A Homeowner consulted with CMR Mechanical about installing a standby generator for her residence and a farm house located next door. CMR Mechanical installed a 20 KW Honeywell Generator with two transfer switches to power both homes in the event of a power disruption. Honeywell makes one of the quietest generators on the market.
Honeywell Generator sits on a bed of crushed limestone and fiberglass pad mounted to the bottom of the generator. The limestone base ensures that the unit will remain level and will not settle. The cabinet of the generator is coated with a durable RhinoCoat finish.
The Gas meter was upgraded due to the increased demand from the generator. Michcon changed the meter at the homeowners request and expense. This meter will meet the demand required when the generator is used.
The transfer switches were mounted on an existing unistrut bracket in front of the home. The transfer switch is the brains of the system. The transfer switch senses a loss of power and sends a signal to the generator to start. The transfer switch monitors the utility line voltage and when power is restored it switches the power back to the utility and shuts the generator off after a cooldown cycle is complete.
Inside the Honeywell generator is a Generac OHVI engine. The engine is air cooled, has electronic ignition, low oil pressure shutdown, and graphite pistons.
The access panel on the Honeywell generator has a 110 volt plug for external use. The cabinet has a lockable cabinet top
The patented Sync Controller plugs into a standard 110 volt outlet anywhere in the home and is the user interface to the system. The homeowner can control all functions of the generator without physically being at the generator. The controller operates many features including the utility and generator voltage sensing, smart battery charger, utility interrupt delay, and engine warm up and cool down.