DWQA QuestionsCategory: QuestionsHow Much Does a Backup Power System Cost?
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The cost of a backup power system can be as low as $50 or as high as $20,000. This depends on the type of backup power you seek, the location where you’re installing the power system, the number of backup power units required, and the power demand.   

Breaking Down the Cost of a Backup Power System

Here’s how you can get an approximate estimation of how much a backup power system will cost in your firm or house.  

1. Type of System

Many backup power options are available to choose from.   


You can settle for smaller uninterrupted power systems or (UPS), which typically cost anywhere between $50-$500 per unit. The capacity of stored electricity in the UPS’s battery is usually the main determiner of the price.   

Emergency Power Generators

With the latest advancements in technology, diesel-powered emergency power generators are gaining extreme popularity. These devices were typically noisy and too big, but large companies like Precision Industries managed to make them much smaller, more portable, more weather-resistant, quieter, more efficient, and even greener. Depending on the size and power of these generators, you should expect a price that ranges between $ 500 and $5,000 per unit.  

A Whole Backup Power System

An entire backup power system is often a customized solution tailored to a specific location. It involves an agreed-upon number of generators or UPS systems to supply an entire home or location when the primary power goes out. Depending on the wiring, the number of units used, and the integration of an automatic transfer system or ATS, a backup power system can cost anywhere between $3,000-$20,000+  

2. The Available Features

Utilizing additional features beyond the power unit itself will add additional costs. For example, additional lighting and housing will amp up the cost. Further, utilizing MTS, ATS, and generator paralleling will also increase the cost.  Manual transfer switches cost between $200 to $800, and automatic transfer switches can cost $400-$2,500 per unit.   

3. Installation Costs

Some sophisticated components like automatic transfer switches require professional installation. This can add a considerable amount to the cost. For example, an ATS can cost anywhere from $600 to $2,500 installed.  

Final Words

Keep in mind that the prices you see are the market’s average, not our average at Precision Industries. Our products are built with affordability and suitability in mind. You won’t need to pay for a generator that has too many options that you won’t need.  Reach out to us for a customized quote so you can get a feeling for the price of a unit before you purchase it.