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Kohler automatic residential generator systems provide dependable protection during unexpected power outages. Kohler has produced home standby generators, residential emergency generators, and back power devices since the 1920s. Kohler generators provide clean power for sensitive home electronics; fast power to get you up and running; and reliable backup power to ensure your life goes on even when the utility power doesn’t.

KOHLER Residential Generator

When utility power is interrupted, the ATS signals the generator to start and then quickly transfers the electrical loads from the failed utility to the generator. When utility power is restored, the ATS transfers the electrical loads back to the utility and shuts down the generator.

  • Exercises the generator weekly to assure reliable operation.
  • Commercial-grade transfer switch and solid-state circuitry ensure long life and safe operation.
  • UL listed and CSA certified.

These devices are wired through a secondary, or essential loads, distribution panel. This allows a smaller generator to be used.

Your KOHLER® residential backup generator system can be sized and wired for your home in one of two power distribution scenarios:

Essential Loads Power Distribution

This power distribution scenario isolates and supplies electrical power only to those essential devices that must function during a power interruption. Examples of devices and appliances that may be considered essential are:

  • Furnace
  • Lighting
  • Sump Pump
  • Refrigerator/freezer
  • Security system

Whole House Power Distribution

This power distribution scenario enables the homeowner to power all devices within the home with the generator, as if they were using normal utility power. Load management systems may be required to perform whole house operation and installations.

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