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Record 1 2021-05-11


Subject field(s)
  • Electric Generating Systems
  • Electrical Networks
  • Energy Transformation

An emergency generator is a back-up power supply that provides electricity[,] ... in the event of a utility outage. There are two primary types: standby generators, which have a trigger that's automatically switched on[,] in the event your main power supply goes out; and portable generators, which also supply emergency power[,] but must be operated manually.

Key term(s)
  • emergency back-up generator


  • Groupes électrogènes
  • Réseaux électriques
  • Transformation de l'énergie

génératrice de secours : terme uniformisé par le Comité de normalisation de la terminologie navale.


Campo(s) temático(s)
  • Grupos electrógenos
  • Redes eléctricas
  • Transformación de la energía
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