Servicing Your Automatic Transfer Switch

Servicing Your Automatic Transfer Switch   When you are servicing an Automatic Transfer Switch the first thing you should do is a visual inspection. Look for telltale signs of a loose cable which would be discolored on the lux (you don’t need an infrared gun to tell that). Tighten up all the connections. We want to go through the mechanism to make […]

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 […]

Businesses That Benefit From an ATS

Businesses and Public Services that Benefit from an ATS What do government buildings, factories, hospitals, restaurants and schools have in common? This is not a trick question. But the answer might surprise you. All five of these are businesses and/or public services that require a continuous application of power.  Consider what might happen, for example, if a hospital were to suddenly shut […]

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 […]

ATS: The Heart of Emergency Power

ATS: The Heart of Emergency Power   The Automatic Transfer Switch (ATS) is the heart of emergency power. The National Fire Protection Association has codes dictating that it does require at least a monthly inspection (especially Healthcare/Hospitals). The normal high rises are not really listed in the code for a monthly inspection but they strongly suggest it. “NFPA 110” is very direct […]