The generator has an outdoor weatherproof enclosure and is placed
on a pad typically along the house sidewall near the AC equipment
and the utility meters. The generator can operate on either natural
gas or liquid propane and is connected to the available source of
fuel. Alternately, diesel fueled generators are also available but
their use is not customary in residential applications. The generator
is also connected to an Automatic Transfer Switch (ATS) that controls
the system and is mounted on a wall typically near the main electrical
panel(s). The ATS transfers power to an emergency panel that contains
selected critical emergency circuits or, if desired with larger
generators, to the entire house load.
Your generator system is fully automatic and will operate even when
no one is home. The ATS continuously monitors your home’s
power. When utility power is interrupted, it immediately senses
the voltage drop and remotely starts the generator (internal 12V
battery and charger) safely transferring power to the emergency
panel… all within seconds of the outage.
Whenever power is restored, the ATS automatically transfers back
to utility power, remotely shuts down the generator (after a brief
cool down period), and resets itself to standby mode…. ready
for the next power outage.
The system is preset to self-exercise weekly for optimum reliability