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Artherc

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This question is two-fold. My TS-30 transfer switch failed in my 1986 Beaver Marquis and need to know if I can replace it with an ATS-301 switch and if not can I bypass the switch altogether.

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Can’t say I’m too familiar with the switch monikers that you site (other than the 30a part), but by bypassing the ATS switch you might run the risk of a short circuit or fire if inadvertently attempting two competing power sources (shore and genny) simultaneously…FWIW, ATS switches typically have inputs for two power sources (and one output to the main panel), and are designed to keep the two sources sequestered…

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Artherc wrote:

This question is two-fold. My TS-30 transfer switch failed in my 1986 Beaver Marquis and need to know if I can replace it with an ATS-301 switch and if not can I bypass the switch altogether.


Mine failed also, for me the reason was that either they used a 30A transfer switch on a 50 amp system or it was just a bad transfer switch. either way I made them upgrade it to the proper TS-50 and havent had an issue since.

if your trailer is 30 amp and not 50 amp many go power had a bad batch of them but the TS-30 is a good quality and rumor is they are actualy progressive dynamics. I would stick with the go power over paralax, here it is cheeper and gets better reviews on amazon.

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The original transfer switch work fine for a while but failed over time. It started making a clicking noise and then failed after a month. I am living in this and it is important that I get it fixed and I cannot afford to pay a pro.

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Artherc wrote:

The original transfer switch work fine for a while but failed over time. It started making a clicking noise and then failed after a month. I am living in this and it is important that I get it fixed and I cannot afford to pay a pro.


Paying a pro would be cheaper than calling the fire dept.

Seriously, though this isn't all of that bad a job, making a mistake on this can have dire consequences.



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With a gen don't eliminate the ATS unless you want to manually plug either the shore or gen cables into the cord to the CB panel which requires some rewiring. Need 2 male plugs, 1 female and probably some additional wire.


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Posted: 07/25/21 08:08pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Artherc wrote:

This question is two-fold. My TS-30 transfer switch failed in my 1986 Beaver Marquis and need to know if I can replace it with an ATS-301 switch and if not can I bypass the switch altogether.
YES on the ATS-301
YES on the bypass.


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How do I bypass? The power cord goes directly to the main breaker and then to the transfer switch. I'm not sure what to do with the wires to the transfer switch.

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Unplug and open the transfer switch box. Use two LARGE wire nuts and connect the cord input to the output. Hot to Hot, Neutral to Neutral, ground should already be connected straight through. This will remove the generator.

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Artherc wrote:

How do I bypass? The power cord goes directly to the main breaker and then to the transfer switch. I'm not sure what to do with the wires to the transfer switch.


You shouldn’t attempt this unless you know exactly what you are doing…There could be unintended adverse consequences - just saying…

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