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What Goes Wrong With an ATS?

What Goes Wrong With an ATS?

What goes wrong with an ATS?   What goes wrong with an ATS? Continuing our series on the ATS let us help answer the question – What goes wrong with an ATS? On a transfer switch service almost anything can go wrong. Generally it’s wire connections or a coil relay (something […]

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Where is the Automatic Transfer Switch?

Where is the Automatic Transfer Switch?

Where is the Automatic Transfer Switch?   Where is the Automatic Transfer Switch? Continuing our series on the ATS a lot of our new customers always ask – Where is the Automatic Transfer Switch Located? They can be near each other or the generator can be on the ground […]

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The Best Ways to Exercise a Generator

The Best Ways to Exercise a Generator

The Best Ways to Exercise a Generator   Just starting the engine and running it at the rated RPM is better than nothing at all, but you’re not building any horsepower. What you have to do is actually put a load on the generator, that requires the […]

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Tips for Keeping Your Generator in Good Shape

Tips for Keeping Your Generator in Good Shape

Tips for Keeping Your Generator in Good Shape When you have a generator in place at your business, you are setting yourself up with a great alternative if the power should go off. But when that outage or major storm happens, your generator could be taking on […]

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How Often Should I Exercise my Generator?

How Often Should I Exercise my Generator?

How Often Should I Exercise my Generator?   How Often Should I Exercise my Generator? Generally, weekly is the best to exercise a generator (it does not need to be for a long time). Some companies run a monthly test which is okay but you have to […]

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Generator Inspection Checklist

Generator Inspection Checklist

Generator Inspection Checklist   Generator Inspection Checklist On our semi annual service we basically run through a checklist (a criteria of minor maintenance). We look at your belts, hoses, battery – we look for cracking in the hoses and wear on the belts. We will run the […]

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What Does a Generator Maintenance Agreement Cover?

What Does a Generator Maintenance Agreement Cover?

What Does a Generator Maintenance Agreement Cover?   What Does a Generator Maintenance Agreement Cover? Maintenance agreements typically cover the entire generator itself for preventive maintenance. All parts of the generator, for example – the control panel where we analyze and check for invalid information. This may […]

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Learning About a Load Bank

Learning About a Load Bank

Learning About a Load Bank   Learning About What a Load Bank Does A load bank is a piece of equipment that we use when testing an emergency generator. The test usually consists of a timed event which also includes the KW. As we go through the […]

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A 32 Point Inspection

A 32 Point Inspection

A 32 Point Inspection from Duthie Power   Inspecting a Generator: Some Items Included in a 32-Point Inspection During an inspection we typically do a general walk around the engine to make sure there are no fluids on the ground (weather it’s oil, coolant or fuel). We […]

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Servicing an Engine Block Heater

Servicing an Engine Block Heater

Servicing an Engine Block Heater   Servicing an Engine Block Heater – Is This Something I Need To Do for my Generator? Block heaters they are either operational or they are cold. They leak or they don’t leak. – There is not much to a service other […]

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