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

  • Hello, and welcome to Home Improvement. How do you know that it will only let 40A into the panel; does it have its own breaker? – Daniel Griscom Mar 2 at 19:22
  • GenerLink 40 Amp Meter Mounted Transfer Switch with 75kA Per Phase Surge Protection – Rundeep66 Mar 2 at 19:32
  • this is the model number MA24-S – Rundeep66 Mar 2 at 19:33
  • Is there a reason you are going for a meter-mounted transfer switch configuration, instead of something more integrated into your house's electrical system? – ThreePhaseEel Mar 3 at 1:49
  • Wow, a generator-industry-supplied transfer switch that actually makes sense. The wiring is simplicity itself. Much as I'm in love with the $23 Siemens transfer switch, this one is a real ATS with onboard overcurrent protection. – Harper - Reinstate Monica Mar 3 at 2:15

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.

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