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Old 10-18-2013, 08:43 AM   #1
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I have a customer, long time friend, that lives in a coastal area.
Has two 200 amp Guardian ATS and the enclosures are rotting away.
Does anyone here know if Guardian makes and aluminum enclosure?
I would just move the guts into a new 4X enclosure but Im afraid if i overhandle the switches, they might fall apart. Plus, it would be a PITA to do.

I think replacing both would be best for both myself and the customer.
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I have a customer, long time friend, that lives in a coastal area.
Has two 200 amp Guardian ATS and the enclosures are rotting away.
Does anyone here know if Guardian makes and aluminum enclosure?
I would just move the guts into a new 4X enclosure but Im afraid if i overhandle the switches, they might fall apart. Plus, it would be a PITA to do.

I think replacing both would be best for both myself and the customer.
I know you can get an all aluminum enclosure for the gen but not sure about the ATS. We have a site where the gen is located about 1 block from the beach. Its been there 5 years and the gen. cabinet has about a year to go or next hurricane before it is gone. All ready had to replace the wall mounted A/C units on the building, the aluminum fins were falling out due to corrosion.
Your best option in the long run would be to replace the ATS's and have the HO build or have built a "bird house" over them to help slow the corrosion down.
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Generac now makes the ATS out of aluminum.. changing both switches is the best way to go..

The new ATS are (6) wire control.. you have to supply power for the battery charger... very easy to do..
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Generac now makes the ATS out of aluminum.. changing both switches is the best way to go..

The new ATS are (6) wire control.. you have to supply power for the battery charger... very easy to do..
I think I have a hot going there for the charger circuit now.
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