Generator control and operation, Operating unit with manual transfer switch – LG 30kW User Manual
GENERATOR CONTROL AND
Refer to the appropriate control panel operator’s
manual for this unit.
OPERATING UNIT WITH MANUAL
If the generator was installed in conjunction with a
transfer switch capable of manual operation only, the
following procedure applies. A manually operated
transfer switch is one that will not provide automatic
start-up and does not include an intelligence circuit.
ENGINE START-UP AND TRANSFER
For additional information, refer to the applicable
control panel manual for this unit, as well as any lit-
erature pertaining to the specific transfer switch.
The Maintenance Disconnect Switch and the
AUTO/OFF/MANUAL switches (if so equipped)
must be set properly, or the generator will crank
and start as soon as the utility power to the
transfer switch is turned off. Refer to applicable
control panel and transfer switch manuals for
Do not proceed until certain that utility source
voltage is available to the transfer switch and
the transfer switch main contacts are set to
Do not attempt manual operation until all power
supplies to the transfer switch have been posi-
tively turned off, or extremely dangerous - pos-
sibly lethal - electrical shock will result.
Transfer switch enclosure doors should be kept
closed and locked. Only authorized personnel
should be allowed access to the transfer switch
interior. Extremely high and dangerous voltages
are present in the transfer switch.
In order to transfer load from the utility source to the
generator, follow these directions:
• Turn OFF or disconnect the utility power circuit
to the transfer switch, using the means provided
(such as the utility source main line circuit break-
• Set the transfer handle to its UTILITY (NORMAL)
position with load circuits connected to the utility
• Set the standby generator’s main line circuit break-
er to its OFF (or OPEN) position.
• Start the generator.