Reliance Furnace Transfer Switch - Single Circuit
Good unit, easy install.
I love this product. I originally bought it to splice between the furnace disconnect and furnace, but it turned out to be so easy to install at the breaker box, I went with it.
Hookup is dead simple, you wire a common and ground, then black to furnace and red to breaker. The 18" flexible conduit let me mount it directly under my breaker box, and is a short run to my generator.
The only problem is now that I know how easy it is, I'm realizing I should have ordered one of the 6- or 10-circuit load centers. They're not much more, they're simple to hook up, and the bigger ones even include the twist-lock connector. I might still upgrade.
September 27, 2012
I found the switch easy to install. Test ran my wood pellet furnace off my generator and all went well.
January 9, 2012
Great Product, wil buy more!
This is a great, inexpensive way to keep our industrial greenhouse furnaces running during power outages. They work flawlessly, and the included instructions were easy to follow. For the price nothing beats them. Installation is a snap.
March 14, 2011
Reliance Furnace Transfer Switch
This switch is excellent for it's intended purpose. If a complete or partial main panel transfer switch setup is not desired for a house, this will allow a furnace to run from a smaller portable generator. The installation is simple. I had a chance to test it during a power failure within a month of installation and it works as described.
November 2, 2009
Furnace Transfer Switch
I liked my Transfer Switch so much that I am ordering one for my son. I do not have many skills as a handyman but this switch was very easy for me to install. I am very thankful I installed the Switch because right now I am setting in the middle of a snow storm without Utility Power and my family is toasty warm from my Generator, while my neighbors around me are either freezing or trying to stay warm with Smelly Kerosene Heaters.
January 29, 2009
Single Circuit Transfer Switch
I wanted a single circuit transfer switch to operate my furnace during a winter power outage. I can operate the freezer via an extension cord.
There are two ways to wire this switch; at the furnace or at the main circuit breaker panel. The instructions have a very good diagram for wiring the transfer switch to the main circuit breaker panel. To wire the transfer switch to the furnace I drew a circuit diagram to assist me.
It took me a couple of hours to install and test. Most of the time was spent with mechanical issues mounting the switch and disassembling part of the furnace to access the wiring. Doing the electrical hookup took only 15 minutes.
The Reliance Furnace Transfer Switch Is well made and comes pre-wired. The switch itself was not labeled. Down is from the power company , middle is off and up is from the generator. I highly recommend this transfer switch.
December 1, 2008
Great item, Great Price
For a limited one plug transfer of one breaker it is perfect.
I believe this product was one of the easiest items I have used to power my garage circuit, I have a larger transfer switch for the house, but I needed one for the garage and I didn't need must just enough to open the doors, and power the lights, this did it all, it was so simple to hook up, you need not have a full electricians knowledge to hook up, the directions are good.
I recommend this item.
April 21, 2008
Should work well
Simple idea, and appears easy for someone to install. It also appears well built. Should help reduce the chance of backfeeding the grid, which is very important.
Instructions are Ok for installing at the load center, but kind of sparse for installing on the furnace.
January 14, 2008
My generator is only 4000 watts, therefore I can only power up 4 circuits during an outage. Using this transfer switch, I don't have to dedicate one of the circuits to the furnace. All I have to do when the lights go out is run an extension cord from one of the outlets that's live with generator power to the furnace and everybody stays warm. I've had to use it twice in the last couple of years and consider it well worth the money and time spent installing it (less than 30 minutes).
November 7, 2007