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Old 1/16/18, 9:30 AM
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Default Generator Transfer switch

This is a personal question, not an inspection related issue

I have a 10 circuit transfer switch but will only be using 8 of the circuits.

So the extra red and black wires that are unused, (2reds,2blacks) do i just wire nut them off?

If so. one wire on nut or some wires joined and then wire nutted ?

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Old 1/16/18, 12:26 PM
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This is a personal question, not an inspection related issue

I have a 10 circuit transfer switch but will only be using 8 of the circuits.

So the extra red and black wires that are unused, (2reds,2blacks) do i just wire nut them off?

If so. one wire on nut or some wires joined and then wire nutted ?

Thank you,
Rich
What brand of Transfer Switch?

Fully automatic or manual?

I think the 10 circuit is a manual switch, not Service Rated. The wires provided are to power the circuits that will be energized by the generator (via a pigtail)

If so, then you'd just tape up the unused wires




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Old 1/16/18, 12:32 PM
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you'd just tape up the unused wires
And clear the ends with wire nuts.




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Old 1/16/18, 1:53 PM
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it is a manual transfer switch.. i will tape and wire nut them.. Thank you for the assistance.
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Old 6/12/18, 10:20 AM
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Default Re: Generator Transfer switch

Well
I have a 8 circuit generator and its all I need. well, heat, lights, TV, some outlets.

Its emergency power, not a day at the Hilton.

less circuits = smaller gen = less gas = less maintainance = easy transport.

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Old 6/12/18, 7:30 PM
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Add another outlet... you can never have too many outlets.




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Old 6/13/18, 4:54 AM
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Thanks!I will try it!
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