CHAPTER 13

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Backup Power Systems

The utility electrical supply is vulnerable to interruption, momentary or long term, possibly lasting for days. Adverse weather, flooding, system overload, terrorist attacks, power-pole breakage due to intoxicated or texting motorists, and all sorts of other catastrophes can disrupt the utility connection so that the home is without power.

Backup Power for the Home

You can meet this challenge by installing a backup power system. It is required for health-care facilities, where continuity of power is essential for life support and ongoing operations. Schools, hotels, office buildings, and industrial facilities generally ...

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