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installing reliance transfer switch

As the world's innovative and leading manufacturer of transfer switches, Reliance Controls produces the most complete line of switches for the customers. Once you have got a switch, decide whether install it by a professional or tackle the simple process yourself. We will support you through a guide on Installing Reliance transfer switch. So, let's have a look at these installation instructions.

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Things Needed for Reliance Controls Transfer Switch Installation

To get your Reliance transfer switch properly installed, you need some parts.

Portable Generator - You should have a decent sized portable generator.

Power Inlet Box - It will mount on the outside of your house that is on the other side of the wall of the indoor transfer switch. This box allows you easily to plug-in the power cord to your portable generator.

Generator Power Cord - You need a power cord to connect the generator to the transfer switch. Usually, a 20-foot power cord is perfect to make the connection.

Reliance 10 Circuit Transfer Switch Installation Instructions

Wiring a Reliance transfer switch to your home may be a daunting process, but with a small awareness of electrical knowledge and attention to the detailed installation process, you can be done the job in one or two hours. If you don’t feel comfortable working with your home main electrical panel, please take the help of a professional.

  • Before you start the installation process, you have to figure out where you would like the transfer switch to be mounted. You need to choose this place near your panel box to make installation easier. Moreover, it should be away from obstructions.
  • Once you have selected the area for your switch, mount the Reliance Controls transfer switch to the wall securely.
  • Now, shut off the main power at the main electrical panel to your house. It's better to check the appliances one or two times for power is off.
  • Next, you have to locate the wires that are coming from the switch and connect them to the circuits of your panel box that you want to control.
  • After that, drill a 1 1/2 inch hole through the house wall near the transfer switch. You need to drill this from the outside. This hole will be used for wires connections from the switch to the electrical receptacle.
  • If you receive an outdoor electrical box along with the Reliance transfer switch, mount that box above the hole on the exterior wall.
  • Now, you will connect the electrical cable to the electrical box from the switch, do it through the 1 1/2" drilled hole.
  • After that, you have to connect the receptacle to the electrical cable in the outdoor box. Screw it to the box.
  • Now, it's time to test. Before going to test your work, make sure that your generator is in good working condition.
  • Your main power supply should be still off to test your work. Use the power cord to connect the generator to the outdoor electrical receptacle.
  • Now, you can start the generator and flip the transfer switch from line to generator. Now, all your connected appliances got power.
  • If you confirmed that everything is working properly, then turn the transfer switch from the generator to the line. Now, you can turn on power from the main panel.
  • It's a good thing to seal the drilled hole to prevent moisture, bugs, and dirt from getting into your house.

These are the general instructions and we are not responsible for any property damages or injury incurred as a result of the information in this blog.

The reliance transfer switch is designed to let you control and distribute the generator's power. It distributes the power from a portable generator to home circuits correctly through your electrical load center. No need for messy cords running to your electrical appliances through open doors and windows.

During a power outage, you can run the transfer switch and generator system in two ways.

  1. You can set up this switch to run all of its circuits at the same time when you flip the toggles to the GEN position.
  2. Also, use the load management function of the Reliance transfer switch that access you to alternate the devices you choose to run at any given time. If your generator is running near its maximum output, selected circuits can switch off and others can be switched on.

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Final Words:-

We hope that this Reliance Controls transfer switch installation guide has provided you the information you need to do yourself. A transfer switch is a great item to restore power in the event of a power outage where important appliances should keep running. So, buy and install it in your home also. You can purchase the Reliance Controls transfer switch kit at PartsXP. However, you should follow your owner’s manual special instructions also. Along with the manual, you will have a source of Reliance transfer switch installation video to get more clarification.

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