Generators Guide

 

Our generators guide is designed to provide you with the information and specification details that you require to choosing the correct generator for your power needs. A 'generator' is described as a machine used to convert mechanical energy in to electrical energy. Where there isn't access to mains electricity or a back up source is needed, a generator is the perfect tool for the job where power is required. There are various different types of generators and some are more suited than others dependant on the application. 

We sell various different models and ranges and it's important that you have the right unit, enough power and correct voltage output for the work at hand. There are other factors to consider such as noise compliance too which is why it's important to look at all options available. Follow our generators guide and be confident that you're purchasing the correct specification and model you need.

Choosing Generators - Key Factors To Consider


When choosing a generator there are so many options available that it can be confusing or time consuming to ensure you are selecting the correct unit for the application you need it for. Before confirming your choice or before you look at a select range of generators there are some key factors you need to consider.
 
  • What Kind Of Equipment Will I Be Powering?
  • What Size Of Generator Do I Need?
  • Should I Be Looking At kVA Ratings or kW Ratings?
  • Will I Be Powering Sensitive Equipment?
  • What Kind Of Power Sockets Will I Need?
  • Do I Need Petrol or Diesel?
  • How Long And Often Will The Generator Be Running?
  • Will Noise Be An Issue?

Having an answer to these questions will help to narrow down the potential generators and ranges which will be suitable for your application. These ranges are shown below, to help you further read our Generator FAQ page to learn more in depth about the key factors to consider. 

Portable Generators


Portable Generators are units that are compact. lightweight and easy to transport. Predominately used for camping and leisure, these generators can also be used in industrial environments too. Our range of portable generators are powered by the reliable and durable Honda GX engines, meaning you don't have to worry about having power when you need it. They are also super silenced and contain Inverter technology which allows sensitive equipment to be ran via the generators.

USES • Commercial • Industrial • Domestic 

ADVANTAGES  • Light Weight • Easy To Use And Transport • Low Noise • Suitable For Sensitive Equipment

MANUFACTURERS IN RANGE • HONDA 

Petrol Generators


Petrol Generators are units that are designed to be durable and a reliable source of power when it is needed. These type of generators are mostly used on building sites or in areas where industrial work is taking place and where noise isn't too much of an issue. Due to these generators being in an open frame the sound levels are higher than the portable and silenced generator ranges.

The majority of our Petrol Generators are powered by the Honda GX series of engines making them a machine you can trust and will start when you need it to. They are also protected by the external crash frame which helps stop potential damage to the key components. Electric start and long running tank options are available in this range. 

USES • Commercial • Industrial 

ADVANTAGES • Reliable • Heavy Duty • Protected By Crash Frame • Long Running Tank Options

MANUFACTURERS IN RANGE : • TASKMAN • HONDA • PRAMAC

Diesel Generators


Diesel Generators are units that are designed to be heavy-duty. durable and a reliable source of power when it is needed. An alternative to the Petrol Open Frame Range, these type of generators are mostly used on building sites or in areas where industrial work is taking place and where diesel needs to be used instead of petrol. Due to these generators usually being contained behind panels or in a canopy, the sound levels are lower than the petrol open frame range.

The smaller units are powered by the Yanmar single cylinder L series of engines, where as the larger units are powered by a range of different manufacturers including Hatz and Kubota. These generators are built to be easy to start and reliable, they are also protected by the external crash frame which helps stop potential damage to the key components. Electric start and long running tank options are available in this range. 

USES • Commercial • Industrial 

ADVANTAGES • Reliable • Heavy Duty • Protected By Panels or Canopies • Long Running Tank Options • Diesel

MANUFACTURERS IN RANGE • PRAMAC • TASKMAN • STEPHILL

Silenced Generators


Silenced Generators are units that have been specifically designed to keep their sound levels low, this is usually done by having acoustically insulated casings surrounding the unit and a sound reducing exhaust muffler. These type of generators are predominately used in areas where noise compliance is an issue and the sound levels of the generator need to be taken in to account, such as outdoor catering or outdoor events. Camping is also an area where sound needs to be kept to the minimum when using a generator to have a power source.

Our range of Silenced Generators are powered by both petrol and diesel engines by trusted manufacturers such as Honda, Yanmar and Hatz.  The panelling on the generators also acts as additional protection to the key components inside. Electric start and long running tank options are available in this range. 

USES • Commercial • Industrial • Domestic

ADVANTAGES • Reliable • Low Noise • AVR Fitted To Some Units • Long Running Tank Options

MANUFACTURERS IN RANGE • TASKMAN • HONDA • PRAMAC

3 Phase Generators

 

3-phase generators provide thier power through three sequenced currents running at the same time. Those currents require a stronger underlying voltage, but as a consequence this also means you have a continuous, uninterrupted stream of power generated from your unit. This makes 3 phase generators ideal for commercial use and as a back up power source where a stable and continuous power is needed. Overall this makes 3 phase generators more durable and have a better longevity than single phase units. 

Our range of 3 phase generators are powered by either petrol or diesel engines from manufacturers such as Honda, Yanmar, Hatz and Lombardini. They are also protected by heavy duty canopies so the key components avoid damage.

USES • Commercial • Industrial 

ADVANTAGES  • Heavy Duty • Continuous Power • Great For Back Up Power 

MANUFACTURERS IN RANGE • PRAMAC

If you are still unsure as to which type of Generator you might need then head on over to our Contact Us page for techincal help and assistance.

We have been supplying Generators for many years and our staff have extensive generator and replacement spare parts knowledge to help you choose the right unit for your needs. We can answer any queries you may have related to either the generator, replacement spare parts, service, repair and warranty work if required.

Since 1951 our staff have provided a first-class customer service and have been sharing their many years of product knowledge with customers - Buy your generators from Seddons. 

Seddons are - Tried. Tested. Trusted.