HOW TO CONNECT A POWER GENERATOR TO YOUR BUILDING
Purchase a combined ATS & AMF panel of suitable power
FORGET YOU KNOW ABOUT TRADITIONAL TRANSFER SWITCH. AT BERNINI DESIGN THE 'IMPOSSIBLE' IS ONLY AN OPINION.
THE MOST COMMON MISTAKE
In the latest years genset builders came out with the unfortunate idea to install the Automatic Mains Failure controller on the generator.
On the engineering point of BERNINI DESIGN view, installing the AMF controller directly on the generator is NOT A GOOD solution. It is not a brilliand idea to connect the UTILITY POWER wires  to the AMF controller inside a generator panel. It means that you have to carry 4 wires inside of it WITH THE RISK of affecting low voltage circuit or sensitive parts.
This is the worst solution if you want a safe and reliable connection of the generator. In case of lighting, you can compromise the low voltage electrical parts of the engine automation circuits. Even worse, you have to drive the coils of the transfer switch  placed several meters (even hundreds) far away. In other words, you have to wire at least 7 cables for nothig. Not mention that all the time you manually need to transfer the load, you have to use the buttons provided on the AMF controller. When you need to control your LOAD , you have to operate on the generator .
Not mention that in case of failure of the AMF module, your generator is dead. Last but does not mean least, the difficulties to provide current measurement to the AMF controller when the load is connected to the UTILITY POWER. You have to add and connect additional current transformers and at least 4 wires.
ALL THE ABOVE ISSUES ARE SOLVED BY INSTALLING A COMBINED AMF/ATS CONTROL PANEL
WHAT IS A COMBINED AMF ATS PANEL
We focus our attention on generator control panels suitable for standby generators. Navigating through the internet you will find some 'Frequently Ask Questions' about a generator control panel (FAQ). The basic keywords are something like these: What is AMF panel...What is an ATS panel.What size generator to power a house. How much power does a house use. How to connect a portable generator to a house. Connecting Generator to home power. How to use generator to power house. What is a generator control panel...How to connect a generator without AUTO START feature. We try to clarify some of the common questions about generators.
An AMF control panel (Automatic Mains Failure) is the ideal choice in cases where you have to control a generator that is connected to the Mains in a standby configuration. A combined AMF & ATS control panel is a panel fitted with an AMF module that controls the ATS (Automatic Trabsfer Switch). The AMF module takes over, in a fully automatic way, the connection assignment of the LOAD to MAINS or GENERATOR avoiding connection MAINS to GENERATOR. The AMF module continuously scans the electrical parameters of the utility power (or MAINS if you will).
The panel includes miscellaneous equipment: battery charger, electronic circuit boards, power relays, overvoltage protection devices, current transformers and finally terminal blocks. The AMF controller is conveniently tasked with driving the power circuit breakers or directly the transfer switch. The size of the contactors and wire gauges define the power rating of the panel. Available sizes on the market are normally in the range 25-500kVA.
A COMBINED AMF/ATS PANEL IS THE IDEAL SOLUTION FOR CONNECTING A POWER GENERATOR TO YOUR BUILDING. THANKS TO THE CONFIGURABLE RELAY OUTPUTS YOU CAN CONNECT A GENERATOR WITHOUT AUTO-START (EXAMPLE A REFURBISHED SECOND HAND GENERATOR)
Just to provide an idea about 'kVA' please note that a normal house or big villa needs as much as 9kVA of power. This means the following utilities working simultaneously: 1 fridge, 1 air conditioner (or an electric heater), some lights, an oven, some tools for D.I.Y., 2 computers, 1 TV set an so on. A 10kVA control panel can fit in a plastic that aesthetically complies with your electrical installation. A qualified electrician can install the combined AMF/ATS panel in a few hours. We do not recommend to practice D.I.Y. with electric panel and generator. Once the panel is in place you can connect a portable generator also. A small factory needs as much as 80kVA. A small industry up to 500kVA. The are four basic types of AMF panels: INDUSTRIAL, COMMERCIAL, HOME & TELECOM.
THREE REASONS TO PURCHASE A COMBINED AUTOMATIC TRANSFER SWITCH AND AUTOMATIC MAINS FAILURE PANEL
YOU CAN CONNECT THIS PANEL TO ANY KIND OF GENERATOR WITH AND WITHOUT AUTO START. THIS IS THE IDEAL CHOICE WHEN YOU REFURBISH A GENERATOR SET. THE EMBEDDED CONTROLLER WILL TAKE CARE TO CARRY OUT ALL REQUIRED FUNCTIONS.
CONSIDERING THAT WE DEVELOP ELECTRONICS FOR GENERATORS WHO BETTER THAN US CAN MAKE WORLD-CLASS PANELS? WE HAVE FULL BACKGROUND. OUR 24/7/365 SUPPORT WILL HELP YOU SOLVING ON-SITE PROBLEMS IN REAL TIME.
WE DESIGN MONITORING SYSTEM THAT WILL ALLOW YOU TO CONTROL VIA TCP-IP, GSM OR MODBUS YOUR CONTROL PANEL. NO HEAD ACHE IN ADDING ADDITIONAL PLUG IN MODULES. OUR PANELS ARE READY TO WORK ON-SITE.
OVERLOAD /OVER CURRENT
10 ADJ. TIMERS
SAE J1939 COMPLIANT
8 CHANNEL I/O
200 EVENT LOG REGISTER
SETTINGS / PARAMETERS
REAL TIME CLOCK
BEK3 BASED INDUSTRIAL-GRADE AUTOMATIC MAINS FAILURE PANELS
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INSIDE TO 160KVA PANEL
STATE OF ART MANUFACTURING
THIS 160KVA ATS PANELS FEATURES A GSM COMMUNICATION SYSTEM
 BE16 SMS GATEWAY
GSM GPRS QUAD BAND MODEM
 INPUT TERMINAL BLOCK
 FLOATING ANTENNA
 AUXILIARY DC RELAYS
 CIRCUIT BREAKERS
 CURRENT TRANSFORMERS
INSIDE TO 60KVA PANEL
WORLD CLASS MANUFACTURING
THIS IS A TYPICAL 60KVA ATS PANELS FEATURES
 INTERFACE RELAYS
 AC & DC PROTECTION FUSES
 CURRENT TRANSFORMERS
 CHANGEOVER SWITCH
 POWER TERMINAL BLOCK
 ENGINE TERMINAL BLOCK
 GROUND CONNECTION
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)
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