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Inverter Bypass Switch Assembly

  • Posted on 05/28/2017
  • Filed under: Technical

Inverter bypass switch assemblies are used to bypass the inverter in case of inverter failure or maintenance. It allows to quickly power loads directly from a generator (or grid) by flipping switches as opposed to rewiring the system. We recommend them on all but the smallest off-grid systems.

Bypass switches come in two forms, isolated pole transfer switches, or ganged breaker assemblies that never allow both power sources to be paralleled or backfed.

Inverter Bypass concept. http://www.outbackpower.com/downloads/documents/technotes/ac_input_output_bypass.pdf