The only one I can seem to find is the Briggs & Stratton "BST9200M" seen
> here http://www.toolsnextday.ltd.uk/Gener...generators.htm
>
> This unit is a whopping 210.00 - this seems a tad expensive for a switch!
>
> I don't need one with a RCD, as I will have it wired before my consumer

unit
> which already has two!
>
> Any recommendations would be much appreciated!
>
> Sparks...


Don't know how much good this information will do you, but the Home
Depot in US www.homedepot.com has three different transfer panels, the
cheapest is about $130 US. Do a search on "transfer switch" from their home
page. I actually have the middle-priced unit installed in my home and have
no complaints. The two similar-looking switched allow you to switch
circuits individually between the mains and the generator, and give you an
approximate reading of the power output of the generator. The other panel
is intended to be fed from a single large breaker on your main panel and
then allows you to feed several circuits as a subpanel. None of these
panels is intended to supply power to your whole house.

Vaughn


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