What happens if the generator gets overloaded?

Most generators are equipped with overload protection. In the rare event of an overload, the generator’s circuit breaker will trip, disconnecting the unit from the load. Just correct the overload and reset the breaker in the generator.


Do they have to be maintained?

Simple maintenance is required. All generators require periodic oil and filter changes to ensure maximum performance for years of reliable service. You should refer to the owner’s manual for routine maintenance procedures and schedules.


Can I install the generator myself?

For safety reasons and to ensure adherence to all local, state and national electrical codes and to maintain Manufacturer’s Warranty, we recommend you use a licensed contractor.


Do I need a transfer switch?

A transfer switch is an electrical device that allows you to safely connect a generator to your home’s electrical circuits and is permanently installed near your main circuit breaker. There are several transfer switch options available. There are transfer switches that provide power only to [...]


Why should I buy an automatic standby generator?

• An automatic standby generator starts within seconds of a power outage, and eliminates the need to haul a portable generator outside or run extension cords throughout your home. • An automatic generator runs on your home’s natural gas or LP fuel supply. It does [...]


What is an automatic standby generator?

An automatic standby generator is a back up electrical system that operates whether you are home or away. Within seconds of an outage, it automatically supplies power directly to your home’s electrical circuit breaker box. After utility power returns, the generator shuts itself off and [...]