Transfer Switch suits emergency and standby applications.

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Featuring microprocessor-based control panel, Automatic Transfer Switch, Model OTEC provides open transition load transfer between utility service and generator set. It offers selectable Phase Check or Programmed Transition; 3-phase utility voltage sensing and single phase sensing on generator; front panel pushbuttons and indicators; and adjustable time delays. Available in rating from 40-1,000 A, switch comes in 3- or 4-pole configurations up to 600 Vac.

Original Press Release:

New OTEC Transfer Switch Delivers Reliable, Cost-Effective Load Transfer

MINNEAPOLIS - The new OTEC Automatic Transfer Switch from Cummins Power Generation is designed to provide dependable and cost-effective load transfer for a wide range of emergency and standby power applications. Featuring an easy-to-use microprocessor-based control panel, the new OTEC switch provides reliable load transfer between a utility service and generator set.

"The new OTEC combines the simplicity and reliability of a microprocessor-based transfer switch in a cost-effective package," says David Voissem, Transfer Switch Engineer, Cummins Power Generation. "The OTEC is suitable for use in all emergency standby applications including hospitals, nursing homes, schools, office buildings, light industrial facilities, water plants, retail stores and more."

Standard features include open transition load transfer with selectable Phase Check or Programmed Transition; 3-phase utility voltage sensing and single phase sensing on the generator; front panel push buttons and indicators for easy set-up; adjustable time delays and an integral exercise clock to aid in generator maintenance. The OTEC switch is UL1008 listed and CSA certified with a UL Type 1 enclosure as standard. The switch is available in ratings from 40 through 1000 amps, 3 or 4-pole configurations, up to 600 VAC. Optional features include a fully programmable exerciser clock for greater flexibility, an elevator signal relay to enhance operation with elevator systems, battery chargers, and UL Type 3R, 4 and 12 enclosures.

Cummins Power Generation, a subsidiary of Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI), is a major leader in increasing the availability and reliability of electric power around the world. With over 80 years' experience, our global distributor network delivers innovative solutions for any power need--commercial, industrial, recreational, emergency and residential. Products include alternators, generator-drive engines, and temporary or permanent pre-integrated power systems combining generator sets and power control and transfer technologies. Services range from system design, project management, financing, and operation and maintenance contracts to development of turnkey power plants. For more information, contact Madeline Foss, Cummins Power Generation, 1400 73rd Ave. NE, Minneapolis, MN, 55432. Phone: 763-528-7246; Fax 763-574-5298. Or visit

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