Generator InterLock Technologies, LLC, is a small-based company that manufacturers and sells its products across the country. The company was founded after Hurricane Isabel hit the east coast in 2003. The product was developed to meet the need for a safe way to use portable generators to power homes in the event of power loss.
The initial inspiration for the product came from a persistent friend of an electrician working for Master Electrical Services. As electrical contractors, they had seen various unsafe and illegal methods that people had used to try to power their houses with their portable generators. The electrician set out to develop a product that would meet National Electrical Code requirements and at the same time be cost effective and convenient for the homeowner. From that original inspiration came a new company: Generator Interlock Technologies or GIT.
The Interlock Kit is a simple safety product that locks out the Main breaker in the existing home panel and allows for the portable generator to power the home through a back feed generator breaker. While many electrical inspectors liked the product; they all agreed that the product would have to be listed to UL standards. After thousands of dollars in fees, rigorous tests, a year of changes and modifications, the Interlock Kit was finally approved for production to be used with panels listed under UL Standard 67.
The company started filling orders in early 2005, using Master Electrical Services as its basis for customer awareness. Starting with a few kits that fit the most recent Square-D and Cutler Hammer panels, the offerings grew to over 30 different models in less than one year. Generator Interlock Technologies now has kits for panels from 30 years ago to the most current and they continue to
With the Interlock Kit, a qualified electrician can install a complete system in 2 hours or less by simply mounting the correct kit to the face of the panel and wiring a generator convenience outlet to a breaker installed in the panel.
add new kits to meet their customer’s needs. While contractors in Florida and the North East are the biggest customers, Interlock Kits have been sent throughout the United States and parts of Canada. Whether the power loss is due to coastal hurricanes or from crippling ice storms in the northern , GIT has a kit that will allow customers to keep the power on in their homes.
The Interlock Kits are designed to be installed by licensed electricians and are cost effective for both the customer and the installer. Other products on the market such as generator sub-panels and transfer switches require extensive rewiring of the home panel, often taking the electrical contractor 6 to 8 hours to install. With the Interlock Kit, a qualified electrician can install a complete system in 2 hours or less by simply mounting the correct kit to the face of the panel and wiring a generator convenience outlet to a breaker installed in the panel.
To use their portable generator, a homeowner plugs an extension cord from their generator to the new generator convenience outlet. He then starts the generator, turns off the main breaker, slides the Interlock Kit, turns on the generator breaker and selects the circuits for use up to the capacity of the generator.
Generator Interlock Technologies’ Kit is a defining safety product that has been recognized as a Innovation Award Winner by Electrical Contracting Products magazine and one of the Top Products by Electrical Products and Solutions magazine.
Generator Interlock Technologies, LLC, has taken a problem of safety and convenience and developed a system to keep danger and expenses to a minimum. Starting with an idea of helping a friend in need, to helping thousands across the country, GIT continues to grow due to its commitment to deliver a quality product. Visit www.interlockkit.com for a complete list of products and details.