Clarifying Certifications for Manual Transfer Switch Equipment

When comparing NRTL Listings of different products, it is important to know what the appropriate UL standards are and how they apply to your specific application. You may not always be purchasing what you think you are. The most common UL Listings on emergency power connection equipment are as follows:

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Grant Programs and Legislation Fuel Incentive for Generator Quick Connects

Emergency preparedness and recovery is a critical component to safeguarding our communities. As we grow ever more reliant on the utility grid, we are delivered with a stark reminder of how imperative it is to have access to fuel, cash, and food when severe weather knocks out our electrical power. The Bad News: Outages are…

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Advantages of Third-party Certification

To customers, distributors, and retailers, a certification mark means that they are purchasing a product that has been evaluated by an accredited independent organization. This third-party certification for electrical and power products means that a qualified independent testing laboratory has reviewed the manufacturing process of the particular product and has concluded that the final product…

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2013 Hurricane Outlook. Plan Ahead. Install Standby Power Connection.

Hurricane Andrea has kicked off the 2013 Hurricane Season, and according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration this year should be a doozie. With warmer than average temperatures, wind patterns routing our way from Africa, and no sign of El Niño showing up to reduce hurricane activity, it has been predicted that the Atlantic…

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6-Ways to Select a Manual Transfer Switch

One does not have to go back very far to discover the riveting devastation numerous natural disasters have left in their wake. From Katrina washing over the gulf coast to severe snow storms freezing power lines across the Midwest to the most recent visit from Sandy which left over 8 million people without power, the…

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