United Rentals can help you get the power you need with our inventory of used transfer switches for sale. We understand the importance of power generation, especially when your projects have tight deadlines or emergencies arise. Our selection of transfer switches is exactly what you need to enable your generator. With used transfer switch options supporting up to 3,000 amps, you'll have all the energy you need to power through your jobsite tasks. We offer transfer switches in dual configurations and LEED-certified models or NEMA 1-rated ones. Also, rest assured that these switches can withstand daily wear and tear — they're rugged, reliable and portable for your convenience. Let United Rentals help you get powered up with a top-of-the-line transfer switch today.
Learn more about our transfer switches in our FAQ section below.
First, ensure that all circuit breakers are in the off position. Next, ensure the generator cord connects to the transfer switch or control panel. Turn on your generator and allow it to warm up. After the generator is up and running, change the transfer switch breakers to the generator position. From there, you can activate the circuits you need to use. Be sure to turn on circuits one at a time to avoid overloading the generator.
Transfer switches typically match the amp measurement on your generator or main breaker. For example, if you have a 100-amp generator outlet, you will need a 100-amp transfer switch.
The standard distance between the generator and the transfer switch is between 60 and 70 feet. This distance usually helps to cut down on generator noise and conserves energy, as electrical currents weaken the farther they travel.