ECN Electrical Forum - Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals
ECN Shout Chat
Top Posters(30 Days)
Recent Posts
2017 NEC Changes
by HotLine1. 12/11/17 12:10 PM
Casino Wiring methods
by HotLine1. 12/09/17 10:44 AM
Ground wire Size to water Line.
by HotLine1. 12/05/17 12:11 PM
Flexible conduit to an outside Spa
by gfretwell. 12/05/17 12:28 AM
Dimmable LED 2x4 lay in fixtures
by Vulsion. 11/30/17 06:37 PM
New in the Gallery:
Gallery Test
Popular Topics(Views)
243,013 Are you busy
179,407 Re: Forum
170,367 Need opinion
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 8 guests, and 17 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate This Thread
#56847 - 10/01/05 11:28 AM Reliance Control Transfer panel ?  
Grover  Offline
Member
Joined: Jan 2005
Posts: 109
Sebago, ME, USA
Does anyone have experience with the Reliance TCA1003D transefer switch?

I've looked for details, and can't seem to find any. It it really a 100A/30A breaker in a box - mechanically interlocked? So in operation it becomes a "whole house feed", and the homeowner has to figure out what he can and cannot use.

Also, this means I've got to get the PoCo involved to install it (kill the feed), right?

Thanks for info!


Work Gear for Electricians and the Trades

#56848 - 10/01/05 02:50 PM Re: Reliance Control Transfer panel ?  
Dave T  Offline
Member
Joined: Jan 2005
Posts: 155
Waukesha, WI, USA


#56849 - 10/01/05 02:53 PM Re: Reliance Control Transfer panel ?  
Larry Fine  Offline
Member
Joined: Feb 2005
Posts: 693
Richmond, VA
Yes, this is merely a 4-space CH main-lug panel with two breakers mechanically interlocked. The generator feeds the 30-a breaker terminals, back-feed style, and the utility the 60-a breaker likewise. The main lugs feed the load.

This assembly must be rated "suitable for use as service equipment" unless you add a main breaker between it and the meter. In addition, this unit can not be used in this manner on a service greater than 60 amps.

This panel is more suited to feed a sub-panel that supplies loads desired to be generator-powered, and not an entire premises. Additionally, back-fed breakers are supposed to have a "hold-down" device installed.

I have made my own transfer panels by basically combining this panel and a sub-panel by using a pair of breakers this same way, but in a panel large enough to contain the two "main" breakers and the branch circuits.

[This message has been edited by Larry Fine (edited 10-01-2005).]


Larry Fine
Fine Electric Co.
fineelectricco.com

#56850 - 10/02/05 07:00 AM Re: Reliance Control Transfer panel ?  
Grover  Offline
Member
Joined: Jan 2005
Posts: 109
Sebago, ME, USA
Thanks Larry

It's what I suspected.....

Any experience with the company that makes an "add in" mechanical interlock for generator applications? I saw a website a while ago that was selling Reliance-like interlocks made for several different panels.

What I'm looking for is a real cost-effective solution to backfed panels I keep coming across out here in the woods of Maine......


#56851 - 10/02/05 08:57 AM Re: Reliance Control Transfer panel ?  
Ron  Offline
Member
Joined: Mar 2002
Posts: 582
White Plains, NY
I have a reliance controls panel in my own home. TTV2003D Panel/Link.
It seems really well made and rugged.
You can purchase breaker interlocks if you have a Square D panel. http://ecatalog.squared.com/pubs/Electrical%20Distribution/Load%20Centers/Accessories,%20QO%20(LK,%20PK,%20QO,%20QON)/40273-809-02.pdf


Ron


Member Spotlight
The_Lightman
The_Lightman
Orlando, Fl, USA
Posts: 49
Joined: August 2001
Show All Member Profiles 
Featured:

2017 Master Electrician Exam Preparation Combos
2017 NEC Electrician
Exam Prep Combos:
Master / Journeyman

 

Shout Box
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0
Page Time: 0.011s Queries: 14 (0.002s) Memory: 0.7696 MB (Peak: 0.9099 MB) Zlib enabled. Server Time: 2017-12-12 08:28:32 UTC