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Top 6 Generator Problems & How to Fix Them

    Generators are essential machines for residential & Industrial properties, especially in remote areas. They allow you to perform many useful tasks and can help you keep your home running should your area suffer an electrical outage, such as in the case of a heavy storm or bush fire. At some point, though, your…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?

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

Pure Sine Wave Generator What is Pure Sine Wave? Pure sine wave or clean power is a marketing term. Electrical power can be graphically depicted as a sine wave whereby the electrical signal alternates from +240 volts to -240 volts at a rate of 50 times per second (50 Hz). Without sine wave power output,…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

Mine Site compliant diesel generators Our range of Mine Spec Diesel Generators are the perfect solution to those who require a generator that is designed to meet mining site requirements. Powerlite Australia has service agents Australia wide, with sales, Manufacturing and service office located in Sydney, our experience will enable us to deliver your generator…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. Over 550 people per month are looking online for 10 kVA generators in Australia, you have to wonder why. A 10 kVA generator will power almost anything on your building site, or at your home/office/shop. You can get 10 kVA…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 undue…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

Generator glazing what is it?

  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

What size generator do I need?

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
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