Green horn with Xantrex 5548/generator questions. Help, please...
I'm looking at back up generators right now, and have found a few full house and commercial/industrial models that I believe are good possibilities. I've searched for gensets that include the transfer switch, wanting to avoid adding the price of a new one and getting one that is already compatible with the generator. The other day it dawned on me that every diagram that I see for hypothetical scenarios have nothing noted about transfer switches. Do the SW5548's need a transfer switch, or does the inverter handle that job as well?
I'm looking at a genset that was used solely as a backup for a communications tower, and was only cranked up for weekly test runs and maintenance checks. (11kw Generac Olympia, LP and a Generac "residential back up" type. The Olympia has been well maintained, and comes in the shed it's been in since the beginning of it's career, along with the transfer switch and a 500 gallon tank. So, do I need the switch or not?
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