Upgradeable Switch transfers power to generator source in outages.

Press Release Summary:

Offered in 3 models that include 8 circuits but can hold up to 10, HomeLink™ Upgradeable Manual Transfer Switch lets homeowners push one button to switch to portable generator source during outages in order to power hard-wired circuits in residence. Design also lets electricians change out subpanel, which prepares prewired switch for automatic home generator to back up essential circuits (max 11 kW). Lights indicate when utility or generator power is available/being used.

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Generac Power Systems Launches HomeLink Upgradeable Manual Transfer Switch

HomeLink lets homeowners easily switch to portable generator power during outages and upgrade to automatic home backup generator at a later time

WAUKESHA, Wis. – Generac Power Systems, a leading designer and manufacturer of backup power generators and engine-powered tools, announced today it has expanded its residential transfer switch product line with the addition of the HomeLink™ Upgradeable Manual Transfer Switch.

With one push of a button, this versatile, innovative transfer switch allows homeowners to easily harness the power of their portable generator to power hard-wired circuits in their home. And when homeowners decide to upgrade to an automatic home backup generator, HomeLink is designed so electricians can simply change out the subpanel, conveniently preparing the prewired switch for an automatic home generator to back up essential circuits (max 11 kW). This saves homeowners money because all the circuits have already been wired.

"This is a great product for homeowners because it provides an affordable and safe solution for backup power with a portable generator," said Brian Sell, senior product manager, Generac Power Systems. "Another benefit is the versatility it offers to upgrade to a Generac automatic home backup generator later."

As with other Generac transfer switches, HomeLink is a prewired electrical device that is installed next to a home's utility panel. During an outage, it allows a backup generator to deliver power to hard-wired appliances, such as a furnace, refrigerator or well pump. Power indicator lights show homeowners when they have utility power or generator power.

Customers can choose from three different models. All include eight circuits, but can hold a maximum of 10. Each switch comes standard with a five-year, limited warranty.

HomeLink is available through all participating Generac distribution partners. To find an outlet near you, visit www.Generac.com or call 1-888-GENERAC.

About Generac (NYSE: GNRC)

Since 1959, Generac has been a leading designer and manufacturer of a wide range of generators and engine-powered products. Generac's power products are available through a broad network of independent dealers, retailers, wholesalers and equipment rental companies. For more information on Generac and its product line, visit www.generac.com Become a fan on Facebook at Generac Residential Products and follow Generac on Twitter @Generac.


Heather Gaedtke

Cramer-Krasselt Public Relations



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Generac Marketing Communications

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