Emergency Power

Emergency Power Sources, Chargers & Related Tools: Generators for Emergency Power Supply - now that makes sense. But Why are Gas & Water Shut off Tools on this page? We have listed the water and gas shut off tools here to remind out customers of important emergency power generator safety - turn off all the gas sources and electricity normally connected at your home or work before you power up your emergency generator for electricity. You don't want the gas or electricity from normal municipal sources to come on without your knowledge while running on your emergency back up power - this could cause some unpleasant surprises! Also - change your fuel storage for these generators regularly. Yes, gasoline goes bad - cycle out your can cans or other fuel storage every three to six months so you know your fuel for emergency power is fresh and ready when you need it. (read Generator safety Tips below) Be sure to also take a look at our emergency battery supplies and battery chargers. Here are some tips on Generator Safety.


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Key Points of Generator Safety

  • Read, understand and follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Operate outdoors in a clean, dry area.
  • Generator must be properly grounded.
  • After losing power, turn off main breaker or pull main fuse block.
  • Generators that are directly connected to existing wiring systems must use double-pole, double-throw (DPDT) transfer switch.
  • All electrical connections must comply with the National Electric Code.
  • Do not overload generator with too many appliances.
  • Use properly sized extension cords in good condition.
  • You may be liable for damage or injury to people and property that may result from an improperly installed or operated emergency generator
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