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Having a reliable source of electricity is crucial for individuals and businesses alike. Power outages can cause disruptions and result in a loss of productivity and revenue. One solution to overcome these disruptions is to have a standby diesel generator on site.

But how do you determine the right size diesel generator for your needs?

In this article, we'll explore the factors you need to consider when choosing the right size diesel generator for your specific requirements.

Power Requirements

The first step in determining the right size diesel generator is to assess your power requirements.

Determine the amount of power you need to keep your operations running during an outage. This includes all essential equipment, appliances, and devices that you need to run simultaneously. The generator should be able to handle the maximum power draw of all devices.

  • Voltage and Frequency

    Make sure the generator you choose produces the correct voltage and frequency for your equipment.

    Most residential generators produce 120/240V, while commercial and industrial generators may produce 208V or 480V.

  • Fuel Type and Capacity

    Diesel generators typically have a longer run time than petrol generators of the same size. You'll need to determine the fuel type and capacity you'll require based on the length of time you need to run the generator.

  • Noise Level

    Consider the noise level of the generator, especially if you'll be using it in a residential or commercial area. The noise level should be within acceptable limits to ensure it doesn't disturb the surroundings.

  • Weather Conditions

    Consider the weather conditions in the area where you'll be using the generator. If you live in a region with hot temperatures, make sure the generator has adequate ventilation and cooling systems. If you live in an area with heavy rainfall, consider purchasing a generator with an enclosure to protect it from the elements.

    At Welling & Crossley, we offer a range of diesel generators in various sizes to meet your specific requirements. Our team of experts can assist you in determining the right size generator for your needs, taking into account your power requirements, voltage and frequency, fuel type and capacity, noise level, and weather conditions.
    Don't let power outages disrupt your operations. Contact Welling and Crossley for a consultation and obligation-free quote on your power needs today.