A Standby Generator is just one of many generator types available on the market today. Before going into detail on what exactly Makes a Standby Generator different than say another generator type- it first helps to understand what a Generator even is and why you would need one. Generators are also known in the industry as Gen Sets- and in very simple terms generators are systems designed to use fossil fuels to provide- or “generate”- electrical power a number of ways, for a variety of reasons. They are extremely important in the commercial world particularly for organizations that could be easily devastated in circumstances that power loss could occur for even a short period of time. Imagine a busy hospital, full of patients that totally lose power with no way to restore or back it up. As you can see from the aforementioned example, many industries are so dependent on continuous power that failure to have it could literally put human lives at risk. MTS specializes in Generators and has remained the leading expert in South Florida’s power products industry for over 30 years.
What is a Standby Generator?
So now we know that a generator uses fossil fuels to convert that into electrical energy, so why have the specific classification “Standby Generator”? Well firstly know that there is an international standard- ISO 8528- that rates the power output of generators, and classifies their purposes. There are several generator classifications out there but they can essentially be divided into two categories- Prime and Standby. Prime generators are designed to provide some form of power on a regular basis. The amount of power- or how often they provide may vary based on the kind of prime generator. Let’s break those down
- Prime – Generators intended to provide continuous power in situations that may need to rely on a generator always, and don’t have easy access to normal continuous power.
- Standby –Generators intended to be used as an emergency, or backup power for situations in which the primarily available power sources fails or become temporarily unavailable.
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