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Old 11-11-2016, 07:12 PM   #1
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Manual transfer switch

I have a 99 e350 I have been converting for almost a year now and have it completely built out and have begun installing an electrical system completely independent from the vans original electrical system.

Xantrex freedom hfs 1000 inverter/charger
Honda 2000 generator
180 ah deep cell 12v battery bank

My question is for separating "shore power" (which I plan to only have a 15amp inlet) from my other incoming source of power, the generator, can I get away with using something simple like this :

Newmar SS 3.0 Transfer Switch - Newmar SSSWITCH30 - AC Circuit Panels - Electrical Parts - Electrical - Boatersland Marine

Looks to me as if I can switch back and forth between gen and shore but would never bridge the gap accidentally.

Any thoughts are greatly appreciated.
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Old 11-12-2016, 11:01 AM   #2
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That would work, but a <$20dollar DPDT on-off-on switch would do the same thing. just make sure to get one rated for your max amperage.
https://www.amazon.com/Toggle-Switch...-off-on+switch
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Old 11-12-2016, 12:48 PM   #3
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Keeping it simple. Thanks for the reply. That particular switch is only 30amps for 12v but I see now simple switches that can handle the 30 amps on 120v also for almost the same price. Seems like the ticket.
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