If your generator is only going to be used in the event of a power disruption, make sure you talk to PowerGen Australia about the acquisition of an automatic transfer switch.
Automatic transfer switches are wired into the on-premise electrical infrastructure to allow for the safe use of a generator in the event of a power failure. The switch prevents the generator from back-feeding into the main power supply, an anomaly that could bring serious harm to anyone working to restore the primary electric utility.
Illustration of Load Transfer process
A load transfer panel is a panel that is wired into the premises electrical distribution system to allow a generator to be used. It prevents the generator from back feeding into the mains power supply, which could cause serious injury to line workers trying to restore utility power supplies.
Constant mains electricity is supplied into premises via electrical cabling. When this mains electricity is distributed due to power failures, a signal is sent from the transfer switch to the generating set which then starts up and sends generated electricity back into the premises. When the mains supply is restored the transfer switch blocks the power from the generating set and reverts back to the main supply.
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