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The Role Of A Transfer Switch In Saskatchewan

If you live in Saskatchewan and have ever experienced a power outage, you know that it can be a very frustrating experience. Luckily, there is something you can do about it! You can install a standby generator and never have to worry about being caught in the dark again. Your generator is a crucial part of your home’s emergency power system, but it’s not enough on its own. A transfer switch is a missing piece in your home’s power puzzle that connects your generator to your home’s electrical system. Without this important piece of equipment, you would not be able to use your generator in case of an outage.

A generator transfer switch is a must-have for any standby power system.

For those of you who don’t know, a transfer switch is a device that is installed in your home or business and allows you to switch between power sources. When you’re using your generator, the generator powers your home or business, but the power source is not continuous. This means that when the generator stops running (for example, if it breaks down), there’s no way to continue providing power to your home or business. A transfer switch solves this problem by allowing you to switch between power sources so that your home or business can continue running even when one source runs out.

There are two main types of transfer switches: automatic and manual.

  1. Automatic transfer switches automatically switch from the utility power to the generator power when the utility power goes out. They’ll also switch back to utility power when it returns—without you having to do anything at all. This is the most common type of transfer switch and is often included with a generator purchase.
  2. Manual transfer switches require you to manually select which power source you want to use—the utility or the generator. This means that if your utility goes out and then comes back on before your generator starts up, you’ll have no power, no matter how long your generator takes to start up. You can use this type of transfer switch if your generator doesn’t have an automatic one or if you just want more control over how things work in your home.

Don’t skip a transfer switch when installing your generator. It’s almost a mandatory part of owning and using a backup power source. At Shordee Generators, we are here to help with all of your backup power source needs! From choosing the right generator for your needs to selecting the proper transfer switch, we’ve got you covered!   

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