A dual fuel generator sets up shop to supply the required energy to run machinery that needs electrical power to run. This is especially useful when the machinery requires electrical power to operate and a natural source of energy is unavailable. The process of using these generators is similar to the process of using petroleum gas or kerosene as an alternative. However, when using these generators, it is important to know what kind of fuel is used to operate them.
Dual fuel generators make use of two different kinds of fuel (usually diesel and natural gasoline) at the same time, which means that they are cheaper to run than normal generators. These are also more convenient in the sense that they can work even if the main source of power is down. These fuels are generally available at hardware stores and from online distributors at a relatively lower price. The problem with these fuels though is that they have a very low boiling point and when exposed to fire, these become less available and thus, less useful for running machinery. In most cases, a dual-fuel generator would have to run on diesel alone, since it has a lower ignition temperature than regular gasoline.
But what about propane? Propane is similar to natural gasoline, but it is actually cleaner fuel that is less flammable. The problem is though that propane is liquefied, so it must be kept in a storage tank or released to the air before it can be used. Another downside of using propane is that it takes a longer period of time to recover than does natural gasoline, which makes it impractical for running equipment that needs electrical power fast.
CNG or compressed natural gas is another option for dual fuel generators. This is similar to the other types of fuels mentioned above, except it uses compressed natural gas instead of gasoline. This makes it ideal for providing electrical power for any industrial applications where the generator is needed to run equipment or maintain an overall temperature level.
How about electric start electric generators? Again, these are generally single-stage units. However, there are a number of sub-types of these generators such as those that are carb-compliant. A carb-compliant dual fuel generator has separate chambers that allow for the use of both propane and carburetor. The disadvantage of these is that they generally use up more energy and produce less horsepower than other sub-types of electric start generators.
So which of the three is better? This depends on how you plan to use your dual fuel generators. If you plan on storing the fuel over long periods of time, then you may be better off purchasing an electric start electric generator. However, if you plan on supplying enough power to an outside event, then you may be better served by a propane/electric hybrid type. Of course, there are also sub-type generators that are both carb-compliant and carburetor.
In deciding between dual fuel generators, it helps to take into consideration what you will be using the machine for. Some are better for powering small tools and other items. Others are better for providing large amounts of electrical power. Consider the amount of power you will be using and make your decision based on this. However, remember that most of these machines can operate on either type of power sources.
These machines can provide you with enough energy to light a light bulb or operate your home appliances. Some people will choose to invest in dual fuel generators for the added convenience and safety. The amount of power they can provide will depend on the wattage output of the machine. However, most of them can produce enough power for your needs and may not require any additional additions such as propane or natural gas in order to provide you with the amount of energy you need.