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Re: San Francisco power outages imminent

  • From: Bill Woodcock
  • Date: Thu Jun 15 01:10:47 2000

    > Actually, thats another question I am somewhat interested in.. what
    > are the policies of various people on testing and excercising
    > generators and other backup equipment? 

We run our gensets for five minutes on line gas, and five minutes
on tank gas, each week, and test a hot cut-over (exercising the
batteries and transfer switches as well) once a month.

    > How many customers ask about
    > such things before locating equipment vs just asking "do you have
    > backup power?"

Only once that I can recall.