nwbrad
I have a friend who has a new 2007 Guardian 16 circuit ATS that he did not use with his generator install. Will that switch work with a new 2011 Generac 10/14kw generator?
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Skip Douglas SkipD
Model numbers would be useful.

I don't deal with models other than my own, but I suspect there may be a problems related to a battery charger. The problems would not be difficult to overcome, but you may need to get a little creative.
Skip Douglas
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d11gnccer
They will work. The new Nexus contollers have their own charger for the battery. 2008 is when they started putting them in the transfer switch. If your switch does have a charger, disconnect it. You will need to make sure you get a "t1" line out to the new generator.

Just use caution on what circuits you are backing up so you don't overload the generator.
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nwbrad
Thanks

I haven't purchased a generator yet, but I was considering purchasing a 10k generac (5883 ) or a 14k generac (5884 ). The reason I was considering this route is I want to power all the lights and outlets in the house, plus the furnace. Based on my calcs, it should easily be below 10k even with most things running ( i figured I didn't need to run the oven/dryer/hw/dw/etc) It was more a matter of circuits that kw.

What's the "t1" line to the generator for?
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Skip Douglas SkipD
nwbrad;8652 wrote:
I haven't purchased a generator yet, but I was considering purchasing a 10k generac (5883 ) or a 14k generac (5884 ). The reason I was considering this route is I want to power all the lights and outlets in the house, plus the furnace. Based on my calcs, it should easily be below 10k even with most things running ( i figured I didn't need to run the oven/dryer/hw/dw/etc) It was more a matter of circuits that kw.

What's the "t1" line to the generator for?
Do you have access to the applicable electrical codes and understand them? There are some very specific things that need to be done to size a generator.

You might be well advised to get a competent electrician involved in the project, as you will probably need to pull a permit and have the job inspected at the end. Getting everything right the first time really pays off in my opinion.

I hired an electrical firm to ramrod my installation, but I did a lot of the work including replacing a paid second electrician with my own work. I saved over $3000 from their original quote. In addition to saving money out of pocket, the job is done better than what the contractor would have done. For example, my installation of the 75-foot conduit run through our basement is a [U]lot[/U] neater looking than the exposed cables that the contractor would have run through the ceiling joists. I could not have afforded having them do the carefully thought-out and carefully crafted run of conduit which was necessary for my wife's approval.
Skip Douglas
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bronco
T1 is for the built in charger
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nwbrad
T1

Thanks. I thought it was referring to a Networking T1 communications line.
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