How does standby power work?

After the new standby system has been installed outside your home or business, the automatic transfer switch is installed next to your main distribution panel. With an air-cooled system, once you've selected the circuits you want protected, you match the circuits from your main
distribution panel to the transfer switch's load center circuits. Larger generators may protect all circuits with an appropriate transfer switch.

When the utility power has been interrupted, the transfer switch senses the problem and signals the generator to start.

The automatic transfer switch will then safely close off the utility line and open a new power line from the generator. Within seconds your home standby system will begin supplying electricity to your pre-selected circuits.

When the utility line voltage has returned at a steady state, the transfer switch will retransfer the eletrical load back to the utility source and resume monitoring for subsequent utility loss.

You are protected 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.