Furnaces, Well Pumps and Electric Water Heaters Require a Transfer Switch - You can use extension cords from your portable generator to power any device with a plug, but anything that's directly connected to your home's wiring, including essentials like your well pump, furnace and electric water heater, requires a transfer switch. A manual transfer switch is essentially a small circuit breaker box that you mount next to your main electrical panel. You match the capacity of the transfer…

Tips for Using Emergency Generators

Furnaces, Well Pumps and Electric Water Heaters Require a Transfer Switch - You can use extension cords from your portable generator to power any device with a plug, but anything that's directly connected to your home's wiring, including essentials like your well pump, furnace and electric water heater, requires a transfer switch. A manual transfer switch is essentially a small circuit breaker box that you mount next to your main electrical panel. You match the capacity of the transfer…

Using a portable generator with a manual transfer switch is the most affordable and safest way to power your home during a power outage.

The Best Way to Safely Power a Home with a Portable Generator (Video)

Using a portable generator with a manual transfer switch is the most affordable and safest way to power your home during a power outage.

DIY – 15 Amp Portable Generator Transfer Switch

DIY – 15 Amp Portable Generator Transfer Switch

Panel Interlock Kit Kits - for safely connecting generator power without a transfer switch

Panel Interlock Kit Kits - for safely connecting generator power without a transfer switch

RicksDIY How to Wire generator transfer switch to a circuit breaker panel DIY…

RicksDIY How to Wire generator transfer switch to a circuit breaker panel DIY…

50 Amp Manual Transfer Switch with Lean Function, LED Digital Meter and Pre-Installed 50 Amp Inlet

50 Amp Manual Transfer Switch with Lean Function, LED Digital Meter and Pre-Installed 50 Amp Inlet

Milbank 50 Amp Manual Transfer Switch provides a safe way to feed power to appliances or circuits during a power outage with our exclusive Learn Function and LED Digital Meter.

Figure A: Portable generator with transfer switch panel

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Another Airstream Update! This Automatic Transfer Switch can switch between two power sources. Check the blog post and see how I created the system!

Power Upgrade – The Bliss of Automatic Transfer Switches

Another Airstream Update! This Automatic Transfer Switch can switch between two power sources. Check the blog post and see how I created the system!

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