Generators - The Power of Generating Power

By: Barney Garcia

Few Doctors are performing a critical operation in the Hospital and there is sudden loss of power.

A national leader is delivering live speech inspiring the population and suddenly there is blackout.

Your favorite rock star is performing live concert on stage and suddenly there is power loss.

A tense match of baseball at night in the floodlights lit stadium has come to climax and suddenly there is power loss.

All these situations are bewildering and even sometimes change the main course of lives. Power loss is mostly unanticipated and continuous supply of electricity cannot be taken for granted. Several threats like blackouts, Power Transformers damage or failure, bad weather, hurricanes, regulated supply of power by the providers to meet the ever increasing demand and so on and so forth contribute to the interruptions in power supply.

A Generator would eliminate these worries without even calling our attention that there is power cut. Whether it's a hospital, commercial complex, theaters, factories, construction sites camps or even small houses, Generators can be used to get rid of the power cuts. Depending upon the amount of usage, the Generators of different capacities can be installed at the respective locations.

Generators are available with capacities ranging from as small as 100 Watts to as large as hundreds of Mega Watts. For domestic usage, a Generator of at least 1,000 watts can be installed to power the main lights, television and refrigerator. For commercial complexes or factories, Generators of higher capacity like 100 KW to 10 MW can be used to run machineries. The Generators are run on fuel like gasoline, natural gas, diesel and propane. Of all, the diesel generators, though expensive are fuel-efficient and require less maintenance but harder to start in cold weathers.

Usually the noise levels of the Generators are too high and hence are always to be installed outside the houses or in the cellars. They should be used as per the guidelines provided by the manufacturer and care should be taken that they are not overloaded. A qualified electrician must be assigned the job of connecting the generator to the wirings of required equipments.

The standby generators can automatically detect the disruption in power supply and begins supplying the power within fraction of seconds.

Now, the lives are saved with successful operations on the patients by the Doctors, favorite rock stars live performances and the game of baseball can be watched without interruptions. So the darkness in the lives is dissociated by using the standby Generator.

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