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Reliance Controls 30-Amp (120/240V 10-Circuit) Transfer Switch w/ Interchangeable Breakers

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Safest Way to Distribute Power
Eliminates dangerous backfeeds and electrical overloads

Multiple Circuits
(6) 15A 1-pole, (1) 20A 2-pole, and (1) 30A 2-pole

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

10 Total Circuits
Mix any combination of single and double pole circuits

UL Listed

Certified for use by Underwriter Laboratories


Model
  Model Number:Q310C
 UPC:815181010386
 Manufacturer Name:Reliance Controls
 Made in USA:Yes
 Maximum Wattage:7,500 Watts
 Voltage:120/240 Single-Phase
 Frequency:60 Hertz
 Rated Amps:60/30 Amps
 Max Generator Input:30 Amps
 Conduit Length:18
 Enclosure:NEMA 1R
 Circuits:6  - 15A/120V
1  - 20A/240V
1  - 30A/240V
 Circuit Breaker Protection:Each Circuit
 Circuits Breakers:10
 UL Listed:Yes
Overview
 Weight:20 Lbs. (9.07 kilograms)
 Dimensions:13"L x 11.75"W x 4.5"H
(33.02 x 29.85 x 11.43 cm)
 Warranty:2 Years


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Q: Hello Mike, I recently purchased the Generac GP7500 Generator, I also purchased the Pro Tran Q310C Transfer Switch. Reading the install instructions I'm questioning weather I purchased the right Transfer Switch. The main service to my house is a 150 amps.
by Allan from Massachusetts on October 06, 2013

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

The Reliance Controls, Q310C is designed to operate as a load center. This device is essentially a manual transfer device as well as sub-panel, all-in-one. It is not required to match the utility service as this equipment will not be supporting your entire load.

The Q310C is a great fit for use with a 7500 watt portable generator which features a 30 amp, 240v output.



by Mike, Product Expert
Q: Where are the punch outs for hard wiring to power inlet box located and what kind of wire should be purchased for the power inlet box application. Can I use SOOW 10 GAUGE 4 CONDUCTOR 600v PORTABLE INDOOR/OUTDOOR Cable ?
by Craig from New York on September 26, 2013

A: Thank you for your inquiry!

The Reliance Controls, Q310C is fitted with three knockout locations. You may either enter through the rear of the transfer switch, or through the bottom. The knockout on the rear is centered while the bottom two are offset on both sides of the flexible conduit.

Due to variations and regional amendments, you will need to refer to your local electrical code to determine what conductors are permitted for connection to the inlet box.



by Mike, Product Expert
Q: Are these breakers replaceable with standard Murray or Cutler hammer breakers?

by Keith from New York on August 05, 2013

A: Per the owner's manual found in the specs tab and download document section on the product page....

This product is UL approved for use with the following field-installed breakers:

Siemens Type QP
Square D Type HOM
Eaton Cutler-Hammer Type BR
Murray Type MP

30 amps maximum in positions A and B, 20 amps maximum in all other positions.

Q Series Manual

by Mike, Product Expert
Q: Hello,

Will the Q310C transfer switch work with a Honda EU6500iS generator?

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by Tom from Massachusetts on February 26, 2013

A: Yes, the Reliance Controls Q310C will work with the Honda EU6500 generator. You will be connecting to the 240V 30A 4-Prong outlet on the generator which provides the largest load output.

by Mike, Product Expert
Q: I am considering the Q310C but I would like to have 14 circuits. Can the full thickness circuit breakers that come with this unit be interchanged with tandem circuit breakers in order to create more circuits?

by Robert from New Jersey on January 15, 2013

A: No, you cannot use the mini/tandem breakers with the Reliance Controls Q310C transfer switch.

You can use tandem breakers with the Generac switches and the model that can handle up to 16 circuits is model 6378...

Generac Model 6378 Manual Transfer Switch

by Mike, Product Expert
Q: Is the Reliance Q310C a good choice for my Generac XP7000E. My electrician indicates a need for a 20A 2pole and a 15A 2 pole as well as several single pole breakers. Are the replaceable breakers similar to the Murray that are so available.
Is the Reliance PB30 inlet box a good choice?

by Allan Peck from Massachusetts on May 24, 2012

A: You cannot use the Q310C with the Generac XP generators. The control panel on the XP models is GFI protected so you must use a GFI type transfer switch. The Reliance Controls "X Series" switches are recommended. Here are a couple models and they are very versatile....

30A GFI Transfer Panels

The PB30 inlet box is a good choice.

by Mike, Product Expert
Q: Does the Q306C come as pictured with 6 breakers installed, or do I provide the breakers?
by Bob from Maryland on February 05, 2011

A: This product is supplied with a combination of 15- and 20-amp circuit breakers. In some cases, a 30 amp double-pole breaker may be supplied in the A and B positions.
All circuit breaker positions will accommodate 15- and 20-amp circuit breakers, and may be easily changed in the field.
by Mike, Product Expert
Q: On the Q310A, could I pull the 20 amp 2 pole breaker out and install two 20 amp 1 pole breakers? Also is the only difference between the Q310A and the Q310C is the plug in that comes with the Q310A?
by Steve Bill from Minnesota on February 04, 2011

A: Since both the Q310A and Q310C have interchangeable breakers, yes, the 2-pole breaker can be switched out to two 1-pole breakers.

The only difference between the Q310A and the Q310C is the addition of the plug outlet included with the Q310A model.

by Mike, Product Expert
Q: Hello. What are the main differences between the Q310A and the 31410CRK switches?
by Raegen Carr from Florida on January 23, 2011

A: The "Q" Series Reliance Controls transfer switches have interchangeable breakers and their "Pro/Tran" Series do not.

Advantage of interchangeable breakers allows you to adapt the switch to your specific needs.
by Mike, Product Expert
Q: I have a new Honeywell HW7500E portable generator that I wish to use for backup in my manufactured home. I'm looking at your Reliance Model Q310A 30 amp transfer switch. I can mount the switch under my panel where it will be about 2 feet from the outside wall. On the other side of that wall is my generator which I would like to keep about 20 feet from the house.
My question is this: What components, other than the switch, will I need to get the power from my generator, through the wall and into the house and from there, into the Model Q310A 30 amp transfer switch?

by Terry Miller from Arizona on January 22, 2011

A: You would need to purchase a outdoor power inlet box which is basically an outlet you plug the generator into outside. This inlet box is then wired directly to the transfer switch providing the needed power from the generator.

How to Pick the Perfect Power Inlet Box

And of course you will need to purchase the correct length cord to work with the inlet box and your generator. A 30A (4-Prong) cord would be needed.

30-Amp Cords

30-Amp Boxes


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Quality
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Performance
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Value
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Overall
4.9 out of 54.9 out of 54.9 out of 54.9 out of 54.9 out of 5
Pros
Easy To Install (1)
Easy To Use (13)
I'd Buy It Again (9)
High Quality (9)
Features (7)
Cons
Should Offer Single Pole... (1)
Expensive (3)
Packaging (1)
Heavy (1)
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Paul P.
Clinton, CT
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 12/11/13
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
FEB.
05
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Best Switch On The Market
Electrician for 42 years. I hate call backs because of faulty equipment. I've installed many transfer switches and these are the best I've worked with.
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, I'd Buy It Again, Reliable
Paul Recommends This Reliance Controls Product
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Dean
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 6/30/12
REVIEWED
JUL.
27
2012
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Great Product, Little More Wire Please
Everything came as ordered in good shape. Installation was easy. Changed out the 30A breaker for two 20A to get nine circuits plus my well pump. Only problem was the length of the wiring. It is assumed that you can install the transfer switch within a few inches of the main panel. In my case I had to mount it a foot away. The metal conduit was too short so I had to buy a replacement piece. The wiring was just barely long enough for all but two circuits so i rearranged the panel to move... more
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Thomas R.
Winstonsalem, NC
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 11/20/13
REVIEWED
DEC.
11
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Best Way To Connect A Generator To Your House
Bought a generator and then started looking into how to connect it to the house electrical system. There's a lot of ways you'll find on the internet but many of them are not safe. This is the right way to do it. I particularly liked that this model has standard circuit breakers which can be purchased at any hardware store and swapped out for the size you need. 10 circuits was perfect for my needs. This thing is heavy! Very well made but heavy.

I had to mount to drywall so I used those... more
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Features, Durable
Cons: Heavy, Expensive
Thomas Recommends This Reliance Controls Product
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William
Southbury, CT
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 11/1/13
REVIEWED
DEC.
05
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Works Great
I had an electrician install this product. There weren't any surprises and it worked great. The exchangeable circuit breaker feature was convenient and suited my needs.
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, I'd Buy It Again, Features
William Recommends This Reliance Controls Product
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Robert B.
Lanesville, IN
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 12/2/13
Total Reviews
3 Reviews
REVIEWED
JAN.
02
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Simple Hook Up
Very easy installation. Wiring to the line feed panel is made very easy with the lettering on the wires. Installed in one hour!
Pros: Easy To Use, I'd Buy It Again, Durable, Fast
Cons: Expensive
Robert Recommends This Reliance Controls Product
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Doug S.
Oakland, MI
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 9/16/14
REVIEWED
OCT.
07
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Well Built
Product is well built and made of quality material.

It was very easy to install, just read the instructions and you will have no problems.

I also purchased the flush mounting kit and the plastic flip cover. I was lucky enough to be able to mount it right next to the service panel, all I have left to do is finish the drywall.
Doug Recommends This Reliance Controls Product
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Richard S.
Chadds Ford, PA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 7/16/14
REVIEWED
AUG.
07
2014
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Look Like A Winner
I am a do it yourself-er so I bought this Reliance Transfer Switch for a generator installation. Opened the box and was very impressed. I didn't really like the price but you have more versatility with this model. Looking ahead, I believe I made the right choice for my application. I will install the unit but have an electrician wire it in. In closing, I would say buying a more extensive model should eliminate regrets down the road. This transfer switch should meet my needs for a 3000 Sq Ft... more
Pros: Features
Richard Recommends This Reliance Controls Product
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4/5

Shipping
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"You can't go wrong with PED. This company is very good with their service, pricing and delivery. PED will give your local stores a run for their money. Very satisfied."
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Brent I.
Pensacola, FL
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 6/1/14
REVIEWED
JUL.
13
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Perfect For My Application
I purchased this transfer switch for hurricane power and we tested it thoroughly with emergency generator power and it works perfectly. No more extension cords for us. We removed the tie between A-B and C-D circuits with a screw driver and purchased 4 new 15 amp breakers at the hardware store for a few bucks. Being able to remove the breakers is a nice feature on this model. The watt meters allowed us to balance the load. The instructions were well written and I wired it myself but I... more
Pros: Easy To Use, I'd Buy It Again, High Quality, Reliable
Brent Recommends This Reliance Controls Product
Brent's Experience With Electric Generators Direct
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5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Shipped promptly and arrived in good condition. Totally happy with this purchase."
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Gary F.
Pipersville, PA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 2/7/14
REVIEWED
MAR.
22
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Just What I Needed
Bought my generator this winter but didn't want the hassle of running extension cords from the garage into the house leaving doors or windows open. I liked this switch box because it had 10 circuits, I could change out the breakers from 15a to 20a if needed and it had analog meters for each side of the panel.

I have extensive electrical experience so wiring the panel was not a problem, however fixing mistakes done by an electrician when I paid to have my main box upgraded to 200a took me... more
Pros: I'd Buy It Again, Features, Price, Durable
Gary Recommends This Reliance Controls Product
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Dan
Flemington, NJ
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 2/6/14
REVIEWED
MAR.
21
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Very Happy With This Switch
Once I got the cinderblock wall prepped with 2X's and plywood to match the main panel's mounting, then locate and mount the transfer switch. Its interchangeable breakers, pre-wired and letter coded wiring made for a fast and simple hookup to the circuits in the main panel. I'm a do-it-yourselfer.

Wiring could have been a little longer. A couple of the longer runs were more of a stretch than I would have liked, but they're OK.

I like its simple operation not only for me, but especially... more
Pros: Easy To Use, I'd Buy It Again, Features, Price
Cons: Packaging
Dan Recommends This Reliance Controls Product
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Steve P.
Verona, WI
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 11/22/13
REVIEWED
DEC.
19
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Transfer Switch
Just had it installed by my electrician, now just waiting to get my generator so I can test it out. Electrician commented on it being a very nice setup
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Features, Price
Steve Recommends This Reliance Controls Product
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