Choosing a Generator – A Buyer’s Guide

Choosing a generator can often be a bit of a minefield. In this article we attempt to demystify the entire process of  choosing which particular generator would be suitable for your requirements. There are 5 key points to remember; 1. What do you need to power? 2. How do noise levels affect your choice? 3. Portability capabilities required? 4. How many hours do you need it to run for? 5. Which type of fuel do you want to use?Asking these 5 questions will usually solve your problems… And here is how! Generator Power Generators commonly range from 1 KVA (the size of a small suitcase) to 150 KVA (the size and weight of a ford transit van), however sizes are rather limitless. Portable sets tend to ranged from 1 KVA to around 5 or 6KVA. KVA stands for Kilo Volt Amps. The term is used when talking about and sizing equipment for power generation. The more common term Watts is used when referring to power use and consumption. When purchasing a generator, the rated Watts will usually be noted in the specifications. To make life easier, we recommend looking at the rated Watts to save confusion. For example; a 1 KVA…