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PowerBack Utility Power Return Alert

  • Install on a manual transfer panel or generator-ready load center
  • Includes lights for 'System Armed' and 'Low Battery' alerts
  • Backed by a 5-year limited warranty for your satisfaction
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Product Overview

The PowerBack is intended to be installed on a manual transfer panel or generator-ready load center. During a power outage, when the main breaker has been turned off to allow the generator to provide emergency power to the panel, the PowerBack can be activated and will emit a pulsing 105dB alarm when the power outage ends and utility power is again available. The PowerBack installs in a 1/2 trade size knockout in the panel within 20 in. of one of the utility hot legs. It includes an eight-inch current sensing antennae at the end of a 22 in. jacked lead. When wrapped around one of the hot legs to the main circuit breaker, the antennae will detect the returning utility current and activate the sonic alert.
  • Lights for "System Armed" and "Low Battery
  • 9 Volt battery not included
  • UL Listed
  • 5 year warranty
  • California residents

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Specifications

Dimensions

Load center depth (in.)0Load center height (in.)0
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Details

Electrical Product TypeDistribution Load Center / Breaker AccessoryLoad Center TypeTemporary Power
Maximum Amperage (amps)0Mounting typeSurface
Number of Circuits0Number of Gangs0
Number of Outlets0Number of Spaces0
Phase Type1 PhasePower Distribution FeaturesNo Additional Features
Product Weight (lb.)0.5Returnable90-Day
Voltage (volts)0

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and ListingsUL Listed,cUL ListedManufacturer Warranty5 years

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Customer Reviews

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Easy to install. Great product for price and convenience it gives you if it's hard to tell when y...
Easy to install. Great product for price and convenience it gives you if it's hard to tell when you have your power back while running a generator
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Reliable and loud as advertised
Connecting device is quite simple. I used zip ties to secure the lead to one of the 2 hot wires coming in from the power company. Sound is plenty loud; I could hear from inside house furthest point to device in garage. Mounted right above power panel. Used wall plate to conceal wiring and double face tape to adhere device to wall plate for "cosmetic appearance". Wish I ordered sooner since I connect my power generator directly to power panel through double breakers.
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Great Value !
Easy to install and works great. I did not have room to mount on top of the power panel as suggested due to all the wires, so I mounted mine on a 3/4" PVC LB that I mounted on the side of my power panel at a knockout within easy reach. When activated by a power return it is VERY LOUD and can be heard throughout the house. So loud it almost hurts while getting to it to turn it off. I used to watch for neighbor's lights to come back on, now I know immediately when I can switch back from the generator.
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Works as advertised!
Unit works great. Wrap around hot leg with electrical tape. This gives a tight fit. Sonalert is loud and I can hear it well at all locations. Added benefit is a magnet is on the back of the unit so you can place it on the box if the box is recessed. Good pricepoint as well.
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So your generator doesn’t run for no reason!
Easy to install and works as described! Got this so it would warn me when the Grid power was back so that the generator doesn’t run if it doesn’t have to .
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Installation was easy and went quickly. It doesn't have...
Installation was easy and went quickly. It doesn't have a self test feature so it's hard to know if it's going to work until we have an actual power outage.
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Very handy ...
Very handy
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A good simple way to know if commercial power has returned while house is operating on generator....
A good simple way to know if commercial power has returned while house is operating on generator. The audible alarm could be a little louder. The installation was simple.
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Works awesome.
Works awesome.
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Good product overall. It was relatively easy to wire and the instructions were clear. The only do...
Good product overall. It was relatively easy to wire and the instructions were clear. The only downside is that the threads are plastic and the brass lock ring does not screw on easy. Trying to tighten the lock ring in the congested panel was pretty difficult. I ended up have to force it on with a pair of pliers and definitely cross threaded it. I don’t plan to take it out so I guess it doesn’t matter but if I ever want to remove it I’m going to have to break the plastic case. A larger plastic lock ring would be better so you could tighten it by hand and just snug it up with pliers at the end. It is very loud when the alarms sounds.
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