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As an emergency responder during Hurricane Earl I met a woman on St. Croix, American Virgin Islands who has an ACME ADX 600-700 generator for her home. She is looking for a recommendation for a manual or automatic power transfer switch for her residence. I can't find any info on the generator and consequntly for a switch recommendation. Can you help?

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  • Patrick Tucker Sep 28, 2010

    What is your recommendation for this switch? (manufacturere and model)

  • Patrick Tucker Sep 29, 2010

    Thanks. Information is right on target. I emailed the info to the lady in the Virgin Islands.

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That specigic generator is manufactured by Acme-Lombardini. I'd suggest she go with a manual power transfer switch, simply because it's less problematic.

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    Bob Korsu Sep 28, 2010

    Actually the switch model will be dependant on the desired output of the generator. I would recommend that a swith by evesco or lombardini would be best. The lombardini web-site list numerous options and provides assistance.

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    Bob Korsu Sep 29, 2010

    Looked into this a little further and found that the Gentran transfer switch, #200660, might suit you very well.A brie summary of the: The most versatile home transfer switch from This manual transfer switch offers adjustable installation and an easily expandable design. Flexibility is the name of the game with accommodations for hardwired or plug-in generator connections as well as room for up to 16 circuits! Run your refrigerator, furnace, microwave, lights, TV, well pump, home office etc... Features: -Expandable up to 16 circuits -NEMA 1 cabinet for surface mounting indoors or NEMA 3R unit for outdoor applications -Accommodates hardwired or plug-in generator connections -UL listed with the following breakers: Siemens, Cutler Hammer-BR, Square D-HOM, GE - THQL -Code-gauge metal cabinet with flat front cover and powder coat finish -Wattmeters to help monitor generator loads -Handles both inductive and resistive loads -Branch circuit breakers and mechanically interlocked main breakers -Wiring harness with 24" of flexible conduit and wire connectors Specifications: -Number of circuits: 6 -Max Number of circuits: 16 -Max Amps @ 240V: 20 -Max Generator Watts: 5000 -Included Breakers: (2) 15Amp-1Pole, (2) 20Amp-1Pole, (1) 20Amp-2Pole -NEMA configuration of Male Inlet: L14-20 -A 2-pole breaker is required in load center : 60Amp (supplied by installer) -Dimensions for Indoor Cabinet (NEMA 1): 11.5 X 14.375 X 3.375 inches -Dimensions for Outdoor Cabinet (NEMA 3R): 18 X 18 X 4 inches Price is between $275 and $300.00

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