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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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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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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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Four Reasons You Need a Standby Generator for Your Home

Power outages rarely happen on a schedule. Instead, they strike without warning and each time the power goes out, people wonder when the utility will turn it on again. How long it takes to restore power is often determined by … Continue reading

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Standby Generators Protect Your Home During Winter Power Outages

The winter of 2013-2014 was brutal for much of the United States. Several ice storms locked down the South and the East Coast, while the northern tier east of the Rockies was battered with one snow storm after another and … Continue reading

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5 Things to Know About Standby Generators For Emergency Power

Standby generators supply power when the utility distribution system is unable to provide electricity. Disruptions caused by storms or by equipment failures are the most common, but other causes include traffic accidents, damage caused by animals, or even deliberate sabotage. … Continue reading

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The Quiet Cummins Keeps Life Peaceful for New Orleans Family

Imagine walking through peaceful backyards. The birds are singing. A gentle breeze riffles through the trees. The neighborhood is quieter than usual because just minutes before, power to the homes was interrupted and most residents are without power. A quiet, … Continue reading

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Core Power Standby Generator vs Portable for Emergency Backup Power

Residential consumers considering a generator for backup power have two main choices—a standby generator or a portable. The first stop at this point is an Internet search for backup generators. Choices run from one extreme to the other, with tiny … Continue reading

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