Generator Transfer Switch – Part 1

Mountain State Prepper shows us how he wired his home so he can safely use his generator to power (some of) his house’s circuits in the event of a power outage.  Whether you’re facing a 24 hour outage, or it lasts five days or more (as happened to us just a couple of years ago), electricity can be the difference between riding it out in relative comfort or being miserable until the lights come on.  This is even more true if you have small children.  Trust me.

Reliance Controls Transfer Switch Kit

Amprobe AM-510 Commercial/Residential Multimeter

Generac 5940 GP6500 Generator

Wiring home service to incorporate a manually switched generator is not rocket science.  But it’s not without risk either.  Remember, you’re dealing with sufficient power to cause permanent injury or death if you don’t know what you’re doing, or if you’re not careful.  This is NOT an instructional video; but merely the way MSP did it.  Do your research.  If you’re not comfortable taking on a project like this, hire a professional.

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