What Does a Transfer Switch Do?

Generac transfer switches provide safe connection between your portable generator and the electrical appliances of your home. This makes it possible to quickly switch power from the utility source to the generator during an electrical outage.

Transfer switches are installed directly next to the electrical panel of your home. This allows the generator to connect to a single source instead of multiple appliances. Connecting directly to your home circuit eliminates the time and hassle of messy extension cords throughout your home and provides a safer environment for your family. 

Generac offers both manual and automatic transfer switches that can be used to power either your entire household or only the appliances needed in an emergency.

Providing Easier and Safer Connection to

Click on each icon below to see how a Manual Transfer Switch works when the power goes out.

How a Portable Generator

Benefits of a Transfer Switch