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Permanently-installed back-up generators are typically safer to operate than portable back-up generators.

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Question: Permanently-installed back-up generators are typically safer to operate than portable back-up generators.
Top Answer (86% of 23 votes): True.

Answer: True
Explanation: Permanently installed generators are safer to use then portable generators there is usually an automatic transfer switch installed so that if you lose power it's a seamless transition and you never have to worry as opposed to a portable generator where you have to plug it in yourself
LVC Electric inc
Answer: True
Explanation: There are no cords to connect and no personnel is at risk of injury. The ATS senses the power loss, starts the generator and transfers the load to the generator. When utility power is restored the ATS switches the power back and safely times out the generator.
ElectriTech, Inc.
Answer: True
Explanation: Permanent installed generators require no action on your part during an outage.
Clear Electrical Solutions, LLC
Answer: False
Explanation: They are more convinient but if installed per code both installation are to be safe
Roche Electric & Consulting
Answer: False
Explanation: As long as a generator is connected properly, one is no safer to operate than the other
My Electrician
Answer: True
Explanation: A home standby generator is typically Safer than a gasoline generator because you do not have to add gasoline or store gasoline in your home. Home generators use fuel either buy propane or natural gas giving you a longer run times and less worried about running out of fuel.
Power Now Solutions , Inc.
Answer: True
Explanation: They r in place no cords to plug in
EMP industries
Answer: True
Explanation: Mostly because a licensed electrician had installed the transfer switch and we recommend automatic transfer switch
Advanced Electrical and Energy
Answer: True
Explanation: They are installed in a safe sound deadoning enclosure , but portable are pretty safe as well as you use correctly, some people have put them too close to a window and even in a garage and died of carbon monoxide poisoning , these people had no common sense.
DiBiagio Electrical Construction llc
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