Generator Tap Box: What is it?

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Generator tap boxes, also known as a generator inlet cabinet, are something we don’t think about everyday, but are very important in our society. In the case of a power outage, it offers a fast connection to a mobile emergency generator. For businesses such as hospitals, gas stations, banks and grocery stores this is an absolute necessity.

Why? Power keeps perishables fresh and business functionalities intact. With a generator tap box, and the installation of a transfer switch, you can have power up and running in tem minutes or less. 

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How do they work? Generator Tap Boxes are permanently mounted to the exterior of a building and are electrically connected to a manual or automatic transfer switch. When power goes out, they are ready to receive temporary power rapidly and safely via its standard cam-loc, male or female, receptacles.

With the installation of a transfer switch, you can have power up and running in ten minutes or less, safely and efficiently.

Before you order a generator tap box, consider what load size you’ll need, the length of cable to run the load to the generator and which critical loads in your building most need restoring. If you have questions about generator tap boxes, please don’t hesitate to contact us.


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