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Generator Transfer Switch Installation Services


In power outage situations, you may need to install a back-up generator to provide back-up electricity for your entire home, or most of it, where your appliance remains plugged into the wall sockets and electricity flows through the house wiring. This requires careful installation involving a permanently mounted generator and special wiring.

Avoid danger of back-feeding – Use a transfer switch




If the generator is not properly wired into the home there is a danger of back-feeding electricity into Farmer Electric’s system. This is very dangerous and could result in serious injury or death to anyone coming into contact with electric lines while working to restore power in an emergency. To provide this type of installation as safely as possible, a transfer switch must be installed that will break the connection to the electric company’s service when the generator is in use and, similarly, disconnect the generator connection normal power has been restored.


Transfer Switch for Generator

This switch is normally located between your home’s main service panel and the power sources. Single phase electric service requires a two pole, double throw switch. Three phase service requires a three pole, double throw switch. Installation must be performed by a licensed electrician and must conform to the National Electric Code.