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power failure transfer
1. The switching of primary utilities to their secondary backup whenever the primary source operates outside its design parameters. 2. In telephony, a function, which, when activated in the event of a commercial power failure or a low-voltage battery condition at a subscriber location, supplies power to predesigned subscriber equipment via the central office trunk. Note: Power-failure transfer is an emergency mode of operation in which one and only one instrument may be powered from each trunk line from the subscriber location to the central office.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 
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