When utility power is interrupted, the automatic transfer switch immediately senses the problem and starts the time delay of approximately 10 seconds (ignores flickers) then signals the generator to start.The completely automatic NEVER DARK transfer switch monitors incoming voltage from the utility line – around the clock. (24/7)
The automatic transfer switch then safely closes off the utility line and simultaneously opens a new power line from the generator automatically. YOU DON’T TOUCH A THING.
Within seconds, your NEVER DARK generator system begins supplying electricity to the entire home, or to the critical emergency circuits of your home and business you have chosen to be protected. The transfer switch continues to monitor the utility line conditions.
When the automatic transfer switch senses the utility line voltage has returned at a steady state, (again it ignores flickers), it re-transfers the electrical load back to the utility line and resumes monitoring for subsequent utility loss. The generator will continue to run for an engine cool-down period of several minutes then shuts itself off. Then stands ready for the next power outage.
Transfer Switch…the heart of the system
Unlike other pre-packaged systems, NEVER DARK includes an automatic transfer switch (standard equipment with all models). This device will ensure your vital electrical loads are powered, even when you are not there.
This transfer switch is the difference between a truly automatic generator set and just another generator. No toggles to flip, no knobs to turn, no extension cords to run, no messy gas cans when you loose utility power. You will have the comfort and peace-of-mind knowing that your NEVER DARK emergency generator system does everything for you…automatically!
How Does a Home Backup Generator Work?
A Generac home backup generator senses a power outage, turns on automatically, and delivers backup power to your home. It will run until utility power returns – whether that’s two hours or two weeks.
1 Utility Power Is Lost
Perhaps it’s a storm. Maybe it’s an equipment failure. In any case, the electricity you depend on is suddenly gone.
2 Your Generac Generator Senses A Problem
Within seconds, your generator prepares to restore your home’s power.
3 The Generator Turns On Automatically – Whether You’re Home Or Away
Within a few seconds, it is up to speed and generating electricity.
4 Your Electricity Is Restored
The automatic transfer switch sends generator power to your home. And it will continue until utility power returns.