xantrx gen transfer

xantrex 6048 does it act as it 's own gen transfer switch?

mike

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  • BB.BB. Posts: 27,699Super Moderators admin
    Re: xantrx gen transfer

    Yes, it has a (60 amp?) internal 120/240 VAC transfer switch.

    The only "external" hardware needed (excluding the solar charge controller and wiring system) may be the automatic generator controller module.

    -Bill
    Near San Francisco California: 3.5kWatt Grid Tied Solar power system+small backup genset
  • Dave AngeliniDave Angelini Posts: 3,896Solar Expert ✭✭✭✭
    Re: xantrx gen transfer

    In the xw's unmodified or stock configuration it will only transfer 240VAC actually.
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  • matchstcmatchstc Posts: 24Registered Users
    Re: xantrx gen transfer

    so if If i run the 4 wire ext cord from my gen use the 2 hots and and neutral and just ground the green?

    mike
  • BB.BB. Posts: 27,699Super Moderators admin
    Re: xantrx gen transfer

    What both Dave and I wrote are correct (as I understand it). North American power is split phase 120/240--So the inverter's internal transfer switch will switch both 120/240.

    However, the stock XW system only operates with a 120/240 VAC genset--It will not operate correctly with a 120 VAC only genset.

    There is apparently a modification/firmware update that allows the XW to be converted from 240 VAC to 120 VAC genset operation--but the output voltage then remains at 120 VAC too (again, from the little I know about the product).

    And, yes you are correct--you just need to connect the two hots+neutral+safety ground. Plus you need to hook up the autostart hardware (if you need/want autostart).

    The XW Hybrid inverter will manage the transfer/charging from the genset.

    Note--From what I have read/understand here--it is very difficult to convert a manual electric start genset (say a Honda eu3000i) to a full automatic start genset... You are usually much better off to purchase a genset with autostart already wired up instead.

    -Bill
    Near San Francisco California: 3.5kWatt Grid Tied Solar power system+small backup genset
  • matchstcmatchstc Posts: 24Registered Users
    Re: xantrx gen transfer

    thank you this answrs my question , the gen does have electrical start nbut not autostart that I know of.
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