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Old 07-19-2018, 10:04 PM   #1
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26 fhs xlr where is transfer switch

Bought an Onan 4.0 genset, need to hook wires up to the transfer switch. Can't find it. Can someone please tell me where to hook up the white, black and green wires? Thanks
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Old 07-20-2018, 07:46 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum its a great place to get your questions answered. Myself I could only provide you an educated guess as to the actual position I will leave that to other forum members who will have the answer.
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Old 07-20-2018, 08:15 AM   #3
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if you just bought the generator that says you do not already have one installed in which case there would be no need for a transfer switch.
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Old 07-21-2018, 10:00 AM   #4
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Electrical engineer here. You definitely need a transfer switch if you are installing a gen unless you want to kill someone and cause a lot of damage. If your RV has a generator prep package there will be one installed along with cables pulled into the generator compartment. In my 29HFS it is located in a compartment under the bed.

If you do not have a transfer switch don't install the generator without one. That switch isolates the generator power from the incoming shore power.
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Not sure where it is but here is what mine looks like.

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Old 07-22-2018, 08:25 AM   #6
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Some motor homes with generators do not have a transfer switch. The generator output goes to a 30 amp outlet in the wire storage compartment. If you want to use the generator you just plug the shore power cord into that outlet and you start the generator.
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That serves the same purpose as a transfer switch, the point being both possible power sources are isolated.
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Old 07-22-2018, 08:53 AM   #8
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It is recommended also to plug the shore power cord into the generator outlet anytime it is not plugged in to shore power. That way if you want to remote start the generator you can do that and have generator power without stopping or getting out of the MH. This of course is if you have a hard wired shore power cord.
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My Class A was like that I was the transfer switch
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