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Types of Manual Transfer Switches

Q: What are the different types of manual transfer switches?

A: Your options include:

  • Kits (20-50A, 6-10 branch circuits) - These include a selected circuit transfer switch (see below), power inlet, and power cord.  These indoor transfer switch kits are designed for fast installation in residential and small business applications.
  • Selected Circuit (20-50A, 6-10 branch circuits) - Designed for fast installation, these transfer switches transfer power to selected circuits in your load center. The flexible conduit whip attaches easily to the load center, and all wires are clearly marked. Simply select the circuits in the load center needed in an emergency and connect them to the wire leads. Ideal for residential and small business applications with an existing load center.
  • Single Circuit (15-50A) - These transfer switches are ideal for providing back-up power to furnaces or sump pumps, as well as other single-circuit applications. Economical and easy to install.
  • Main/Sub Transfer Panels (30-125A) - These models combine a circuit breaker box and a transfer switch. Suitable for use as a main panel or sub-panel. Service entrance rated and three pole GFCI models are available.
  • Generator Ready Load Centers (150-200A) - These models combine a transfer switch and load center in one convenient package. Includes a 150A or 200A utility main breaker and a 30A - 125A generator breaker. Provision for up to 38 branch circuits. Service Entrance Rated. Ideal for new residential and small business applications.
  • Whole House or Business (30-400A) - These switches are ideal for transfering power for your entire house, small business, garage, or pole-barn. Alternatively, these switches can be used to transfer power for an entire sub-panel in your home or business.
  • Commercial and Industrial (30-4000A) - These switches are designed for commercial, industrial, agricultural, telecom, and municipal applications. Single and three phase up to 600V. Open Transition (break-before-make) is standard. Numerous options available on select series, including Service Entrance Rated, Closed Transition, Delayed Transition, Dual Source, and Bypass Isolation.

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