A generator control panel is a display parameter that presents
various details and parameters, such as current, voltage, and
Whether the control panel has a built-in display, meters, or
gauges, they are usually constructed in a metal weatherproof
housing and mounted on the generator, along with vibration-
proof padding to help insulate the control panel from
Larger commercial generators (industrial-grade generators
and high voltage commercial generators) generally have
control panels that are detached from the generator itself due
to their size. Control panels that are fitted for these generators
are usually able to be standalone, wall-mounted, or
shelf-mounted due to sheer weight and size.
Generator control panels also have buttons and switches that
help ensure the operation of the generator. In addition to having
the on/off switch, generator control panels have buttons
that allow the generator operator to program specific functions
or to monitor specific parameters. Generally, all switches
and gauges are clustered together and grouped by functionality.
This makes the generator control panel user-friendly and
safe for operational use, as it can help minimize the chances of
a generator operator accidentally hitting the wrong control in
the event of an emergency.


An Automatic transfer switch panel, or ATS panel, is a type
of transfer panel used with a diesel generator to automatically
switch between the mains and generator in the event of a power
failure. The generator will start/stop automatically depending
on the mains supply.
A transfer switch is an electrical switch that switches a load
between two sources. Some transfer switches are manual, in that
operator affects the transfer by throwing a switch, while others
are automatic and trigger when they sense one of the sources has
lost or gained power.
An Automatic Transfer Switch (ATS) is often installed where a
backup generator is located, so that the generator may provide
temporary electrical power if the utility source fails.