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GE PowerMark Gold Load Center/Generator Interlock Kit
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There's no need for a separate generator panel with the GE PowerMark Gold Load Center/Generator Interlock Kit. This kit includes everything required to change a 150 - 225 Amp load center to a generator panel. For vertical boxes only.
- Convert an existing load center into a generator panel
- For use with a 150 - 225 Amp PowerMark gold main breaker load center with a left-right handle orientation and a back-fed branch breaker mounted at top right
- Ensures that the main breaker is in the off position before the branch breaker is back-fed from the generator for safety
- UL listed
- NEC compliant
- Includes stainless-steel interlock device, auxiliary main breaker retainer, assembly hardware, hole drill template and critical circuit identification labels
- For information go to geindustrial.com and search for publications DET393 (information sheet) and/or DEH-41103 (installation instructions)
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- Distribution Load Center / Breaker Accessory
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- Time And Money Saver!
January 22, 2011
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When you want to install a hook up for a portable emergency generator, the installer will try to sell you a very expensive ($300+ depending on the number of circuits) sub panel and interlock switch. That's the old way of doing things. It also takes more time to install and that is even more money.
Interlocks have been used for years in industry to isolate and control the flow of energy and now makers of home load centers are catching up and creating items like this that install right into your panel and allow you to energize any and perhaps even all of your circuits without the need for a subpanel where you have to pick and choose what to power.
The interlock fits over your main breaker and also around a new generator breaker that you install just above it (in the case of this item). It is designed so that both of these cannot be in the "ON" position at the same time and prevents back energizing of lines when the generator is running as well as back feeding of the generator when the main power is restored.
Definitely a better, simpler and more elegant approach!
My house is mostly natural gas and my 8kW generator can power the whole shebang. But we had 15 circuits for all the rooms installed in our GE Powermark Gold load center. This lets us power the whole house for a fraction of the cost of the transfer switch option.
A warning though, a lot of electricians I talked to do not understand these units because they are used to working with old fashioned transfer switches. Some even refused to install it. We found a guy who was knowledgeable and charged right around $500 for the work including all other materials and took 3 hours.
Our quotes for transfer switch installs were all over $1000. Definitely worth the couple bucks this cost.
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