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ASCO SERIES 300 Manual Transfer Switch Solutions Solve NEC 700.3 Compliance

Florham Park, N.J., March 11, 2018 — ASCO Power Technologies, the world’s leading provider of critical power solutions, debuts its SERIES 300 Quick Connect Panel, SERIES 300 Manual Transfer Switch (MTS), and SERIES 300 MTS with Integrated Quick Connects. These new products enable commercial and municipal facilities to access reliable backup power without the expense of a permanent generator. The new lineup helps facilities with a permanent generator comply with new NEC requirements to provide secondary backup power when servicing an off-line engine-generator.

The 300 SERIES devices offer greater flexibility for solving backup power challenges. The SERIES 300 Quick Connect Panels use 16 Series Cam-Lok™ connectors to provide a fast and reliable method for connecting cables from a temporary or portable generator. The SERIES 300 Manual Transfer Switch provides a simple and robust method for transferring building loads between two power sources. The SERIES 300 MTS with Integrated Quick Connects combines the features of both devices into one enclosure, allowing deployment of a comprehensive solution in a single installation.

In the telecommunications industry, the ASCO SERIES 300 MTS equipment can be used at cell sites to connect generators to keep power on and customers online. For government facilities, it can provide access to backup power for police, fire, ambulance, and other critical services. It can also provide a cost-effective solution for water and wastewater pump stations. Commercial, retail, and light industrial facilities can use the new devices to obtain backup power to prevent business losses during utility outages.

“The innovative SERIES 300 MTS lineup provides flexible solutions for meeting the new NEC Article 700.3 requirements and increasing power reliability at regulated facilities,” says Matthew Schneider, Director of Global Product Management. “These products also enable smaller, cost-constrained facilities to benefit from backup power during outages and emergencies.”

The ASCO SERIES 300 Quick Connect Panels are listed to UL 1008 as Transfer Switch Accessories. Their Cam-Lok connectors provide quick and reliable cable connections, and are available in Type 3R weatherproof enclosures.

The ASCO SERIES 300 MTS is available in single phase or 3-phase models ranging from 150 to 3,000 Amps and up to 600 VAC. It meets NFPA 110 standards for Emergency and Standby Power Systems and is UL 1008-listed. It can handle the extraordinary demands of switching stalled motors and high inrush loads. Its modular design makes it easy to install and maintain, and its rugged construction assures many years of reliable service. Its 3-position center-off switch is pad-lockable in all three positions and is easy-to-use.

The ASCO SERIES 300 Manual Transfer Switch with Integrated Quick Connects combines the features of the MTS and Quick Connects Panels in a single UL 1008 – Listed unit.

“Because the switch and quick connects can be installed either in separate locations or a single integrated unit, facilities can optimize equipment placements,” says Kevin Ragbasingh, ATS Product Manager. “Using separate units, the MTS can be placed close to loads and a quick connect panel can be located to provide optimal access for a portable generator. Alternately, everything can be integrated into a single unit for easy installation.”

With the addition of the SERIES 300 MTS lineup, the ASCO portfolio of manual, non-automatic, and automatic transfer switches offers solutions for every power application. Learn more by visiting www.ascopower.com.

About ASCO Power Technologies

ASCO Power Technologies has provided power reliability solutions for more than 125 years. The firm designs, manufactures, services, and supports automatic transfer switches, power control equipment, load banks, and surge protective devices. ASCO products serve mission-critical functions in data centers, healthcare facilities, telecommunication networks, commercial buildings, and industrial operations. To learn more about any of ASCO’s premium products and services, call (800) 800 ASCO (2726), email customercare@ascopower.com, or visit www.ascopower.com.

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