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Transfer Switching Solutions

Solutions to secure your power to perform

Power supply is essential in everyday life. And even more in a technological world.
In critical power applications, when electricity goes off, it’s crucial to ensure energy flows and let industrial production and public services run smoothly.
ABB Transfer Switching Solutions are reliable, flexible and space saving. They are suitable for any application in renewables, industry, transportation, datacenters and hospitals. They are easy to install and secure continuous operations 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Key Markets Drivers/Challenges

Continuous operation

In any critical power applications a lack of power supply can turn in a loss of money.

Automotive industry
On average, total annual downtime for automotive industry is 700h, which represents an average
cost of 1b$ (22kUSD per minute).

Food&Beverage and data center
For Food&Beverage industry is about 500h annually. The average cost for a data center outage is 9000 USD per minute, 600 KUSD per event.


When it comes to critical power applications, flexibility is a key.

Simple to engineer and easy to order, fast to install and easy service concept do the difference. While a general industry project could take 2-3 years from planning to service, the data center market is going faster and projects take even less then 1 year, 70% less than an Oil&Gas equivalent project. Customers are looking for modular and flexible solutions, simple to engineer, easy to order, fast to install.

Optimized installation

Installation space is a main constraint for many applications.

Due to the intrinsic space constraints such as in transportation industry or driven by increased power requirements and adoption of energy efficient solutions, many industries are now facing the challenge to provide highest performance levels without affecting critical space availability./p>

Key Values

Speed up your projects

ABB transfer switching solutions design is based on a fully integrated concept which makes installation fast and easy while simplifying connections and commissioning

80% faster installation and 50% time savings on commissioning and cabling

Benefits for:

  • Gen sets manufacturers
  • Panel builders

Space saving

ABB delivers the most compact solutions for transfer switching equipment

Save up to 30% space in low voltage transfer switching panel

Benefits for:

  • Gen sets manufacturers
  • Panel builders
  • End users


Whatever you need as transition type (open, open-delayed, closed) or switching operation (manual, motorized, automatic) or application range (from few KVA to 3.5 MVA generator size and up to 6300A, 1150V AC) or switching technology (contactors, breakers, switch disconnectors based), ABB has the right solution

100% flexibility with ABB transfer switching solutions

Benefits for:

  • Consultants
  • Gen sets manufacturers
  • Panel builders
  • End users

Continuous operations

ABB is a unique partner whatever is your critical power application. We grant proven solutions, global availability and presence and a wide Standards coverage: IEC, UL, CCC

24 hours a day
7 days a week
365 days a year

Benefits for:

  • Consultants
  • End users

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