Generac Transfer Switches & Accessories
About Generac Transfer Switches & Accessories
A transfer switch kit is a small but essential part of any home standby generator. It allows you to connect Generac power systems to your home or place of business so you can live without interruption during a power outage. There are several different types of switches, each offering different benefits. For example, a manual transfer switch must be turned on by hand and can be useful if your electrical panel is easy to reach. An automatic transfer switch, on the other hand, turns the Generac generator on automatically when the system senses an outage.
Why Do You Need a Power Outage Maintenance Kit?
Over time, transfer switches wear out and need replacement. You may also want to install additional hardware for added benefits. While an electrician should do all installation and repair, you can take care of basic maintenance, such as adding oil, yourself. Maintenance should be done seasonally to ensure the best power management.
What Is the Difference Between Whole House and Essential Circuit?
Some generator transfer switches make sure every inch of your house gets power. Generac's Genready is a great example of this. Whole house transfer switches not only keep the power on throughout your home but make installation easier by combining the transfer switch and load center. On the other hand, open transitions switches, such as the RXSW100A3, connect to the circuit breaker and let you choose between powering your whole house and only powering essential circuits. This means that only specific circuits, chosen by you, receive power. For further control over power management, you can install a smart transfer switch. These monitor the electrical load on each circuit and adjust power distribution according to your specifications, thereby saving on fuel and increasing efficiency.
Where Can You Buy Generac Transfer Switches and Accessories?
ACME Tools carries transfer switch kits and additional hardware. To buy yours, visit our website or stop by an ACME Tools location.