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What Is a Generator Tap Box?

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Generator Tap Boxes

When your business loses power, do you have a temporary or emergency electrical solution to prevent unexpected shut downs and keep your business running? Emergency preparedness and recovery are critical components to safeguarding your company—which is why you need a generator tap box!

With a generator tap box, your business can be protected against power outages—from natural disasters or a planned blackout from your utility company to car accidents or a thunderstorm—generator tab boxes help provide fast backup power within minutes.

Generator Tap Box: What Does It Do?

Generator tap boxes are permanently mounted on the outside of a building. They play a vital role in connecting your business’s portable generator to your electrical system in order to deliver temporary (and even long-term) electrical power. It is electrically connected to a manual transfer switch or an automatic transfer switch—temporary power, made easy.

Also known as a “quick connection tap box,” “generator connection cabinet,” or “docking station,” generator tap boxes use standard male and/or female Cam-Lok® receptacles to easily connect your portable generator. They can also be custom designed and fabricated by electrical engineers—like at Salient—to meet your design needs. These include:

  • Short circuit protection
  • Phase rotation protection
  • Cam-Lok® snap covers
  • Crimp lugs
  • Custom enclosure colors
  • And more

Call Salient at 704-594-4107 to learn more about our generator tap boxes!

What Can a Generator Tap Box & Portable Generator Supply Power To?

When combined with a portable generator, your quick connection tap box can power:

  • HVAC system operating
  • Lights on
  • Power running to your hot water heater
  • Refrigerators running
  • Security systems running
  • Electronics running
  • Business open, even when there is no power supply from your utility company
  • Our docking stations can be used in the following applications:
  • Gas stations
  • Convenience stores
  • Banks
  • Small businesses
  • Office buildings
  • Hospitals
  • Stadiums
  • Universities

What to Consider When Purchasing a Generator Tap Box

Every commercial building differs from another, including buildings found in same business park or commercial complex. This means that your generator tap box needs to be designed and fabricated to your specifications and depends on:

  • How often your business loses power
  • The size electrical load you need
  • What systems are critical and you wish to power during an outage
  • Installation costs

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Why Choose Salient?

Salient produces high quality, reliable electrical solutions at a competitive price. We are an ISO-certified (Independent System Operator) company, meaning our facility and products meet all federal safety and reliability requirements, as set by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

When you choose Salient, you receive:

  • Competitive pricing
  • On-time delivery
  • Engineering support
  • UL-certified products
  • 12-month material warranties
  • 12-month workmanship warranties
  • Private label assembly

Contact us today to learn more about our generator tap boxes and other services—704-594-4107.

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