Got a transfer switch for the generator installed last week. One of our neighbours’ son is a licensed electrician and was willing to install one for us. He came by with a 10 circuit switch and a few hours later it was installed next to the main breaker panel.
Thirty feet of 10 gauge 220V cable is just long enough to run from the transfer switch to the front porch where the generator will end up sitting if it needs to be deployed.
The switch is arranged in two banks each with three 15A and two 20A circuits. A watt meter shows the load on each bank. The instructions for the switch say to keep the load on each bank within 1 kW of each other.
Ran a quick test of the switch over the weekend and it works great. We’re all ready for the next long power outage now.