What is a standby generator?

Standby Generator

Power outages are the last thing a farm or business needs during peak operating periods.

DEUTZ standby generators offer uninterrupted portable electricity, and peace of mind knowing you’ll never run out of power.

DEUTZ Power Solutions can tailor a state-of-the-art standby system to guarantee supply and meet your individual needs.

Our powerful Gensets can quickly step up during a power failure or enhance existing systems if they reach capacity.

How do standby generators work?

The standby power is contained in a DEUTZ generator, which combines an internal combustion engine and an electrical generator (alternator) mounted together.

Automatic transfer switches (ATS) move power from the main utility supply to the alternate power sources when the main utility supply is interrupted.


A facility may have one or several independent emergency power systems.

After utility power returns, the ATS transfers the electrical load back to the utility and signals the standby generator to shut off.

A standby generator can also supplement an original power supply that is inadequate during peak periods.

DEUTZ standby Gensets

World-class DEUTZ standby Gensets are designed to suit our region’s unique business and farm environment.

All feature our trademark quality, performance, reliability, fuel economy and an advanced control system that can be upgraded if needed.

Our systems usually incorporate one or more diesel generators that can carry critical and emergency loads. We also have hybrid units that incorporate solar power.

The benefits of standby generators

Investing in a standby Genset has many benefits. They include:

  • a powerful off-grid electricity source
  • backup power in case conventional electricity supply fails
  • extra power if needed during peak production periods
  • peace of mind knowing you’ll never be powerless.


Who needs standby power?

Power outages can put lives at risk and cost businesses big dollars.

Standby Gensets work anywhere that requires electricity and could lose it or may need more during peak use.

This includes hospitals treating critically ill patients, farms during harvest and businesses that can’t afford to have their IT systems go down, lose data and/or be cut off from clients.


Among other things, standby generators are useful for:

  • Hospitals
  • Emergency services
  • Healthcare providers
  • Utilities such as water treatment
  • Mines
  • Factories
  • Workshops
  • Farms
  • Shops
  • Banks and financial institutions
  • Insurance providers
  • Government and council services
  • Offices
  • Cinemas and theatres
  • Homes


Read more about DEUTZ Gensets here: https://www.deutz.com.au/gensets/