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  • Generator Maintenance Daily Checks
    It is important to read all the instructions contained in the manual, together with those contained in the engine and alternator manuals. These instructions will ensure that the generating set you have purchased will give you satisfactory operation for a long time. 1. Check the water...
  • Prime Power Generators- Daily check list
    Prime Power Generators are used as your main source of electrical power when there is NO mains Grid power supply available Always keep a spare battery charged to swap should the generator not be run for days as battery will go FLAT.   If battery...
  • Diesel Generator Fuel Injectors – Servicing
    Diesel Generator Fuel Injectors Servicing is often overlooked. Mainly because of the time and effort required to remove, examine and maintain the fuel injectors in a diesel generator, it’s all too easy to overlook these vital components when carrying out a service. Or it could...
  • Diesel Generator Fuel Injectors – Problems?
    Diesel generator fuel injectors need two vital ingredients – clean diesel fuel and oxygen - supplied without interruption to the engine in the correct ratio. Fuel injectors play a fundamental role in this process, receiving diesel from the fuel injection pump, then atomising the diesel...
  • Diesel generator cranks but won’t start
      Diesel generator cranks but wont start. Try again and it still cranks strongly but won’t start. Check the following:- Is the engine warm to the touch? If the answer is YES , then the block heater is working. Is the exhaust not blocked? If...
  • Smell UPS Batteries–Rotten Eggs?
      UPS Batteries smell of rotten eggs- explained:- Smell of rotten eggs When old UPS batteries begin to fail , they can leak and give off a rotten egg smell. The gas emitting from a failing battery is colourless, poisonous if inhaled and flammable. The...
  • G99 – NEW REGULATIONS IN THE UK
    G99 NEW REGULATIONS COVERING THE FOLLOWING DIFFERENT POWER GENERATOR TYPES IN THE UK Type A Generators (Generators up to 1MW) Type A generation systems will be very similar in design and application to the general requirements defined in G59, although some of these requirements have...
  • NO BREAK INSTALLATIONS – POWER CONTINUITY
    NO Break installations to provide total Power Continuity are the ultimate Critical Power Protection for DATA Centres , Production facilities , Global reach DATA management. We Are Power Continuity Ltd and we design and install 100% Power Continuity Protection for mission critical systems in the...
  • ATS Noises – automatic transfer switch sounds
    ATS Noises - automatic transfer switch (ATS) sounds can be heard are a warning before failure happens. Never ignore ATS Noises.   1.NOISE If you can hear‘chattering’this is a sign that debris is bouncing around between the contactors in your ATS. They can be metal...
  • AMF Noises – automatic mains failure panel
    AMF Noises - automatic mains failure panel (AMF) sounds can be heard are a warning before failure happens. Never ignore AMF Noises. 1.NOISE If you can hear ‘chattering’ this is a sign that debris is bouncing around between the contactors in your AMF. They can be metal...
  • ATS Failure – automatic transfer switch (ATS) failures
    ATS Failure - automatic transfer switch (ATS) failures can happen  Automatic transfer switch (ATS) is a device that automatically transfers the electrical power supply from its primary source supply to a backup source, ‘standby power generator’, when the ATS senses a failure or outage in...
  • AMF Failure – automatic mains failure panel (AMF) failures
    AMF Failure - automatic mains failure panel (AMF) failure can happen   Automatic mains failure panel (AMF) is a device that automatically transfers the electrical power supply from its primary source supply to a backup source, ‘standby power generator’, when the AMF senses a failure...
  • UPS FANS – WHY?
    UPS FANS are important to the operational status of your Power Continuity UPS UPS Fans will require replacement at least every 5 years dependant on the working environment of the UPS. This is down to age & wear and tear. What to look for with...
  • Generator Common Faults
    Generator common faults that we frequently deal with during client call outs at Powercontinuity we have listed below. As you will see many of them are either totally avoidable or easily sorted. Generator Common Faults Emergency Stop pressed - again similarly to the UPS, with...
  • Generator White Smoke
    Generator white smoke when running indicates water in the fuel. Generator could be running without issue and then the clear exhaust smoke begins to turn white and then stays white means that there is some water within your fuel system. This typically happens with diesel...