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 that has malfunctioned). some micro switches that are involved in travel on the mechanism will […]

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 and your transfer switch can be on the roof of a 50-story building – it […]

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 transfer switch to shift from normal power to emergency power. That will interrupt all emergency […]

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 a lot of work, running all day and all night until the problem is fixed. […]

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 run it for an extended period of time to bring your engine temperature up. What […]

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 unit, check the generator for proper output and check the engine for leaks. Anything that […]