Generators and Components
A KOHLER® residential backup generator system produces power within seconds when main utility power is interrupted. Your quiet-running generator system consists of these primary components:
1. KOHLER Residential Generator
Permanently installed outside your home, the emergency generator is fueled by natural gas or propane. It supplies on-site electrical power within seconds after a utility power interruption or outage.
2. KOHLER Automatic Transfer Switch (ATS)
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.
3. Battery and Charger (ATS)
Similar to an automobile engine, a KOHLER generator system requires a starting battery. The Battery Tender™ automatic charger keeps the battery charged, assuring that the generator system will start and function when needed.