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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 4.2 out of 5 by 17.
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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good but not perfect There are some things that need to be changed, but overall good quality none the less. Would prefer to have a double pole 20A breaker instead of the 30A (who needs to do laundry when the powers out anyways, had to buy a 20A instead... would be better for Well Pump or Hot Water Heater). Also normal knockouts preinstalled would be better than the single one included. Installing more 15A circuits with the mini style breaker is hard since the conduit is already pretty full. Last thing would be a cover that was hinged to make it easier to take the cover off and disconnect the plug for the front switch.
Date published: 2022-03-21
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 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
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Quality Control Issues The unit works fine now, however, there were some defects upon the box opening. 1) The side of the panel tub had a fair size dent in it. 2) The Load 1 lug screw seems as if it was partially stripped - hard to screw in. 3) One of the coil wires was pinched behind the metal mounting frame.
Date published: 2021-11-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not enough information Just bought this unit to hook up my inverter generator which is 120V. No where on the box nor on the Home Depot specs does it say it is for 240V only. The only place it says this is on page 3 of the manual. I just wasted a whole day driving to get the thing and take it back
Date published: 2021-08-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great transfer switch Great transfer switch and very easy to operate. The only downside is that you will need a knockout punch to install it in Canada as it does not have pre-drilled holes on it. That is why I give 4 stars.
Date published: 2019-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy install Best perchase ever. Arrived on time. Very easy to install. Does not come with 30 amp breaker
Date published: 2018-11-25
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Will this switch work with a 120V generator?

Asked by: Alex B
For Generac HomeLink, model #6853, the transfer switch has the ability to work with a floating neutral generator, but we recommend working with a dealer of ours to verify it will work for your specific application. All of our dealers can be located online at www.generac.com/dealer-locator.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2022-08-01

Can I use the 15-Amp Single Pole 120-volt Plug-On Combination AFCI Breaker series QP in this?

Asked by: Charles
For Generac HomeLink, model #6853, the transfer switch has the ability to work with a floating neutral generator, but we recommend working with a dealer of ours to verify it will work for your specific application. All of our dealers can be located online at www.generac.com/dealer-locator.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2022-08-01

can I use a 60AMP DBL Pole to connect to main panel?

Asked by: Charles
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). We recommend working with an authorized Generac dealer as they will be better able to assist you. If you need assistance finding a local dealer, we recommend using our dealer locator found here: http://www.generac.com/dealer-locator.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2022-07-11

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: 2021-12-02

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: 2021-03-12

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: 2021-03-12

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: 2021-01-31
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