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Types of Diesel Generator

It is necessary when purchasing a diesel generator that you pick the one set that best suits your own personal requirements or the requirements of your job. Choose whether or not you intend on getting yourself a standby generator or a portable. 

Standby generators turn on automatically and do not require your presence to do its job; perhaps if you work a job or have a hectic home life, it does not need you to turn it on manually. A portable generator is the opposite; it requires you to turn it on and off manually; however, it is useful on the go as you may take it about with you freely. Backup or standby features include fully enclosed frames, whereas not all portable generators allow these. 

There is also domestic diesel generators and industrial generators. Industrial generators are put to use in industries, and during construction work, they tend to be larger units that produce more power output. Domestic generators have a design catered to homes; they garner less power output as less gets used in the household.  Some diesel generators are air-cooled, meaning they are responsible for cooling down their own engines, whereas some are water-cooled, meaning to heat up, they use water and radiators' help. 

Power Outage

When selecting the type, you must look at the power outage of the engine. Larger industrial units are more likely to produce more power than a domestic generator unit that can only produce so much power outage for the home. For a home, especially homes of a smaller size or RV's, try looking for a lower wattage generator unit that can power all your appliances.

Run Time

Fuel-efficient and well-maintained generators tend to harness much longer run times. Another factor about the run time is the size of the tank. Larger tanks can often withstand and contain more fuel; therefore, you get more use. Your unit can offer differing run times for different percentages; for example, 25% will be less run time than 50%. 

Noise Level

Generally, diesel and petrol standard generators can be very loud. Diesel, however, can be much louder than gasoline generators. Some manufacturers recognise this and create units with set enclosed frames to reduce noise and use mufflers to block out the exterior operational sound. It can be useful when running overnight so it doesn't generate excessive noise pollution.

Control Panel

Control panels are essential features to inquire about when purchasing a diesel generator. It must have the required power outlets to suit your needs or the needs of your job. There are generator units with two 120V household outlets, including four, and twist-lock outlets are a must. You should ensure that your unit offer includes voltmeters and hour meters, circuit breakers and low-fuel or oil-fuel indicators. 


Portability is important to consider if you aren't working at a fixed location or taking the generator with you on a camping trip, hence move from place to place. You must please ensure the wheels are intact and durable, and they also have to be of a sensible size. Rough surfaces or terrain can be difficult for some wheels, especially smaller wheels, but larger wheels tend not to encounter many problems.

Safety Features

Your diesel generator is required to have some safety features. Fuel and oil indicators are a must; it ensures that your generator doesn't run low in the middle of a place or situation where you cannot empty and re-fuel your unit. Overheat, and overload protection is also a must. It would help you invest in a unit with safety features to prevent any short-circuiting and clean power supply. 

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Diesel Generator Uses

A diesel generator is used as a back-up power supply if there is a power outage or the grid power doesn't reach your location, leaving you with poor or non-existent management. You may expect them to make a lot of noise; however, they run with silent operation and can run for hours at a time. The energy is generated using diesel fuel and can power your electrical appliances in your home, including lighting, cooking equipment and heating. They can also be used for work and commercial purposes, for example, at a construction site to power tools and in an office for computers and phones.

Choosing the right size generator to buy is so important. The power output in wattage measures generators; a small generator has a low wattage volt, and a large generator has a high wattage. The power output must meet your electrical requirements; otherwise, it may cause several problems. If you buy a too large generator, you will be overpaying for the generated energy you aren't using. If you're buying a too-small generator, your appliance will under-perform, and your generator may over-heat. 

Here at IWS Generator, we have a team with over 30 years of experience in the industry, and we are one of the UK's largest independent suppliers of new and used generators. We provide a wide range of diesel brands, inverter, standby, petrol, welder, commercial and industrial generators for you to choose from

If you want to speak to our team about diesel generators for sale call 01172 541069 to find out more.

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