Kohler generators use an Automatic Transfer Switch (ATS). The ATS monitors the electricity coming from the utility. It's working 24/7 to protect your home. When the power fails or drops below an acceptable level (brownout), the ATS signals the generator to start. Within 10 seconds the ATS transfers your power from the utility to the generator. Your generator then supplies your home with electricity until the utility power is restored. When the utility power is restored, the ATS automatically transfers your power from the generator to the utility. Your standby generator automatically shuts down, ready for the next power outage. Keeping you and your family inside and safe through the whole process. Click the link below to learn more about how Kohler has been keeping families safe and comfortable throughout the years.