than the generator is capable of powering at the same time. Additional information about the UTS and Honda's HP2S. Wouldn't that power all the outlets on that circuit even though we would only use a few at any one time? A transfer switch can increase the usefulness of your generator. An electrical cable runs from the inlet box directly into the transfer switch.
(Sometimes the cable runs to a junction box installed near the transfer switch and then a power cord with a plug is wired into the box.). A transfer switch isolates selected circuits your home from the power lines. Okay, we can all agree that power outages stink, but there's no reason to sit in the dark and feel helpless. Talk with your dealer to help you make the right selection for your needs. Now that the generator is running, you can pick and choose which appliances and electrical circuits to electrify by simply flipping up the switches on the transfer switch. The UTS is also configured to use with a UPS (Uninterruptible Power Source a battery backup. Having any "double-male" power cord is dangerous and would be illegal to plug in just about anywhere that has safety rules. Never run a generator indoors, near an open window or door, or in an enclosed area, such as a garage or carport.). If the inlet-box cable runs to a junction box with power cord, plug the power cord into the transfer switch. Note that in most cases, the transfer switch will be connected to more circuits than the generator can accommodate all at once, so keep track of which circuits are on and be careful not to overload the system. Why do I need a transfer switch? The two most popular residential transfer switches are the six-circuit switch (250 to 300 which is designed for use with a 5000-watt generator (600 to 750 and the 10-circuit switch (350 to 400 which can accommodate a 7500-watt generator (850 to 1,000).