Automatic Transfer Switches (ATS)
The Automatic Transfer Switch (ATS) is a piece of equipment that automatically switches power requirements from your electric service provider to your home standby generator. In doing so, it also prevents electricity from flowing to service lines and accidentally injuring electric company workers.
The ATS switch comes in varying sizes depending on the power rating of your generator and how many amp circuits you wish to run on the switch.
The ATS mounts in close proximity to your electric panel box and should be installed by a licensed electrician only. Make sure the ATS switch is UL rated.
Make sure your ATS has the following characteristics:
1. UL Listed
2. It is fully automatic
3. Is of the proper size for your load.