exhdo1
I recently purchased the Generac 6051 10KW Generator with the pre-packaged
Nexus smart switch and controller (recommended after speaking to Generac support). After receiving the unit I am thinking that the smart switch is not right for my application. I am looking to cover 12 essential circuits (out of 24 in my main panel, no A.C. circuits). I am thinking that I should have ordered the Generac Model 5871 with the 12 circuit transfer switch. My question is if I purchase the EZ transfer switch (RTS12EZA1) from Generac will I be able to use it with my model. It looks like the 5871 is the same unit as the 6051 aside from the pre packaged switches. Also is there any market for the Nexus smart switch that came pre-packaged with my unit. Thanks for any help.
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d11gnccer
Yes, the 12 circuit transfer switch will work. The smart switch uses the same wires for transfer, they just control a contactor the switches the utility feed to your entire panel instead of just switching the 12 breakers in the RTS12EZA1.

I'll give you $300 for the switch. You cover shipping.
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exhdo1
d11gnccer;10992 wrote:
Yes, the 12 circuit transfer switch will work. The smart switch uses the same wires for transfer, they just control a contactor the switches the utility feed to your entire panel instead of just switching the 12 breakers in the RTS12EZA1.

I'll give you $300 for the switch. You cover shipping.


Thanks for the reply. I did see something about the contactors (DLM Control Modules) on the Generac website. I looked around and see that I can buy them for aprox. $40.00 each. I can't find any detailed info about them. Perhaps someone can share some info.

As far as your offer, The first thing I want to do is to see if the company that I bought the generator from will do some type of exchange (my switch for the RTS12EZ). If they won't, then I may entertain your offer. The RTS12EZ switch is about $400.00. I know the switch I have is about $450.00 or so on the net. I don't expect to get retail price for my switch. Let me know the zip code where the switch will need to be shipped and I'll research some shipping options. Once again thanks for your reply and I'll get back to you.
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d11gnccer
The modules are an add on if you have alot of heavy loads that you need to drop out. I believe the smart switch is capable of breaking low voltage to two cooling units via internal contacts. Up to four DLM can be added to break line voltage to items that don't have a control voltage signal, such as an electric range or water tank. They do this to give you whole house switching capability and meet 2008 NEC code.

Zipcode is 43147.... those switches are heavy.
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exhdo1
d11gnccer;11009 wrote:
The modules are an add on if you have alot of heavy loads that you need to drop out. I believe the smart switch is capable of breaking low voltage to two cooling units via internal contacts. Up to four DLM can be added to break line voltage to items that don't have a control voltage signal, such as an electric range or water tank. They do this to give you whole house switching capability and meet 2008 NEC code.

Zipcode is 43147.... those switches are heavy.


I think the value I put on my switch was misinformed (I researched the wrong switch and I apologize). After doing a little more research I found the MSRP of the switch is about $850.00. It sells at discount from between $665.00 and $700.00. Once again I know I can't get retail price for it, but I can't let it go for $300.00. It will cost me nearly $35.00 just to ship it. I am going to explore some options on selling it. I'll keep you informed. Once again I apologize for the confusion.
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d11gnccer
I was pretty shocked when you said you would entertain the offer. Maybe I've been watching too many Pawn Stars and American Picker episodes on TV. Offer low and hope to get lucky. :D

I won't even use it untill a couple years. My parents are planning an install once they have all other home projects complete.
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