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Old 12-28-2015, 04:31 PM   #1
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Installing transfer switch to rear air conditioning

Over a year ago I installed auto transfer switch to the main power and love it. I wanted to be able to connect the rear air on its own leg while on shore power. I could of change it over to a 50 amp system but the cost would be high. So I came up with this. Found a 15 amp manual transfer switch under $50 so I went for it. Yes I have to run another cord but just a good extension cord will work. So I split the 20 amp wire on my 5500 gen and installed the box and it works great.
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Old 12-28-2015, 04:42 PM   #2
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Over a year ago I installed auto transfer switch to the main power and love it. I wanted to be able to connect the rear air on its own leg while on shore power. I could of change it over to a 50 amp system but the cost would be high. So I came up with this. Found a 15 amp manual transfer switch under $50 so I went for it. Yes I have to run another cord but just a good extension cord will work. So I split the 20 amp wire on my 5500 gen and installed the box and it works great.
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yes, I like that you're thinking outside the 'box'... well done, and manufacturers should take note. Give us customers more options when it comes to what devices are one what breakers, or their own breakers, and how we can best 'manage' them when on less than 50a shore power.
Right now I am on 110v residential plug in power at my sister's townhouse. It's amazing how many hoops I have to jump through to keep items online without flipping the breaker - I run an additional extension cord out the bottom of my main slide in order to provide 15a supply to some additional items that might draw too much current for the coach connection, such as hair dryer, toaster, fans, etc.
The main incoming 50a to 30a to 110v connection is mainly to keep the batteries charged so the genny doesn't have to run in this close quarters neighborhood.
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Where did you find that transfer switch?
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Lowes/Home Depot and different places on line. They call it a furnace transfer switch.
http://www.amazon.com/HTS15-MAN-Gene.../dp/B00BQMDOKO
I bought the manual one it's cheaper and I have to plug the cord in it anyway.
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Definitely an economic solution to a real problem.

Thanks for the information.
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