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What size of transfer switch do i need?

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In the event of a power outage or emergency, a backup diesel generator can keep your factory with a stable and continuous power supply. Generators are difficult and often dangerous to use without a generator transfer switch. Diesel generator transfer switches allow the generator to automatically or manually divert a business's power from the city power to a diesel generator in the event of a power outage.

Stationary standby diesel generators are usually fitted with an automatic transfer switch (ATS), but some mobile or portable diesel generators require a separate manual transfer switch(portable generator transfer switch).

What is the difference between an automatic transfer switch and a manual transfer switch?

An automatic transfer switch is more convenient for businesses because it works automatically and is installed with the generator itself. Manual transfer switches require manual operation to open and close during a power outage.

Whether you need an automatic or manual transfer switch for generator, there are many factors to consider before purchasing, from the type of generator you have or the size of the distribution cabinet. At CSQ, we can match you with the most suitable transfer switch based on your power needs and budget.


Automatic Transfer Switch(ATS

The advantage of stationary backup diesel generators is that they can provide businesses with a more stable and long-lasting power supply. Additionally, they feature an automatic transfer switch for generator (ATS) that automatically transfers power from the city power to the diesel generator. You don't have to worry about installing a transfer switch or turning it on manually during every power outage.

The automatic backup diesel generator transfer switch continuously monitors the incoming current from the city power. When it detects that the current is interrupted, it immediately sends a start signal to the generator. Once the generator is ready to supply power, the transfer switch cuts off the home's power city power and connects the generator to the home's circuit in seconds.

When the transfer switch detects that the current has returned to normal voltage, it transfers the electrical load back to the utility line, cutting power to the generator. The generator continues to run at a slower speed for a few minutes to cool the engine. In the event of the next power outage, the transfer switch will be ready to switch power back to the generator. This process ensures that the business maintains continuous power, regardless of city power outages.

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portable generator transfer switch

Manual Transfer Switch

A manual generator transfer switch requires manual switching of power from the city power to the generator. In most cases, mobile diesel generators or portable diesel generators that are not directly connected to the business circuit have a manual power switch. While switching the power manually requires an extra step, it shouldn't take more than a minute or two if the transfer switch is installed correctly.

During a power outage, you need to manually turn on the transfer switch and then turn on the diesel generator. After a few seconds, the generator should power the business normally. After a power outage, you need to turn off the switch again, then turn off the generator.

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* The Importance Of Generator Transfer Switches For Commercial Diesel Generators

While it is possible to run electrical equipment with a generator without installing a transfer switch, it is safer and more convenient to install a switch. Running without a switch requires using an extension cord to connect every appliance you want to run to a portable generator. Not only is this inconvenient and time-consuming, but it may require you to open doors and windows, creating a security risk for the business.

* Determining The Power Of The Generator Transfer Switch

Before purchasing and installing a transfer switch, you need to determine the wattage or amperage required. Amperage refers to how much current a transfer switch can safely or accurately handle. When you start shopping for transfer switches, you may see different amp ratings. This shows how many amps the transfer switch can handle. For example, if a transfer switch can handle up to 50 amps, its size will be listed as 50 amp transfer switch.

The best way to determine the ideal power of a transfer switch is to match it to the generator load. For this, you should match the largest socket on the generator. For example, if your generator's maximum outlet is 30 amps, you should buy a 30 amp transfer switch for full power load.

Even if you correctly match the size of the transfer switch to the size of the generator, you should be careful not to overload the system by delivering too much power at once. Some power meters include a built-in power meter that can track what equipment is being powered. This helps you prevent system overload and accidental damage to generators and appliances.

* Choosing The Right Generator Transfer Switch

Even after determining whether you need a manual or automatic transfer switch and finding the right wattage, there are many other factors to consider. For example, the transfer switch may be a single circuit, a dual circuit or a multi circuit. Larger generators and higher power usage mean you may need multiple circuits. CSQ - Your Best Transfer Switch Manufacturer With 20 Years of Experience and Development. 24/7 Online Support, providing you with 100% Customized service(OEM/ODM), you can choose us with confidence.




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