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What is an Automatic Transfer Switch?
Why is a Transfer Switch Important?
Transfer Switches are the first line of defense against power disruptions. When a Transfer Switch detects instability or a power outage in the normal source (utility power), it instantaneously triggers a switch to the emergency source (generator). In essence, the Transfer Switch orchestrates the generator’s activation, ensuring a seamless transition of power to the building.
Imagine a scenario where the Transfer Switch fails to function correctly. In such a situation, the building is left vulnerable to power outages without the generator’s timely intervention. Transfer Switches are not just an accessory but a fundamental component of any backup power system.
The Value of ATS Maintenance
Automatic Transfer Switch maintenance is not merely a formality but a proactive measure to safeguard your power system. Neglecting maintenance can lead to costly downtime, compromised safety, and regulatory non-compliance.
Even though a transfer switch and generator work together to provide power to a building during an outage, many inspectors require separate maintenance plans & reporting on the transfer switch itself due to its critical role in providing backup power to a building.
ATS Maintenance Frequently Asked Questions
A transfer switch is an electrical switch that shifts a load between two power sources.
Transfer switches come in manual and automatic varieties. Manual switches require human intervention, while automatic ones switch based on power source conditions.
Neglecting transfer switch maintenance can lead to unnecessary downtime, preventing your standby generator from functioning when needed. Here are 7 reasons to maintain your transfer switch.
A transfer switch maintenance plan typically involves several inspections to ensure a reliable power transfer to your generator.
Yes, Weld Power Generator technicians are trained to service all makes and models of transfer switches.
Yes, they offer rental switches and can help with purchasing new equipment if necessary.