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Series 185 Light Duty Commercial & Residential Transfer Switches, Enclosed, Service Entrance & Load Center, Automatic & Manual
ASTR-185 (340)
100, 200, 230 & 400 Amp, Indoor & Outdoor, Light Duty,    >>>>Order online or call PowerPixie @ 707 542-2224 to take your order. GSA Pricing Available.
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  • Detailed Description
    SKU ASTR-185:   ASCO 185 Series Transfer Switches
    ASCO Transfer Switch Group -
    185 Series Automatic & Manual Transfer Switches - Enclosed - Standard, Service Entrance and Load Center.
    165 Series are discontinued as of May 2009.
    As the world leader in emergency and standby power transfer solutions, ASCO keeps your power on. ASCO, Automatic Transfer Switches safeguard homes and businesses. ASCO's extensive line of transfer switches is used to support data and telecommunications networks, industrial processes and critical installations from health care facilities to financial transaction centers. Over the past 70 years, ASCO has pioneered every major product innovation in power transfer technology. And ASCO is committed to providing a full range of quality-driven products, backed by 24-hour nationwide service support.
    185 Series, automatic and manual, 100, 200, 230 & 400 amps, Indoor or outdoor. Indoor units have steel cabinets, Outdoor units have aluminum
    cabinets.
    185P Series, automatic, 125 amps only, 12 or 20 circuits, indoor or outdoor.
    185PTLC Series, automatic and manual, 200 amp 30 circuit only, indoor only. < This model is recommended for telephone landline and cell sites, cable TV sites, weather stations, communications tower, tunnel power systems etc.
    185SE Series, automatic and manual, 200 and 225 amps, indoor or outdoor cabinets.

    All 185 Series switches are delivered in a compact design with 2 pole configuration only. Available in 120/240 VAC only. UL 1008 listed to 240 VAC for total system loads. True double-throw, inherently interlocked construction, to absolutely prohibit connecting both sources together.

    • Standard models in stock, dropped shipped to your location. FREE SHIPPING when purchased with a generator!
    • Available in Nema Type 1 and 3R enclosures.
    • Textured RAL 7035 light beige color aesthetically suitable for residential applications
    • Typical 100 Amp 185 Series Size: NEMA 1 size 14.25" W X 24"H X 8.25" D, 44 lbs., in a steel cabinet
    • Typical 100 Amp 185 Series Size: NEMA 3R size 16" X W 24" H X 10" D, 118 lbs., in an aluminum cabinet. See brochures for individual switch sizes. Sizes vary by amperage and indoor/outdoor cabinet type.
    • Adjustable 1-3 second time delay to overcome temporary utility outages.
    • 5-minute time delay on retransfer, to allow utility source to stabilize prior to transferring the load back to utility.
    • Adjustable 0-4 second time delay while on standby source to ignore momentary generator voltage dips
    • 10-second transfer to emergency time delay to allow the generator to stabilize after starting.
    • 15-second time delay after transfer to the standby source, to ignore momentary voltage dips on the generator during initial loading.
    • Adjustable 2 or 5-minute unloaded running time delay for generator cool-down before shutdown.
    • Fixed time delays helps make these switches economical. If you require changeable time delays use Series 300, see below.
    • Automatic units are mechanically held, electrically operated utilizing a reliable, field-proven single solenoid operator.
    • Manual units are mechanically held, mechanically operated by a handle on the side of the unit.
    • Manual models are identical to automatic models except that operation is manually initiated. Ideal for those applications that have manual start generators without provisions for automatic engine start. We recommend that customers use automatic switches which can be operated in manual mode. You cannot retrofit a manual switch to automatic in the field.
    • Automatic and manual units feature contacts that are easily accessible for easy inspection and preventive maintenance. Rated for standby applications and intended for use only in optional (non-critical) standby systems in accordance with the National Electrical Code. NEC/NFPA 70, Article 702. Note: Not intended for emergency or life-support systems.
    • Qualified and listed to CSA C22.2 No. 178 and UL 1008 automatic transfer equipment standards.
    • For technical data, dimensions, features, remote controls, monitoring, warranty and other information. See Additional Information below.
    • Other automatic switches available in "Enclosed" versions, Series 300 in larger sizes and with customer installable options. See ASCO Transfer Switch Group - Automatic Transfer Switches - Enclosed - Series 300
    • Other automatic switches available in "Open" versions, Series 300 for use in equipment rack systems, UL approved. See ASCO Transfer Switch Group - Automatic Transfer Switches - Open - Series 300

    Sequence of Operation - Automatic Switches

    See "Sequence of Operation" under Additional Information for details.

    When utility power fails for just 3 seconds or more, the Series 185 Automatic Transfer Switch signals the generator to start.
    In less than 30 seconds your electrical power is restored and life returns to normal.
    Once the Series 185 Automatic Transfer Switch senses utility power has reached an acceptable voltage level for a period of time, it automatically reconnects your home or business to commercial power.
    It then smoothly shuts the generator down after a one minute cool down period to extend generator life.
    The Series 185 Automatic Transfer Switch automatically performs a test to simulate utility power failure every 14 days.
    The user-friendly control panel also allows you to manually run a test at the push of a button.
    LED indicators let you know the availability of both power sources and transfer switch positions.

    ASCO 185 AUTOMATIC& MANUAL TRANSFER SWITCHES
    FEATURES AND SPECIFICATIONS

    User-friendly control interface with easy to understand symbols and visual indicators. Textured RAL 7035 light beige color
    Meets National Electrical Code (NEC) and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) requirements. Listed to UL1008 for total system loads (motors and all other electrical loads).
    Meets Article 702, NDPA-70 National Electric Code (NEC) requirements. Nominal service voltage 240V 50/60 hertz, single phase, 3 wire AC systems.
    Convenient terminals to connect neutral and ground conductors from service and load feeders. True double-throw contacts (no intentional off position), with inherent mechanical interlocking to prevent connection of generator and utility source.
    Bonding jumper on Neutral and Ground. Simulates a power failure every 14 days to exercise and test your generator.
    Adjustable 1 to 3-second time delay to override momentary utility source failures. 5-minute time delay on retransfer, to allow utility source to stabilize prior to transferring the load back to utility.
    Adjustable 0-4 second time delay while on standby source to ignore momentary generator voltage dips 10-second transfer to emergency time delay to allow the generator to stabilize after starting
    15-second time delay after transfer to the standby source, to ignore momentary voltage dips on the generator during initial loading. Adjustable 2 or 5-minute unloaded running time delay for generator cool-down before shutdown.
    Manually-operated Series 185 Transfer Switches are also available. Available in Type 1 (indoor) and Type 3R (outdoor) enclosures.
    NEMA 1 size 14.25" W X 24"H X 8.25" D, 44 lbs., in a steel cabinet . NEMA 3R size 16" X W 24" H X 10" D, 118 lbs., in an aluminum cabinet

    ASCO 185 PTLC AUTOMATIC TRANSFER SWITCH, SERVICE ENTRANCE RATED
    ADDITIONAL FEATURES AND SPECIFICATIONS, (includes features of 185 Series)

    The ASCO 185 Power Transfer Load Center (PTLC) and the 185 Service Entrance Rated switch has everything you need to protect your home or business from power outages in one easy to install package.

    A completely integrated package which incorporates the series 185 Automatic Transfer Switch with microprocessor control, a Square D load distribution panel board with utility and generator disconnect breakers and optional transient voltage surge suppression for protection of load circuits.

    The ASCO series 185 PTLC provides the intelligence and protection your generator needs in one complete package to insure seamless transfer and continuous power when the utility fails.

    This unit is designed to be used as a combination automatic transfer switch and emergency sub panel.

    Complete with the residential and small business series 185 ATS with all the adjustments you need for your demanding industrial applications.

    Optional Features:
    Square D Surge Breaker Secondary Surge Arrester

    (Transient Voltage Surge Suppression (TVSS)

    • Plug on design requires two pole spaces

    • LED indicates operational status

    • Available as kit only for customer installation

    • Specify kit K752139

    ASCO 185 PTLC Exterior - 200 Amp ASCO 185 PTLC Interior - 200 Amp
    Listed to UL 67 Standard for Switchboards, and meets all NEC requirements for service entrance equipment. True double-throw contacts eliminate simultaneous connection to utility and generator
    Space saving modular design provides easy access and one-source service responsibility Convenient terminals to connect neutral and ground conductors from service and load feeders.
    Test switch with time delay override option Circuit Breaker disconnect on the normal source for isolation of transfer switch and other electrical equipment.
    Pre - wired and factory tested for easy installation Square D Utility and Generator Breakers
    Square D QO Panel board with 42 spaces for circuits NEMA 1 size 28.5" W, 38" H, 7.4" D, 100 lbs
    Included Equipment: This transfer switch includes a test switch, generator exerciser and bypass switch, load on utility & generator acceptable indicating light, automatic test light, owner's manual and warranty. PTLC models also include Square D Normal source breaker. Other options are NOT included, please purchase the options from the option lists.
  • The packages shown below are the most common combinations of options. Each package includes only the options listed. Also see Included Equipment above.
    If you want a Package deal but need additional options, select the options in the drop down windows above, then check the box "Option Only", Click the Product BUY button and then Click the "Package" BUY button next.
    You can also select all the options you want and just click the product BUY button and select your custom configuration.
    Automatic, 185 Series, 100 Amp, 2 Pole, Indoor, Nema 1   Our Price: $773.52 Qty:
    Automatic, 185 Series, 100 Amp, 2 Pole, Outdoor, Nema 3R   Our Price: $793.32 Qty:
    Automatic, 185 Series, 200 Amp, 2 Pole, Indoor, Nema 1   Our Price: $1,084.46 Qty:
    Automatic, 185 Series, 200 Amp, 2 Pole, Outdoor, Nema 3R   Our Price: $1,201.86 Qty:
    Automatic, 185 Series, 230 Amp, 2 Pole, Indoor, Nema 1   Our Price: $1,258.01 Qty:
    Automatic, 185 Series, 230 Amp, 2 Pole, Outdoor, Nema 3R   Our Price: $1,325.23 Qty:
    Automatic, 185 Series, 400 Amp, 2 Pole, Indoor, Nema 1   Our Price: $1,945.71 Qty:
    Automatic, 185 Series, 400 Amp, 2 Pole, Outdoor, Nema 3R   Our Price: $2,277.66 Qty:
  • Option Notes: Other Options: This transfer switch has other available options not listed in the drop down windows. Please ask your GeneratorJoe representative for a list of options and prices. 
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    ASCO Auto & Manual Transfer Switch, Enclosed, Lt Duty, 185 Series Details
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    Heaters Details
    Surge Suppressors Details
    Included Equipment: This transfer switch includes a test switch, generator exerciser and bypass switch, load on utility & generator acceptable indicating light, automatic test light, owner's manual and warranty. PTLC models also include Square D Normal source breaker. Other options are NOT included, please purchase the options from the option lists.
  • Standard Features
    Series 185 Light Duty Commercial & Residential Transfer Switches, Enclosed, Service Entrance & Load Center, Automatic & Manual
    User-friendly control interface with easy to understand symbols and visual indicators to inform operator of transfer switch and power source status.
    Listed to UL 1008 for optional standby systems, handling total system load including motors and all other electrical loads.
    cUL Listed for Canadian installations.
    Meets Article 702, NFPA-70 National Electric Code (NEC) requirements.
    Available in 100 through 400A ratings.
    Nominal service voltage 240V 50/60Hz, single phase, 3 wire AC systems.
    True double-throw contacts with inherent mechanical interlocking to prevent connection of generator and utility sources.
    Terminals for convenient connection of neutral and ground conductors.
    Available in NEMA Type 1 Indoor (steel) and Type 3R Outdoor (aluminum) enclosures, with hinged door designs.
    Textured RAL 7035 light beige color aesthetically suitable for residential applications.
    Available in load-break manually operated version, up to 230A.
    Available from stock.
    24 hour support, call 1-800-800-ASCO
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