A beautiful home lights up at dusk with full power from utility

How It Works

It’s easier than you think. And here’s some more good news: you won’t lift a finger. Everything’s automatic.

KOHLER automatic transfer switch

Before the power goes out

Your automatic transfer switch (ATS) monitors the electricity coming from the utility. It's working 24/7 to protect your home.

A beautiful home loses power during a storm

The power goes out.

When the power fails or drops below an acceptable level (brownout), the ATS signals the generator to start. In seconds, the ATS transfers your power from the utility to the generator.

A group of mid-30s friends enjoy dinner together during a storm thanks to their KOHLER generator

Your generator powers your home.

Your generator then supplies your home with electricity until the utility power is restored.
 
A beautiful home at dusk with full power from utility

The utility power returns.

When the utility power is restored, the ATS automatically transfers your power from the generator to the utility.

A group of mid-30s friends laugh together at a party

Your generator turns off.

Your standby generator automatically shuts down, ready for the next power outage.