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Transfer Switches

Providing a continuous supply of power to your facility, no matter what business you are in, is a critical component of meeting your daily operational needs. As part of this scenario, the proper installation of transfer switches for your backup system is essential. Having a professional electrician install the transfer switches needed for your generator is a great way to keep your facility powered up and safe at the same time.

Transfer switches make it possible for you to gain access to your backup power source (commercial sized generator) in the event of a power outage. They are also important because they prevent power from going back to the utility, keeping your facility safe and secure. A licensed electrician should be consulted for the proper installation of your transfer switch in order to ensure that the task is properly completed.

How Do You Know What Size Transfer Switch to Get?

Fortunately, when you hire one of OCA’s experienced electricians to install your transfer switches, you can rely on his expertise to select the proper size of transfer switch for the needs of your facility. Each of the following factors will be considered when determining the proper transfer switch to install:

  • The make, model, and size of the generator that is or is going to be installed
  • The size of the power source that your company, school, or business uses
  • The number of lights, appliances, and devices that you intend to use with this power source
  • The kind of devices, lighting fixtures, and appliances that you plan to power with this source

Transfer Switches

Since transfer switches are sold in several types, you can make your selection based upon personal preferences or you can get a recommendation from the utility that services your plant, business building, school, retail store, or restaurant. Your choices include manual, automatic, and combination styles. With a manual transfer switch, you have the option of choosing when to turn the generator on and off. With the automatic option, you can just sit back and relax as the power kicks in on its own. The combination style of transfer switch offers both ways of operating it, so you get the convenience of flexibility.

Arranging for the installation of necessary controls is a critical facet of your power needs. Please contact us if you have any questions or would like to set up an appointment with one of our experienced electricians.