What Are Electrical Backup Power?
Electrical backup power are electrical power sources that serve as the secondary source of power to the primary source which is normally the electric utility company power. When the primary source fails, the secondary or backup power takes over through an automatic transfer switch. This article will present only the best of electrical backup power out there in the market.
Do not confuse electrical backup power with uninterrupted power supply. These are two systems that could be interconnected but serve two different purpose. While the backup system provides temporary power to the loads when the primary is out, it does take several seconds to start and be online to provide power.
Uninterrupted power supplies however provide instantaneous and immediate power to the load as it is always connected directly to the load.
Applications: The Best Of Electrical Backup Power
The following are just a few of the many applications of electrical backup power.
- Military bases
- Police departments
- Ocean going vessels
- Manufacturing plants
- Power plants
- Mining sites
- Deep sea diving platforms
- Oil Rigs
The Different Forms Of Back Up Power
Depending upon the type of equipment and facility that we would like to provide continuous power to, there are many options for what type of backup power to choose from.
In large power requirements such us whole buildings or compounds as hospitals, hotels, universities, military bases, ships and whole cities etc we normally find large diesel generators serving as back up or emergency power sources. These generators are automatically started using batteries or compressed air upon failure of the primary power source.
Battery banks are still for the most part used for limited power backups or for limited time duration of several hours. Nowadays however, with the advent of huge and powerful battery set ups and configurations, we can use batteries as the main source of power and no longer just the back up. Indeed it is now our choice to use batteries as our main source of power or just the back up power.
Gasoline, Diesel Or Propane Fuel Backup Power
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1) Champion 7500-Watt Dual Fuel Portable Generator with Electric Start.
At 9375 starting watts and 7500 running watts on gasoline and 8400 starting watts and 6750 running watts on propane, trust Volt Guard built-in surge protector to prevent overloads.
2) 20 kW Portable Generator – Deep Sea Controller – 120/240V 60 Hz – 3PH – Diesel – IP65.
Product is available from Amazon by clicking at the photo or link below.
3) Briggs & Stratton 76107 25kW Home Standby Generator System with Dual 200 Amp/Split 400 Amp Automatic Transfer Switch, Gray
4) DuroMax XP12000E 12000W Portable Gas Electric Start Generator
5) Generac 6864, 5000 Running Watts/5500 Starting Watts, Diesel Powered Portable Generator
6) Cat RP7500E Gas Powered Portable Generator with Electric Start – 7500 Running Watts/9375 Starting Watts 490-6491
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