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The Reliance Controls 30-amp (120/240v 10-circuit) transfer switch w/ interchangeable breakers has been discontinued and is not available for purchase at this time.

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

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Reliance Controls Electric Generators and AccessoriesModel: Q310C
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Type
Manual
Amp Rating
30 @ 240 Volts (Single Phase)
Circuits
10
Enclosure
NEMA 1R
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
Product Specs
Voltage
120/240 Single-Phase
Frequency
60 Hertz
Rated Watts
7500 Watts
Rated Amps
30 @ 240 Volts (Single Phase) Amps
Enclosure
NEMA 1R
Conduit Length
18
Number of Circuit Breakers
10
Max Generator Input
30 Amps
Maximum Wattage
7500 Watts
UL Listed
Yes
Transfer Switch Circuits
15A 120V
6
20A 240V
1
30A 240V
1
Circuit Breaker Protection
Each Circuit
Overview
Made in USA
Yes
Weight
20 Pounds
Product Length
13 Inches
Product Width
11.75 Inches
Product Height
4.5 Inches
Consumer Warranty
2 Years
UPC
815181010386
Model
Q310C
  9 Questions
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?

Thanks

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


by Mike, Product Expert

Reliance Controls Q310C Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
5/5
Quality
5/5
Performance
5/5
Value
5/5
Overall
4.8 out of 54.8 out of 54.8 out of 54.8 out of 54.8 out of 5
Pros
Easy To Use (13)
I'd Buy It Again (9)
High Quality (9)
Features (7)
Reliable (6)
Cons
Expensive (3)
Heavy (2)
Should Offer Single Pole... (1)
Bad Instructions (1)
Packaging (1)
96% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
44 Reviews  Sort by 
 
Gary W.
Petoskey, MI
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 1/12/16
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
FEB.
03
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Very Good Quality
I am impressed with the quality of the Reliance 10 circuit transfer switch, which I recently purchased from Electric Generators Direct. I chose to have the unit professionally installed, but I did feel confident that I could install it myself, after review of the instructions. My electrician was also glad that I purchased the Reliance unit.
Gary Recommends This Reliance Controls Product
Gary's Experience With Electric Generators Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Your shipping was very fast, you had it on a truck the same day I ordered it. and the package arrived in excellent condition. Your website is also easy to use. Good Job!!"
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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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Jeff Trasak
Atkins, IA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 12/13/09
REVIEWED
DEC.
23
2009
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Quality Product - Straight Forward Installation
I chose this unit based upon the number of circuits I wanted to run.

I used the PB30 power inlet box and the 10 ft long 30 amp power cord for connection to the generator. The Reliance Controls installation instructions are very clear, and the diagrams are very good.

I spent about 8 hrs total installing everything, checking it twice. I experienced no issues once connected to the generator. With a little homework prior to the install, I had a very good power balance according to the... more
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Paul
REVIEWED
MAY.
05
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Reliance Controls Generator Switch
I mounted the 30 amp Reliance switch in the back of a bedroom closet in three hours the evening of the day it arrived. The next day the connections were made inside the home breaker panel. This took four hours for completion but was very easy to do. Most of my time was spent verifying the circuits to be connected to the unit. The switch functioned well from the start and I have had no problems with this switch. I have been very pleased with this product.
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Barry
Malverne, NY
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 2/11/13
REVIEWED
FEB.
28
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Transfer Switch
I ordered the Q310C quite sometime after Sandy in Early February. EGD had them back ordered expecting shipment about 2/28/13. It was shipped earlier and I received it in 2 days. Great service and reliability. As far as the Transfer Switch Panel, I received it yesterday and have it already installed today with 5 circuits to go. I had everything pre mapped out and the circuits all chosen. Totally suggest doing that. I mounted the wood panel on the wall also prior to arrival. The line from the... more
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Paul P.
Clinton, CT
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 12/11/13
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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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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Harry M.
Havertown, PA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 2/7/15
REVIEWED
MAR.
01
2015
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
No Directions
So the switch I recieved doesn't look like the one pictured.

It didn't have any directions and the one I can find online don't match what must be a newer version
Cons: Heavy, Bad Instructions
Harry Recommends This Reliance Controls Product
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Gary C.
Conyers, GA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 1/19/15
REVIEWED
FEB.
10
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Reliance Controls
Great product and very easy install.... I am not an electrical guy at all and did this myself...
Gary Recommends This Reliance Controls Product
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