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Old 03-29-2014, 08:57 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Astro View Post
Also if you are going to get a transfer switch installed it may not be bad idea to have a single non-essential circuit excluded from the transfer so that you can see when the power comes back on. No need to run your batteries down more than is necessary.
The transfer switches I've seen cannot work this way.

I've often thought about just putting a little neon bulb on the grid side of the transfer switch to indicated its uppedness.

But for now, looking at the neighbours' houses suffices. If you have a so-called "smart meter," I think it can tell you when the grid is up, as well.
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