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Re: UPS and generator interaction?
On Monday 29 March 2004 01:26 pm, Brian (nanog-list) wrote: > Does anyone know of a way to get a UPS to trigger a generator to start, and > to switch over to the generator power automatically or does this type of > thing just not exist? I think you are looking at it wrong, you need an Automatic Transfer Switch. It connects to both commercial power and your generator, and provides a feed into your panels. Your UPS's sit in front of the ATS, and provide clean power. If/When you loose commercial power, the ATS will detect this and power on the generator, after a configurable amount of time it will switch to generator power, until commercial power comes back and is stable for X amount of time. Hope that helps, -Patrick -- Patrick Muldoon Network/Software Engineer INOC (http://www.inoc.net) PGPKEY (http://www.inoc.net/~doon) Key ID: 0x370D752C "Bear left." "Right, Frog!" - The Muppet Movie