Hodgy
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I stumbled across these Generlink transfer switches for portable generators.

Are these legal ?



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nrp3
Sure, if your utility allows it. Briggs has an ATS like that, but only some utilities allow its use. I'd install those if they were allowed.
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John R
The power company where I live will install one for $10.00 a month.
Where I'm at the meter box belongs to me, (I had to buy it) so I'll do what ever I want with it.
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Hodgy
John R;52444 wrote:
The power where I live will install one for $10.00 a month.
Where I'm at the meter box belongs to me, (I had to buy it) so I'll do what ever I want with it.




$120.00 a year rent, highway robbery . . . . . . .


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ceb58
John R;52444 wrote:
The power company where I live will install one for $10.00 a month.
Where I'm at the meter box belongs to me, (I had to buy it) so I'll do what ever I want with it.


Your right the meter base belong to you. POCO doesn't have to plug their meter into it.

Hodgy;52445 wrote:
$120.00 a year rent, highway robbery . . . . . . .


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Several years ago electrician's could buy a whole house surge protector that plugged into the meter base. When the POCO's got wind of it they put a stop to it. There reason was electricians were not allowed to pull their meters. But for a monthly fee they would be glad to install one. Another example of big business running over the little guy.
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nrp3
As I understand it, Eversource here won't allow those, but they will in Connecticut. It is what it is. On the other hand, I can pull meter sockets all day long here with a simple phone call, much more valuable to me.
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Ziller Tech
That $10/ month probably covers their BS service calls for those things failing and causing no-power situations when the utility really does have power ;)
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John R
Chris Flagg;52450 wrote:
That $10/ month probably covers their BS service calls for those things failing and causing no-power situations when the utility really does have power ;)


Your probably right, anything for a buck.:D
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Cobranut
Actually, $120 a year would be a good deal for an effective surge protector, especially considering they can cost $1000 or more, and are often destroyed by the first hard lightning strike.

I'll have to look into it and see if my utility offers them.
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Brian Baughman
There are a lot of changes coming with meter mounted transfer switches. The 2020 NEC will require them to be listed as suitable for use as service equipment, and installed as such. Second, UL has changed the listing requirements for current listed meter mounted transfer switches for Canadian use ONLY.
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