What is a Generator Power Supply?

What is a Generator Power Supply?

Buying or renting a heavy piece of machinery that you don’t completely understand can be scary and make you second guess yourself. Generators may seem like a complex device that only engineers can understand. However, by simply breaking down what they do and how they do it, you’ll have a pretty good grasp of the machinery and you won’t feel so in the dark about your purchase or rental of one.

Understanding the inner workings of your generator can also help you tell if there is a problem with it. The last thing you want is your generator to fail on you when you really need it, so diagnosing any sort of problem can save you from resorting to candles and flashlights during a power outage. This article aims to give you a better understanding of the generator you plan to purchase or rent.

How a Power Generator Works

A power generator’s main function is to be a backup for when your home or business loses power or when you need to provide power to a location that is off the electrical grid. The way it works is simpler than it sounds when broken down.

1. Power Generators do not create electricity on their own, they convert mechanical and/or chemical energy into electricity.

2. Mechanical energy is created by the fuel in the generator (propane, diesel, gas, etc.) moving throughout the circuit. This movement generates mechanical energy, just like a wind turbine in a way.

3. There are several moving parts that make a generator work. If one is damaged, the generator won’t function properly. This is why it’s important to trust who you buy or rent the generator from and keep it healthy.

4. The main parts to a generator are the engine, alternator, fuel system, voltage regulator, cooling and exhaust systems, lubrication system, battery charger, control panel, and the frame.

By understanding how your power generator lights up your home or business, you may feel more confident in choosing the generator that best suits you and can help you know what sort of questions to ask when considering your options.

Where You Can Purchase or Rent Your Generator

Allied Rental Company LLC has several generator options. Our amazing customer service and other blog articles on our website are ready to answer any further questions you could possibly have about the generator you need. We are dedicated to meeting your unique generator needs. One way we do this is by providing daily, weekly, and monthly rental rates to ensure you are getting your money’s worth with the generator you want instead of it sitting unused for long periods of time.

Allied Rental Company LLC is located in Novato, California, making our physical location very accessible to the greater Bay Area. To accommodate customers who are unable to make the trip to Novato, California, Allied Rental Company LLC offers a delivery service. We are just a phone call away for any last minute questions to ensure you are confident in your decision.