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CAT® SWITCHGEAR AND ATS AFTERMARKET SOLUTIONS

Quick-Connect solutions are custom designed, built and installed for a variety of application needs, including:

  • Planned maintenance for generator sets
  • Load bank connection for system testing
  • Emergency power in the event of an outage or natural disaster

Quick-Connect systems minimize intrusive cable arrangements, safely and quickly providing the necessary connection points to enable reliable, continuous power to your facility. From basic arrangements to complex designs, Quick-Connect is flexible and can easily integrate with or expand upon legacy designs and systems to meet your current power needs. There are various Quick-Connect solutions that can be categorized by two different types. The first is a simple "tap box" or "safety switch" connected to a facility's electrical infrastructure, which facilitates the connection of a rental generator. The second involves a generator switchboard that becomes part of the paralleling switchgear solution.

"From a physical standpoint, software programming, and with changes to the sequence of operations, that is where Cat® Quick-Connect adds all of the value," says Robb Homolka, a product support sales manager with Caterpillar's Electric Power Division. "It becomes part of the system. We integrate into our existing software, communicate with the Cat Rental unit, and electrically connect it for the long term. It becomes part of the complete system, including automatic operation with additional safety and business continuity for the customer." The Quick-Connect solution has three options that are site specific: Fuse disconnect, switch, and breaker.

Hospitals, data centers, banks, water treatment plants, penitentiaries and other facilities have installed this solution. Facility managers want to have an easy way to connect to the system for plant maintenance. With some mission-critical applications, periodic load bank testing is necessary, particularly for hospitals, which are required to do it. "Instead of landing cables inside switchgear cabinets for the load banks or rental generator, you connect to this solution," Homolka says. "This is another way to help customers with their required codes and regulations, and it helps mitigate their safety risks. In some cases, there can be 50 to 100 of these cables laying in an engine room or going down stairwells. That introduces a safety risk for employees or third-party contractors. Quick-Connect eliminates that risk."

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Cat Generator Set Start ModuleGenerator Set Start Module

Eliminate failed genset starts caused by dead batteries!

  • Provides 1725 cold cranking amp every time
  • Redundant or primary power for genset starters
  • Improves standby generator reliability by up to two nines
  • Starting power monitoring capability
  • Extremely low maintenance
>> Spec Sheet (UPS 24 Volt Generator Set Start Module)