Generator Tap Boxes
Generator tap boxes provide a safe and efficient means of connecting a commercial or industrial business with a portable or auxiliary power source in the event of an outage or electrical complication or during routine mechanical maintenance.
A generator connection box is most frequently situated on the exterior of a building, wall- or floor-mounted, and used in conjunction with a manual or automatic transfer switch as dictated by the business’s needs.
In the market to choose a generator tap box? Our tap box products are available fitted with NEMA 3R or NEMA 3RSS enclosures suitable for outdoor or indoor use. The enclosure effectively mitigates dirt and airborne solids and the ingress of water produced by standard precipitation. It also helps reduce the risk of contact with components for personnel.
Generator connection boxes from PSI Power & Controls come in ampacity ranges of 400 to 4,000 amps. They’re ideal for retail stores, banks, small businesses, office buildings, hospitals, stadiums, educational facilities, manufacturing, and more.
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Generator Connection Box Specifications
PSI Power & Controls offers a wide range of tap box types featuring customizable ampacity ranges, wire and pole typings, and mountings to meet all our clients’ needs. Available specifications include:
- Ampacity ranges from 400 to 4000
- 208–240, 480, and 575–600 volts
- Three or four wires
- Cam-Lok® receptacles come in plug or socket configurations as needed
- NEMA 3R or NEMA 3RSS stainless steel enclosures
- Assembly can be labeled UL508A if required
Additional features, including short circuit protection, phase rotation protection, Cam-Lock snap covers, crimp lugs, and special enclosure colorations are all available upon request — contact us for details.
Benefits of Equipping Your Business With a Generator Docking Station
Installing a generator connection box for your business is an ideal way to deal with a variety of potential issues and planned maintenance situations. Using a generator connection box, as opposed to a manual connection, offers your business:
- A faster means of connecting to supplementary power. Once established, a tap box can be used within a matter of seconds — even less than a second with an automatic transfer switch configuration.
- Far safer means of getting emergency power. Manually connecting to a portable generator is slower and introduces more hazards to personnel.
- Fewer limitations to gaining auxiliary power. When a tap box is installed, it will be assigned designated circuits to power, allowing your business to power multiple setups at once.
Learn more about selecting a generator tap box. Call PSI Power & Controls at (704) 594-4107.
Generator Tap Box: Product Usage
When used in combination with a manual or automatic transfer switch, a business can be reasonably prepared for most complications or risks commonly involved with a sudden or unplanned outage.
Tap boxes wired and connected with a transfer switch are suitable for supplying power to lights, emergency systems and PAs, heating and cooling systems, refrigeration systems, and use during routine mechanical maintenance and upkeep.
Our auxiliary power tap box products can all be ordered with additional accessories, including testing kits, additional Cam-Lok cables, mounting hardware, and ideal supplementary and complementary products.
Generator Tap Box FAQs
Why do I need a transfer switch with my generator tap box?
The generator tap box is designed primarily to provide a fast, safe, and easy connection point for a portable generator to your building’s electrical system. Still, it doesn’t contain the hardware to transfer the electrical loads from the utility grid to the generator. For that, you’ll need a manual or automatic transfer switch.
A transfer switch works to transfer the loads to the generator and protect against backfeeding power into the utility grid, which could harm personnel who may be repairing the power lines. At PSI Power & Controls, we offer generator tap boxes that can be configured to meet your needs, with features like Cam-Lok connectors, standard lugs, disconnects, breakers, and three-phase power.
How much do generator tap boxes cost?
The cost for a generator tap box will depend on the features you need and the current capacity you require for your loads. A basic three-phase, low-amperage tap box will be relativity low-priced. At the same time, a high-amperage model with features like disconnects, breakers, phase-rotation protection, and load monitors will cost more.
Contact PSI Power & Controls to request a quote for a generator tap box today.