When looking to buy a petrol generator for your construction site, there are a lot of things that you need to consider. In an effort to make the process as simple as possible you, we have outlined just some of the things you need to keep in mind when purchasing a generator for your construction environment. Head on over to Able Sales to find a range of generators to suit your requirements.
- How Much Power Do You Need?
The first thing you should think about when purchasing a petrol generator for your construction site is how much power you will need to work on the site. Generators are measured in kVA and KW and you need to work out how much wattage your essential tools will use.
When calculating, it is important to determine what tools will need to be powered simultaneously. If the total wattage comes to 12kW, but you will only use 6kW of equipment, you can save some money by buying a generator that can provide 6kW of power ad switch tools as needed.
You should also keep in mind that some equipment requires more energy to start than to run. For example, air compressors and circular saws need more energy to start than to run and drills and welders need constant power. To be on the safe side, we recommend that you add 10% to your overall wattage requirement.
- How Large or Small Does Your Petrol Generator Need to Be?
The next thing to consider is the size of the generator you need. This will help you also determine your transportation needs. If you are working at the same site for days or weeks, it may make more sense to get a large generator. If on the other hand you will be travelling around in several locations, you may want to choose a smaller generator for easier transportation. But it is worth pointing out that even the large generators are now fitted with wheel kits to make them portable.
- How Clean is the Energy Produced by the Petrol Generator
You may want to purchase a generator that produces a pure since wave output if you will be using it to power sensitive items like Laptops, TVs and PCs. This is because a sine wave output mimics power produced by the mains and therefore less likely to cause voltage fluctuations that could damage electronics.
- Is it Tough and Durable?
The final consideration to keep in mind is whether the petrol generator you want to purchase can survive the construction environment. Is it tough enough to survive the bumps and knocks it will inevitably suffer at a construction site? Ensure that you only purchase the best rugged quality generator. The frame may vary from one brand to anther but ensure that the frame on the generator is large in diameter and made from sturdy materials like powder-coated steel.