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Generac Homelink Manual Transfer Switch 30 amp 6-8 circuit kit

Model # 6853|Store SKU # 1001151352

Overview

Model # 6853 Store SKU # 1001151352

Generac's 6853 HomeLink Upgradeable Manual Transfer Switch is a pre-wired electrical device that's installed next to your home's circuit panel. During an outage, it delivers power to hard-wired appliances (such as furnace, well pump and lights) with the push of a button, safely and easily eliminating the need for multiple extension cords. It comes standard with 8 circuits, expandable to 10 circuits. When you're ready to install an automatic home standby generator, a certified electrician will change out the panel located in the HomeLink with an automatic switch upgrade panel and new faceplate and it's ready to be connected to a home standby generator (11 kW maximum).

  1. Upgradeable so it can later be converted to an automatic home standby transfer switch
  1. Power source indicator lights inform you when you have utility or generator power present
  1. Powers hard-wired appliances such as your furnace, well pump and lights
  1. 8 circuits, expandable to 10 circuits accepts standard, tandem, GFCI and Arc Fault breakers
  1. Works with generators equipped with GFCI outlets (no switch neutral accessory kit required)
  1. Prevents dangerous back-feeding to avoid injuring utility line workers

Specifications

Dimensions

Assembled Depth (in inches)
4
Assembled Height (in inches)
15.8
Assembled Weight (in lbs)
27.5
Assembled Width (in inches)
15.4
Packaged Depth (in inches)
26
Packaged Height (in inches)
7.75
Packaged Weight (In lbs)
27.5
Packaged Width (in inches)
19

Details

Automatic/Manual
Manual
Country of Origin
US-United States
Maximum Amperage (Amps)
30
Number of Phases
1
Voltage (volts)
240

Warranty / Certifications

5 Year Limited
Homelink Manual Transfer Switch 30 amp 6-8 circuit kitGenerac Homelink Manual Transfer Switch 30 amp 6-8 circuit kitGenerac's 6853 HomeLink Upgradeable Manual Transfer Switch is a pre-wired electrical device that's installed next to your home's circuit panel. During an outage, it delivers power to hard-wired appliances (such as furnace, well pump and lights) with the push of a button, safely and easily eliminating the need for multiple extension cords. It comes standard with 8 circuits, expandable to 10 circuits. When you're ready to install an automatic home standby generator, a certified electrician will change out the panel located in the HomeLink with an automatic switch upgrade panel and new faceplate and it's ready to be connected to a home standby generator (11 kW maximum).
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1001151352
Homelink Manual Transfer Switch 30 amp 6-8 circuit kit is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 37.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great unit I have installed these for customers and am very happy with the quality and operation. I recommend getting a 120/240 volt generator to power your 240 volt and 120 volt loads. Trevor, TLX Electric Port Moody BC
Date published: 2021-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent produit Excellent produit. Prévoir des boîtes de jonction puisque le code oblige d’isoler les connections de fils à l’extérieur du panneau.
Date published: 2020-08-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from After installing this device, simulated a power outage in my... After installing this device, simulated a power outage in my home. Plugged in my generator to the outside plug and the transfer switch light (amber) came on showing generator power. Pressed the switch and each of the areas/devices I had selected power on; no issues. Restored power on the main circuit breaker and the mains light (green) came on. Switched back over to utility power; no issues. Turned off the generator and the amber light went off. When utility power goes out, plug in the generator and activate this transfer switch. No need to turn switches off/on in the main circuit breaker. Excellent product.
Date published: 2020-07-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Thanks... Thanks
Date published: 2020-06-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rating provided by a verified purchaser... Rating provided by a verified purchaser
Date published: 2020-06-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from works perfectly... easy to install..... a must buy!!!! bought 4-2020.... works perfectly... easy to install..... a must buy!!!! bought 4-2020....
Date published: 2020-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The product itself seems to be constructed out of high... The product itself seems to be constructed out of high grade materials. Installation was pretty straight forward after watching a few youtube videos. It would have been nice if the packaging listed the items that were not included on the box itself: 10/3 romex and 50A double pole breaker.
Date published: 2020-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Meilleur choix, qualité prix J’ai fait le bon choix, c’est le produit le mieux adapté. Même mon électricien m’a dit que c’était un bon produit et c´est le meilleur Compte tenue de tout le contenu de la boite. c’est le meilleur choix possible et de bonne qualité,maintenant il va le recommander à ces clients. Merci.
Date published: 2020-03-06
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Is this Transfer switch kit approved for use in Canada? and what is all included in this kit ?

Asked by: Jason
Yes it is approved for use in Canada. It notes in the instructions that you are not allowed to make connections inside your existing panel (Canada). So you will need to remove the circuits you want (for the generac panel) from your existing panel and enter them directly into the generac panel. If they are too short you will have to add junction boxes to extend them. The kit comes with the generac panel, a short piece of conduit, the exterior generator receptacle. and a cable to plug your generator into this receptacle. You will need a cable to run from the generac panel to the exterior generator receptacle. Trevor
Answered by: Trevor TLX Electric
Date published: 2021-01-31

can this only be used on 110 breakers. My well pump is 220V and I would like to power it in an outage.

Asked by: richard20541
Hi Richard, Yes you can definitely connect 208 - 240 volt loads (2 hot wires), to this panel. you will need a 120/240v generator to run these loads in a power outage. I recently installed this for a customer to run a 240v well pump as well as other loads in the home. Trevor, TLX Electric
Answered by: Trevor TLX Electric
Date published: 2021-01-14

What is the difference between Model 6853 and model 6854? thanks

Asked by: PeterP
The model 6853 has a resin power inlet box while the 6854 has an aluminum power inlet box.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2020-01-08

how long is the extension cord?

Asked by: PeterP
In order to locate this information we will need a model number for the unit you are referring to. Once you have the model number please give us a call at 888-GENERAC (436-3722), and we can locate the correct information.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2019-12-24

if I purchase a generator do I need this transfer switch

Asked by: Brandy
To better answer your question. It all depends what you want to do. A transfer box is installed to your electrical panel so that when the power goes out you fire up your portable generator and you turn on the transfer switch to automatically power up the selected breakers in your electrical panel. For example, you would set up your fridge and freezer, furnace, some plugs/lights in the house to the transfer box. When the power goes out , you switch on the transfer box which diverts your selected breakers to work though the generator. If you choose this option, you should get a 7500 watt generator . You could get away with a 5000 watt but it all depends on what you are going to power up in your house with the transfer box. In my house, I have a fridge, freezer, propane furnace motor, well pump, kitchen lights, plugs in living room connected to tv and my office plug with the internet and portable phone connection and desk lamp. A transfer box must be installed by a licensed electrician. OPTION 2: This option is to just plug in extension cords to the generator and run them through the house. WARNING: The longer the extension, the less power you get out of it. For example, if you run a 100ft regular extension cord (usually rated at 14 gauge) to your fridge or freezer, you will most likely burn out the motor on your appliance. It could even start a fire. 14-Gauge Cords: Any 14-gauge cord between 0 and 50 feet long will adequately handle loads between 10 and 15 amps. 12-Gauge Cords: If your tool load is between 10 and 15 amps and the length of the cord is 50 to 100 feet, you need a 12-gauge cord to safely power any tool. This is a great extension cord for many purposes.
Answered by: PeterP
Date published: 2020-11-26
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