4 Common Causes of Generator or Switchgear Downtime

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Standby engine generators (code-required emergency and optional) are normally idle and need to quickly and reliably start when utility power fails for more than a few seconds. And they need to run for the duration of the utility outage, and sometimes longer. What goes wrong? The engine fails to start, the engine starts but switchgear fails to connect the generator to the critical load, or the engine starts, connects and supports the load but fails during operation. 

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Article Written By:  Michael Fluegeman and Antonio Tan III

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