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Old 03-26-2019, 03:58 PM   #1
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Smile Swap from manual to automatic transfer switch

We have a manual transfer switch for our 17kw generator (it was a blood mobile in its prior life). The transfer switch is old and I want to replace it. I would like to look into replacing it with an automatic transfer switch. The shore power is 50 amp. Any recommendations or advice (besides have an electrician install - which I will have)?

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I have one with surge protection and one without (electrical design here if wondering why two). Both have served me well for two years.

WFCO T57 50 Amp Transfer Switch

Progressive Dynamics PD52DCSV Transfer Switch Surge Protected
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Thank you very much!

Great info. Thanks so much.
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I would install over current protection at the generator sized to protect the wire between the generator and the transfer switch.
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I ended up going with the WFCO that you recommended. It works perfectly! Thank you very much for your help.

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