Category Diesel Generators

A diesel generator combines a  diesel engine with an electrical generator (often referred to a as an alternator) as a means of generating electric energy. Diesel generating sets are generally used in places without connection to the power grid or as an emergency power-supply if the grid fails. Small portable diesel generators range from about 1 kVA to 10 kVA and can be used as power supplies on construction sites.

Diesel generators can be electrically connected together through the process of synchronization. Synchronization involves matching voltage, frequency and phase before connecting the generator to a live bus-bar.  The synchronization process can be done automatically by an auto-synchronizer module. Load can be shared among parallel running generators through load sharing. As the prime mover of a diesel generator runs at constant speed, it will take more load when the fuel supply to its combustion system is increased, while load is released if fuel supply is decreased.

In addition to their well known role as power supplies during power failures, diesel generator sets also routinely support main power grids worldwide in two distinct ways. Firstly, Peak Shaving;  maximum demand tariffs. In many areas they encourage the use of diesel generators to come on at times of maximum demand. Secondly, Grid support; emergency standby diesel generators uses as a secondary function, widely to support the respective national grids at times for a variety of reasons.

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JCB Diesel 2008 G350Q 350 KVA generator 

All good condition, super silent, Scania engine.




Year 2008
Fuel Diesel
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