Regarding the devices that can be fed with these generators, taking into account the consumption of them, it must be taken into account that they are divided between those that have an electric motor and those that do not. Those of the first type register a consumption peak at start-up, as happens with the air conditioning and the refrigerator. According to the table used in Campanile to calculate the power of the generator, air has a start peak of 2 KVA and then works with 0.5 KVA, a flat-screen TV works with 0.5 KVA stably, and 20 bulbs of low consumption require 1 KVA.
“With an 8 KVA generator you can feed all the lighting of the middle-class house, plus the refrigerator, two or three televisions and up to two splits,” says Marge, and then adds that with 13 KVA it can sustain consumption up to 6 splits, 5 or 6 televisions, a refrigerator, a freezer, a microwave, and lighting, which is ideal for a large house or a local.
The fundamental advantage highlighted by the executive is related to the cost of generation. “With a gas generator -natural- the cost of kW / his $ 0.70, if you pay it to Epic the kW / h costs $ 1.15, and with a diesel generator, it goes to $ 3.50 the kW / h. That is, if one of these devices is used instead of grid power, 50 percent of electric power is saved, “he says, noting that these generators are built for permanent use:” you can turn them on and not turn them off anymore, while most other devices, of Chinese origin and cheaper, cannot be used for more than two hours in a row; without rest, they break, “he compares.
Regarding power quality, Marge maintains that they guarantee a stable fluid that can power even computing devices without damaging them.
We are in the high season of power cuts, a constant in the summer. In this framework, many users need to protect themselves from interruptions and acquire a generator set.
Although less known than generators that run on liquid fuels, there is equipment that is gas powered. Although its price is high compared to traditional, its efficiency makes it worthwhile to make numbers and consider them as an alternative.
Different Models In our city, you can buy Generic gas generators, from the United States. It is a dependent brand of General Motors (in fact, the equipment of greater generation capacity uses GM engines and in the smaller models use motors of their design or Mitsubishi). They offer two product lines: domiciliary (single phase) and commercial-industrial (three phase). The representative in Cordoba of this brand is Campanile Shipyard, and we spoke with its manager Mario Marge, who affirms that “in homes that have a three-phase installation, everything that cannot run out of energy in a single phase is connected and it is energized with the generator.” Focusing on the domiciliary line, Marge describes: “They come with a soundproof casing, so the noise is very slight, and they are intended to be out in the open, they can be placed in the patio or the garden.”
As for the single-phase generators, two models of different load capacity are offered: 8 KVA and 13 KVA. Both work with both natural gas and bottled gas.
One of the advantages highlighted by the representative of Generic is that these internally include the transfer board, “which is a component whose cost can reach between 20 percent and 30 percent of the total cost of the generator, and also, are built with electronics and Siemens keys. “
In the case of the 13 KVA generators, the transfer is carried out automatically, that is, as soon as the grid power is cut off, the generator starts immediately, and stops when the electric service is resumed.