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Reliance Controls PB50 Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
4/5
Quality
5/5
Performance
4/5
Value
4/5
Overall
4.3 out of 54.3 out of 54.3 out of 54.3 out of 54.3 out of 5
Pros
Durable (3)
Easy To Use (2)
Price (2)
Exceeded Expectations (1)
High Quality (1)
Cons
Difficult To Use (2)
Expensive (1)
Not Enough Space Missing... (1)
Durability (1)
Packaging (1)
50% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Zane
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 12/8/15
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
DEC.
23
2015
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Disappointed
Box not deep enough for 6 ga wire. Takes time and patience to get it wired in without pinching the wire.
Cons: Difficult To Use
Zane Does Not Recommend This Product
Zane's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Excellent"
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Karl H.
Hoover, AL
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 7/18/12
Total Reviews
3 Reviews
REVIEWED
SEP.
19
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Needed Power In Case Of Natural Disaster Extended Outage
We have 2 fridge/freezer combos and one stand-up freezer, and a bunch of computer network stuff that has to be up since we have someone that works from home. Gotta have power or you could lose your job.

I got the Generac GP15000E and it supplies a TON of power for what we need - maybe a bit of excess, but we didn't want to take any chances. I hooked it up to a 10-circuit transfer switch via the power inlet box and we are gold. The generator power cord was on backorder for a month so I... more
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Dan Hoffman
Norman, OK
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 12/7/10
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
24 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
JAN.
15
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Greatly Flexible 10-circuit Manual Switch
After numerous years of putting up with dirty power and extended power outages, I realized that I needed a generator backup system. I did not have a lot of cash to spend on this. A logical solution for me was to be as utilitarian as possible.

Our house is just shy of 2200 sqft with a seperate water well and anerobic septic system and most of the modern appliances. In order to be as comfortable as possible and not break the bank I picked a 10-Circuit 50AMP capacity switch made by Reliance... more
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Dean R.
Sebastopol, CA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 11/6/13
REVIEWED
JAN.
08
2014
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Not Bad, Missing A Lug Screw
It's compact size is nice, but doesn't give you quite enough room to connect the 6 awg wire necessary for a 50-Amp circuit.

The unit came missing 1 of the lug screws that holds the wire into the back. Be careful, it's really easy to over tighten the lug screws and strip the small plate that pushes against the wire to hold it tight against the connector.
Pros: Features, Fast, Reliable, Easy To Store
Cons: Packaging, Durability, Not Enough Space Missing Lug Screw
Dean Does Not Recommend This Product
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Peter V.
Bowling Green, OH
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 10/30/15
REVIEWED
NOV.
23
2015
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Not The Greatest
Box is not deep or big enough, specially if using 6 Ga wire.. Connections are on the back of the plug.. There is maybe 3/8 of an inch between the back of the plug and the back of the box....I would look for something bigger...
Peter Does Not Recommend This Product
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Charles
Gate City, VA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 12/17/10
Total Reviews
4 Reviews
REVIEWED
FEB.
12
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Wonderful Combination
I got this generator to augment a 5,000 watt generator. The model 30207 generator is very well built, much better than I expected it to be.

The electric start is a great addition. I wired it to the Q510A transfer switch by way of the PB50 power inlet box. This combination is wonderful and with some wiring knowledge does not really require an expert electrician to preform.
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Joseph D.
Gibbstown, NJ
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 6/29/15
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
AUG.
03
2015
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
High Quality
liked the product but found that it was hard to install the wires due to the lack of space
Pros: Durable, High Quality
Cons: Difficult To Use, Expensive
Joseph Recommends This Reliance Controls Product
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Jim Kline
Massapequa, NY
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/23/10
Total Reviews
3 Reviews
REVIEWED
MAY.
15
2010
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
What Great Service
I placed an order on a Friday and I received everything by the following Wednesday.

The smaller items came by UPS on Tuesday and the generator on Wednesday; everything was in perfect condition- what great service.

I was a little surprised at the size of the generator at first. It's big, but with the wheels on it's well balanced and pretty easy to move around for a 400 lb machine.

Putting it together was easy and after adding the oil and gas it started right up and ran very well and... more
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Allen B.
Mount Vernon, WA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 6/23/14
Total Reviews
3 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
13 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
AUG.
04
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Very Good Experience
Arrived on time and exactly what I wanted.
Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, Price, Exceeded Expectations
Allen Recommends This Reliance Controls Product
Allen's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Very good."
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Preston B.
Broken Arrow, OK
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 8/24/13
REVIEWED
OCT.
06
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Easy Install
Not used yet. Seems like a good product and is easy to install.
Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, Price
Preston Recommends This Reliance Controls Product
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Robert H.
Abingdon, VA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 2/6/13
REVIEWED
APR.
11
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Generator Installation
A friend of mine wanted a generator for his home due to frequent outages and asked me to help with installation. He had 10 kw generator but needed transfer switch/panel and power inlet box. We got on Electric Generators Direct website and ordered parts and are very pleased with product and service, will use this company again in future. Thanks
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Bud
East Bridgewater, MA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 9/2/11
REVIEWED
SEP.
23
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Very Satisfied
Received Generac Model XG10000E on Monday Sep 19, 2011, had received 10' 50 amp power cord, inlet box and Reliance 100 amp indoor transfer switch approximately 1 weeks earlier. Didn't receive generator earlier as it was on backorder.

Electrician came over, looked at electrical configuration of the house (I have 200 amp input from street, with one breaker box in garage which handles in-law apartment and then sends 100 amp service to breaker box in cellar which powers main house). Electrician... more
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Eric Glaude
Richmond, TX
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 6/18/10
REVIEWED
AUG.
04
2010
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Very Satisfied
This generator is definitely one of the best out on the market for it's type. Living in Houston, TX requires a generator if you plan on making it through what Mother Nature throws at us now and then.

I did a lot of research and there are many generators out that claim power capacities but the ads are misleading. You have to know what you need and find out the facts about the generator ratings before you buy.

This 12kW generator from Powermate is simple yet built to last. The Subaru/Robin... more
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