Eskom load shedding often leaves us in the dark at very inconvenient times, if it happens during the day business production is affected costing business owners money, after hours cuts negatively impact on our home lives.
Installing a generator is a quick and cost effective method of overcoming these power cuts.
Remember, a generator should only be installed by a qualified electrician, incorrect installation can be dangerous.
The Techno Group provides a generator solution to fit your needs and budget from a basic manually operated system to power some lights and a few appliances to a fully automatic system that powers the entire home or office.
The Techno Group will assess your standby power needs and advise you on the size and type of installation you require, beware…not all generators are the same, see the points to consider when installing a generator below.
Points to Consider when investing in a standby generator system.
Not all generators are the same, when looking for a generator it’s important that you consider what you will be powering, some appliances, particularly electronics, require a good quality steady 230 Vac, 50 Hz pure sine wave supply. Installing a poor quality generator may result in some appliances not working, or worse, damage your appliances.
Assess the load, will you be powering your entire home or office or just lighting and certain vital appliances, reduce your load by converting to energy saving lighting/appliances where possible. The smaller the load the smaller, quieter, and less expensive, the required generator.
Generators produce carbon monoxide fumes and noise, do you have a suitable location on your premises to cater for this, if not an inverter system may be your only option.
Are you happy to switch manually between standby and mains supply during power cuts, or do you require automatic changeover?
While you have fuel to power your generator you can run it, a generator is an inexpensive method of providing alternative power for extended periods of time, unlike other systems that may run out of energy after a few hours if not recharged, either by mains supply or Solar.
Need help, just give us a call or email us for a no obligation standby power assessment.