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    Standby Power Connection Solutions

    Stay up and running even when the power is down.

    Reliable power connection solution to quickly and safely connect to a portable generator for standby power.

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    Standby Power Connection Solutions
    • Features

      Square D® Integrated Equipment now provides a new family of standby power connection solutions that are designed, tested, manufactured and listed to UL standards and provide you with a reliable solution to quickly and safely connect to a portable generator for standby power.
      SPQ Cam-Lock Tap Box
      The new UL listing for permanently-installed, inlet-style assemblies rated 600 V or less, which are intended for temporary connection to a generator for standby power, is covered under the UL 1008 Supplement SB Standard Requirements for Inlet Assemblies for Transfer Switch Equipment. Square D IPaCS offers the SPQ cam-lock (SPQCL) tap box design that has been tested, approved and listed under the UL 1008 Supplement SB standard.
      The SPQCL tap box incorporates cam-lock receptacles for generator connection that are wired back to the standby power disconnect in the electrical distribution equipment. The cam-lock receptacles are color coded and marked for connection sequence, as well as barriered from the mechanical lugs for safety. The SPQCL tap box provides a quick, safe and reliable connection to a portable generator for standby power purposes.
      Design Features
      • UL listed – UL 1008 SB
      • NEMA Type 3R Enclosure (can be used for NEMA Type 1 installations) 30 in. wide X 36 in. tall X 16 in. deep
      • Lockable door for safety and controlled access
      • Mechanical lugs to standby power disconnect
      • Generator connection with cam-lock connectors
      • Colored-coded male cnnectors 
      • Hinged bottom access door for cam-lock connection (easily secured when not in use)
      • Barriers over mechanical lugs for safety
      • 400 A and 600 A available
      • 240 V and 480 V versions available
      • Three-phase + neutral + ground


      SPQ Lug-Lug Tap Box
      The SPQ lug-lug (SPQTB) tap box provides the capabilities to connect to a portable generator. This solution incorporates power distribution blocks for the generator breaker cable connections using mechanical lugs in lieu of cam-lock connectors for the generator cable connections. This version of the SPQ tap box is designed, manufactured and tested under the UL 1773 Standard for Termination Boxes. The SPQTB tap box comes with labeled lugs marked for safe connection sequence.
      Design Features
      • UL listed – UL 1773
      • cUL listed
      • NEMA Type 3R Enclosure (can be used for NEMA Type 1 installations) 30 in. wide X 36 in. tall X 13 in. deep
      • Lockable door for safety and controlled access
      • Mechanical lugs to standby power disconnect
      • Generator connection lugs rated for Type W cable
      • Lugs are labeled for connection sequence
      • 400 A and 800 A available 
      • 600 V maximum
      • Three-phase + neutral + ground
      The Complete Standby Power Solution
      Combining one of our standby power quick connect tap box solutions with a standby power transfer panel gives you the ability to manually transfer power between normal and standby power sources safely and quickly. Normal and standby circuit breakers are installed in a I-Line® panel and are key interlocked preventing both circuit breakers, and therefore both power sources, from being energized at the same time. By utilizing this combination you can rest assure your standby power solution meets the applicable requirements and provides you with the proper protection for your employees, your customers and your building.

      Benefits

      • Quickly and safely make a portable generator connection to your electrical distribution system
      • Avoid costly power and equipment shutdowns
      • Easy installation with this factory assembled, pre-wired solutionndby
      • Designed, tested, manufactured and listed to UL standards

       

      Applications

      Commercial Buildings
      Retail / Fuel Stations
      Food & Beverage
      Healthcare Facilities