How Generators Are Powered
How Generators Are Powered?
Generators are most commonly fueled
by: gasoline, diesel, propane gas, natural gas and lastly there are generators powered by the wind.
That being said, you need to know, there are pros and cons to each type of
fuel and power source.
With such a wide array of options, you will have to put some careful thought into your decision.
This section is the jumping off point to learning about all of the various fuels.
To help you make an intelligent decision, we include a breakdown of the advantages and disadvantages of using each
fuel. For starters, here is a list of questions you’ll need to ask yourself and answer. After the questions, we
have included links for each type of generator.
» Will this be your primary source of power or
a back up?
» Will you be using a portable generator or a standby generator?
» Is this generator for: home,
business or industrial use?
» How many hours, days, weeks do you estimate your generator will need to run
on continuous basis?
» What are your fuel source options? Are gas, diesel, propane and/or natural
gas fuels readily available?
» In the event of an outage, natural catastrophe, earthquake or hurricane, will
fuel supply for that particular fuel source be available?
» Concerning wind generators, is their sufficient wind speed, (10 to 12 mph) to
power a wind generator?
» Will this generator require a
dual 120/240 volt output?
» Will this generator require 3 Phase Service?
» Do you have any special
requirements such as medical equipment, 911 back up, servers or any other special needs?
Now that you've answered these vital questions, read each of the reports on the various types of
What are some of the top brands of generators?
Yamaha Generator | Honda Generator | Kawasaki Generator | Pramac Generator
Husqvama Generator | Briggs and Stratton
Generator | Generac Generator
Tsurumi Generator | Cummins Diesel Generator | Catepillar Generator