Generator Transfer Switch Wiring Question


Old 11-04-12, 11:51 AM
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Generator Transfer Switch Wiring Question

Hi I am new to the forum and thank all in advance for sharing their knowledge -
I have a six circuit Emer-Gen manual transfer switch wired into my home. Several of the circuits on the transfer switch are well below capacity. Can an electrician safely/legally wire more than one existing
house circuit to a circuit on the manual transfer switch to maximize the benefit of the generator without exceeding the capacity of each circuit?

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Old 11-04-12, 05:08 PM
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Short answer: yes. If they are used continuously for more than three hours, they should only be loaded to 80%.
Old 11-04-12, 09:18 PM
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When combining circuits they will be combined in both the generator mode and the utility mode. You can not do it so that they are separate in utility mode yet combined in generator mode.

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