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A transfer switch is an electrical device that is installed next to your electrical panel in your home. It connects to the circuits in your electrical panel that you wish to power during an electrical outage.

This allows you to power these circuits by connecting the generator to the transfer switch, instead of having to run extension cords to various items.

When considering the purchase of a generator for home back up use, you should also think about installing a transfer switch device. A professionally installed transfer switch makes using your generator easy and safe.

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Why do I need a transfer switch?

  • A transfer switch is required by the National Electric Code for any connection of power to a home.

  • A transfer switch is the only safe way to directly connect the generator to your home.

    A transfer switch isolates selected circuits your home from the power lines. This prevents back-feed, which occurs when power goes back down the utility lines.

    Back-feed can not only damage the generator, but has the potential to cause a fire.

    Even worse, back-feed could electrocute any technicians who are working on the lines - causing injury or even death.

    A transfer switch eliminates the risk of back-feed. It is the only safe way to connect your generator directly to your home.

  • A transfer switch is the easiest way to power your home during an outage.

    Running extension cords to and from appliances can be awkward and time consuming. A transfer switch lets you use your home's wiring system to power any appliance in your home with your generator quickly and easily.

    Other items like a furnace or a well pump cannot be connected to a generator with an extension cord. A transfer switch is the easiest and safest way to connect these items to the generator.


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