Manual work will always be manual work, but sometimes you need power to keep things running. Just as well that there are power generators that function regardless of location! From petrol fuelled generators to inverter generators that operate using diesel, you’ll find everything you need for your workshop equipment right here.
Power generators: no power outlet, no problem!
If you can’t reach the power outlet, then let the power come to you: powerful generators will turn any location into a workshop, a command centre, and a functioning hub in any conceivable situation.
What is the difference between a power generator and an inverter?
Unlike conventional generators that use diesel, petrol or gas as a fuel, inverter generators with 3000 W and more convert direct current into alternating current. This offers any number of advantages:
- Power output without voltage fluctuations
- Long and economical operating time
- Quiet operation
- Compact design
- Parallel operation of two generators possible
Even though inverters do consume more fuel under full load and cost more than classic power generators, they are nonetheless a popular items of mobile workshop equipment. They offer an ideal combination of power and mobility that is absolutely sufficient for daily use. If you need a peak output, opt for classic generators with an output of 10 kW or more. While the voltage isn’t quite as well balanced, this isn’t actually necessary for power tools and large machines.
When is it worth having a power generator – areas of use and selection
It’s a clear-cut case: wherever electricity is needed, a generator is always a good item of equipment to have. The energy crisis has shown that converters or inverters are not only useful for businesses as emergency power generators, but also for home owners. Experienced campers rely on mobile power supplies to the same extent as rescue companies and aid organisations do. Which model is better depends largely on the equipment that will be consuming most of the power output:
- For operating sensitive electrical equipment such as measuring technology, audio devices or video equipment
- For continuous operation of highly efficient technology such as cooling units
- As a compact spare or emergency tool on a construction site or for outdoor activities
- For high output operation of hammer drills and other power tools
- As a primary power source on construction sites and in ad hoc workshops
- For command centres during aid and rescue operations
Diesel, petrol, gas – which is the better fuel for power generators?
Generators with petrol
- Have a lower purchase price
- Are usually lighter in weight and quieter
- Start reliably even at low temperatures
- Require more maintenance
- Consume a comparatively large amount of fuel
Generators with diesel
- Very safe to operate and use
- More reliable in continuous operation
- Straightforward to maintain
- Heavier, larger and more expensive
- Harder to start in winter weather
Gas powered generators
- Score points due to cleaner combustion
- Lower operating costs
- Suitable for use regardless of weather conditions
- Comparatively loud in operation
- Can only be operated in enclosed rooms with ventilation
To help you make the right selection, our experts will be happy to assist you in person. Contact us at any time.