Home Generator Interlock Kit on a GE Main Breaker Exterior Wall Before Generator Inlet Installed

Exterior Wall Before Generator Inlet Installed

A Completed Main Breaker Interlock Kit Installation on an Existing GE Circuit Breaker Panel

This is the area that the homeowner chose to have the generator inlet boxinstalled. It is next to the garage door.

Article 445 in the National Electrical Code covers generators. You should also read article 702 entitled “Optional Standby Systems”. Article 250 is also applicable as are others that may be contingent on the type of wiring methods used.

This is the completed interlock kit installation. The main breaker handle gets pushed down to the "Off" position. Then the generator circuit breaker can be pushed "On". When the utility company restores power, the generator breaker is pushed "Off" and the main breaker handle is free to be pushed up to the "On" position.
The completed interlock kit installation with many of the circuits labeled. The red arrows point to labels that were provided by the interlock kit manufacturer and must be installed as per the instructions supplied with the interlock kit. The yellow tape marks are there to help the homeowner choose some of the important circuits to be powered by the generator. When the utility company power goes out, this basement will be dark until the portable generator is powered up..