Author Archives: MJ Logan

Generator Engines: Naturally Aspirated vs Turbocharged

As fuel efficiency and air quality standards take center stage in nearly every engine design, manufacturers look to increase efficiency and reduce emissions. Since it’s development, internal combustion engine designers have looked for ways to improve performance and boost power. … Continue reading

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On The Job Power: Portable Generators for Commercial Use

Portable generators bring electrical power anywhere it is needed. From job sites to emergencies to outdoor events, these work horses put in long hours and provide economical, reliable power for everything from tools to refrigerators and public address systems. All … Continue reading

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Load Management for Standby Generators

Standby generators provide electrical power during an outage. When the automatic, permanently installed system detects an outage, the generator engine starts and the transfer switch moves all or part of the home’s electrical system onto generator power. At the same … Continue reading

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Free Mobile Link on Select Generac Standby Generators

Norwall Power Systems is adding a Free Mobile Link Remote Monitor from Generac to select models. Mobile Link uses cellular technology to keep you informed via the web about the state and operation of your Generac standby generator. The sale … Continue reading

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Installation of Two Automatic Transfer Switches for a Standby Generator

Large homes with electrical systems that compliment their size may have special requirements for the installation of a standby generator that extend beyond the unit’s power rating. Service panels, even those that accommodate the higher current ratings, only have room … Continue reading

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Transfer Switch Importance in Standby and Portable Generator Systems

An important component of any generator system for backup power to a building that relies on an electric utility for its main source of power is the transfer switch. Transfer switches fall into two main classifications: Automatic Transfer Switches and … Continue reading

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Five Small Portable Generators for Power to Take Anywhere You Go

Too often, the portable generator is envisioned as a large, heavy power tool that isn’t very portable unless you’re only moving it from the garage to the driveway. Most people don’t think of it as something you can pick up … Continue reading

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Preparing Meals During an Extended Power Outage

We live with electricity every day and don’t think about it very much. At one time it seemed almost miraculous. Now, most of us take it for granted. Then the power goes out and suddenly lights don’t go on at … Continue reading

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Use Generators Safely for Emergency Power During Winter Storm Outages

Just over two years ago, Hurricane Sandy roared up the coast and left millions in the dark. Most power outages took crews about a week to restore power. Others were left waiting and hoping and wishing for electricity for more … Continue reading

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Winter Storm Juno Bring Blizzard Warnings – Power Outages

The National Weather Service has issued blizzard warnings from the Maine-New Brunswick border all the way down to the New Jersey shoreline. Affected major cities include Portland, Boston, Hartford, and New York City. Snowfall accumulations may total in excess of … Continue reading

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