A generator transfer switch is needed for individuals who wish to use an electric generator as a source of backup power for a home or business. The switch literally switches the power source from the commercial power supply company to the local generator or generators. These switches make it possible to limit the electricity from the electric company to be used only when the switch is in the proper position.
Transfer switches are the only recognized safe alternative for connecting an electrical load to the generator for an entire house or business. Putting an electric industrial generator into the system without any kind of switch limiting its use could prove to be disastrous to the generator itself and to everything that is powered by it. Electricity could run rampant with surges and create a large number of disastrous results. With hundreds of Transfer Switches in stock, Americas Generators can provide the ideal switch with your diesel generator purchase.