FAQs

5kva-50kva Generator

What can a 6.5kva generator power?

A 6.5kva generator is a mid-sized generator that can handle loads such as:

  • Essential home appliances eg. fridge, freezer, lights, TVs etc.
  • Camping trips
  • Construction sites: small to medium sized power tools
  • Emergency backup for essential household appliances
t is important to note that the exact list of devices and appliances that a 6.5kva generator can power depends on the specific power requirements. If you're unsure, get in touch and our team of experts can help.

What can a 30kva generator power?

A 30kva generator is quite a powerful unit and can power a variety of electrical loads such as:

  • Residential use eg. house, lights, fridge, water pumps etc.
  • Commercial use - small to medium sized businesses
  • Construction sites
  • Events
  • Emergency backup
It is important to note that the exact list of devices and appliances that a 30kva generator can power depends on the specific power requirements. ​

Brand Specific Generator

How to service a honda generator

Servicing a Honda generator involves regular maintenance tasks to ensure reliability. Here is a general guide on how to service a Honda generator. Always refer to the specific model's manual for detailed instructions:

  1. Read the Manual
  2. Ensure the generator is turned off
  3. Check Fuel Level: Check that there is sufficient fuel in the tank.
  4. Inspect for Leaks: Check for any fuel or oil leaks around the generator.
  5. Inspect Air Filter
  6. Inspect Fuel Filter: Examine and replace the fuel filter if necessary.
  7. Change Oil
  8. Inspect Spark Plug: Check the condition of the spark plug. Clean or replace it if needed.
  9. Inspect Cooling System
  10. Inspect Exhaust System
  11. Check Battery
  12. Inspect Belts and Pulleys
  13. Inspect Electrical Components
  14. Check electrical connections, wiring, and components.
  15. Check Starting System
  16. Run a Load Test
  17. Check Governor System
  18. Clean the Generator
For any questions, get in touch, we can even service your generator for you.

What is an ecoflow smart generator?

EcoFlow is a brand that specialises in portable power stations and their products are often referred to as 'smart generators'.EcoFlow smart generators have features such as:

  • High capacity
  • Multiple output ports
  • Fast charging
  • Mobile app integration
Check out our EcoFlow range here.

Are Jackery generators good?

Jackery Portable Power stations are compact and easy to use, they contain various output ports which makes them adaptable to various appliances.
Other factor that contribute to Jackery portable generators are:
  • Portability: lightweight and convenient for outdoor and travel.
  • Solar compatibility: some of the Jackery models are compatible with solar panels, making it more energy efficient and beneficial if you're off the grid.
  • Quality build & user friendly: Jackery products are made from durable material and have easy controls for the user to navigate through.
If you're wondering what Jackery portable power station is right for your needs, get in touch and we can help you.

Diesel Generators

How to service a diesel generator

Servicing a diesel generator involves a series of maintenance tasks, below are general steps to service a diesel generator. Please note that the specific steps can be dependent on the brand, please contact the manufacturer.

  1. Turn off the generator
  2. Check fuel levels
  3. Inspect for leaks
  4. Inspect air filters
  5. Change oil
  6. Inspect coolant levels
  7. Inspect belts & pulleys
  8. Inspect battery
  9. Check exhaust system
  10. Inspect electrical components
  11. Test starting system
  12. Run a load test
Please contact us or the manufacturer for specific brand generator steps!

How to bleed a diesel generator?

Bleeding a generator is crucial to ensure that the fuel tank is properly primed. The steps to bleed a generator can vary on the generator model but the below steps will show a general procedure. For a specified procedure, please get in touch with us or the manufacturer you bought your generator from.

  1. Turn off the generator - allow it to cool before attempting any maintenance procedures.
  2. Locate the Bleeder Valve: This valve is typically located on or near the fuel filter or injection pump.
  3. Prepare Tools: Have the necessary tools ready to open the bleeder valve.
  4. Locate Fuel Pump Primer
  5. Open the Fuel Cap: Loosen or remove the fuel tank cap to allow air to escape from the tank as you bleed the system.
  6. Turn the Ignition On: Turn the generator's ignition switch to the "ON" position without starting the engine. This activates the fuel pump and helps in the bleeding process.
  7. Open the Bleeder Valve: Use the wrench or screwdriver to open the bleeder valve. Be prepared for air and fuel to escape initially. Allow the fuel to flow until you see a steady stream without air bubbles.
  8. Pump the Fuel Primer (if applicable)
  9. Close the Bleeder Valve: Once you have a steady flow of fuel without air bubbles, close the bleeder valve tightly.
  10. Tighten the Fuel Cap: Securely tighten the fuel tank cap.
  11. Attempt to Start the Generator: Start the generator as per the manufacturer's instructions. It may take a few attempts to start the engine, especially if there is still some air in the system.
  12. Monitor for Leaks​

Are diesel generators better than petrol?

The choice between a diesel and petrol generator is dependent on the requirements and use of the generator. Each type has its own set of advantages built of different needs.Here are some factors to consider when choosing between the two:

  • Fuel efficiency: Diesel generators are slightly more fuel efficient than petrol.
  • Fuel cost: Diesel can be a bit more cost effective in fuel than petrol, however this can also depend on location.
  • Maintenance: Petrol generators require a bit more maintenance and upkeep compared to diesel generators.
  • Initial cost: Diesel generators have a higher upfront cost compared to petrol.
  • Environmental impact: Petrol generators produce fewer emissions than diesel.
If you're confused with whether to go with a diesel or petrol generator, let us know and we can help!

Are diesel generators efficient?

Diesel generators are fuel efficient and durable, some reasons why diesel generators are efficient are:

  • They are fuel efficient
  • Durable
  • Low carbon emissions
The efficiency of a diesel generator is influenced by various factors such as the mode, size and load capacity. ​

Generator Servicing & Maintenance

How often to service generator

The frequency of servicing a generator depends on several factors:

  • Maintenance Intervals
  • How often it's used
  • Fuel type
  • Critical use or non critical use
It's crucial to follow the manufacturers advice when it comes to servicing and maintenance as they all have different requirements. If you need some advice, get in touch and we can guide you.

Petrol Generators

How to service a petrol generator

Servicing a diesel generator involves a series of maintenance tasks, below are general steps to service a diesel generator. Please note that the specific steps can be dependent on the brand, please contact the manufacturer.

  1. Turn off the generator
  2. Check fuel levels
  3. Inspect for leaks
  4. Inspect air filters
  5. Inspect fuel filter
  6. Change oil
  7. Inspect spark plug
  8. Inspect exhaust system
  9. Check battery (if applicable)
  10. Inspect belts & pulleys
  11. Inspect electrical components
  12. Test starting system
  13. Run a load test
  14. Clean generator
Please contact us or the manufacturer for specific brand generator steps!

What is a petrol inverter generator?

A petrol inverter is a type of generator that only uses petrol as a fuel source. The term inverter refers to the inverter technology within the generator which produces clean electrical power.Some key features of a petrol inverter generator are:

  • Readily available petrol
  • Inverter technology
  • Clean power output
  • Compact & portable
  • Low noise levels
If you're looking to get a petrol inverter generator, get in touch and we can talk you through our different brands.

Portable Generators

Can an LPG generator run on natural gas?

An LPG generator is not directly compatible with natural gas, and vice versa. The primary reasons for this incompatibility are the differences in the composition and energy content of the two gases.

What is a Jackery portable power station?

Jackery portable power stations are compact and portable energy storage solutions designed to provide a convenient and clean source of power for various electronic devices.
These portable power devices are popular for camping, outdoor use, emergency backup power. You can recharge a Jackery power station using a standard wall outlet or solar panels depending on the model.
Get in touch and find out more about our Jackery Portable Power Stations.

What is the most powerful portable generator?

The 'most powerful' generator depends on the requirements it's needed for, however, brands such as Honda and Excel Power are known for producing high capacity portable generators.If you're looking to invest in a portable generator, have a look at the ranges that we offer, the most powerful portable generator we sell is the Excel Power XL15000V.We can offer you expert advice on what portable generator is right for you!​

What can a portable generator power?

A portable generator can power a variety of electrical appliances such as:

  • Lights
  • Home Appliances
  • Kitchen appliances
  • Mobile/ laptop devices
  • Power tools eg. drills, saws etc.
  • Medical equipment
It is important to note that the type of appliance that can be powered is dependent on it's capacity and specifications and power output of the portable generator.If you're unsure about the total wattage needed for your generator, get in touch and we can assist you.

Can I use a portable generator to power my house?

You can use a portable generator to power your house, however you will need to calculate the total amount of watts you may need to get from your generator so that your generator can accommodate the wattage needed.If you're unsure about the total wattage needed for your generator, get in touch and we can assist you.

What can a 6.5kva generator power?

A 6.5kva generator is a mid-sized generator that can handle loads such as:

  • Essential home appliances eg. fridge, freezer, lights, TVs etc.
  • Camping trips
  • Construction sites: small to medium sized power tools
  • Emergency backup for essential household appliances
t is important to note that the exact list of devices and appliances that a 6.5kva generator can power depends on the specific power requirements. If you're unsure, get in touch and our team of experts can help.

What can a 30kva generator power?

A 30kva generator is quite a powerful unit and can power a variety of electrical loads such as:

  • Residential use eg. house, lights, fridge, water pumps etc.
  • Commercial use - small to medium sized businesses
  • Construction sites
  • Events
  • Emergency backup
It is important to note that the exact list of devices and appliances that a 30kva generator can power depends on the specific power requirements. ​

How to service a honda generator

Servicing a Honda generator involves regular maintenance tasks to ensure reliability. Here is a general guide on how to service a Honda generator. Always refer to the specific model's manual for detailed instructions:

  1. Read the Manual
  2. Ensure the generator is turned off
  3. Check Fuel Level: Check that there is sufficient fuel in the tank.
  4. Inspect for Leaks: Check for any fuel or oil leaks around the generator.
  5. Inspect Air Filter
  6. Inspect Fuel Filter: Examine and replace the fuel filter if necessary.
  7. Change Oil
  8. Inspect Spark Plug: Check the condition of the spark plug. Clean or replace it if needed.
  9. Inspect Cooling System
  10. Inspect Exhaust System
  11. Check Battery
  12. Inspect Belts and Pulleys
  13. Inspect Electrical Components
  14. Check electrical connections, wiring, and components.
  15. Check Starting System
  16. Run a Load Test
  17. Check Governor System
  18. Clean the Generator
For any questions, get in touch, we can even service your generator for you.

What is an ecoflow smart generator?

EcoFlow is a brand that specialises in portable power stations and their products are often referred to as 'smart generators'.EcoFlow smart generators have features such as:

  • High capacity
  • Multiple output ports
  • Fast charging
  • Mobile app integration
Check out our EcoFlow range here.

Are Jackery generators good?

Jackery Portable Power stations are compact and easy to use, they contain various output ports which makes them adaptable to various appliances.
Other factor that contribute to Jackery portable generators are:
  • Portability: lightweight and convenient for outdoor and travel.
  • Solar compatibility: some of the Jackery models are compatible with solar panels, making it more energy efficient and beneficial if you're off the grid.
  • Quality build & user friendly: Jackery products are made from durable material and have easy controls for the user to navigate through.
If you're wondering what Jackery portable power station is right for your needs, get in touch and we can help you.

How to service a diesel generator

Servicing a diesel generator involves a series of maintenance tasks, below are general steps to service a diesel generator. Please note that the specific steps can be dependent on the brand, please contact the manufacturer.

  1. Turn off the generator
  2. Check fuel levels
  3. Inspect for leaks
  4. Inspect air filters
  5. Change oil
  6. Inspect coolant levels
  7. Inspect belts & pulleys
  8. Inspect battery
  9. Check exhaust system
  10. Inspect electrical components
  11. Test starting system
  12. Run a load test
Please contact us or the manufacturer for specific brand generator steps!

How to bleed a diesel generator?

Bleeding a generator is crucial to ensure that the fuel tank is properly primed. The steps to bleed a generator can vary on the generator model but the below steps will show a general procedure. For a specified procedure, please get in touch with us or the manufacturer you bought your generator from.

  1. Turn off the generator - allow it to cool before attempting any maintenance procedures.
  2. Locate the Bleeder Valve: This valve is typically located on or near the fuel filter or injection pump.
  3. Prepare Tools: Have the necessary tools ready to open the bleeder valve.
  4. Locate Fuel Pump Primer
  5. Open the Fuel Cap: Loosen or remove the fuel tank cap to allow air to escape from the tank as you bleed the system.
  6. Turn the Ignition On: Turn the generator's ignition switch to the "ON" position without starting the engine. This activates the fuel pump and helps in the bleeding process.
  7. Open the Bleeder Valve: Use the wrench or screwdriver to open the bleeder valve. Be prepared for air and fuel to escape initially. Allow the fuel to flow until you see a steady stream without air bubbles.
  8. Pump the Fuel Primer (if applicable)
  9. Close the Bleeder Valve: Once you have a steady flow of fuel without air bubbles, close the bleeder valve tightly.
  10. Tighten the Fuel Cap: Securely tighten the fuel tank cap.
  11. Attempt to Start the Generator: Start the generator as per the manufacturer's instructions. It may take a few attempts to start the engine, especially if there is still some air in the system.
  12. Monitor for Leaks​

Are diesel generators better than petrol?

The choice between a diesel and petrol generator is dependent on the requirements and use of the generator. Each type has its own set of advantages built of different needs.Here are some factors to consider when choosing between the two:

  • Fuel efficiency: Diesel generators are slightly more fuel efficient than petrol.
  • Fuel cost: Diesel can be a bit more cost effective in fuel than petrol, however this can also depend on location.
  • Maintenance: Petrol generators require a bit more maintenance and upkeep compared to diesel generators.
  • Initial cost: Diesel generators have a higher upfront cost compared to petrol.
  • Environmental impact: Petrol generators produce fewer emissions than diesel.
If you're confused with whether to go with a diesel or petrol generator, let us know and we can help!

Are diesel generators efficient?

Diesel generators are fuel efficient and durable, some reasons why diesel generators are efficient are:

  • They are fuel efficient
  • Durable
  • Low carbon emissions
The efficiency of a diesel generator is influenced by various factors such as the mode, size and load capacity. ​

How often to service generator

The frequency of servicing a generator depends on several factors:

  • Maintenance Intervals
  • How often it's used
  • Fuel type
  • Critical use or non critical use
It's crucial to follow the manufacturers advice when it comes to servicing and maintenance as they all have different requirements. If you need some advice, get in touch and we can guide you.

How to service a petrol generator

Servicing a diesel generator involves a series of maintenance tasks, below are general steps to service a diesel generator. Please note that the specific steps can be dependent on the brand, please contact the manufacturer.

  1. Turn off the generator
  2. Check fuel levels
  3. Inspect for leaks
  4. Inspect air filters
  5. Inspect fuel filter
  6. Change oil
  7. Inspect spark plug
  8. Inspect exhaust system
  9. Check battery (if applicable)
  10. Inspect belts & pulleys
  11. Inspect electrical components
  12. Test starting system
  13. Run a load test
  14. Clean generator
Please contact us or the manufacturer for specific brand generator steps!

What is a petrol inverter generator?

A petrol inverter is a type of generator that only uses petrol as a fuel source. The term inverter refers to the inverter technology within the generator which produces clean electrical power.Some key features of a petrol inverter generator are:

  • Readily available petrol
  • Inverter technology
  • Clean power output
  • Compact & portable
  • Low noise levels
If you're looking to get a petrol inverter generator, get in touch and we can talk you through our different brands.

Can an LPG generator run on natural gas?

An LPG generator is not directly compatible with natural gas, and vice versa. The primary reasons for this incompatibility are the differences in the composition and energy content of the two gases.

What is a Jackery portable power station?

Jackery portable power stations are compact and portable energy storage solutions designed to provide a convenient and clean source of power for various electronic devices.
These portable power devices are popular for camping, outdoor use, emergency backup power. You can recharge a Jackery power station using a standard wall outlet or solar panels depending on the model.
Get in touch and find out more about our Jackery Portable Power Stations.

What is the most powerful portable generator?

The 'most powerful' generator depends on the requirements it's needed for, however, brands such as Honda and Excel Power are known for producing high capacity portable generators.If you're looking to invest in a portable generator, have a look at the ranges that we offer, the most powerful portable generator we sell is the Excel Power XL15000V.We can offer you expert advice on what portable generator is right for you!​

What can a portable generator power?

A portable generator can power a variety of electrical appliances such as:

  • Lights
  • Home Appliances
  • Kitchen appliances
  • Mobile/ laptop devices
  • Power tools eg. drills, saws etc.
  • Medical equipment
It is important to note that the type of appliance that can be powered is dependent on it's capacity and specifications and power output of the portable generator.If you're unsure about the total wattage needed for your generator, get in touch and we can assist you.

Can I use a portable generator to power my house?

You can use a portable generator to power your house, however you will need to calculate the total amount of watts you may need to get from your generator so that your generator can accommodate the wattage needed.If you're unsure about the total wattage needed for your generator, get in touch and we can assist you.

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