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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful.
Automatic upgrade to a simple PV system.
By C. Christie
I needed a simple cost effective and safe way to transfer automatically between my PV battery based system and my utility supply. At pre-set battery levels my inverter will shut down and this Go-Power TS-30 amp switch will automatically transfer my sub panel loads to the utility supply, until my battery levels come up the next day from the PV panels charging the system.
Transfer speed is fast in switching from utility power to PV system power with all connected devices holding up during transfer. However in switching from PV system to utility power there is a transfer lag and some sensitive devices like cable boxes will drop out (a small UPS solved this problem).
A solidly build device that does the job it was designed for, ensure you use the correctly size transfer switch either the TS 30 amp or TS-50 amp. to handle your load requirements.
20 of 21 people found the following review helpful.
Works great 3 years later
By scott folger
I purchased the Power 30 Amp Automatic Transfer Switch nearly three years ago.
I installed the switch to provided uninterupted service between my Honda 3000 EU and my Magnum 2800 watt inverter.
The switch has worked flawlessly for nearly three years, providing uninterupted power when the generator shuts down.
I have observed no chatter or RF problems with this switch, and it works fine in any position.
The only complaint I have is that the case is a bit weak, however it is rated for indoor use only so this was not a problem during installation.
If you are looking for a 30 amp transfer switch that holds up well to time and nameplate ratings at a reasonable cost, consider this switch.
P.S. I don't have information on the contact reps before failure but I installed one of these in a friends house to switch his Trace 2000 inverter over 10 years ago and he tells me that it still works fine. (So does the inverter)
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over complicates switching with 90v dc coil
I bought due to the reviews. The box will do as it says. It over complicates switching though. It shares a 120v line voltage to feed the circuit board which then rectifies it to DC and feeds 90vDC to the coil. They mention how easy the board is to change out. I don't Want to have to change out boards i just want a simple Transfer switch. I found one for 39.00 that does every thing this does without the circuit board to go wrong. Power Relay is what its called. It has a 120 Volt coil and no circuit board to go bad. I sent my Auto Tansfer back and saved about 40-50 dollars. I'm using the 30 Amp power relay with the primary side of the 120v coming from my inverter and as soon as my batteries get low the inverter shuts off and kills power to the 120v coil and switches back to line voltages from the power company. Works great