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  • How does ASCO Power monitor different types of equipment?

    This video explains how ASCO Power Technologies uses monitoring systems to communicate with different equipment and provide a unified experience for end users.

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  • What are some core applications for effective Critical Power Management?

    This video shares the value of Critical Power Management Appliances in streamlining compliance and improving operational efficiency.

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  • What does the security landscape look like in the controls industry?

    The controls industry plays a vital role in privacy protection. Find out how it’s changing to create a more secure environment for people to live and work in.

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  • What is the key difference between a direct connect load bank and one that integrates with a transformer?

    Medium voltage load banks can operate with or without integrated transformers. An expert explains their key differences in this video.

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  • How do I properly de-rate a load bank?

    Make load banks useful in a range of applications. This video explains the equation used when de-rating a load bank.

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  • How do we decide between radiator/duct-mounted load banks and standard ones?

    This video shares what to consider before choosing between the two load bank form factors. Start watching to learn more.

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  • Load Testing Codes and Standards for Healthcare Facilities

    Get an overview of the codes and standards that healthcare facilities follow for load testing. An ASCO Power expert explains codes that facilities follow when verifying critical power system performance.

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  • Learning which data points to measure

    Streamline load testing by logging relevant data. An ASCO Power expert shares a preview of data points the SIGMA load control system can capture and how.

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  • The impact of increasing generator capacity on load banks

    Keeping up with generators. An expert describes load testing solutions and how load banks adapt to the increasing capacity of generators.

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  • Getting the Most from Power Quality Meters

    Power Quality Meters offer insight into conditions in a power distribution system and the quality of power reaching loads. This document compares deployment strategies for this equipment.

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  • ASCO Techxpert FAQ for site load correction

    The Purpose of Load Banks

    Gensets need to maintain a minimum load to operate efficiently and prevent residue accumulation. This video summarizes the value of load banks.

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  • ASCO Techxpert FAQ for different types of load banks

    Difference Between Resistive-Only and Resistive/Reactive Load Banks

    Load bank types offer different capabilities. This video explains the difference between Resistive-only and Resistive/Reactive load banks.

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  • ASCO Techxpert FAQ for capacitive load banks

    When to Test with a Capacitive Load Bank

    When should a facility consider using capacitive load banks? This video explains common load testing practices for industrial applications and the value of capacitive load banks.

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  • The ASCO Joint Commission Reporting Package

    This document describes The Joint Commission test requirements, their challenges, and the value of ASCO's Joint Commission Reporting Package.

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  • Streamlining Data Center Power and Cooling Tests with SIGMA LT

    Networking load banks is easy with the proper control solutions. This document describes the value of SIGMA LT in streamlining data center load tests.

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  • What percentage of the genset test rating is required?

    An ASCO Power expert summarizes the Genset test rating required by codes and how facilities can decide how much they want to exercise a unit.

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  • How many load banks can be networked and controlled together?

    The number of load banks that can be interconnected and the different factors that determine how many units a critical power system can accommodate are defined here.

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  • How are load banks used in engine generator Tier 4 applications?

    Load banks can be applied for Tier 4 Applications to help prevent maintenance issues.

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  • Overview of ASCO Quick Connect Products

    ASCO Power Quick Connect Panels enable facilities to reap a range of backup power benefits. This document describes options for adding quick-connect capabilities and answers common questions.

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  • Minimum Clearances Around Load Banks

    Maintaining proper clearances around load banks helps avoid overheating. This document details airflow requirements and additional considerations.

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  • Top Market Segments for Load Banks

    ASCO Power details the four main markets with the most demand for load banks. Find out what those markets are in this video.

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  • Importance of Site Load Correction

    There are three reasons why facilities may require site load correction. This video explains why and shares the purpose of load banks with automatic load control features.

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  • The Purpose of Resistive and Reactive Load Banks

    There are advantages that come with power factor corrected resistive-reactive load testing. Watch the video to learn more.

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  • ASCO Transfer Switch Frame Type Explained

    Understanding frame types simplifies transfer switch selection. This document defines the term and its relevance to switch ratings.

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  • Common Wiring Q’s for the Paralleling Switchgear

    When is it appropriate to route control wiring with the power cable in the back of the switchgear? Find out why wirings need to be run into separate conduits.

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  • The Difference Between UL891 and UL1558

    Learn what makes the two standards distinct from each other. This TechXpert video summarizes the two standards referring to switchboard construction and switchgear construction.

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  • Can You Expand the 2” x 8” Control Wire Entry Point of the Paralleling Switchgear?

    Planning on using more wires or bringing your switchgear conduit to a port pad? This video explains why it’s not possible to expand the opening and shows viewers a workaround.

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  • Anchoring Requirements and Mounting Considerations for Seismic-rated Switchgear

    Find out how paralleling switchgear can be anchored to meet seismic requirements in this video. An ASCO Power expert details where to find anchoring details and what you may need for the process.

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  • How ASCO Power Control Systems respond to failure events

    Power Control Systems from ASCO Power take different actions when an engine fails or fails to start. The devices have unique features that can help optimize backup power systems.

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  • A primer on Component Importance Factor

    What's the difference between Seismic Analysis Ip=1.0 and Ip=1.5? Learn all about a project's Component Importance Factor (Ip) in this video.

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  • Benefits of incorporating generator controls in the switchgear

    There are advantages to including generator control in the switchgear instead of having all the controls at the generator. Find out how this helps optimize backup power systems.

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  • Can you parallel two different size generators?

    Find out why matching the generator pitch is important when paralleling different types of generators.

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  • What does PLC mean?

    Learn about Programmable Logical Controllers (PLCs) and the value of dedicated generator PLCs for each generator with a CPU.

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  • Shake, Rattle, and Roll - Seismic Options for ASCO Transfer Switches

    Elevated risks for earthquakes affects regions around the world. This article summarizes the role of codes and testing required to offer seismic-rated transfer switches and other power equipment.

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  • Arc Flash Protection Options for Switchgear

    What are the arc flash reduction methods described by NEC Code 2020 for low and medium voltage switchgear?

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  • UL1558 Requirements for Switchgear Barriers

    What does UL 1558 require for ASCO switchgear?

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  • Types of Operator Interface Terminals

    Are ASCO Power Control Systems offering Operator Interface Terminals (OIT) for the transfer switch?

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  • Masterpact MTZ Circuit Breakers

    Why can’t you install 5.0P or 6.0P trip units for Schneider Electric Masterpact MTZ Circuit Breakers?

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  • NEC 2020 Load Shed Requirements

    Will NEC 2020 require a load shed if the generator is removed from the bus bar and the remaining generators are not overloaded?

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  • The Power of a QR Code

    Accessing transfer switch documentation anytime anywhere is now possible with QR Codes. Use the Facility Expert app or a handheld device with a QR reader to find documents fast. Read this Application Note to learn more.

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  • Four Reasons to Specify Quick Connects for Backup Power

    Facilities need a fast simple way to connect temporary generators and load banks to their power systems. Here are the four reasons why.

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  • Benefits of a Transfer Switch Monitoring Portal

    Facility personnel often lack real-time, critical power information. Located between power sources and loads, transfer switches are perfect for accessing this information. Learn how the ASCO Power Technologies 5170 Communication Module turns switches into power information portals.

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  • Generator Connection to Bus Bar

    Is there a specific time for parallel generators to connect to the bus bar?

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  • Redundant Master Programmable Logic Controller

    Are Redundant Master Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) beneficial for the transfer switch?

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  • Routing Power Cables

    Can we bring the power cable directly into the switchgear section in which they are to be terminated?

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  • Power Control System Products

    What are the specific available ASCO products in Power Control Systems (PCS)?

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  • Hardwired Manual Parallel Circuit

    How can we close all portable generator circuit breakers from one location by using a hardwired manual parallel circuit?

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  • Quick Connect Enclosure

    Can I get a Manual Transfer Switch with quick connects in 4x enclosure?

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  • Canadian standards regarding Transfer Switches

    Is it necessary to have a circuit that will trip the breakers feeding transfer switch equipment that operate in a closed transition mode?

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  • Transfer Switch & Generator Neutral

    Do breakers on load connections to transfer switches need to be 4 pole breakers?

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  • 200 Amp Transfer Switch & WCR Rating

    Can I get a 200 A transfer switch that has a 200kW WCR rating at 480V?

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  • Monitoring the Electrical Power System

    If installation will have an Electrical Power Monitoring System should each source be monitored?

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  • Monthly Maintenance & Power Failures

    How do you ensure the generator does not get overloaded if a power failure occurs during monthly maintenance?

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  • Space Considerations in an Electrical Room

    Are there best practices for space consideration in electrical room for transfer switches?

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  • Site Specific Warning Labels

    Do Transfer Switches get shipped with site specific Arc Flash Warning labels?

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  • Applications for Moveable Load Banks

    Moveable loads offer deployment flexibility. Read this brief for five examples.

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  • Bypass Isolation Transfer Switch and NEC2020

    Does NEC 2020 require a Bypass Isolation Switch for Installation with a single ATS feeding COPS loads?

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  • Transfer Switch De-Rating

    Will the transfer switch de-rate if the emergency side generator can’t load full supply?

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  • SERIES 300 Event Log

    Which Automatic Transfer Switch should I buy as an optional accessory to read the event log captured by the SERIES 300 Group G Controller software?

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  • UPS Power Supply with Closed Transition

    Will a UPS Power Supply be needed along with a Closed Transition Transfer Switch?

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  • Load Shed Signal Overview

    What does a load shed signal do to prevent overload scenarios?

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  • NTS and Switching to Power Source

    Can Non-Automatic Transfer Switch (NTS) automatically transfer to the alternative source of energy when the preferred source goes dead?

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  • Comparing NTS, ATS, and MTS

    Why is the Manual Transfer Switch (MTS) different than Non-Automatic Transfer Switch (NTS) & Automatic Transfer Switch (ATS) regarding its operation?

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  • NTS and Load Disconnect Positions

    How many transition modes can be provided via Non-Automatic Transfer Switch (NTS) for a load disconnect position during transfer?

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  • What are the basic controls on the Group G Controller?

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  • How do I operate Model 920 using 3-wire control?

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  • Can a 3-PH Portable Load Bank be used on Single Phase Application?

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  • Transfer Switch Feature 1 Time-Delay

    What provide the feature 1 Time-Delay in ASCO Controllers for overcurrent protection?

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  • New Start Engine Signal Code

    What is the new requirement in the NEC Code Book regarding the new start engine signal?

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  • Transfer Switch Phase Angle Degree Setting

    What is the goal of the ASCO Controller when the phase angle is less than 60 degrees?

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  • Benefits of Bypass Transfer Switches

    With having benefits like testing, inspection, and maintenance, what is another purpose of the bypass switch?

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  • Integrate Temp Power into Multiple Parallel Generators

    Which ASCO Equipment should I use when more paralleled generators have to accept the required load?

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  • More Load. Less Generator.

    Temporal sequencing of load circuits using automatic transfer switches can make generator capacity go further. Read this Application Note to learn how.

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  • Energy-Reducing Maintenance Switch Option

    Is ASCO Energy-Reducing Maintenance Switch along with the local status indicator enough for a service entrance transfer switch?

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  • Cable Bend Access in Enclosure

    Why doesn't the ASCO Transfer Switch come in a smaller enclosure?

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  • Quick Connect Short Circuit Rating

    Why is the lower short circuit ratings caused by Series 16 quick connects not a major issue when connected to a Manual Transfer Switch?

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  • Dual Purpose Quick Connect

    Why should I use ASCO Dual Purpose Quick Connect Power Panel (QCP) instead of the Single Quick Connect Power Panel?

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  • Transfer Switch Selection with Large Motor Load

    Which type of transfer switch will fit for a larger motor load up to 25 HP or greater?

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  • ASCO 6180 load bank testing a diesel generating set

    Three Ways to Optimize Efficiency and Reduce Emissions

    Running generators unnecessarily uses excess fuel, increases emissions, and increases costs. Here are three ways to avoid inefficiencies and unnecessary expenses.

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  • 5 Advantages of the 5101 Engine Start Monitoring System

    Backup generators won’t backup anything if they never receive a start signal. ASCO Power Technologies’ 5101 Engine Start Circuit Monitoring System helps eliminate surprises.

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  • Where do I connect my engine start wires to transfer switches? 

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  • Why do I need a Generator PLC if there is a Master PLC for my ASCO PCS?

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  • How do I connect wireless control to a Load Bank?

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