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The Best Generator Brands to Look For

Generators and their producers have been around for generations. However, as technology continues to develop, new companies enter the scene, pushing the sector towards more efficient power production.

When looking for the right generator for your home or business, we would always recommend consulting professionals, who can help you find the perfect machine for your needs. Here at Edge Technology, we have many years of experience and can handle all aspects of your new power supply, including generator installation.

Throughout our time, we’ve worked with various generator manufacturers. Here, we highlight some of the biggest and most reputable names in the industry.

A generator by Kohler SDMO

How Do Manifolds Work?

The interior of an engine

It goes without saying that generators and engines are complex machines with numerous interconnecting components. The manifold is a key element within an engine, and many cite them as being the lungs of the machine.

Ensuring that all components, including the manifolds, are in full working order is an essential part of generator servicing and maintenance. Here, we unravel some of the mysteries hidden within an engine and take a look at what manifolds are and how they work.

 

How Green is LPG?

A car fuelling with LPG

LPG gas conversion is becoming increasing popular for cars and ATVs. There are many reasons for this, the most common being a desire to save money on fuel.

However, LPG isn’t just a good choice for your wallet but also the environment! Compared to most fuels, LPG is a cleaner, greener option. But just how green is LPG? We take a look in our blog.

Regular Preventative Maintenance & Servicing Tips For Generators

Generators are vital for homes and businesses and can provide a lifeline for when worst-case scenarios occur. Power outages, whether they are due to bad weather or electrical grid issues, can cause financial problems and disrupt lives. Having a generator available to use, either a standby generator or a portable one, can act as a lifeline and provide power to your home or business when you need it most. 

However, although generators are mostly self-sufficient, there some tips that will help you to keep your generator in the best possible condition, ensuring that it will always perform when you need it. Some of these tips may be more suitable to individual styles of generator, such as standby or portable, but we guarantee you’ll be able to implement some of these into your maintenance routine.

 
Generator Service and Repair

Environmental Factors that Affect Generator Output

A lighting storm interfering with electrical wires

Much like humans, generators are affected by environmental changes. Although we often think of machines as inanimate objects that aren’t affected by changes in their environment, this is often not true.

Unfortunately, many people can be unforgiving when it comes to running a generator outside of the environmental norm, which is typically when breakdowns occur.

What is an Industrial Generator Load Test?

Generators are hugely important for keeping your business up and running – that goes without saying! But how do you make sure that your primary or backup generator can deliver what you need when you need it? Perhaps more importantly, what would be the cost if your generator failed?

Maintenance is a crucial part of owning a generator, and load testing is arguably one of the most critical aspects.

A Kohler SDMO generator during a load bank test

How Does Intake & Exhaust Work?

Engines breathe. There, we said it. Although, if by breathe, we mean to take in gas and exhaust the gas, then yes, but certainly not as humans do. Like we spoke about in our recent article covering how carburettors work, engines need oxygen to mix with fuel, like petrol or diesel to create combustion, ultimately creating power. So, where does this air come from and where does it go afterwards? All will be revealed in this blog, as we take a look at the workings of intake and exhaust. 

Exhaust pipe on a blue car

What is a Residential Generator and Why Do You Need One?

Standby generator in a garden

What is a Residential Generator and Why Do You Need One?

Otherwise known as standby generators, residential generators are devices fitted outside your home that can provide emergency power in the case of a power outage. There are numerous reasons why you should consider investing in a residential or standby generator; we take a look at those here.

What is LPG Conversion and Should You Do It?

What Is LPG Conversion & Should You Do It?

 

What is LPG?

LPG stands for liquid petroleum gas and is a natural by-product of oil extraction and refinery, technically classifying it as a fossil fuel. It can come in two different chemical forms, propane or butane. These are often found around the home in items such as lighters and camping stoves.

As suggested in the name, LPG comes in liquid form and is typically bought in gas bottles or from petrol filling stations. There is also the option to install a large tank as a private reserve, for uses such as heating a home or using as a fuel for a generator

A close up of a car engine

How Do Carburettors Work?

A carburettor on a road

How do generators work? That is the question that we’re going to be answering right here on our blog. We’ll be spreading this over a series as we deconstruct generators and their components, telling you how they work, so you know a little bit more about their construction.

For many people reading this who work in engineering or mechanical jobs, or have an interest in machines, you’ll likely already know the ins and outs of these components. However, if you’re looking to brush up on your knowledge of machinery, or are learning this for the first time, we hope our series will help you.

In this instalment, we’ll be looking at how carburettors work and why they serve an important role within generators.