FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Where do I position the generator?

Knowing where to position the generator is an important factor to consider. We take a look at some of the factors to think about when placing the generator.

To reduce the installation cost it is better to position the generator as close as possible to the circuit board to reduce the amount of copper cable required. The further the generator is installed from the board the more expensive the installation will become. The generator can be positioned inside or outside but it is very important that there is adequate ventilation to ensure good air flow and circulation. There also needs to be sufficient space to open the doors for the servicing of the generator. (Approximately 1metre on either side of the generator set).
Generators consist of large industrial size engines and alternators and are quite heavy. It is important that the generator be placed on a surface that will be level and also be able to handle the impact of the weight over time. We usually recommend that a small reinforced slab is thrown and the generator mounted on top. We can assist to do this for you or if you would like to do it yourself we can assist with providing the dimensions required.

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