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Manual Transfer Switch UL Specifications

A manual transfer switch must be listed under the UL 1008 standard. Under this specification, a contractor must furnish, deliver, install, and test a manual transfer switch. Specific to transfer switches, UL 1008 is designed to provide rigorous requirements for testing the functionality of your manual transfer switch. Keep reading to learn more about the…

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Electrical Safety After a Flood

Prevent Production Loss & Protect Your Electrical Equipment Other than an explosion or fire in your industrial facility, there is very little that can affect the downtime of your facility more than a flood. Why, you ask? Water has the potential to ruin any electrical equipment it touches, and flooding can negatively impact your facility’s…

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What Is a Safety Switch (Disconnect Switch)?

A safety switch (also known as a “disconnect switch,” or “load break switch”) serves multiple purposes, but its primary functions are to function as a disconnect means for a service entrance and a disconnect means and fault protection for motors (heavy machinery). What does this mean? Safety switches are primarily used to disconnect manufacturing equipment…

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Custom Control Panels for Hazardous (Classified) Locations

Hazardous Area Classifications & Electrical Protection When considering the safety of employees working at industrial plants, fires and explosions are a risk employers must account for and protect against. In geographic areas where natural disasters are common, for example in the southeast United States coastal region where hurricanes often make landfall, organizations must also protect…

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What Is a NEMA Enclosure?

Founded in 1926, NEMA (the National Electrical Manufacturers Association) set out to develop industry standard for electrical manufacturers. Now, the term “NEMA” is most closely associated with NEMA enclosures for electrical components and NEMA ratings. When mounting an electrical component, such as a manual transfer switch, automatic transfer switch, or electrical control panel, you must make sure its enclosure…

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What Are NEMA Standards?

A Guide to NEMA Enclosure Ratings & Types NEMA enclosures and ratings can be quite confusing if you don’t know what you’re looking for when researching or purchasing an electrical component. Choosing the wrong NEMA enclosure type can result in a financial loss if the rating is too high, or premature failure of the component…

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FAQ: Manual Transfer Switch or Automatic Transfer Switch?

When business owners consider an emergency action plan in the event of a power outage, many as the same simple question: should I install a manual transfer switch or an automatic transfer switch? The answer is not always clear-cut and may depend on your building’s electrical demands, current system, and type of business you own.…

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How to Choose the Right Manual Transfer Switch

A manual transfer switch can be a lifesaver when you need fast, safe electrical power supply. Choosing the correct size manual transfer switch can be a struggle, especially if you’re unsure how much electrical capacity your building demands. With things like your HVAC system, individual workstations, computer networks, refrigerators, and security systems all requiring electrical…

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What Is a Manual Transfer Switch?

For business owners, nothing is more frustrating than losing power in your store, office, or commercial property. Whether you own a small sporting goods store or an HVAC company, constant, reliable electrical power is crucial when operating your business. Without it, many critical duties and responsibilities are delayed or lost entirely—your heating and cooling system,…

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Manual Transfer Switches for Government Offices and Buildings

A leading manufacturer of manual transfer switches, PSI Control Solutions offers emergency backup power solutions for government offices and buildings. Many government-operated centers can’t function properly without power. Police and fire stations, for example, directly rely on power to keep them in touch with the community in the face of danger. It’s important to have a reliable backup…

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