Everyone knows what a generator is, but do you know what an interlocking system is and how you and your family can benefit from one? A generator interlock kit is a device designed to allow safe backfeeding of a home through a portable generator during power outages. This eliminates unsafe generator backfeeding situations that could potentially electrocute power linemen or destroy the generator.
Confused? Well, to understand the benefits you have to understand what backfeeding means. Backfeeding occurs when electric power is being induced into the local power grid. Power flows in the opposite direction from its usual flow. Not only is this unsafe, but is illegal!
Some people have a manual transfer switch, but the problem is that you’ll need extension cords to connect all of your appliances to your generator. Running these cords through your home creates the hazards of tripping and falling, and even causing a fire. A big issue with transfer switches is that furnaces and water heaters can’t be connected by cord so these devices simply won’t work until power is restored.
Thankfully, there’s a solution – a way to connect your generator to your panel without a transfer switch: An interlock kit. The Interlock Kit is more affordable than transfer switches. AJP Electric can easily mount an interlock device to your existing electrical panel. If you need to upgrade your electrical pane, we can do that too! We can even help you decide what generator to order. We can take care of everything for you, typically in one day or less.
Call us at 1-860-875-7755 or fill out our form to find out how we can help you prepare for any electrical eventuality.