HIPOWER SYSTEMS’ new line of Generator Connection Cabinets enable organizations to connect a temporary or towable generator to a building’s automatic transfer switch within minutes.

Data centers have primary power backed up by a UPS (uninterruptible power supply) and a standby generator. Should power fail, most UPS systems will provide four hours of backup power. After that, the standby generator is supposed to kick in. However, should that generator be offline for service or maintenance, or should it experience a failure, the data center must find another power supply before the fourth hour elapses.

With a Generator Connection Cabinet in place, the center would be able to have a generator towed to its site for fast connection.