How To Choose A Diesel Generator

by Ben Reilly - Date: 2008-08-20 - Word Count: 249 Share This!

Generators are available in many types. Diesel generators, portable generators and industrial generators are some of these. Diesel generators are the most popular because they donīt require much maintenance. Diesel generators can be easily sourced and have low fuel consumption.

As it is a major item to buy, you need to compare products and know what is available to suit your needs. Will the generator be used a a primary source of power - or is it for emergency use only. Do you need it to be portable or stationary. Is your power supply single-phase or three-phase. Some diesel generators are designed for home use, while others are intended for industrial use.

When buying your diesel generator you should also consider how quiet you want it to be. If it is going to be situated near your house or business premises you will want a quiet generator. Air-cooled diesel generators tend to be louder, while liquid-cooled are quieter and more dependable.

Safety should also be considered when choosing a diesel generator. Low oil pressure and automatic shutdowns will be standard on most generators.

There are many manufacturers to choose from when searching for a diesel generator. Among them are Honda, Cummins, Pramac, Yanmar and Volvo Penta. These are all reliable names in the generator world. Choosing your generator with the help of your supplier is advised, as they know what situations need certain generators.

There are a large number of models and features available to diesel generator buyers. Choose carefully and spend your money wisely.

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Ben Reilly is the owner of - Suppliers of New and Used Generators in Europe.

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