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Transfer Switches

Most people who need a generator also need a transfer switch. There are thousands of choices. Here is some information to help you chose the right one.

Can I use my GFCI protected generator with a transfer switch?

First, lets discuss what GFCI protected means. GFCI stands for ground-fault circuit interrupter. You will recognize the outlets in your...

What is the difference between service and non-service entrance rated transfer switches?

The National Electric Code (NEC) requires a way for disconnecting the electrical service where it enters a building. This main...

What is the difference between a solid and a switched neutral?

While searching for the right transfer switch, you will want to know how your application requires the neutral to be...

What is the difference between an open and closed transition?

When choosing a transfer switch, you will have to decide if you need an open or closed transition transfer switch....

How many poles does my transfer switch need?

When choosing your transfer switch, a less understood factor is how many poles you need. A pole is a discrete...

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