Marekrob
hello.  I have a RTSS200A that came with the slightly used 36kw generator I bought.  Planes on wiring for whole house. But this transfer switch has 16 breakers. Is it possible to remove the breakers and bus bars and install lugs for those connections on the generator transfer switch and not use the load shedding switch and just use it as a whole house switch. Or should I sell and purchase a less complex transfer switch 
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78buckshot
It sounds like the switch that you have was just something that was thrown in the deal so they could say a switch was included. If the building needed 36kw I would expect to see a different switch or multiple switches and not of the style you have. I would consult with an electrician who has a GOOD understanding of generator installation. You should be able to sell what you have.
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JayH
That ATS is designed for partial house protection, not whole house. It's designed to be fed from a breaker on the existing panel, not directly from the utility. For whole-house you'll need a service entrance rated switch suitable for the full service rating from the utility. If you have fewer than 16 breakers total (24 if you can use some twin "skinny" breakers) you could use that switch but I'd go with a whole house switch, especially with a 36KW genset. You'll keep your existing panel feeding the loads. The new ATS will go between the utility meter and the existing panel and have a new "Main" service disconnect breaker for the utility feed. As 78buckshot says, consult an electrician experienced in this type of work.
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Marekrob
Thanks!!  Already on eBay for sale.  After posting and googling for hours. I realized it isn’t going to work for my application and I need a “service disconnect” switch 
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Geoff Z
Without a serial number I can't look it up to see what it is. If you meant LTS I think that may have been a switch that has 2 contactors in it. It was a very large switch. One contactor feeds the 200a home panel. The other feeds the 16 circuit panel. The 16 circuit panel was for all your critical loads. If I recall how that functioned I believe if load shed was required it would drop out the 200a panel. Leaving the 16 circuit panel live. I believe it had some kind of reset pad on the front exterior cover. It has been a long time since I've seen one and an old memory playing a factor.  
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Peddler
That is what I think he has Geoff.  It can be used for the whole house by just not hooking anything to the 16 circuit panel though you may want to connect you most critcal circuits to that section in case it does shed.  Ican't understand using that switch with a 36KW generator unless there are some extreme loads in the main panel.
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Marekrob
Yes.  That is correct. Here is the serial  and a partial picture of the 2 switches and bus bars to 16 breaker box F5D0A80F-75F5-4B79-9CE8-82D40543B436.jpeg  62460C13-C3C6-43A8-BE9F-E5B5DA7D729B.jpeg 8DFCAEFE-CB33-47E3-BC9B-E07FBE60B023.jpeg 
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Geoff Z
Peddler wrote:
That is what I think he has Geoff.  It can be used for the whole house by just not hooking anything to the 16 circuit panel though you may want to connect you most critcal circuits to that section in case it does shed.  Ican't understand using that switch with a 36KW generator unless there are some extreme loads in the main panel.


Agreed. Sure seems like that switch would not be necessary with a 36kw feeding a 200a panel.
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