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WHEN THERE'S AN UTILITY POWER OUTAGE, THE EVOLVE AUTOMATIC TRANSFER SWITCH TURNS YOU HOME GENERATOR ON WITHIN SECONDS PROVIDING COMFORT AND SAFETY TO YOUR FAMILY OR BUSINESS.
The EVOLVE is an advanced & compact Automatic Transfer Switch. This is the ideal choice for an home generator connected to your house in a standby configuration. It features programmable parameters for total protection of the engine, generator and your electric system. EVOLVE is the safest way to avoid back-feeding.
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-IT PREVENTS DAMAGE TO YOUR HOUSEHOLDS
-IT PROTECTS FROM UTILITY POWER OVERVOLTAGES
-IT KEEPS THE ENGINE BATTERY READY AND HEALTY
-OPEN-BEFORE-MAKE SWITCHING OF THE LOAD
-DISPLAYS ENGINE AND GENERATOR INSTRUMENTS
-ADJUSTALE FUNCTIONS , PARAMETERS AND SETTINGS
-AUTOMATIC START USING A SCHEDULER
-KWh MEASUREMENTS GENERATOR & UTILITY POWER
-YOU CAN USE A GAS, GASOLINE PORTABLE GENERATOR
-YOU CAN CONNECT IT AS FAR AS 1000 METERS FAR AWAY
-GSM OPTION FOR REMOTE CONTROL AND MONITORING
IP65 PLASTIC NCLOSURE, IDEAL FOR OUTDOOR USE
How to connect a PRAMAC generator
THIS PAGE INCLUDES ALL INFORMATION ABOUT INSTALLING A PRAMAC DIESEL GENERATOR IN COMBINATION WITH THE EVOLVE ATS PANEL AND GSM (MOBILE PHONE) MONITORIG SYSTEM
Backup home generator connection diagram using the Evolve panel
WITHOUT A BACKUP GENERATOR
A) Normal connection of a house (3) to the Public Utility Mains. The Public Utility circuit breaker (1) output is fed to the house (2).
WITH A BACKUP GENERATOR
B) Connection of the EVOLVE panel (5) and Generator (4). The output of the Public Utility circuit breaker is connected to the EVOLVE panel (Mains Input). The EVOLVE ATS panel output is connected to the house (2). The Generator (4) is connected to the EVOLVE panel generator input. EVOLVE ATS panel manages, in a fully automatic way, the connection assignment of the HOUSE (3) to MAINS (1) or GENERATOR (4).
THE EVOLVE ATS PANEL IS THE IDEAL CHOICE WHERE YOU WISH TO BE IN FULL CONTROL OF YOUR ELECTRICITY SERVICES
Being rated 40 amps ATS@230Vac it cover the necessities of a small to large house. In other words it satisfies the necessities of one or two families. A normal house or big villa needs as much as 9kVA of power. This means the following utilities working simultaneously: 1 fridge, 1 air conditioner (or an electric heater), some lights, an oven, some tools for D.I.Y., 2 computers, 1 TV set an so on. The Evolve ATS panel contains a real time clock and a set of configurations that allow you to enable or disable the automatic function; this includes enabling the periodic test of the engine at a particular time slot in the day.
GOING DEEP IN THE RIGOUR OF OUR CRAFT
12KVA 230V EVOLVE ATS PANEL
In the picture you can observe the RS232 serial port , the 3-band MODEM and the antenna plug . Terminal plugs ,  and  are provided for the connections of utility power, generator and your house. Labels with more that 25 languages are available for the 12KVA EVOLVE panel. Inside the ATS, you can see the core of the system: 2x40 Amps (4 poles) contactors for the utility power and generator together with the mechanical interlock. The current transformer  allows to the EVOLVE panel overload protection and current-power electrical measurments.
How to connect generator to house
This is the common most asked question. Unfortunately there is no a safe manner to do this. Except the case you are a qualified electrician and you possess the skills to manually isolate the electric circuit that you want to supply in case of power outage. This is the case of prolonged power outage when you are forced to install a generator for several hours or days. The procedure consists mainly in modifying the electric circuit in your house. Or more exactly, you can remove the plug of the fridge (for example) and you connect to the generator by using a proper cord. Or you can connect together part of the electric light system.
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The most common dangerous issue about home generator connection is when someone forgets to throw the main circuit breaker to electrically isolate the house from the power utility. Then, the generator could send electrical power beyond the house and out onto the power utility grid.The proper way to connect a generator to you hour house is only by using a transfer switch. In case it is manual it is about a switch with two positions: POWER UTILITY and GENERATOR. It consists in a sort of breaker interlock for generator and power utility. In other words, it is not possible to simultaneously activate POWER UTILITY and GENERATOR.
POWER UTILITY & GENERATOR CONNECTION
The general action for an home generator connection is described as ‘BREAK’ before ‘MAKE’. So in switching from POWER UTILITY and GENERATOR (and vice versa) you will have no power in your house. The transfer switch panel prevents power from the generator from flowing outside the house, where it can injure power utility workers. This is out of any doubts the most reliable and cost effective solution. It is mandatory, in any case, to let an expert electrician to make the work done up to code. A qualified electrician knows better how to wire a generator transfer switch. Before installing a transfer switch and an home generator connection you have to decide how to connect the generator to the automatic transfer switch. It could be done in several ways.
USING A DRYER OUTLET
The most common solution for home generator connection to a house is through dryer outlet. In this case, your electrician will install a dryer outlet in a proper place. The outlet must be very well protected. The functionality of it must be regularly verified. To the dryer outlet you will connect the portable generator when necessary and, why not, you can permanently connect your back up generator. Hooking generator to house through outlet is the most common practice assuming you have installed a transfer switch in a ‘up to code’ manner. How to a connect portable generator in a way to make an home generator connection to the electrical panel is also possible if the panel has a built in outlet designed for this purpose. Please note that these kinds of outlets have a special contact arrangement. The contacts are basically ‘MALE’. As a matter of fact you have to consider this plus as a ‘LOAD’ not like a ‘SOURCE’. The source is provided by the cord connected to the generator with ‘FEMALE’ contact. Consider all the time the risk of back-feeding generator through dryer outlet in home generator connection scheme. So we vividly recommend that you choose our safest transfer switch wiring. You do not have to deal with cords, cables, plugs and stuffs like that.
INSTALLING AN AUTOMATIC TRANSFER SWITCH
When making a home generator connection to an automatic transfer switch take also into consideration the possibility to partially connect the electric system of your house. You may suffer problems in case of a failure of the automatic transfer switch by connecting the whole house transfer switch for portable generator to your house. Does not matter the configuration you choose. The most important thing is to let a licensed electrician installing your transfer switch. The automatic transfer switch is the top solution. The EVOLVE automatic transfer switch is the most advanced and user-friendly solution. The cost of this system is more than acceptable if you take in account the numerous advantages like no headache, full automatic protection of your electric system, full automatic protection of your generator, full automatic operation & total safety, security and comfort.
USE EVOLVE TO GET MORE SECURITY & COMFORT
When there’s a utility power outage the Evolve ATS panel turns on your home generator within seconds providing comfort and safety to your family or business.
USING THE EVOLVE ATS PANEL YOU ARE NOT LOST
The plastic enclosure guarantees an IP65 protection when the transparent door is closed to the ambient environment. Thanks to its modularity, the EVOLVE panel allows you to add additional plugs and accessories as required. The panel is fully configurable for SMS monitoring (by your mobile phone). You will be notified on every home generator connection. The EVOLVE panel features a rich set of programmable parameters for total protection of the engine and generator. The internal electronic battery charger is overload protected and all electronic circuits are unaffected by over-voltages. The display indications can be configured for the most popular European languages. This provides for a complete list of electrical parameter measurements including an Energy meter for the Mains and Generator.
STATE OF ART DESIGN & INTUITIVE COMMANDS
 HORN SILENCE PUSH BUTTON  GRAPHIC DISPLAY  NAVIGATION PUSH BUTTONS  CLOSE THE MAINS CIRCUIT BREAKER  OPEN A CIRCUIT BREAKER  CLOSE THE GENERATOR CIRCUIT BREAKER  MANUAL MODE PUSH BUTTON  ALARM INDICATORS  MAINS PRESENCE INDICATOR  GENERATOR PRESENCE INDICATOR  AUTO AND TEST MODE OF OPERATION PUSH BUTTONS
The display indicates Vac, Aac, Hz, Vdc, kVA, kW, kVAr and Power Factor providing Energy count for both the Mains and Generator. It is easy to use by virtue of an intuitive front panel.
THE EVOLVE ATS PANEL FEATURES A RICH SET OF PROGRAMMABLE PARAMETERS FOR THE TOTAL PROTECTION OF THE ENGINE AND GENERATOR
You can program a designated period in the day to run the AUTO mode of operation.
You can program a time slot in the day to test the home generator connection.
Available languages for the display are: English, Italian & French.
The Electronic battery charger is fully protected from overload.
It protects your load from over-voltages. It records the last 200 Events including alarms.
It indicates Oil Pressure, Temperature and Fuel Level of the engine.
!! WARNING !!
The Evolve ATS panel can and will start the engine at anytime. Do not work on equipment, which is controlled by the Evolve ATS panel without isolating it first. When servicing the engine, always disconnect the battery and battery charger.
WE RECOMMEND THAT WARNING SIGNS BE PLACED ON EQUIPMENT INDICATING THE ABOVE
INTRODUCTION TO THE EVOLVE ATS PANEL
The EVOLVE ATS PANEL integrates an Automatic Mains Failure (AMF) control module, a Generating Set controller and a 32 Amp (50Amp. EVOLVE -9Kva) Automatic Transfer Switch (ATS). The EVOLVE ATS PANEL provides visual indication by means of LEDs and Graphic Display for all parameters and alarms. The EVOLVE ATS PANEL features programmable settings and complies with international regulations. The EVOLVE ATS PANEL can interface with analog sensors or switches for Oil Pressure, Fuel level, Coolant and Auxiliary Temperature. Additional inputs of remote control, alarms and serial interface allow you to expand the functions of the panel.
BACKUP HOME GENERATOR & EVOLVE ATS PANEL MANUAL MODE OF OPERATION
Push the [MAN] mode button; the yellow indicator on the button will turn on. Push [MAN] until the engine starts (the yellow LED is then blinking fast). When the green indicator ‘Generator presence’ lights, push the [I-KG] push button; the green indicator KG ( Generator Circuit Breaker) will turn on to indicate that the home generator connection is properly working. If the green indicator ‘G’ is blinking or it is off, it means that the voltage is outside limits; in this case do not push the [I-KG] push button. To transfer the load to the Mains, push the [I-KM] (Mains Circuit Breaker) push button when the green indicator ‘Mains presence’ is on; the Generator Circuit Breaker will open and Mains Circuit Breaker will close after a 2-second delay. To open an internal circuit breaker (Generator or Mains), or to stop the engine, push the [O] push button at anytime. If you push and hold the [O] push button longer than 3 seconds, the Evolve ATS panel enters the OFF mode and disables the home generator connection.
BACKUP HOME GENERATOR & EVOLVE ATS PANEL AUTO MODE OF OPERATION
Push the [AUTO] push button until the yellow LED illuminates. The engine starts when the Evolve ATS panel detects a Mains failure. The Mains Circuit Breaker opens after the [MAINS BREAKER] timing. After the [WARM UP] time, if the voltage and frequency are within the settings, the Generator Circuit Breaker will close establishing the home generator connection. If the Mains restores, the Generator Circuit Breaker will open inhibiting the home generator connection. The power utility contactor will close following a programmed [KM CHANGEOVER] timing. The engine will stop after a [COOL DOWN] time. In AUTO mode, the Evolve ATS panel will periodically test the engine if the ‘Test Scheduler’ is correctly programmed. During the test, the yellow LED ‘TEST’ turns on and will continue to blink when engine runs. In AUTO mode, the Evolve ATS panel can start the engine if a ‘Remote Test’ is activated. You can disable the control of the power utility and disable the starting of the engine by programming the SLEEP mode or by using the ‘Mains Simulated’ function via a remote switch. In this case the green LED ‘Mains Presence’ will continue to blink and the home generator connection will be inhibited. You can stop the engine at anytime by selecting the Manual mode. You can also push the [O] push button, but in this case the Evolve ATS panel opens the circuit breakers and enters the OFF mode of operation.
BACKUP HOME GENERATOR & EVOLVE ATS PANEL TEST MODE OF OPERATION
Push and hold the [AUTO-TEST] push button until the yellow LED TEST illuminates (5 seconds). When the engine is running, the yellow Led ‘TEST’ will blink. The EVOLVE ATS PANEL will start the home generator and transfer the load to the generator only in the case of Mains failure if not otherwise programmed. To exit the TEST mode, push the [AUTO-TEST] push button briefly (the engine will automatically stop if mains is present) or push [MAN] button (push again to stop the engine).
BACKUP HOME GENERATOR & EVOLVE ATS PANEL SLEEP MODE OF OPERATION
The EVOLVE ATS PANEL, once in [SLEEP MODE] mode, will not start the engine even in the case of Mains failure. This function is required when you want to disable the home generator in a particular period of the day, during the night for example. First, you have to program the period in which you allow the start of the home generator in case of Mains Failure. After that, enter the AUTO mode. Outside of the programmed timetable, the green LED ‘Mains Presence’ will blink and the message [SLEEP MODE] will appear on the display. In cases where you need to start the home generator during [SLEEP MODE], you are requested to enter the MAN mode and proceed according the instructions given in section 2.2 of the instruction manual. If you enter the AUTO mode when the sleep mode is active, the engine will stop.
WHAT TO DO IN CASE OF ALARM OF YOUR HOME GENERATOR
1) Look at the EVOLVE front panel: a yellow LED indicates a warning and a red LED indicates a shutdown. The display will automatically open the page that describes the alarm.
2) Some alarms, in order to cool the engine down, shut the engine down after a programmable delay. We recommend that you wait for the complete stop of the engine in all cases.
3) Push [ACK ] button in order to acknowledge the alarm and silence the horn. Push the [MAN] button to enter the Manual Mode of operation.
4) Consult the user manual for information about the alarm. Remove the cause of the alarm.