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How Does a Standby Generator Work?

Watch to find out How GE Generators Work

In this video, you'll see how a generator works, including the standby unit, and the patented Symphony® II Power Management System that makes this a smart backup power system. The GE standby generator system protects your home by automatically detecting a power outage, distributing power to different home appliances, and maximizing generator efficiency. 

So how does it work? While constantly monitoring utility power, when a power outage occurs, the generator system automatically turns on. Symphony® II Power Management allows you to manage and prioritize the use of up to 8 high wattage appliances. It’s the smart way to direct backup power anywhere in your house, without the need for a large, expensive standby generator.

When utility power returns, the generator Symphony® II power management transfer switch will shift your home or business back to utility power without you having to lift a finger. Because GE generators are smart, sophisticated, and largely automated, you are protected from the elements as your home standby system does the legwork. 

Learn more about owning a generator and the latest line of GE standby generators.