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Transfer Switch Definition

What is a transfer switch?

A transfer switch is a device that is fed by both utility and generator power. It isolates the two types of power from each other so a back feed does not occur. National Electrical Code requires a device like this if two types of power are going to feed the house.

Please view the video below for a visual explanation of how a transfer switch works with your standby system to keep power flowing to your home in the event of an outage.


For an overview of the transfer switches we offer, please visit our Transfer Switches page.


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