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Why Use Back Up Generators in Your Business

Backup generators play a vital role in safeguarding businesses by providing a reliable power backup solution during unforeseen circumstances. With their ability to seamlessly supply electricity when the main power source fails, backup generators are essential for maintaining continuity and minimising disruptions. Here are the key reasons why businesses should prioritise the installation of backup…Read More

By | February 21, 2023

Baudouin Powerkit Generators in Australia

Baudouin Powerkit in Australia. Moteurs Baudouin is a brand steeped in family tradition. Founded in 1904 by brothers, Richard and Charles Baudouin, the Baudouin story spans over 100 years. How It Began Neither brother wanted to follow in their father’s footsteps in the metal industry. Instead, Richard became the owner of the Pharo Shipyard in…Read More

By | February 21, 2023

Most Common Home Generator Problem Solutions

Most Common Home Generator Problems & Solutions Call for a Free Estimate on a New Home Generator Now. When there is a power or an electrical outage such as in the case of a fire or heavy storm, you will be bound to turn on your home generator, lock up your doors, and stay inside…Read More

By | February 8, 2023

Inverter Generators – The Truth

PURE SINE WAVE GENERATOR – THE TRUTH ABOUT INVERTER GENERATORS Pure Sine Wave Generator What is an Inverter Generator? An inverter generator is a type of generator that produces clean, reliable AC power. It can be used to power sensitive electronics such as computers and televisions. Inverters can be more expensive than standard generators and…Read More

By | September 1, 2022

Choosing the Right 10kVA Generator

10kVA generators are the one size that suits many different applications and are one of the most popular sizes available Since hundreds of  people each month are looking online for 10 kVA generators in Australia, you have to wonder why. It will power almost anything on your building site or at your home/office/shop. You can…Read More

By | May 13, 2022

Off grid solar standalone solar system with generator

Off grid solar standalone solar system Off Grid Solar Power can be as reliable and affordable as being connected to the grid. With today’s solar battery technology combined with the new generation of solar battery system inverters, generators and chargers, anyone can and do produce their own electricity, in any remote Australian location. Hybrid solar…Read More

By | May 13, 2022

Generator Sizing Guide For Off-Grid Solar Systems in Australia

Most off-grid solar systems are paired with a generator. Without utility power as a fallback, off-grid setups need a backup plan in case their solar system can’t produce enough to meet the property’s needs. Petrol & Diesel generators are used in off-grid systems as a backup charging source to recharge the battery bank when solar…Read More

By | May 9, 2022

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

Typical generator fault finding procedure

Typical generator fault finding procedure   Listed below are typical faults which may occur together with the action required to remedy the fault.   ENGINE   Fault                                        Possible cause Engine will not turn a) Battery discharged. Loose or incorrect cable connections. Electrical fault in starting circuit. b) Faulty starter motor. c) Starter pinion will not…Read More

By | March 7, 2022

Off-Grid Solar Backup Generators

So you’re an Off-Gridder and need regular power? Solar – wind – inverters – batteries and generators a combination of these is what you will end up with. Try and design your usage around minimal power usage. This will help with overall costs in both set up and running. With the proliferation of LED lighting…Read More

By | February 18, 2022

The Basics Of Connecting A Generator To Your Home

Connecting a Generator to Your Home When powering your home, the generator is only half of the equation. You’ll also want to consider how to connect the generator to your home safely. What are your Options to connect? Extension Cords Less Expensive No installation needed Best for powering basics, like fridge, lights, and charging phones…Read More

By | January 11, 2022

FAULT FINDING MANUAL For Self-Excited or Shunt AC Generators

The Shunt or Self-excited System The shunt method features a simple design to provide input power to the AVR. This method requires no additional components or wiring. When problems arise, troubleshooting is simplified with less components and wiring to check. As the generator is rotated, the stator supplies input voltage to the AVR. In addition,…Read More

By | December 8, 2021

Top 6 Generator Problems & How to Fix Them

    Generators are essential machines for both residential and industrial properties, particularly in remote areas of Sydney. They provide power backup during electrical outages caused by events like bushfires, and help you perform various tasks. However, generators can sometimes malfunction and require repair to function correctly. Here are six common generator problems you might…Read More

By | September 17, 2021

What Size Generator To Run A Welder?

Your questions answered What size generator to run my welder? 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/Welder? We answer all these questions and more! Here’s…Read More

By | August 13, 2021

Servicing the Honda iGX390 Engine

Servicing the Honda iGX390 Engine It may be Honda’s most advanced small engine, but that doesn’t mean the iGX390 is hard to work on. Here is what you need to know about maintaining this engine so it continues to deliver top-level performance and reliability no matter what it may be powering. Maintenance Schedule Oil: Check…Read More

By | July 15, 2021

My Generator is Producing No Voltage

My Generator is Producing No Voltage with No Load. How can I test it?             How can I fix it? Why does your generator not produce any voltage? The most common causes of a generator producing no voltage is the loss of residual magnetism in the alternator and or a failed…Read More

By | July 14, 2021

Generator Ratings Explained.

Lets firstly understand the symbols and what they represent. KVA is Apparent Power available. kW is Actual Power available. PF is the ratio of working power, measured in kilowatts (kW), to apparent power, measured in kilovolt amperes (kVA) Electrical Efficiency. PF @ Unity is 1kVA = 1kW, this is perfection with no losses PF @…Read More

By | July 8, 2021

Home or Solar Backup Generator

HOME BACKUP GENERATOR. It’s amazing how much we rely on electricity now days just for our daily activities. Computers, Fridges, Freezers, Ovens, Air Conditioners, Entertainment devices, Mobile devices and even Critical Medical equipment. You cannot avoid the natural hazards that bring about electrical outages, but you can install a Home Backup Generator to take over…Read More

By | July 8, 2021
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Pure Sine Wave Generator – The Truth

As a trusted provider of top-of-the-line generators, Powerlite understands the importance of reliable and high-quality power supply across various industries. Whether you’re powering sensitive electronic equipment, running critical medical devices, or seeking uninterrupted energy for your outdoor adventures, the need for a pure sine wave cannot be underestimated. In this insightful blog post, we embark…Read More

By | July 5, 2021

Choosing the Best Generator For Your Farm

What Genset Do I Need For My Farm? Running a farm can present a wide range of challenges that require innovative solutions. Power supply is one of those things that is often not reliable, and loss of power can result in a loss of productivity and profit as well as greater complications for facilities requiring…Read More

By | June 29, 2021

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

Diesel Generator Set Underloading and its impacts

Diesel Generator Set Underloading and its impacts. INTRODUCTION System condition and reliability are critical to backup and prime power applications for every facility, from mission critical data centers to home installations. A generator set is a key piece of the infrastructure, proper operation and maintenance are essential for long-term system reliability that ensures availability. All…Read More

By | June 10, 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

Covid-19 Statement

Hi everyone, The team at Powerlite Australia are monitoring the COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation closely and following the government’s advice on the matter. We are still open for business manufacturing our Australian made power generators at our Kings Park factory. Also our generator service and repair department are available to work on your generator sets. We…Read More

By | August 3, 2020

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

K45 – LED mobile lighting tower

360 degree  LED mobile lighting tower Powerlite Australia and iLite Technologies have launched the K45 360 degree LED mobile lighting tower featuring a triple light head design to provide the maximum amount of light and the minimum energy consumption with the flexibility to cover almost any lighting application. Typical portable/mobile area floodlights have a fixed beam…Read More

By | May 2, 2018

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