HOW TO CONNECT 

A GENERATOR TO

YOUR HOUSE

The safest way to connect a stationary backup generator or portable generator to your house is by using the CONECT ATS (automatic transfer switch) panel.
  The installation must be done by a professional licensed electrician. Firstly, he will install the ATS panel in your home and connect it to the main breaker box.
  This keeps you safe and makes sure that your system remains up to code. Most importantly, this will help keep you from accidentally electrocuting someone else or even yourself. If you are looking to install a stationary generator you can use the CONECT ATS panel or EVOLVE ATS panel.
 If you are interested in a portable generator we recommend that you use the CONECT ATS PANEL. Both will allow you to protect your appliances and your generator.
 Especially, when you rent a generator for the duration of the power outage, you will be sure to return the generator in perfect conditions. To be sure that your family stays safe and, in any situation, your insurance company cannot dispute your claim because of “faulty wiring”, we recommend that you get your system very well inspected.
 Although the CONECT panel can automatically start &  stop a standby generator, you can use a portable generator.
  You are required to manually start and stop the generator by following the indications on the CONECT panel.  Once the CONECT panel will detect the presence of the electric power coming from your portable generator, it will manage, in a fully automatic way, the connection assignment of the LOAD to MAINS or GENERATOR.
 You will understand that the converse also applies when the Mains Supply returns within its limits, the CONECT panel will ask you to stop the engine.
 The EVOLVE ATS PANEL is recommended when you require remote GSM monitoring or you have a generator with a key start.
 By using the embedded configurable relays you can directly control the START solenoid, Pre glow, Fuel solenoid and, STOP solenoid.
Finally, by connecting analog sensors you will be able to get engine instruments on the display. Consequently, you can easily transform an old generator into an automatic standby generator.

 

THE CONECT ATS PANEL

FRONT FASCIA

Firstly, the CONECT panel features a rich set of adjustable parameters for the total protection of the generator and appliances. The internal electronic battery charger is overload protected and all electronic circuits are unaffected by over-voltages.
Secondly, the CONECT panel features a 3-way manual changeover that selects BYPASS-OFF-ATS modes of operation.
The BYPASS mode directly connects your house to utility power. The internal automatic changeover is disconnected.
Thirdly, you can use any style of engine, including gas-fuelled types. Despite the complexity of the panel, it is one of the most user-friendly ATS CONTROL PANEL on the market today.

 

CONECT PANEL DESCRIPTION
[1] VOLTAGE CODING LEGENDA   [2] MODE OF OPERATION SELECTION KNOB   [3]UTILITY POWER VOLTAGE BYPASS MODE   [4] UTILITY POWER VOLTAGE ATS MODE   [5] GENERATOR VOLTAGE INDICATION   [6]ALARM INDICATOR   [7] ALARM CODING LEGENDA   [8] ALARM RESET   [9]LOAD VOLTAGE INDICATOR   [10] PLASTIC IP56 ENCLOSURE 300X200X120

 

WHEN TO USE THE CONECT ATS PANEL

 

We recommend that you use the CONECT ATS panel mainly for portable generators. As a matter of fact, the CONECT ATS panel is highly recommended  when you have a power generator that features its own ATS plug connector. This connector hosts the main wires that will allow you start and stop the set.
You can find, on the same connector, the cables of the DC battery as well. These kind of generators has an inside autostart module that takes care of the basic protection of the engine, The CONECT  ATS panel is supplied with 5 meters of cable already fitted with the ATS connector suitable for PRAMAC, HYUNDAI, HONDA and others.
Finally, we supply cable made on special request according to your needs. In conclusion, you can not connect the CONECT ATS panel, and expect automatic start, in case you have a simple generator with key-start. There is no possibility to drive START and STOP solenoid. You can use it, anyway, as  portable generator by manually start and stop the generator.

 

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IT INCLUDES 10-YEAR PACKAGE WARRANTY
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CONECT PANEL 249€

32A 230v 50Hz

 

CABLE ADAPTER 29€

 

DELIVERY TIME 27 january 2022
CONECT PANEL 349€

63A 110V 60Hz

 

 HOW TO CONNECT A

PORTABLE GENERATOR

TO YOUR HOUSE

 You have to carefully choose the position for your portable generator and plan very well the procedures to follow in case of a power outage.

 

This will help you when you are in a hurry. We recommend that you write down some instructions. These will help you a lot in case of utility power failure.

 

A good location is one that allows the generator to operate efficiently and safely without endangering people, pets, and various things. Always install the portable generator outdoors on stable ground. The exhaust gases produced by a generator contain deadly carbon monoxide.

 

Follow these instructions

STEP1 Ask for a qualified electrician to install the ATS panel. You are required to install a cable of a suitable size (minimum 2.5 square mm) and appropriate length.
One side of the cable (cord if you will) must be permanently connected to the ATS panel. The other side is fitted with a 230V approved male plug.
In normal conditions, the cable will be properly rolled up closer to the ATS panel. The plug must be protected against dust and humidity.
The generator cord must be easy to extend up to the portable generator without knots or impediments.
STEP2  Keep the generator far away from windows or doors. Consider that power outages often happen in bad weather conditions. You are required to run the generator when it rains or it snows. A good shelter, that prevents rain to drop on your generator, may be necessary.
STEP3 Do not store fuel containers closer to the portable generator. Shall be at least two fire extinguishers undergo periodic checks. Never fill the tank while the engine is running.
Gasoline is a highly flammable liquid and it should be stored properly in approved safety cans, whether plastic or metal.
STEP4 Provide one-meter clearance in all directions for the generator.
Remove objects around the portable generator like packaging materials, paper, cardboard, polystyrene that may be a fire hazard or can obstruct the ducts of the engine intake air or cooling systems.
STEP5 Always check the integrity of the cable that connects the portable generator to the ATS panel.
STEP6 The generator is provided with wheels. It must be set in a stable position by using wooden brackets that absorb the vibrations and do not allow the movement of the generator.
STEP7 If there is a danger of flooding, place the generator properly. This will avoid the immersion of the generator and its connecting cables.
STEP8 A power outage may occur once a year. You will forget about your generator.
We recommend that you test your portable generator once a month for one hour.
This will allow the engine to burn old gasoline. Always check fuel and oil. Only good maintenance will keep you safe in case of a power outage.

 HOW TO USE THE CONECT PANEL

WITH A PORTABLE GENERATOR

We suppose you properly set up the conditions for using a portable generator as explained above. If so, you can follow the procedure.

 

1) Put the CONECT panel in the ATS mode of operation. In case of a power failure, you are required to connect the cord to the generator. Disconnect the noncritical ITEMS (air conditioner, washing machine, or other items). This will avoid overloading the generator.

2) Take care to position the generator according to our recommendations. Do all checks as recommended by the manufacturer. Connect the cord before starting the engine.

3) Connect the battery (if it is the case) & open the fuel valve (if it is the case). Start your portable generator. Check for at least 5 minutes of regular noise and smooth-running. This will allow the engine to warm up a little. Close the circuit breaker on the generator. Check for exhaust gas!

4) On the CONECT panel check instruments for voltage; it must be within 220-245V. Check for frequency; must be within 50Hz up to 54Hz.

5) If the electrical parameters are within the settings, the CONECT panel will provide electricity to your house.

6) Check the voltage indicators on the CONECT panels. You are not allowed to exceed the power rating of the generator. The CONECT panels will shut down your house in order to protect the generator.

7) Make sure the CONECT panel operates in ATS mode. When the utility power restores, the CONECT panel will automatically switch to utility power.

8) When you will observe the transition, you need to let the engine run for at least 5 minutes. This will allow the engine to cool down.

9) After one hour of utility power stability, you can consider putting the generator at rest. Roll the cable into its own place. Clean the cable and make sure is dry and clean.
10) Clean the generator, remove dirt particles. Check oil and fuel. Close the gasoline valve. Disconnect battery

 

 HOW TO CONNECT A

STATIONARY GENERATOR

The best way to connect a stationary generator to your house is by using the EVOLVE ATS PANEL. This product features analog and digital inputs capable of controlling any kind of engine. On the display, you will get all instruments. The digital outputs, via suitable relays,  will allow you to automatically start and stop the engine. Additional relay outputs energize the GLOW plugs and STOP solenoid. The EVOLVE ATS panel is recommended all the time you have a common power generator with electric start with or without AUTO START module. The EVOLVE ATS panel has all adjustable parameters in a way that you can connect any style of engine: gas, gasoline, or diesel. The EVOLVE ATS panel is not designed and not recommended for portable generators. The proper product for a portable generator is the CONECT ATS panel.

 

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The  EVOLVE ATS panel features GSM monitoring via SMS. This is the best solution for backup generators placed in critical applications. By using your mobile phone you will get real-time information. You can take full control of your electrical system.

 

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 HOW TO INSTALL A

STATIONARY GENERATOR

THE15 GOLDEN RULES

The installation of a generator for domestic use indoors is always NOT recommended. Choosing a location for your STANDBY GENERATOR is not easy. A good location is one that allows the generator to operate efficiently and safely without endangering people, pets, and various things. Always install standby generators outdoors on stable ground. The exhaust gases produced by a generator contain deadly carbon monoxide. Consult your local building code authority for necessary permits.

ABOUT INDOOR INSTALLATION

If you rely on a qualified installer, it is possible to install an indoor generator by following this general guidance. You may require approval from your local authorities. This will keep you safe from conflicts in case of problems.
  1. Firstly, the generator room must not have windows or doors in common with the house. If necessary, you can install a safety sealing door. When door is open, the limit switch, on it, inhibits the engine. The engine will run only when the door is very well closed. The room will have air extraction fans of suitable capacity preferably supplied from the battery of the engine

  2. Secondly, you must install a smoke or fire detectors. Connect the sensors to the emergency stop ATS Evolve panel inputs. Better to use the ATS EVOLVE panel with GSM system to inform you about active alarms.

  3. Thirdly, do not store fuel containers in the generator room. Shall be at least two fire extinguishers undergo periodic checks. Never fill the tank while the engine is running. Gasoline is a highly flammable liquid and it should be stored properly in approved safety cans, whether plastic or metal. The main risk factor is from the vapors it produces. Gasoline fumes are heavily concentrated and spread around. You have to avoid any source of ignition. Unlike metal gas containers, approved plastic gas cans won't rust. If there’s a fire, the plastic containers will melt, while metal fuel container can explode. Considering that you can store gasoline for longer than a month, metal gas cans may be a better choice.

  4. Most important of all, remove objects that blocks the access to the generator or to the ATS control panel. Remove packaging materials, paper, cardboard, polystyrene that may be a fire hazard or can obstruct the ducts of the engine intake air.

  5. Apply to the wall emergency battery powered lights. Verify the efficiency time to time. It must ensure the light for at least 30 minutes during power failure

  6. There should be no loose cables in the floor that may cause impediments.

  7. The room must be identified by warning signs and notices on the automatic operation without prior audible advice.

  8. Also apply to the wall information about phone numbers for urgent help.

  9. The exhaust pipe must be periodically verified. The output of the exhaust pipe must have filters that prevent the entry of birds. Verify the absence of nests of insects that can block the exhaust gas.

  10. Additionally, provide one meter clearance in all directions for the generator.

  11. The generator is provided with wheels. It must be set on a stable position by using wooden brackets that absorb the vibrations. In other words it does not allow the movement of the generator.

  12. Install a barrier to prevent children from accessing the control panel and the generator. Place the ATS panel at least 160 cm over the floor.

  13. Especially if there is danger of flooding, place the generator at a height such that it is not possible the immersion of the generator and its connecting cables.

  14. Install air extraction fans powered by the ATS panel. Provide natural ventilation vents from the outside. The need on the fresh air is comparable with that of a gas boiler for domestic use.

  15. Finally, we recommend that you keep charged a spare battery. This will help in case the battery installed on the generator fails to work. Having a spare battery will be really useful. Keep closer a set of tools that will allow you replacing the battery when necessary.

 

CONNECTING A GENERATOR TO
A BREAKER BOX
The CONECT & EVOLVE ATS panels include compact Automatic Transfer Switches. The ATS panel is the ideal choice for a generator connected to a house. The connection to a breaker box is simple and safe.
You avoid all problems related to back-feeding. Back-feed occurs when the power goes back to utility lines or mains. Back-feed damages the generator and has the potential to cause a fire.
But, worse than that, back-feed could electrocute people who are working on the lines causing injury or even death.
A generator is the core equipment in case you are facing prolonged power outages.  Using the ATS PANEL you power your house in a safe way by connecting the generator to a breaker box.
A generator transfer switch like the CONECT or EVOLVE  PANEL is the legal and proper way to power your home with an emergency generator (a transfer switch is required by the National Electric Code for any connection of power to the home) by connecting a generator to a breaker box of a house.

 

The CONECT PANEL, for example, is a user-friendly Automatic Transfer Switch. Install the CONECT PANEL where you wish to be in full control of your electricity services.
You will get excellent protection of the engine as well by correctly programming the protections. A transfer switch makes power management very easy to do.
You can turn on and off various circuits to accommodate changing power needs. This helps you use a smaller, less expensive generator to meet your power needs.
It lets you use your generator more efficiently - with less effort on your part.
The EVOLVE PANEL, for example, can increase the usefulness of your generator, making it behave like a model as much as 50% larger.
If you have a valuable business to take care of, you can purchase the remote monitoring kit. This will allow you to control yourself in a real-time system by using your mobile phone.
The CONECT PANEL is not expensive as you may think and does not require a full-time dedicated standby generator.
You can rent a generator only when you need knowing that in a minute you can restore your family's comfort or business.
WHAT IS BACK FEEDING

BACKFEEDING

We have to clarify some issues about generators, loads, and mains: standby applications or parallel applications.
In a standby application, the generator will never be connected to the grid. In the parallel application, the generator may be connected to the grid. Normally, you cannot legally bring an AC generator onto the grid unless some technical & legal conditions are met.
To connect a generator to the grid, the sine wave must be in phase with the grid, the frequency must be the same and other requirements have to be strictly satisfied.
This is accomplished by using special & complex controllers (regulators & synchronizers). Last but definitely not least the system must pass special inspections.
More frequent is the use of the generator for standby application by using standby generator or small backup generator.
A standby generator is a permanently installed apparatus, much like a compressor. A backup generator is a small, sometimes gasoline portable, generator that you put in position outside the house, for example, and then plug into the control panel.
Or it can be connected to electrical loads via heavy-duty extension cords. Back-feeding is a dangerous situation in which, electricity from your generator flows back through your electrical panel into the utility company's electrical system.
Back-feeding can occur when a generator is connected to your home wiring system without disconnecting from the utility power.
This could occur if you directly connect a generator to a circuit in your home.
If you feed power back into the utility system during an outage, you will energize the transformer serving your house. In other words, you create favorable conditions for an electrocution hazard.
Even worse, back-feed could electrocute any technicians who are working on the lines - causing injury or even death. Finally, when the utility company's power will be restored, your generator may be severely damaged, or there may be an electrical fire in your home.
To connect a generator to your electrical distribution panel we recommend that you use the CONECT PANEL; there is no way to make a connection GRID-GENERATOR.
The circuit breakers inside the panel feature a mechanical and electrical interlock. The internal circuit breakers will never close simultaneously.
The CONECT PANEL manages, in a fully automatic way, the connection assignment of the LOAD to UTILITY POWER or GENERATOR.
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UTILITY POWER

UTILITY POWER CONNECTION

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GENERATOR

 

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