200 amp DTDP

stmarstmar Solar Expert Posts: 330 ✭✭✭
Anybody know where I can get a 200 amp nema 3R double pole double throw non-fused transfer switch? Rancher friend has a heavy duty generator he wants to incorporate as back up for his house and is having a hard time finding a switch. If anyone has a source it would be greatly appreciated.

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  • jcheiljcheil Solar Expert Posts: 722 ✭✭✭
    Re: 200 amp DTDP

    The are SO expensive it's not even funny. Almost as much as the automatic ones.

    This is the best priced one $325 I could find when I was looking for one for someone a few months ago:
    http://www.homedepot.com/s/transfer%2520switch?NCNI-5

    If you can deal with 100amps, it is only $125.
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  • stmarstmar Solar Expert Posts: 330 ✭✭✭
    Re: 200 amp DTDP

    It has to be 200 amp, looks like the one at Home is out of stock but that is what he needs. I did find one on Amazon that had a mechanical interlock with a 200 amp breaker on the grid side and a 60 amp on the generator side, looked interesting and about the same price so may do some research on that one.
  • jcheiljcheil Solar Expert Posts: 722 ✭✭✭
    Re: 200 amp DTDP
    stmar wrote: »
    It has to be 200 amp, looks like the one at Home is out of stock but that is what he needs. I did find one on Amazon that had a mechanical interlock with a 200 amp breaker on the grid side and a 60 amp on the generator side, looked interesting and about the same price so may do some research on that one.

    I saw that one too and wasn't thrilled with it. If you are gonna spend that much money, might as well go with the GE one. It's a full DPDT 200amp rated.
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  • stmarstmar Solar Expert Posts: 330 ✭✭✭
    Re: 200 amp DTDP
    jcheil wrote: »
    I saw that one too and wasn't thrilled with it. If you are gonna spend that much money, might as well go with the GE one. It's a full DPDT 200amp rated.
    You may be right, it looks simpler and more suited for what they want. Will have to do some more research and see what the options are. The breaker one was a bit confusing, could not see it completely, would like to see one in person or find someone that has one installed.
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