Reliance Generator Transfer Switch - 100 Amp, 240 Volt, Model# TCA1006D
nice simple transfer switch
this is a simple to install and easy to operate switch. I used this to add a generator backup power system to a friends greenhouse. this switch did exactly what we needed and it is easy for her to use in times of power failure to keep her plants alive. i did remove the 60 amp generator breaker and replace it with a 30 amp cutler hammer breaker, they fit right in, because the generator and wire feeding power from the generator to this switch is only rated for 30 amps...prevents the possibility of overload .
April 23, 2013
100 amp transfer switch
Overall the box is well made. The only drawback is that the unit is hard to operate both breakers at once with the slide connector but it's a small inconvenience. I just think if that's the purpose for the box, you should be able to switch it with one motion.
August 13, 2012
Check you electrical panel.
Most new homes are 200 amp service. This will not be big enough. If you have 100 amp service, this is a good unit at a great price.
January 16, 2012
Things that are great
This Reliance Generator Transfer Switch is the best value I found anywhere. Great, simple design and esay to install. Now we can properly disconnect the line-in to our main interior breaker box and flip over to our generator plug in. I feel we are mcuh better prepared for power outages now and my 12 year old can now safely hook up our generator in case I am not home. It's great!
January 9, 2012
Generator Transfer Switch
I recently purchased a Reliance Generator Transfer Switch for use with my wind generator. I have a battery bank, consisting of, 10 marine batteries, controlled by a charge controller. The battery bank sends the voltage to my inverter, then goes to an additional breaker box, with 8 breakers. I have taken 8 breakers out of my main breaker box to be used with my wind generator. The Reliance Transfer Switch is wired between the main breaker box and the additional breaker box. This makes it possible to run those 8 breakers off of wind generated power or switch it back to my power company. I am presently working on building a commutator that will enable me to also run 220 volts as well. The Reliance Generator Transfer Switch has the capability of doing so. I am very pleased with the results I have achieved with this product.
July 20, 2009
Used as DPDT switch
As advertised I am using this as an alternative for a DPDT switch. Works well, straight foreword instillation.
April 2, 2009
Transfer Switch is Good Product
I purchased a large portable generator to power the house and barns on our small farm. One trasfer switch came with the generator but in order to also power the barns a second transfer switch was needed. I purchased this one from Northern and am glad that I did. It was competitively priced and is of high quality. It was easy to hook up and use.
March 16, 2009
Thee Great Transfer Switch
I use this switch in a remote area of northern Arizona near the Grand Canyon where it gets very windy and thunderstorms. The enclosure has worked very well at protecting the switch from dust and rain. The enclosure is large enough to easily do the wiring and hook-ups, yet compact enough to fit into a small space. I really like the safety and convience of this switch. I used it between a Photovoltaic system and a back-up generator. I like the fact that it is made from main line componets, not off brand stuff. I look forward to many years of service from it. I haven't found any negative aspects about it, I hope I don't. Check with me in 2 yrs., I'll know better then. Also the customer service and delivery were very prompt. Thanks, AZ Sparky
August 11, 2008
iam very satisfied with generous space to connect wiring. instructions were easy to understand and product performed as advertised. if i suffer a power outage, i am confident that i will be able to have temp power as long as need be. thanks again.
April 15, 2008
The unit was of very good construction, good instruructions, high quality, very reaonable priced. I would purchase this item again .
January 14, 2008