As a continuation to what we discussed last time on power outages we are focusing more on solutions that can help alleviate this problem. Just to recap on what we discussed as part of the solutions we recommend, we said that having a power backup system which is specifically designed for small domestic and commercial applications and provide standby power in the event of mains power supply failure has many advantages including:-

· Instantaneous and automatic changeover when the mains power fails which is especially beneficial when used with electronic equipment such as computers and TV’s.

· Totally silent and non polluting operation which particularly suits enclosed space applications.

· Very low running costs – just the power to charge a battery.

The other viable option that is quite common is the use of a standby generator which automatically comes on when there is a power outage. Within seconds of a power outage an automatic transfer switch senses the power loss, commands the generator to start and then transfers the electrical load to the generator. The standby generator begins supplying power to the circuits. After utility power returns, the automatic transfer switch transfers the electrical load back to the utility and signals the standby generator to shut off. It then returns to standby mode where it awaits the next outage.

To be able to acquire the right standby generator it is advisable to consult a professional generator dealer who will be able to know the right size you need based on your requirements.

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