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Prime Power Generators- Daily check list

2020-05-06T08:47:53+00:00
Prime Power Generators are used as your main source of electrical power -  Certainly when there's NO mains Grid power supply available First of all, always keep a spare battery charged to swap. If not run for days, the battery will go FLAT.   If...

Diesel Generator Fuel Injectors – Servicing

2020-04-14T10:06:22+00:00
Diesel Generator Fuel Injector Servicing is often overlooked. Due to 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. Generator Fuel Injectors Servicing...

Diesel Generator Fuel Injectors – Problems?

2020-10-31T12:33:35+00:00
Diesel generator fuel injectors need two vital ingredients – clean diesel fuel and oxygen - supplied without interruption to the engine in the correct ratio. Of course, fuel injectors play a fundamental role in this process, receiving diesel from the fuel injection pump, then atomising...

Diesel generator cranks but won’t start

2020-07-08T09:55:47+00:00
Diesel generator cranks but won't 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 NO...

Generator Common Faults

2020-10-31T12:35:45+00:00
Powercontinuity have listed below generator common faults which are either totally avoidable or easily resolved. Generator Common Faults Emergency Stop pressed  A generator is often located outside. Therefore, potentially accessed by many. It often happens that someone will press the emergency stop. NOTE: a generator will...

White Smoke Diesel Generator Solution

2020-05-13T12:11:11+00:00
Diesel 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...

Generator Under Voltage – Causes

2020-08-04T10:55:23+00:00
Generator under voltage can happen suddenly, without warning. Possible causes of Generator Under Voltage Immediately check the following to isolate the root cause: Firstly, check all voltage-sensing fuses to ensure that none of them have blown. Secondly, take out each fuse, visually check for issues,...

Generator Over Voltage – What Possible Cause?

2020-10-31T12:38:24+00:00
Generator over voltage can occur randomly, especially when supporting machinery. Carefully check the following to isolate the possible root causes: Are setpoints too restrictive after full load rejection? Firstly, check the loads that the generator is supporting are not imbalanced . Secondly, ensure all loads...

Generator Batteries Overheating

2020-04-09T13:54:32+00:00
Most generator batteries are VLRA batteries & designed to operate at higher temperatures than standard batteries. However this doesn't mean Generator batteries overheating can't happen. VRLA stands for Voltage Regulated Lead Acid. Generally, situated close to a generator, therefore designed to operate at between 20-40C. Should...

What is Peak Load Lopping and Peak Load Shaving ?

2020-09-30T11:05:29+00:00
Peak load lopping also known as ‘peak load shaving’ & ‘peak load shedding’, is the used when the GRID supply can’t be increased due to cost or location and you need more power than is available. Sometimes the GRID can’t or won’t supply the power...

Generator Frequency Fluctuation

2020-03-25T14:46:55+00:00
Generator frequency fluctuation can occur when the generator is under load. The diesel engine can he heard to be struggling or hunting randomly. If this audible fluctuation continues, you may see the frequency rising and falling erratically on the control panel. Generator Frequency Fluctuation -...

Generator AVR – What is the AVR?

2021-02-10T09:41:15+00:00
The Generator AVR is a small electronic device that sits on the alternator monitoring the power output. You may never even notice it. This small electronic device automatically maintains the generator electrical output terminal voltage within pre-set manufacturers parameters. The Automatic Voltage Regulator (AVR) is...

Generator Hunting and Surging

2020-06-23T11:49:36+00:00
Generator is hunting and surging erratically. What are the signs your generator is hunting and surging? Listen for the engine struggling or hunting randomly. If you can hear this, check the frequency on the control panel. You may see it rise and fall erratically whilst you’re watching....

eBay parts won’t save you

2020-03-25T11:58:08+00:00
Does eBay provide your only opportunity for spare parts for aged equipment? Can’t get parts anymore, not even from Ebay? eBay, your last hope for spare parts has failed you? Ever needed parts Urgently? And can’t get them from anywhere? Not even eBay? eBay spare...

How To Isolate A Generator with Deep Sea Controller

2020-04-30T12:57:57+00:00
How to isolate the generator using a Deep Sea Controller - OFF and NON operational To place into manual mode Press the hand button:  on the control panel. Then press the red stop button:   On the Deep Sea Controller The display will say "genset at rest" in manual mode. And...

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