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Generac Smart Switch™ 200-Amp Automatic Transfer Switch + AC Shedding (Service Disconnect)

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200-Amp Generac Smart Automatic Transfer Switch

For Generac Evolution™ & Generac Nexus™ & R200 Controllers
Leverages digital power management (PMM) technology
Ability to manage 2 A/C units with no additional hardware

Intelligently Manage 4 More Loads w/ Additional PMM Kit/Modules
PMM Starter Kit (6199) & PMM Module (6186) (Both Sold Separately)

Service Entrance Rated
Installs between main meter and service panel
Contains load side and line side disconnecting breaker

NEMA 3R Indoor/Outdoor Rated
Aluminum, wall mountable weather-proof enclosure
Electrostatically applied and baked powder paint (Gray)

Tech Spec Summary:
Load transition type: Open Transition
Withstand rating: 22,000 Amps
Lug range: 400MCM - #4

For Use With Generac Generators Only

*Please Note - Switch is Compatible w/ DLM Modules*


Model
  Model Number:RTSY200A3
 UPC:696471614008
 Manufacturer Name:Generac Guardian
 Made in USA:Yes
 Maximum Wattage:48,000 Watts
 Voltage:120/240 Single-Phase
 Frequency:60 Hertz
 Rated Amps:200 Amps
 ATS Service Disconnect:Yes
 ATS Poles:2 Poles
 ATS Load Shedding:Compatible
 ATS Load Prioritizing:Compatible
 Max Generator Input:200 Amps
 Max Utility Input:200 Amps
 Enclosure:NEMA 3R
 UL Listed:Yes
Overview
 Weight:39 Lbs. (17.69 kilograms)
 Dimensions:6.3"L x 13.5"W x 30"H
(16.00 x 34.29 x 76.20 cm)
 Warranty:5 Years


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Q: I ordered a Generac Guardian 22KW aluminum standby generator 200A Service Disconnect +AC Shedding model 6551.

In my house I have two 200 Amp Breaker boxes ,one inside the house and one outside the house , these boxes are about 15 feet apart and I need to hook up circuits from both boxes. With the system I ordered can I do this?

by Jim Bocek from Wyoming on July 17, 2014

A: You cannot tie one transfer switch into to electrical panels and you cannot pull specific circuits from 2 panels and feed them with a single transfer switch.

Your options are to either move the circuits from one of the panels into the other panel so the generator can power one individual panel or you will have to install a sub-panel and place all the circuits you want into the sub-panel and then have the generator power that emergency panel only.

Per code - One transfer switch to one electrical panel.

by Mike, Product Expert
Q: How would you connect two 200 amp RTSY200A3 transfer switches to two 200 amp electrical panels? Can it be done without a 400 amp transfer switch?
by Richard James from Texas on February 05, 2014

A: Yes, you can accomplish this without a 400-amp transfer switch. Generac's residential transfer switches are capable of being paired with up to three switches on a single generator. You can find a wiring diagram of the configuration on our site, HERE.
by Mike, Product Expert
Q: Does the RTSY200A3 come with a battery trickle charger in it? I have a 17kw Generac generator and recently ordered the 200 amp transfer switch to replace the 100 amp transfer switch I had. I noticed in the 100 amp box there was a trickle charger in there but did not notice one in the 200 amp.
by Stephanie from Oklahoma on January 20, 2014

A: Thanks for your interest in Electric Generators Direct!

The current generation of Generac home standbys and their corresponding transfer switches will not require an additional battery charger. These units feature a built in charging circuit which will utilize the "T1"connection to charge the battery once a month. As such, there is no battery charger within the transfer switch. If you are using an older Generac home standby that requires the external charger, then we would recommend you consult with a Generac certified technician in order to determine how your installation can be completed.
by Mike, Product Expert
Q: What does AC shedding mean?

by Dan Unkefer from Michigan on December 29, 2013

A: The following How-To-Library article will help explain AC Shedding.....

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by Mike, Product Expert
Q: Hey Josh, Is this switch (Generac, RTSY200A3) compatible with an older B&S standby generator? 1768-00, 10KW Thank you, Jim
by James Munsey from New Hampshire on October 06, 2013

A: Thank you for your inquiry!

The Generac, RTSY200A3 will not be compatible with your older Briggs & Stratton home standby generator. These devices are going to be compatible with their product line only.

Should you need a 200 amp Briggs & Stratton automatic transfer switch, our recommendation would be the 71046.
by Mike, Product Expert
Q: Does the 200 amp service disconnect that comes with model #6244 rain tight rated ?
by Jerry Bollman from Texas on October 02, 2013

A: Thank you for your interest in Electric Generators Direct!

The Generac 6244, 20kW Home Standby Generator System is packaged with a 200 amp, whole house transfer switch. This device, the Generac RTSY200A3 is rated as a NEMA 3R enclosure which means that it has been tested and approved for safe and reliable outdoor operation.


by Mike, Product Expert
Q: Josh if I was using 2 transfer switches could I use a RTSD200A3 and a RTSE200A3 together? Not sure what the difference is between the D and the E. Thanks! Bob
by Bob from Illinois on September 05, 2013

A: Thank you for your interest in Electric Generators Direct!

While it is possible to use multiple transfer switches to control your standby power, the selected switches would not be recommended for use together. The RTSD200A3 is a more current version of transfer switch than the "E" model. This switch is part of the first generation of smart switches from Generac and features the Generac Load Manager as well as a Service Disconnect. The RTSE200A3 does not feature the load manager or the service disconnect and therefor will not be acceptable for the same type of operation.

If you are wishing to use more than one transfer switch, i would suggest that you consider that latest "Smart Switch" from Generac. This model, the RTSY200A3 combines the load manager as well as a Service Disconnect in one package. Aside from that, the switch is designed for use with the current Evolution controller but is also backwards compatible with the Nexus model.


by Mike, Product Expert
Q: Jim,

Couple of questions ...
a) what is the difference between RTSD200A3 and RTSY200A3? I see that the RTSD200A3 is disconntinued.
b) Can the electrician connect 2 of these transfer switches to a Generac 20KW generator? I have 2 150 AMP panels and only want to use certain things on each panel.
Thanks ...

by Chung Winstanley from New Jersey on April 06, 2013

A: The switches are basically the same with the "Y" version being their newest model out. The only difference is the load manager load connections which went from 120V coil connections to 24V connections which makes it easier for installation and easier to meet local codes. Yes, the same rules apply so you can use 2 of the "Y" switches just like you would with the "D" model.
by Mike, Product Expert
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The new Generac RTSY200A3 is the same automatic transfer switch that comes standard with the best-selling Generac 6244 smart circuit standby generator system.

This "Smart Switch" is unique because it comes equipped with Digital Power Management Technology (DPM) already built-in to control two standard AC units.

Best of all, if you have multiple high-voltage appliances, your electrician can install up to 4 more separate Power Management Modules (PMM) to protect your generator... more
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Wayne S.
Venice, FL
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 6/4/14
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
AUG.
12
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Automatic Transfer Switch For Generator
We purchased this Automatic Transfer Switch along with a 25kw Generator to back up our Server Room & partially back up our Lab, Customer Care & Shipping Areas. After installation, we ran a power outage test & the switch worked exactly as indicated. We are very pleased with our stand by system for business continuity.
Pros: Reliable, High Quality, Features, Exceeded Expectations
Wayne Recommends This Generac Guardian Product
Wayne's Experience With Electric Generators Direct
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5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"This switch works very well with our 25kw generator purchased together."
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Brian F.
Spokane, WA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 4/24/14
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6 Reviews
REVIEWED
AUG.
21
2014
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
1 Would Be Better Than 2
I have 400 A service, so choice was either 2 200 Amps or the 1 400Amp. I chose the 2 200Amps because the single 400Amp appeared to be much more expensive. Ultimately, I wish I had just paid the higher price, since there wasn't room for two panels adjacent to the generator, so a lot of conduit was involved routing both of them back and forth to my panel and the generator. Lesson learned, but too late.
Pros: Price
Cons: Expensive
Brian Recommends This Generac Guardian Product
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Ray D.
Mountainville, NY
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 6/23/14
REVIEWED
JUL.
14
2014
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Do The Service Once
I am an electrical contractor and when I do a service I try to see where my customer stands in relationship to a generator. If they are almost ready to bite the bullet and stop dragging out the 3200 watt generator and the extension cord, I can usually sell them on the whole house transfer switch while installing the new service while using the service rated version. This can save them enough to pay for the switch, and some of the labor by not having to go back later and modify the new service.... more
Pros: I'd Buy It Again, Price, Reliable, Durable
Cons: You Are Now Locked Into A Generac Generator
Ray Recommends This Generac Guardian Product
Ray's Experience With Electric Generators Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
4/5

Shipping
4/5
"The generators and the transfer switches are priced right. Delivery is good plus they care about the customer."
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Jerry D.
Litchfield, ME
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 5/27/14
REVIEWED
JUL.
30
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Switch, Generator, Pressure Washer
Everything works very good.
Pros: I'd Buy It Again, Price, Quiet, High Quality
Cons: Non, None
Jerry Recommends This Generac Guardian Product
Jerry's Experience With Electric Generators Direct
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5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
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Nic C.
Grove City, PA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 6/3/13
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2 Reviews
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47 Helpful Votes
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AUG.
11
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Products & Service
We would highly recommend buying from Electric Generators Direct.
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, Reliable, I'd Buy It Again
Nic Recommends This Generac Guardian Product
Nic Would Recommend Electric Generators Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Great customer service. Very prompt. We will be purchasing all of our generators here. Chiappini Electric LLC"
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James C.
Manassas, VA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 6/26/13
REVIEWED
AUG.
07
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
20 Kw Generac
Great product.
Pros: Quiet, Price, Reliable, I'd Buy It Again
James Recommends This Generac Guardian Product
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Jeffrey G.
Jackson, TN
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 8/28/13
REVIEWED
SEP.
18
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Generac Smart Switch™ 200-amp Automatic Transfer Switch + Ac Shedding (service Disconnect) Review
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Pros: I'd Buy It Again
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Jane A.
Bay Shore, NY
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 8/7/13
REVIEWED
SEP.
18
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Long Island And Hurricanes
So far I am very happy with my purchase. I appreciate the follow up.
Pros: I'd Buy It Again, Price, Easy To Use, High Quality
Jane Recommends This Generac Guardian Product
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Bill
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 5/18/13
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08
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Better Than Great Service!
We easily found what we needed (and we needed it quickly) and it was delivered before we expected! Got it in time to pass our electric rough inspection without having to reschedule:) Will definitely use you again thanks!
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