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Home Generator Systems

Installation & Operator’s Manual

100/200 Amp

Automatic Transfer Switch

Manual No. 200010GS Rev. B (11/06/07)

Thank you for your purchase of this Briggs & Stratton Power Products Automatic Transfer Switch. This product is intended for use with Briggs & Stratton Home Standby Generator sets and therefore may not function with generators produced by other manufacturers. Seek a qualified electrical professional to determine applicability of this equipment to generators aside from those manufactured by Briggs & Stratton. This is an optional home standby system which provides an alternate source of electric power and to serve loads such as a gas furnace, refrigeration and communication systems that, when stopped during any power outage, could cause discomfort, or the like. This product DOES NOT qualify for emergency standby as defined by NFPA 70 (NEC).

This manual contains safety information to make you aware of the hazards and risks associated with transfer switches and how to avoid them. Briggs & Stratton has made every effort to provide for a safe, streamlined andcost-effectiveinstallation. Each installation is unique, it is impossible to know of and advise of all conceivable procedures and methods by which installation might be achieved. We do not know all possible hazards and/or the results of each method or procedure.Save these instructions for future reference.

This transfer switch requires installation before use. Refer to the Installation section of this manual for instructions on installation procedures. Only licensed electrical contractors should install transfer switches. Installations must strictly comply with all applicable federal, state and local codes, standards and regulations.

Where to Find Us

You never have to look far to find Briggs & Stratton support and service for your transfer switch. Consult your Yellow Pages. There are many Briggs & Stratton authorized service dealers worldwide who provide quality service. You can also contact Briggs & Stratton Customer Service by phone at (800) 743-4115,or on the Internet at BRIGGSandSTRATTON.COM.

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Briggs & Stratton Power Products Group, LLC

900 North Parkway

Jefferson, WI 53549

Copyright © 2007 Briggs & Stratton Power Products Group, LLC. All rights reserved. No part of this material may be reproduced or transmitted in any form by any means without the express written permission of Briggs & Stratton Power Products Group, LLC.

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Table of Contents

Important Safety Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

For the Home Owner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

Owner Orientation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

Installer Responsibilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

Equipment Description. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

Unpacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

Mounting Guidelines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

System Setup. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

Supervisory Control Wiring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

Wiring Interconnections. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

Controls. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

Testing the Automatic Transfer Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

Specifications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

Transfer Switch Schematic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Transfer Switch Wiring Diagram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

Transfer Switch Exploded View & Parts List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

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Important Safety Instructions

This is the safety alert symbol. It is used to alert you to potential personal injury hazards. Obey all safety messages that follow this symbol to avoid possible injury or death.

The safety alert symbol () is used with a signal word (DANGER, CAUTION, WARNING), a pictorial and/or a safety message to alert you to hazards.DANGER indicates a hazard which, if not avoided,will result in death or serious injury.WARNING indicates a hazard which, if not avoided,could result in death or serious injury.CAUTION indicates a hazard which, if not avoided,might result in minor or moderate injury.NOTICE indicates a situation that could result in equipment damage. Follow safety messages to avoid or reduce the risk of injury or death.

The manufacturer cannot possibly anticipate every possible circumstance that might involve a hazard. The warnings in this manual, and the tags and decals affixed to the unit are, therefore, not all-inclusive.If you use a procedure, work method or operating technique that the manufacturer does not specifically recommend, you must satisfy yourself that it is safe for you and others. You must also make sure that the procedure, work method or operating technique that you choose does not render the transfer switch unsafe.

WARNING

Failure to properly ground transfer switch can result in electrocution.

DO NOT touch bare wires or receptacles.

DO NOT use transfer switch with worn, frayed, bare or otherwise damaged wiring.

DO NOT handle electrical cords while standing in water, while barefoot, or while hands or feet are wet.

If you must work around a unit while it is operating, stand on an insulated dry surface to reduce shock hazard.

DO NOT allow unqualified persons or children to operate or service transfer switch.

In case of an accident caused by electrical shock, immediately shut down the source of electrical power and contact local authorities. Avoid direct contact with the victim.

WARNING

Transfer Switch contains hazardous voltage that can cause personal injury or death.

Despite the safe design of the transfer switch, operating this equipment imprudently, neglecting its maintenance or being careless can cause possible injury or death.

WARNING

Only qualified electricians should attempt installation of this system, which must strictly comply with applicable codes, standards and regulations.

WARNING

Low voltage wire cannot be installed in same conduit as power voltage wiring.

Failure to follow above warning could cause personal injury, damage and/or malfunction of equipment.

NOTICE

Improper treatment of transfer switch can damage it and shorten its life.

Use transfer switch only for intended uses.

If you have questions about intended use, ask dealer or contact Briggs and Stratton Power Products.

DO NOT expose transfer switch to excessive moisture, dust, dirt, or corrosive vapors.

Remain alert at all times while working on this equipment. NEVER work on the equipment when you are physically or mentally fatigued.

If connected devices overheat, turn them off and turn off their circuit breaker/fuse.

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