Questions and answers

How much does a Generac transfer switch cost?

How much does a Generac transfer switch cost?

Generator Transfer Switch Installation Cost

Type Average Total Cost
Manual $400 – $1,300
Automatic $600 – $2,000

Does a Generac generator come with a transfer switch?

Why doesn’t every home standby generator come with a transfer switch if they are required? A Generac Authorized Dealer can help you size the right generator and transfer switch for your needs. The very best way to understand your options and work within your budget is to schedule a free in-home assessment.

How far can a Generac generator be from the transfer switch?

Most generators are safe up to about 60 to 70 feet away from the transfer switch. That extra distance can help cut the generator’s loudness. It can also help you place the generator somewhere less noticeable on your property.

What size transfer switch do I need for my generator?

The best way to determine the ideal size of your transfer switch is to match it to your generator’s load. To do this, you should match the largest outlet on your generator. For instance, if your generator’s largest outlet is 30 amps, you should buy a 30-amp transfer switch to get the full power load.

Do you need a transfer switch for a whole house generator?

When a power outage occurs, the automatic transfer switch disconnects the incoming utility service, then connects the standby generator. A main panel with a 200-amp main breaker requires a 200AMP whole-home transfer switch. A 100-amp main breaker requires a 100AMP automatic transfer switch.

How far away from house should generator be?

20 feet
Never run a generator in an enclosed space or indoors. Always place the generator at least 20 feet from the house with the engine exhaust directed away from windows and doors.

What size generator do I need for a 30 amp transfer switch?

You’ll need a circuit breaker that’s compatible with your service panel brand and the amperage of your generator. It’s typical to use a 30-amp breaker for generators up to 8,000 watts and a 50-amp breaker with 8,500- to 15,000-watt generators.