Hello and thanks in advance, I would like to buy the Generlink 40 Amp Meter Mounted Transfer Switch but my champion generator puts out 50 amps. Will this overload the switch. I know it will only let 40amps into my panel and I'm fine with that. i just don't want to overload anything. Thanks
Doesn't appear to be a problem. Supposedly, UL approved the instructions along with the device, and the instructions plainly invite you to plug in any generator with a compatible socket.
The instructions state the meter device has internal overload sensing/protection, and if your generator delivers more than 40A (because you drew that much), it will automatically disconnect the generator for you.
This doesn't even require any extra hardware; presumably if you overload the generator, it simply throws the transfer switch to utility power (which is dead, obviously). Rather clever.