How to connect a generator to your house

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 HOME GENERATOR CONNECTION USING THE EVOLVE ATS PANEL. IT ALLOWS YOU ANY STYLE OF GENERATOR TO POWER UP YOUR HOUSE

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WITHOUT A BACKUP GENERATOR

 A) Normal connection of a house (3) to the Public Utility Mains. The Public Utility circuit breaker (1) output is fed to the house (2).

WITH A BACKUP GENERATOR

 B) Connection of the EVOLVE panel (5) and Generator (4). The output of the Public Utility circuit breaker is connected to the EVOLVE panel (Mains Input). The EVOLVE ATS panel output is connected to the house (2). The Generator (4) is connected to the EVOLVE panel generator  input. EVOLVE ATS panel  manages, in a fully automatic way, the connection assignment of the HOUSE (3) to MAINS (1) or GENERATOR (4).

THE EVOLVE ATS PANEL IS THE IDEAL CHOICE WHERE YOU WISH TO BE IN FULL CONTROL OF YOUR ELECTRICITY SERVICES

 Being rated 40 amps ATS@230Vac it cover the necessities of a small to large house. In other words it satisfies the necessities of one or two families. A normal house or big villa needs as much as 9kVA of power. This means the following utilities working simultaneously: 1 fridge, 1 air conditioner (or an electric heater), some lights, an oven,  some tools for D.I.Y., 2 computers, 1 TV set an so on.

whole house automatic transfer switch
 

The Evolve ATS panel contains a real time clock and a set of configurations that allow you to enable or disable the automatic function; this includes enabling the periodic test of the engine at a particular time slot in the day.

CONNECT A PORTABLE GENERATOR TO HOUSE TUTORIAL

ABOUT BACK-FEEDING

 The most common dangerous issue about home generator connection is when someone forgets to throw the main circuit breaker to electrically isolate the house from the power utility. Then, the generator could send electrical power beyond the house and out onto the power utility grid.The proper way to connect a generator to you hour house is only by using a transfer switch. In case it is manual it is about a switch with two positions: POWER UTILITY and GENERATOR. It consists in a sort of breaker interlock for generator and power utility. In other words, it is not possible to simultaneously activate POWER UTILITY and GENERATOR.

POWER UTILITY & GENERATOR CONNECTION

The general action for an home generator connection is described as ‘BREAK’ before ‘MAKE’. So in switching  from POWER UTILITY and GENERATOR (and vice versa) you will have no power in your house. The transfer switch panel prevents power from the generator from flowing outside the house, where it can injure power utility workers. This is out of any doubts the most reliable and cost effective solution. It is mandatory, in any case, to let an expert electrician to make the work done up to code. A qualified electrician knows better how to wire a generator transfer switch. Before installing a transfer switch and an home generator connection you have to decide how to connect the generator to the automatic transfer switch. It could be done in several ways.

USING A DRYER OUTLET

 The most common solution for  home generator connection to a house is through dryer outlet. In this case, your electrician will install a dryer outlet in a proper place. The outlet must be very well protected. The functionality of it must be regularly verified. To the dryer outlet you will connect the portable generator when necessary and, why not, you can permanently connect your back up generator. Hooking generator to house through outlet is the most common practice assuming you have installed a transfer switch in a ‘up to code’ manner. How to a connect portable generator in a way to make an home generator connection to the electrical panel is also possible if the panel has a built in outlet designed for this purpose. Please note that these kinds of outlets have a special contact arrangement. The contacts are basically ‘MALE’. As a matter of fact you have to consider this plus as a ‘LOAD’ not like a ‘SOURCE’. The source is provided by the cord connected to the generator with ‘FEMALE’ contact.  Consider all the time the risk of back-feeding generator through dryer outlet in home generator connection scheme. So we vividly recommend that you choose our safest transfer switch wiring. You do not have to deal with cords, cables, plugs and stuffs like that.

INSTALLING AN AUTOMATIC TRANSFER SWITCH

When making a home generator connection to an automatic transfer switch take also into consideration the possibility to partially connect the electric system of your house. You may suffer problems in case of a failure of the automatic transfer switch by connecting the whole house transfer switch for portable generator to your house. Does not matter the configuration you choose. The most important thing is to let a licensed electrician installing your transfer switch. The automatic transfer switch is the top solution. The EVOLVE automatic transfer switch is the most advanced and user-friendly solution. The cost of this system is more than acceptable if you take in account the numerous advantages like no headache, full automatic protection of your electric system, full automatic protection of your generator, full automatic operation & total safety, security and comfort.

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