Power shortage caused by electricity shortage has facilitated the necessity for businesses and homes to opt for generators in reducing operation downtime and lighting homes. The generator brands include: Perkins, Cummins, Elemax, Tiger and Aico among others. Below is all you need to know about the generator’s cost in Kenya.
In this recent times, Kenyans can hardly live minus electricity. Power is very essential in almost all homesteads and businesses. Being an indispensable segment of everybody’s lives, power shortage can cause anxiety. However, the presence of generators has enabled people to continue enjoying electricity convenience when there is an interruption in the main power.
THE KEY FEATURES OF A GENERATOR
The machine is portable and some have wheels to provide stability during transportation. It also has a CO shutoff that helps detect carbon monoxide (toxic gas) and close the unit in case levels reach a dangerous threshold. Some have a push-button or manual while others have a start system that is automatic which is suitable for dangerous climatic conditions.
The outlets in the generator determine the number of electrical appliances to connect with. One with 4 to 6 outlets is suitable. The inverter ensures that there is direct electricity current for devices like laptops to avoid damage from alternating current. The displays in the machine (the wattage) helps to tell whether other appliances can be added or not.
WAYS OF CHOOSING THE RIGHT GENERATOR
In order to suit all your needs as far as generator uses are concerned, one has to consider power output and quality to support all the electric appliances. The level of noise is also helpful to avoid disturbances. Fuel efficiency is an important factor that enables cost saving and safety features like waterproofed outlets are essential to avoid dangers in case of mishandling.
THE ADVANTAGES OF GENERATORS IN KENYA
The machine leads to improved productivity. It is highly portable hence can be used anywhere. It has a multi-function utility and is a very cheap power source with minimal operation costs. It is easy and safer to use with efficient energy. It is light, compact, easily moved and quiet. It is small in size hence offers comfort over longer periods of time.
THE COST OF GENERATORS IN KENYA
Although a lot of people tend to worry about the cost of generators in Kenya, the amount one has to pay is determined by their sizes. Bigger one’s costs more compared to smaller ones. Also, the brand quality dictates the price in that those of higher quality are likely to cost more. However, it important to consider the reliability, trust and recommendations of the supplier.
THE GENERAL USES OF GENERATORS
Generators can be used to carry out various tasks including: The huge diesel generators are used to support trailers, water pumps, drills, security, ventilation, and welding among others. It is also used in mining, while camping, in Carnivals and Fairs, in Night Working, in agriculture and ranching, in emergencies, in power outages(routine) and in business(standby).
MAINTENANCE OF GENERATORS
The generator should be kept clean. Regular engine exercise should be done once a month (for 30min) to increase reliability in starting the engine. The battery has to be well maintained and fully charged. The fuel system should be checked regularly to avoid degradation of fuel causing corrosion. General inspection as well as lubrication should be considered.