Saturday, May 05, 2018

The magic "click"

Yesterday we arrived at my brother Nick and family without anything messing up on the motorhome so that was good news.  Maybe, hopefully everything has played out.

After having supper and sitting around visiting for a while I just had to open up the package containing the new Progressive  Automatic Transfer Switch and checking out the schematic diagram
of the wiring. It looked pretty much simple to do the wiring.

So this morning Nick and I began the change over from the old one.  The wiring was different since the switch was different.  There was  a lot of wire cutting because the connections were so different.
We had to go to Home Depot to buy a wire clamp and some new screws.
First was wiring in the load side which was to power the house side.  When that was finished then it was to wire in the generator.  After that it was time to start the generator to see what would happen.
With the generator started and waiting the 30 seconds or so we heard the beautiful sound of the "click" with the switch  engaging  and powering the house electric.

Next was wiring the ac side with that and then plugging in the power  cord I heard a "kerr-plunk"  I knew it was the switch to power the house.

So with two old guys doing the work of installing the automatic transfer switch and taking two maybe two and a half hours we thought we did pretty good.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

1 comment:

our awesome travels said...

Nice that you got that issue taken care of, successfully, we had ours related about 4 years ago, works great once again.