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I'm wiring a briggs and stratton 1918 automatic transfer switch. how do i wire the chosen circuits to be powered? would they be wired exactly as if they were at the main panel?

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With any transfer switch, automatic or otherwise, there are three (3) connections:

1. The normal feed (from your local utility)
2. Emergency feed (from your generator)
3. The load (your power panel or other electrical loads)

The transfer switch should be marked "N" for normal, "E" for emergency, and "L" for load

If you want individual circuits, then you will need a second power panel to separate the circuits.

This can be tricky, and if you are not familiar with transfer switches or emergency power, it's best left to a licensed electrician.

Posted on Jun 24, 2009

  • seapower67 Sep 19, 2011

    The power connections seem clear, it is the control connections that are the problem with the documentation. Are there any schematics for the actual generator controller that are better than the manual? Those are unclear.

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