The main purpose of a manual transfer switch is to be able to utilise two sources of power without having to rewire a building. Both sources of power are connected to the switch and when the mains power fails the generator is turned on and the switch is positioned to allow the generators power to flow through the wires. At the same time the manual transfer switch isolates the main line so that there can be no feedback current. This could be lethal for workers on the line as they expect it to be dead. The unit has been designed to be simple to install and use. The manual transfer switch needs to be installed in a protective panel to keep it out of the weather. There is an option available to have a window fitted to the panel so that the user can see whether the switch is on or off.
Technical specifications of the 1000 Amp 4 pole Generator Parts manual transfer switch
The conventional current rating of the unit is 1000 Amps. The manual transfer switch will work in temperatures of between -5 degrees Celsius and 40 degrees Celsius. I should not be used in an area where there are volatile chemicals or gases that are combustible. There is a large range of these units with sizes starting at 125 Amp and going up to 4000 Amp. The higher the Amps are the bigger the unit normally is. The electrician that installs the unit will choose it to suit the generator set that it will be attached to.
Benefits of using the 1000 Amp 4 pole Generator Parts manual transfer switch
Emergency power is often necessary for buildings that need permanent power for critical items. If the transfer switch is being used in a business that only operated during the day then a manual switch will be ideal. The user can turn it on and off when necessary and keep the business running smoothly. This unit is extremely affordable.