Automatic Transfer Switch
A Transfer Switch is an Electrical Switch that switches a load between two sources. Some Transfer Switches are manual, in that an operator affects the transfer by throwing a switch, while others are automatic and trigger when they sense one of the sources has lost or gained power.
Automatic Transfer Switches (ATS) are critical components of any emergency or standby power system. Transfer switches are reliable, rugged, versatile and compact assemblies for transferring essential loads and Electrical Distribution Systems from one power source to another in case of any emergency or any electrical failures.
There are two basic types of Automatic Transfer Switches:–
- Circuit Breaker: This type has two interlocked Circuit Breakers, so only one Breaker can be closed at any anytime.
- Contactor: This type is a simpler design that is electrically operated and mechanically held.
Now a days, the law says that it is necessary to install a transfer switch in order to operate a Portable Generator. In fact, the National Electric Code has made it mandatory for a power connection to a home to have a transfer switch. A transfer switch is needed for safety too;
- For mission critical applications
- For commercial or light industrial use
- For industrial applications
- For residential or light commercial use
For service disconnect switches, the amperage must match that of the main breaker in your Electrical Panel, (it’s usually located at the very top of the box.) So, if you have an N-amp main breaker, you’ll need an N-amp automatic transfer switch. NTIPL provides customized range of ATS products as per the customer requirement and electricity load.
Our mission is to improve the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services. We provide sustainable ATS solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical and mechanical power.