Ensure uninterrupted electricity by using an electrical generatorElectric generators have many uses in today's business world. Construction workers use portable generators on job sites. Businesses have a generator to avoid system failures during a power outage. Environmentally conscious business owners are looking for ways to use renewable sources to generate electricity.
Gasoline powered electrical generators are the most common type. If you want to ensure little or no interruption of electrical power during an outage, your best bet is a standby electrical generator. Many small businesses can use a stand-by generator designed for a home. Electric generator vendors can help you choose the right one for your business. There are generators powered by diesel fuel, natural gas or propane available for use.
Generators can be classified in several categories:
1. Recreational power generators go from tiny ones for use at a campsite up to medium-sized ones that might do for a cabin in the woods.
2. Emergency power generators and standby power generators are built in, wired to the power system and meant to kick in when power goes out.
3. Professional grade generators often overlap with the Emergency power generators listed above, and can generate anywhere from 3000 to 17,500 watts of power.
Select a portable electric generators for use on job sites
Install a standby electric generator to guard against power outagesPower outages can occur when you least expect it. Standby electric generators offer the best defense against loosing power and causing lose of computer data or alarm system failure. Protect your business interest during inclement weather or an unplanned loss of power.
Choose an electrical generator for computers and electronic equipmentGenerators using inverter technology provide stable and reliable power for computers and other electronic equipment that is sensitive to interruption. Tractor owners may want PTO generators, which allow you to use a tractor's engine to produce electricity.
Purchase electrical generators powered by alternative energy sourcesYou can get generator systems powered by the running water from a stream or river on your property, the wind, or solar power. These types are harder to find but are not out of reach if you want to go "green."
- Stockpile enough fuel to run your generator for a minimum of 48 hours if your goal is to be self-sufficient during a power outage, when you may not be able to purchase more fuel.
- Never run an internal combustion generator indoors. Place it outside with a minimum of 3 feet open space in all directions around it for safety.
- If your generator outputs over 4000 watts or if you plan to use it to run appliances or systems that are hard wired, have a licensed electrician install a power transfer switch or system.
- Never back feed electricity directly into your building's power circuits. You could accidentally electrocute power company employees working on nearby power lines.
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