Almost everything runs on electricity. That is why for most people, power outages can bring about problems. Power disruptions can occur for a substantial period. And can cause productivity and monetary loss in businesses. Having a backup power generator is one good way of countering power disruptions. Power generators are mostly used in hospitals, large companies, and commercial establishments.
Power generators are machines that provide electricity during power failures and in some cases; they are also used in places that have no utility power. These electric power generating machines work by turning mechanical energy into electric power (a process called electromagnetic induction). Generally, there are two basic types of power generators; the portable type and the permanently installed power generators.
Portable type generators are power-producing machines that can be stored in a room when not in use. These portable backup power systems are usually used for providing power for essential electrical systems such as lighting, heating and cooling, life support, etc. These portable machines are also used for powering homes and commercial establishments. Portable power generators are usually fueled either by gasoline or diesel fuel. Of the two, the most recommended is the diesel-fueled power generator because of its efficiency and longer lifespan of its engine. However, diesel-powered generators are more expensive and noisier than gasoline-powered generators. Diesel engines are also hard to operate during cold days.
Permanently installed power generators are backup power systems that are installed as part of the establishment or building’s electrical wiring system. Permanently installed backup generators automatically activate once the generator unit detects power disruptions within a few seconds. The generator unit also automatically shuts itself down upon the return of utility power. Permanently installed generators are mostly used to power hospitals, large house, and commercial establishments. These backup power systems are mostly fueled by natural gas or propane gas.
Permanently installed types and portable type generators come in a wide range in terms of size, types and power output. Before purchasing a power generator, it is important that you first determine the right type and power output that you will need. Portable type power generators provide adequate power for basic electrical systems such as lightings, heating and cooling and pumps.