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Do you want to install a 200 amp transfer switch at this time? Do you know what kind of generator you want to add in the future? When a generator and transfer switch work together they have wiring that goes between them. There are different configurations with different packages. I have installed similar generators with different wiring.
Are your Square D breakers in bad shape? Is the panel in bad shape?
Is this equipment outside or is it inside equipment?
Yes, I want to install a 200 amp automatic transfer switch transfer switch and yes my square d circuit breakers are in bad shape, that's why I am putting in a new panel and breakers. My old panel is still in good condition. My 200 amp square d panel is inside, everything else is outside. I want to know if there is a wiring diagram, that I can look at, so I can see how this whole system is wired? Or, if someone can tell me how it's wired.
Is the existing panel and meter inside?
Until you get your generator you won't know the wiring required to match the transfer switch with the generator. Since your existing generator is not an automatic start generator I would suggest installing a new meter socket and feeding a 200 amp square D panel inside and installing a generator lock out to make this panel a manual transfer switch. Square D has this part to adapt the 200 amp main breaker panels for this purpose.Leave room to add a transfer switch to run the whole house at a later date. This way you don't buy something that in 2 years won't configure with the generators available.
I can provide part numbers for Square D parts for you here to do this.
Yes please Provide part numbers for me and I will pay xtra, thanks Wayne
The exsiting panel and meter is outside, I only want to put the new panel inside, everything else outside the house.
If you are not going to use the meter/main you should take it out and install a meter socket in it's place. This will give you more space for a transfer switch in the future.
For a Square D Homeline 200 amp panel with a QOM2 2 pole 200 amp main breaker the part is HOMCGK2. If you use a QO panel the part is QOCGK2. A typical Homeline panel is the HOM3040M200TC which is a 30 space 40 circuit panel and is available in a value pack with breakers included. The number for this package is HOMVP9.