Power generators are machines generate and produce electricity by converting mechanical energy into electricity. These power generating machines are designed to provide electrical power during power failures and on locations that do not have utility power. These machines are also used to power automobiles, recreational vehicles, trains, airplanes, boats, etc. Power generators are used on almost all types of application. They are mostly used to provide backup power to industries and homes. There are also some power generating machines that are used in marine environments, these types of power generators are more known as marine generators.
Marine generators are power generating machines that are primarily designed and optimized for marine applications. Most of today’s marine generators have electronic control module. This system keeps track of the generator units performance. The electronic control module automatically adjusts the system to maintain the maximum performance level of the generator unit’s engine.
There are numerous factors in buying marine generators; the most important of all is determining how much power that the marine generator must provide. The marine generator must be able to run all of the basic and essential electrical appliances on board. In order to determine the need wattage requirement, it is advisable that you consult your local marine generator dealer or your contractor. One of the essential factors in choosing the right marine generator is the fuel that powers the engine of the generator. The dominant sources of fuel for marine generators are diesel and gasoline. Diesel-fueled marine generators are a better option than gasoline-fueled engines. They are more efficient in terms of maintenance and fuel consumption. In addition to that, diesel fuel is less expensive the gasoline.
Marine generators operate on the same principle that of other types of power generators. However, other power generator types are less efficient in damp and wet environments. Marine generators are designed to withstand these environments. Like other types of power generators, safety measures must be observed when operating marine generators. Marine generator’s engine gives off carbon monoxide, although there are some generators do not produce as much carbon monoxide compared to others. Carbon monoxide can accumulate in the cabin (or on quarters where there are people) when the boat is not moving. And in some cases, carbon monoxide can also build up on these locations even if the boat is moving. Some marine generators have sensors that detect these buildups and automatically shuts the engine down to prevent further accumulation and carbon monoxide poisoning.