Connecting a portable generator to a house, using a Transfer Switch can be a smart move and life-saver. With a flexible model, perhaps a 50 amp unit, maybe a 7500 watt generator, let’s say, a homeowner can do a lot. With a set up such as the one suggested, the switched on home can literally have a majority of the home’s kitchen appliances running along with a computer, all at once and with the same portable generator. So, the concept is good. It also eliminates a lot of potential hazard and mess to get rid of the usual snake nest of extension cords in favor of one easy to use switch. Whether you do it yourself, or have pros do the work, the right switch is essential. One pro favorite, Pro/Tran2 is a good option. Another pro thumbs up is the EmerGen Switch. It’s the switch’s job to transfer the house wiring from the residence through the switch to the generator. So, the switch needs to be near the breaker box. An automatic switch which goes on in an emergency is not the sort of switch used for a portable generator, which has the ability to be moved. The switch for this situation is manual. It has a set of switches so the homeowner only uses those circuits required, sparing the generator load where possible. It wise to get a pro. There are varying sorts of switches and generators. Some are smaller or larger. Some are more weather-resistant. Some have more intricate circuitry. To avoid electrocution and damage to property it is always best-practice move to consider a pro.
- An emergency generator can be really useful in situations like a power outage.
- A portable generator should be connected safely to your house using a transfer switch.
- The transfer switch provides a safe way to hook up a portable generator to the house wiring without causing shortages.
“Owning a portable generator has many benefits, but connecting it to your house can be a smart decision, assuming you buy the right generator, like a 50 Amp model, which has the most flexibility.”