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Indication of whether a feature has a backup generator for when mains power is cut off Edit this description in the wiki page. Edit this description in the data item.
Group: properties
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areas (and multipolygon relations)use on relations unspecified
Status: in use

backup_generator=* indicates whether a feature has a backup generator so that normal service can be maintained even if the usual mains power is temporarily off.

There are objects in the database, which can have a backup generator. To indicate this feature you can use this tag. For example a restaurant may have a generator so that it can still serve meals and have lights on. This tag can also be used to indicate that a feature lacks a backup generator even though it might be expected. This tag is supposed to be added on existing elements.

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backup_generator=* is used as additional tag for other elements.

Value Comment
no There is no backup generator.

The location does not have a backup generator.

yes There is a backup generrator.

The location has a generator that is used when the power is off so that usual service can be provided.

Applies to (among other things)

See also