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  1. Single Phase vs. Three Phase Generators Explained

    Single Phase Generator vs. Three Phase Generator Explained

    If you are not an electrical minded person, electrical jargon such as single-phase and three-phase type of generator can be overwhelming. To figure out which generator may meet your power need, it is helpful to learn the fundamentals of power supply system and the major difference between the two-generator power system.

    The generator's power supply system is basically classified into two types; single phase and three phase system. The single phase is used ideally for an application where less power is required or for running the small loads such as home appliances. The three-phase power supply system suits best for a large application for example; industrial site, factories or a manufacturing unit where a large amount of power is needed.

    Fundamental of Single-Phase Power System

    The single-phase power requires two wires for completing the circuit - the conductor and the neutral. The conductor carries the current and the neutral is the return path of the current. The single phase supplies the voltage up to 240 volts. It is mostly used for running the small appliances.

    Fundamental of Three Phase Power System

    The three-phase system is made up of four wires, three conductors and one neutral. The conductors are out of phase and at 120º apart from each other. The three-phase system is also used as a single-phase system. For the low load, one phase and neutral can be taken from the three-phase supply.

    The three-phase power supply system is continuous and will not drops power to zero. In three phase system power can be drawn either in a star or delta configuration. The star connection is used for long distance transmission because it has neutral for the fault current. While, the delta connection consists three phase wires and no neutral.

    Comparison of Pros & Cons

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  2. Genset Buying Guides

    Generator Buying Guides

    Generators provide convenience regardless whether you want to live off grid or just for a backup power, we know that finding the right generator for your power application is important. It will be helpful if you have the right information. From power quality and cost of maintenance, finding which generator is right for your application is not as hard as you think. Check out these helpful guides in buying generators by industry experts.

    Here's the breakdown of questions that you must be asking before purchasing a generator

    1. What generator suits your application?

    What do you need a generator for? You may need it for a household use, trade and farm use, knowing you what you need a generator, for will help narrow down your search.

    Generator for Camping or RV

    Generators for camping recreational needs caravanning Motor homes and boating definitely need to be portable and the size of the portable generator depends on whether it's just lighting for your tent or running air-conditioners fridges TVs and everything on your motorhome, when it comes to motorhomes and boating possibly best to stick to the fuel that your boat or motorhome users this can determine whether you choose diesel or petrol April sales has an enormous range of portable generators for both petrol and diesel fuel.

    Generator for Home Use

    A household backup or emergency generator generally does not need to be portable so it could be beneficial to opt for a stationary generator or water-cooled generator, water-cooled generators tend to have a longer life, easier to start and quieter running, you also have the ability to hardwire them into your ATS (automatic transfer switch) instead of using extension cords.

    A cheap emergency option could be the 6-kVA air cooled diesel generator, it is fuel efficient and quiet, the better option would be the eighth kVA

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