What are the Most Common Commercial Emergency Power Systems?

Have you ever wondered how your office building or facility gets power during commercial electrical emergencies? The video offers easily followed insight into this subject.

There are two main standby power supply systems: generators and UPS. Of the two, generators are the most commonly used.

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A generator is a rotating machine that generates electricity when a motor or engine rotates at a certain speed. It is a robust and reliable device that puts out a current and voltage consistent with the system it feeds. Today’s generators are highly machined, so they put out electricity in a form that is indistinguishable from normal utility-supplied power. This is because the generator must feed sensitive electronics such as computers and high-end control systems during a utility outage.

The engine that powers a generator can use gasoline, diesel, natural gas, or propane as fuel. Diesel is the most commonly used because it is the most readily available, easily stored, and not easily ignited. The diesel engines used in generators are similar to those found in trucks, cars, or SUVs. Now you know all about commercial electrical power systems.