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How to select a 15kVA Generator

15kVA Generator I always have people asking me what the best 15kVA generator is for me. The questions as easy to answer as you might think since 15kVA generators come in many different combinations or engine alternators and chassis. A 2 pole alternator will need 3000rpm to produce power at 50Hz. These are generally mated…Read More

By | April 12, 2022

Diesel Generator Fuel Consumption.

Diesel generator Fuel Consumption in liters per hour. The principle of thermal engine (or diesel engine or genset) electricity generation is quite simple. An electric thermal generator is a device that converts mechanical energy obtained from an external thermal source (fuel combustion) into electrical energy as the output. So to propel the piston to make…Read More

By | June 15, 2021

Mine Spec Generator

Choosing the Right Mine Spec Generator Diesel generators are the most common type of generator used in the mining industry. Mining companies have been using diesel generators for decades and for good reason. These devices are reliable, durable, economical, and efficient. Since diesel generators provide power to various equipment at mines around the world, they’re…Read More

By | June 10, 2021

10 kVA Generators How To Choose The Right One

10 kVA Generators The One Size Generator That can be used in so many applications. In the world of power generation, versatility is the name of the game. Whether you’re a contractor working at a remote construction site, an event planner ensuring a seamless outdoor gathering, or simply seeking a reliable backup power source for…Read More

By | March 26, 2021

Sizing a Generator

  Selecting a generator that can handle all your power generation needs is one of the most important aspects of the purchasing decision.  Whether you are interested in prime, temporary, or standby power, if your new generator can’t meet your specific requirements then it simply won’t be doing you any good because it can put…Read More

By | June 9, 2020

Why Integrate a Radiator Mounted Load Bank

  What is a radiator mounted load bank? A radiator mounted load bank is specifically designed to mount in front of the radiator on a diesel generating set. The engine fans of the diesel gen-set provide suitable airflow to cool the resistive elements. Radiator mounted load banks are intended to supply supplemental load between 50-70%…Read More

By | April 21, 2020

Can I Use My Welder On A Generator?

  Generators to power inverter welders Your questions answered Can I Use My Welder On A Generator? I wish the answer was a simple yes, hang on it is a yes. If you read the following article you will see what you need. What size Generator Do I Need to Run My Inverter Welder? We…Read More

By | February 6, 2020

What is Generator Glazing?

  One of the most common maintenance issues faced by generator owners and rental companies is the phenomenon known as “glazing”. This is engine damage caused to generators either through misuse or poor sizing. A diesel engine is designed to operate at above 60% of it’s maximum load and ideally closer to 75%. An engine…Read More

By | November 27, 2019

What is a Generator Transfer Switch or Changeover Switch?

  A Generator transfer switch or Generator Changeover Switch is an electrical switch that switches a load between two sources. Some transfer switches are manual, in that an operator effects the transfer by manually changing a switch, while others are automatic and trigger when they sense one of the sources has lost or gained power. An Automatic Transfer Switch (ATS)…Read More

By | September 27, 2019

Video: Powerlite 8kVA review – Back up power

Graham from Hampton NSW provides a video review of their Powerlite 8kVA Honda Generator. Video from our dealer: My Generator   Hi there, I live up in cold country up in the blue mountains in NSW. We lose power regularly during the cold time in winter up here so I got myself a generator, I…Read More

By | December 1, 2017

Storm and Fire Season … Are you and your generator ready?

  Storm and Fire Season … Are you and your generator ready? The storm  season is upon us … don’t get caught without power. It is time to make sure your generator is working or make the decision to buy a generator. With summer storms and fires, you never know when you are going to…Read More

By | December 13, 2016

Do you have a tractor? Do you need a generator?

  PTO Generators / Tractor Generators are the answer!  A generator consists of an engine and alternator … by using the Power Take-off (PTO) on the tractor you can eliminate the need for an engine. PTO Generators / Tractor Generators are designed for mobile or standby electrical power and are ideal for any farmer as…Read More

By | April 15, 2016

Does your portable generator comply with Australian standards?

  When considering to buy a generator make sure it is manufactured to Australian standards (AS2790) which are rated to provide ‘true’ full power performance on their actual capabilities. All Powerlite Generators are manufactured to Australian Standards (AS2790). A generator is made up of an engine and alternator combination. The generating set rating is supposedly…Read More

By | March 30, 2016

Video – Petrol Generator User Guide

Powerlite’s guide to using our range of petrol generators. Powerlite Petrol Generator User Guide Check engine oil Use unleaded grade petrol only The engine speed is factory set (do not adjust) Operate in accordance with instruction book Do not operate in confined space or inhale exhaust Only use the engine oil specified. Other engine oils…Read More

By | December 2, 2015

Choosing the Correct Generator Size

Choosing the correct generator to suit your requirements can be tricky, but it doesn’t need to be. The ideal Generator is one that is correctly matched to power all the electrical equipment you would like to run at the same time. If you choose a generator which is too big it will not necessarily run…Read More

By | November 2, 2015