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Generator transfer switches
REC offers generator transfer switches that make it safe, quick and convenient to connect your portable generator to your electrical system. Because the transfer switch is installed at the electric meter it eliminates the need for multiple extension cords or a separate electrical panel.
REC DOES NOT SELL PORTABLE RESIDENTIAL GENERATORS, but we will assist with sizing the generator based on load requirements.
How it works
When you connect a portable generator to your generator transfer switch and start it up, the switch automatically disconnects your power from the electric utility grid. This prevents the possibility of back feed, which can damage equipment and harm utility personnel.
All you have to do to operate a critical appliance is flip a breaker in your breaker panel once the generator is connected and operating. The transfer switch gives you full access to all your circuits, so you can rotate circuits as your needs change during the day. When REC power is restored, two lights on the bottom of the switch will light up. At that time, you'll need to turn off your circuit breakers and then turn them back on to again receive your electricity from REC.
REC can usually install a transfer switch in a single visit.
Generator transfer switches are available in three different load and capacity sizes, and prices include installation. The extension cord to connect the generator to the transfer switch is an additional cost (approximately $100 on some models), depending upon the length of the cord.
- $1,000 - loads up to 7.5 KW (includes 20 foot extension cord)
- $1,200 - loads up to 12.5 KW
- $1,400 - loads up to 25 KW
REC accepts payments in the form of cash, check, credit card or, if you meet REC credit requirements, we can include the cost of your transfer switch on your electric bill in four equal monthly payments.
Call 800-851-3275 for more information.