Diesel Generator Information
GeneratorJoe – offers the largest selection of diesel generators with electric power generators, industrial power generators and portable generators for home and industrial power needs. GeneratorJoe offers propane generators, bio-diesel generators and gasoline generators. We will find any diesel generator or propane generator you need. If you need a portable generator, marine generator, standby generator, emergency generator, industrial generator, commercial generator, home generator, turbine generator or any other generator give us a try.
At GeneratorJoe we offer you the highest quality diesel generator, electric generators and power generators for military, industrial and commercial use at wholesale prices!
Our Diesel generator products are
from the world’s top diesel generator manufacturers. We offer products
for high-end residential customers with larger homes to industrial and
military customers with prime power or critical emergency backup
Best online shopping cart with online pricing in the industry – GeneratorJoe offers sophisticated and cost-effective diesel generators. We believe that a generator is a major investment and that the selection of the generator should be simple and easy. We have salespeople ready to talk to you and assist but we offer public pricing so that you can get fair pricing without the bait and switch tactics of our competitors like Bowwow power.
You can review some of our products online and then call for assistance or order online. We don't try to beat every competitor's price on comparable equipment because we must make a fair profit to stay in business. We have great fair prices and the same price to all customers. Our no pressure sales staff will assist you to select the right generator for your particular application and we will find what you need.
We build our business on referrals and repeat customers. We can provide you with the specific generator that best fits your needs from our extensive line of custom configured units. We can offer you the best home emergency or industrial standby generator available anywhere today. If you would like to do some research on your own, we can offer you our online guide to generator purchasing, selection and installation.; Look at GeneratorJoe and the Competition
We can provide you with diesel, natural gas or propane-powered units. We offer only top quality diesel generator and electric generator products that are priced at or below our competition that offer lesser brands! Please call GeneratorJoe for any electrical generation need!
Electric Generator Buying Hints - our consumers guide to generators
Once you've decided to purchase a generator set, there are several considerations you must keep in mind when choosing which set to buy, where to install it and how to install it. This guide will help you make informed decisions during the selection process. Choosing the right machine is not difficult if you take the time to analyze your requirements carefully. Electric Generator Mart sales engineering staff is available to help you with all steps of the generator selection and sizing process.
You will also need to know a few terms and have a basic understanding of the different types of generator sets and their operating principles. Installation requires expert assistance and a strict adherence to local codes and regulations. We recommend that you have a contractor do your installation.
STAND-BY OR PRIME?
GENERATOR TYPES & FEATURES
Most homeowners will require single phase whereas industrial or commercial applications usually require three phase power. Three phase generators are set up to produce 120/208 or 277/480 volts. Single-phase sets are 120 or 120/240. Use the low voltage to run domestic appliances and the high voltage for your motors, heaters, stoves and dryers.
GAS OR DIESEL?
Because the gas units burn hotter (higher BTU of the fuel) you will see significantly shorter lives than the diesel units.
To produce 60 Hz electricity, most engines operate at 1800 or 3600 RPM. Each has its advantages and drawbacks. 1800 RPM, four pole sets are the most common and least expensive. They offer the best balance of noise, efficiency, cost and engine life. 3600 RPM, two pole sets are smaller and lightweight, best suited for portable, light-duty applications.
In simple terms it’s like
operating your car at 90 mph, versus 45mph – at 45mph your car will last
longer, is quieter, less maintenance and longer life. Most 3600 rpm
units are twin cylinder air cooled lawn mower engines, while the water
cooled 1800 rpm units are comparable to those found in forklift and
tractor engines. The 1800 rpm water cooled units will last longer, offer
less maintenance problems and be more fuel efficient.
FEATURES & BENEFITS TO LOOK FOR DIESEL ENGINE
Engine Block: For long life and quiet operation we recommend four cycle, liquid cooled, industrial duty diesel engines.
Air or Liquid Cooling: Air-cooled engines require a tremendous amount of air and may require ducting. They're noisy too. Liquid cooling offers quieter operation and more even temperature control.
Intake and exhaust: Time and money savers include a large, integral air cleaner with replaceable filter element and a residential muffler, which is built into the exhaust manifold. This saves the need for an additional muffler.
The lubrication system should have a full flow, spin-on oil filter with bypass. Major brand of engine – We do not recommend you purchase a Chinese built unit or off brand engine, you will not be able to obtain the necessary follow-on parts and service support available with our machines!
DC electrical system. Standard 12 volt system should include:
AC generators should have a 4-pole
revolving field. An automatic voltage regulator will provide “clean”
power. Normal utility power is +/- 5% voltage regulation; our 1800-rpm
models are even better +/- 2%! All of our models offer AVR – Automatic
ENGINE ACCESSORIES AND CONTROLS
Upon determining the generator size you will need, make a list of optional and installation equipment you require. For noise abatement, we recommend a residential (not industrial grade) muffler. A good primary fuel filter/water separator is a must to protect your engine's fuel system. Stand-by sets may require a block heater to keep the coolant/water mix at an adequate temperature for easier starting.
AC SWITCHGEAR AND CONTROLS
Switchgear can be as simple or
complex as you want or can afford. Of course, as complexity increases,
so does cost. Balance and a good electrical advisor are the keys here.
The diagrams at right illustrate basic configurations for prime power
and stand-by systems. All generator systems require a circuit breaker
and a distribution panel.
The transfer panel switches power from the utility to the gen-set and back so that both aren't on at the same time. Auto-start, auto-transfer systems are available but are costly. Your supplier or contractor can help you determine what you will need.
GeneratorJoe Generator Systems – The Ultimate in Generator Retailing
GeneratorJoe Generator Systems can provide for all your diesel generators and backup electric generator needs from 2 Mega Watt units for industrial customers seeking heavy-duty industrial main or standby generators to residential models.
We can provide you with diesel, natural gas or propane powered generator units. We offer only top quality products that are priced at or below our competition who offer lesser brands!
Our generators are powered by world class engines from these manufacturers:
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