A power generator is a machine that provides electricity when there is no power grid or there the eclectic from the grid is not available. In addition, power generators are used as a backup option for the source of electricity. The basic working principle of power generators is they convert any other type of energy (e.g. mechanical, chemical into electrical energy.
Power generators can be divided into 4 distinct types based on the source of energy they use. diesel generators, natural gas generators, propane generators and bi-fuel generators.
Major components of a typical power generator are:
- Engine & Lubrication system
- Exhaust system
- Cooling system
- Fuel system
- Alternator / Energy convertor
- Voltage regulator
- Battery system
- Control panel/ system
- Skid / Frame for mounting