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Old 10-30-2017, 11:37 PM   #1
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Help with main breaker

So before it's said I've searched the subject asked at the hardware store with no luck. So can someone just give me links or tell me where I can find a 30 amp main breaker box? Also whatever I need to switch from shore power to my inverter powered by my battery bank. I have everything wired up to the point of hooking it up to the breaker. Thanks for the help Guys
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Old 10-31-2017, 12:08 AM   #2
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"Main breaker load center" is what's likely to be written on the box, but any sales person worth their salt in a store that sells electrical supplies should recognize "breaker box." You're not likely to find one rated at 30 amps because that's quite low. A higher-rated box will work fine (60, 70, 100, 125 are common).

The simplest transfer switch is a male cord end. Plug it to shore power, plug it to the inverter, plug it to a generator, etc. You'll want to read up on ground-neutral bonding, too. In a nutshell: ground and neutral should be kept separate from each other when you're on shore power; they should be connected together in or near the inverter or generator when you're on self-produced power.
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"Main breaker load center" is what's likely to be written on the box, but any sales person worth their salt in a store that sells electrical supplies should recognize "breaker box."

The simplest transfer switch is a male cord end. Plug it to shore power, plug it to the inverter, plug it to a generator, etc.
Get the breakers at same time, too !

That simple transfer system of just using a big plug is worth repeating. It is super simple, cheap, effective. Ultimate KISS.
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