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Reliance Controls 30-Amp (120/240V 6-Circuit) Indoor Transfer Switch

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Safest Way to Distribute Power
Eliminates dangerous backfeeds and electrical overloads

Versatile Connection
Allows hardwiring OR plug-in connection via power inlet

Built-in Wattage Meter
Track power input to ensure proper load balancing

6 Total Circuits
Four 1-Pole (120 Volts) and One 2-Pole (240 Volts)

UL Listed
Certified for use by Underwriter Laboratories


Model
  Model Number:30216A
 UPC:851890000164
 Manufacturer Name:Reliance Controls
 Made in USA:Yes
 Maximum Wattage:7,500 Watts
 Voltage:120/240 Single-Phase
 Frequency:60 Hertz
 Rated Amps:30 Amps
 Max Generator Input:30 Amps
 Conduit Length:18
 Enclosure:NEMA 1R
 Circuits:4  - 15A/120V
1  - 20A/240V
 Circuit Breaker Protection:Each Circuit
 Circuits Breakers:6
 UL Listed:Yes
Overview
 Weight:9 Lbs. (4.08 kilograms)
 Dimensions:7.5"L x 7"W x 4.5"H
(19.05 x 17.78 x 11.43 cm)
 Warranty:2 Years
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Q: I am looking at this particular Transfer switch for emergency back up. I noticed it has 4- 15 amp single pole breakers and 1 Double pole 20 amp at C and D. My breaker panel has two 20 amp single pole breakers that supplies my fridge and freezers that I want to back up. My questions to you, are the 15 amp breakers in the transfer switch ok to tie in with the 20 amp breakers I am looking to back up? or Do they need to be equal to the breakers in the panel?
Thank you.

by Larry from Maryland on September 24, 2013

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

The Reliance Controls, 30216A will not be sufficient to support the described load.
You will need to support the required 20 amp breakers with ones rated at an equal or greater level. I would recommend the Reliance Controls Q310A, which is rated for the same amount of power, but is equipped with 1 20a 2-pole and 1 30a 2-pole breaker.

Q310A
by Mike, Product Expert
Q: jim can u take out the bar on the 2 pole 20 amp breaker and have 6 single pole breakers on the reliance 30 amp switch?
by Bruce Mcsperrin from Connecticut on August 31, 2012

A: Yes, you can remove the handle ties. Basically, you have two single pole switches there, each with it's own hot wire to it. Removing the handle tie turns the 2 pole switch into two 1 pole switches for a total of 6 circuits.
by Mike, Product Expert
Q: Jim,
I have a 5000 watt portable and want to install a tranfer switch. I want to locate the power inlet box outside my basement wall but the location is about 35 feet from my panel. What do you suggest.
Thanks!
Dave

by Dave Dezzi from Pennsylvania on August 19, 2011

A: This Reliance Controls transfer switch is a good choice but the have the connection outlet the distance you want you would need to go with the PB30 power inlet box which can be mounted where you needed it and then hardwire from it to the transfer switch. There should be no concerns with the distance if you use 10 gauge wire for the connection from the box to the transfer switch. See link below for suggested model:

Reliance Controls PB30

by Mike, Product Expert
Q: Jim,

Does this manual transfer switch Model 30216A come with the power inlet or is that a separate item to purchase?

by Sam from Illinois on March 03, 2011

A: Sam,

The manual transfer switch comes exactly as it is pictured with the receptacle separate. The new National Electric Code established in Jan 2010 states that manufacturers cannot install the receptacle on the face of an indoor manual transfer switch anymore. This is done to prevent users from connecting a short cord and running their generator inside their garage or structure. All generators must be run outside for proper ventilation due to the abundance of carbon monoxide that they produce.
by Mike, Product Expert
Q: Hey Jim...
Reliance Controls 30-Amp (120/240V 6-Circuit) Indoor Transfer Switch...
Will this transfer switch work with a Honda 3500 watt generator???
Thank You...

by Randy from California on March 02, 2011

A: This switch is rated for up to 7500 watts and can easily handle a 3500 watt generator but the key will be the connections. This unit comes with an outlet that is rated at 30A and has 4-prongs since it can handle 120V & 240V. You will have to check the largest outlet you have on your generator and I would suggest you purchase an outdoor power inlet box that matches your generator and then have that wired directly to the transfer switch. That way when you decide to upgrade all you have to do is change the power inlet box instead of the whole transfer switch.

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Russ
Port Republic, MD
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
OCT.
23
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Transfer Switch For The Money
(THIS IS ONLY AN OPINION, I AM NOT A CERTIFIED ELECTRICIAN), But, if you can wire an electric socket and or switch, you should be able to handle this without much difficulty. Although there are a couple of items that should be covered for clarification of installation.

1. To install the provided "male plug" into the switch front housing, you may need to remove the (2) two front bottom screws on the transfer switch, so you can find the (4) four wires needed to hook up the plug. (2... more
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Russ
Port Republic, MD
REVIEWED
OCT.
23
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Transfer Switch For The Money
(THIS IS ONLY AN OPINION, I AM NOT A CERTIFIED ELECTRICIAN), But, if you can wire an electric socket and or switch, you should be able to handle this without much difficulty. Although there are a couple of items that should be covered for clarification of installation.

1. To install the provided "male plug" into the switch front housing, you may need to remove the (2) two front bottom screws on the transfer switch, so you can find the (4) four wires needed to hook up the plug. (2... more
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Matt
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 3/9/13
REVIEWED
APR.
21
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
30 Amp Control / Switch
The product seems well made, I installed it myself after reading the instructions. Install was easy. Tested it a few times and it seems to work correctly. Luckily we haven't needed it yet, also we are using a 5500 watt gen, with a inside hookup and a 40 ft. 10 gauge cord. The shipment was fast. I was happy with the purchase.
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Robert Fawcett
Evansville, IN
REVIEWED
AUG.
30
2009
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Midwestern Ice Storm- February 2009
When the ice storm hit the midwest we were without power for two weeks.

This transfer switch provided power with a 5000 watt generator to run our refrigerators, microwave, gas furnace blower and water pump- and it kept the pipes keep from freezing. We could live like civilized human beings again.

It was easy to install with online video (www.reliancecontrols.com). Once installed, we just plugged in the cord through a window and started the generator, then flipped switches from line to... more
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A. T.
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 8/1/12
REVIEWED
AUG.
25
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Sevice... Great Price
I bought a generator locally, and ordered these parts for installation. My electrician friend told me what to buy, and the BEST PRICE (including box stores nearby) was Electric Generators Direct.

Even after delivery charges...........THIS WAS CHEAPER AND IDENTICAL TO THE PARTS available locally. The items were VERY WELL PACKED, and arrived JUST AS ADVERTISED.

Overall, A GREAT EXPERIENCE WITH ELECTRIC GENERATORS DIRECT.
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Bill
REVIEWED
MAR.
18
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Good Switch
I have this switch and it works well. It's a breeze to install, hardest part was finding a place to mount it to be honest. I have a Generac 5500 watt generator and they work well together. I easily could have driven an eight or ten breaker unit, that would be my only comment, I should have gotten something a little bigger, but that was my fault, this switch is great.
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Victor
New Bern, NC
REVIEWED
OCT.
08
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Satisfied
The Reliance Panel met all of my expectations for use. It was shipped in a timely manner and well packaged. I would recommend EGD to a friend.
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Victor
New Bern, NC
REVIEWED
OCT.
08
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Satisfied
The Reliance Panel met all of my expectations for use. It was shipped in a timely manner and well packaged. I would recommend EGD to a friend.
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Peter L.
Camano Island, WA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 10/4/10
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
OCT.
26
2010
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
6 Circuit Transfer Switch
I like the product, but if I were a novice at electrical I would have had difficulty with the installation instructions. They are very poorly written and nowhere in the instructions could I find the NEMA numbers for the connectors needed. Yes they're on the connector, but hard to see. All in all a good product. Nice touch on having the wires stamped with the circuit numbers.
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Ron
Uniontown, PA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 8/12/10
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
OCT.
19
2010
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Test My Reliance Transfer Switch
Just had it installed, hooked up the generator and everything worked just fine.

Hope I never have to hook it up again, but if I do, it is ready.
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James Leach
Damascus, OR
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 2/5/10
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
FEB.
26
2010
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
I Will Buy From Egd Again
I love the electric start, it makes it very easy for my customer to start it and the transfer switch is user friendly.

I placed my order and was updated with shipping info daily. I will be buying from Electric Generators Direct.com again.
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