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Best Power Transfer Systems

Top-Rated & Best-Selling Power Transfer Systems

By  | Generator Product Expert

There is a huge difference between a cheap power transfer system and the best power transfer system.

We've compiled Top 10 lists of best-selling, top-rated and expert recommended power transfer systems.

The lists aren't identical, but they feature some of the same models. Usually, consumers gravitate toward our expert recommendations.

Top 10 Selling Power Transfer Systems

Top 10 Rated Power Transfer Systems

Recommended Power Transfer Systems

Top Power Transfer Systems
Reliance Controls Pro/Tran 2 - 30-Amp Power Transfer Switch Kit for Portable Generators (10 Circuit)
$399.00
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These indoor surface mount transfer switches are designed for fast installation in residential and commercial applications. The 18-inch flexible conduit whip attaches easily to the load center and all wires are clearly marked. Simply select the circu...
Reliance Controls 50-Amp (120/240V 10-Circuit) Power Transfer System (25' Cord) w/ Interchangeable Breakers
This model offers very similar features to our good and best options but gives you more circuits to work with. You can also run a generator up to 12,500 watts and 50 Amps. You will have to get the conduit, since this does not come with this kit. 10 T...
Reliance Controls Pro/Tran 2 - 30-Amp Power Transfer Switch Kit for Portable Generators (6 Circuit)
These indoor surface mount transfer switches are designed for fast installation in residential and commercial applications. The 18-inch flexible conduit whip attaches easily to the load center and all wires are clearly marked. Simply select the circu...
Top Gen-Cords
Powermate 30-Amp 25-Foot Convenience Cord (4-Prong)
$99.00
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There are lots of these cords on the market, but the Powermate cord in unique in that allows you to plug in one item into the "red" side and one into the "blue" side and have a constant amp draw on both sides. Similar cords on the market that have th...
Firman 1120 - 30-Amp (4-Prong) 25-Foot Convenience Cord w/ 4-20 Amp Outlets
$71.99
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This 25ft 10 gauge cord is good for utilizing the power of the generator and giving you 4 outlets to work with instead of 1. This cord is new from Firman and we think it is a great addition. ...
Generac 6112 - 30-Amp (4-Prong) Convenience Cord w/ 4-20 Amp Outlets
$74.99
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f you use extension cords, consider getting a Gen-Cord. They are more efficient. You simply plug the all-weather cord into your 30-amp generator outlet then run it inside through an open door or window. The plug on the inside splits into four 120-vol...
Generator cordThe most common way to use a portable electric generator is to place it outdoors, then run extension cords through an open window or door to the chosen appliances.

This common method has several drawbacks that a single generator extension cord can fix.

With traditional extension cords:

1. You can only restore power to appliances with cords. Hardwired items, like furnace fans, well pumps and ceiling fans, don't have cords. Therefore, you can't power them with an extension cord.

2. If the cords are too long, the resulting power drop may damage the generator and appliances. And, if they are placed under rugs or carpets, heat can build up and spark a fire.

3. It's time consuming stringing a bunch of extension cords together. The power could be restored by the time you get everything set up.

Gen-Cords

Briggs & Stratton 20-Amp Gen-CordA Gen-Cord eliminates these issues.

You simply plug the all-weather cord into your 20- or 30-amp generator outlet then run it inside through an open door or window.

The plug on the inside splits into either three or four 120-volt outlets, where you can plug in several household appliances or additional extension cords.

Sizing your gen-cord is extremely simple.

If the MOST POWERFUL OUTLET on your generator is 30-amps (4-prong), you'll need a 30-amp (4-prong) cord.

If it's a 30-amp (3-prong) outlet, you'll need a 30-amp (3-prong) cord.

 

 
 

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