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, electrical system, security systems, computer networks (including individual workstations, servers, printers, etc.) and your building’s tankless water heater are just some of the vital systems relying on electrical power in your business.

A manual transfer switch is an easy solution to keep the lights and other important systems powered during a temporary or emergency power outage, allowing you to keep your business up and running with minor productivity loss.

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How Does a Manual Transfer Switch Work?

Manual transfer switches are mounted on the interior or exterior of a building and are generally found next to, or close to, your building’s primary circuit breaker or electrical panel. When your building’s electrical supply is disrupted for whatever reason, you can connect a portable generator to your manual transfer switch to provide reliable electrical power throughout your building.

What Does a Manual Transfer Switch & Portable Generator Power?

When combined with a portable generator, a manual transfer switch can supply safe and fast backup power to keep your:

  • 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
  • And more

Don’t need all of these systems running at once? With a manual transfer switch, you can select what systems are kept on while letting your generator save capacity by not powering unnecessary systems.

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Where Can I Buy a Manual Transfer Switch?

Although some home improvement stores sell manual transfer switches—Lowe’s, Home Depot, etc.—it’s best to let an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) design and build your manual transfer switch.

PSI Control Solutions will work directly with you to determine your building’s electrical capacity and needs. Then, our team of electrical engineers will custom design and build your manual transfer switch to its exact specifications.

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Why Choose PSI Control Solutions?

PSI Control Solutions 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 PSI Control Solutions, 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 manual transfer switches and other services—(704) 594-4107.

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