- May 6, 2016
A $200 automatic transfer switch. Is that being flown in from Wuhan ?So, the weak link so far has been the knife switch. It works but I just don't like it. Too flimsy.
I'll probably end up swapping it out for another.
I'd go with an auto-transfer for around $200 but the use I'm giving it just doesn't justify it at this point.
Here's the generator set up and the switch for those of you who are interested.
And by the way, I have a CO detector in the room. It's going up to about 140-150 or so but no alarm with the door closed.
The door also has a seal across the bottom gap to prevent leakage into the rest of the house.
I sure wouldn't run 600V through that switch..lol
Having built several hundred cell sites with diesel & propane backup generators I can tell that if you get a working automatic transfer that works for $200 you have got the deal of a lifetime, or just typical Chinese garbage. Might last a week, if that.
My guess is you are probably looking at at least $700 installed. In the real world north of $1,000.