Switch Panel/Generator compatibility

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Old 11-24-13, 09:41 AM
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Switch Panel/Generator compatibility

OK, I like getting things at a good deal so I bought a a new 8kw GE standby generator at an auction, and in a separate auction bought the below transfer switch hoping things will place nicely together. The generator usually sells with a Briggs and Stratton auto transfer switch.

This switch should work fine, correct? Is there specifics of the Generac switch that their switch would only works with their generator?
 
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Old 11-24-13, 10:05 AM
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I would suspect that panel and generator should play nice, but without seeing the equipment and paperwork first hand, its hard to be 100% sure.
 
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Old 11-24-13, 11:19 AM
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Why didn't you get the 50 amp switch shown here?

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It is the one that normally is included with the GE 8 kw unit. The Generac switch is designed to operate with the Generac generators. It may work if you can verify that control wiring is compatible (voltage, battery charging, etc.), but it might make more sense to get the switch designed to work with the GE, and sell the Generac switch. While looking for this I saw some conditions on installation of the generator that affect the warranty.
 
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