What is the difference between back up genarotor and standby generator?

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by keajones, Sep 10, 2013.

  1. keajones

    Thread Starter New Member

    Sep 10, 2013
    I want to know the basic difference between back up generator and standby generator?
    or are they the same thing? Please give me solution.

  2. ErnieM

    AAC Fanatic!

    Apr 24, 2011
    A standby generator will, well, STANDBY in a running condition ready to seamlessly provide power.

    A back up generator needs to be started up first, giving a service interruption.

    And that's not a solution but a definition. If someone wants to define these terms differently there's no power in the universe to prevent them from doing so.