We receive a lot of requests for generators for emergency power, most enquiries relate to the type of generator that can be bought off the shelf. These generators are generally single phase, have a relatively small power output and run on petrol or similar.
The post below gives a brief outline of what a generator is and what options are available. The idea is give the reader an idea of the differences between an off the shelf set and a set that has been specified for a particular use.
I have taken some comments from a friend’s generator article which was published on Thai Visa. A link to the full article can be found below.
Diesel or petrol (gasoline) powered generator engines, what’s the difference and which one is the best option…?
- A diesel engine burns less fuel than a petrol engine performing the same work, due to the engine’s high efficiency.
- A diesel engine has no high-tension electrical ignition system to attend to, resulting in high reliability and easy adaptation to damp environments.