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Guardian standby generator installed near a deck

Load Management for Standby Generators

Standby generators provide electrical power during an outage. When the automatic, permanently installed system detects an outage, first generator engine starts and then transfer switch moves all or part of … Continue reading

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Generac Protector shown supplying a home, barn, and outbuildings.

Installation of Two Automatic Transfer Switches for a Standby Generator

Large homes with electrical systems that compliment their size may have special requirements for the installation of a standby generator that extend beyond the unit’s power rating. Service panels, even … Continue reading

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Transfer Switch Importance in Standby and Portable Generator Systems

An important component of any generator system for backup power to a building that relies on an electric utility for its main source of power is the transfer switch. Transfer … Continue reading

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Generac general purpose 8000 watt portable generator

Use Generators Safely for Emergency Power During Winter Storm Outages

In the fall of 2012, Hurricane Sandy roared up the coast and left millions in the dark. Most power outages took crews about a week to restore power. Others were … Continue reading

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5 Things to Know About Standby Generators For Emergency Power

Standby generators supply power when the utility distribution system is unable to provide electricity. Disruptions caused by storms or by equipment failures are the most common, but other causes include … Continue reading

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House with lights on powered by a standby generator.

PowerPact Standby Generator vs Portable for Emergency Backup Power

Automatic No-Worry Home Backup Power or High Maintenance Portable Residential consumers considering a generator for backup power have two main choices—a standby generator or a portable. The first stop at … Continue reading

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