Understanding the Power Generation Process – Part 2
A device to convert some form of renewable energy such as, solar energy, mechanical energy, electrical energy, or chemical energy into electrical energy. The term ‘Power Generator‘ is used here because it’s a fairly generic term that could apply to many different types of generators. In general, they are a device that transforms energy into electrical energy. They can be used in a variety of situations.
Many situations call for power generators to be available at our disposal in order to keep appliances and other items operating when the power goes out. These standby generators are generally capable of sustaining themselves for an hour or longer when the electricity goes out. As long as they are kept plugged into an outlet, the electricity should keep them going for several hours.
Other situations call for backup generators to keep you running during a blackout. If you have a home or business that produces electricity, this can sometimes be a disaster because you may be relying on a power system that is old, out of service, or simply doesn’t have enough batteries to keep you running. This can lead to losing electricity if your local power grid goes down for an extended period of time. In situations like these, having a power generator available will help you get through the period with the few supplies you have on hand.
Some home situations call for portable generators that can be brought along on a camping or fishing trip. These power systems are often very lightweight and easy to transport. They can provide energy sufficient for a small camper to light their lanterns and torches. In addition to portable generators, some models can power small appliances and lamps. For those who like to camp or fish on a regular basis, they can even make an emergency generator that will provide power for at least 12 hours.
There are also standby generators that are able to supply power for at least five hours during a power outage. Many homeowners use standby generators when they are away from their homes, but live in areas that experience extreme weather conditions. Because the generator takes up less space than portable generators, they are often easier to move from one place to another. In areas of high winds, the standby generators are capable of powering small appliances for hours per day. Their smaller size is also perfect for people who have to travel quite frequently between their homes and businesses.
Homeowners who use their generator regularly will likely prefer to purchase a larger stand-by generator. These large generators can supply continuous power ratings of up to 1000 hours per load. While they are much larger than portable generators, the increased size allows them to provide better coverage. Furthermore, it will take much longer to recover the power lost through the use of a smaller stand-by model. As a result, it is advisable that homeowners consider purchasing larger generators over smaller units because of the higher performance and longer life span.
Standby generators work well when there is a power outage or if there are a variety of conditions that prevent a generator from starting. The power coming from an alternator is converted to direct current (DC) by a dynamo. The current produced by the dynamo is then routed through an electrical wiring system to a circuit breaker. Once the circuit breaker senses the presence of a power disturbance, the fuse will be tripped and the generator will be forced to come on. This is typically the case whenever there is a gas leak or a tripped circuit.
However, the use of primary power can cause problems when it comes to starting a generator. In many cases, the problem is related to a generator that is producing too much electricity. In these cases, it is advised to purchase one of the secondary power types. These generators are designed to power up when there is a power disturbance and then provide alternate, on and off electricity until the problem is resolved. Because the secondary generators are not as powerful as the primary types, they do not have the ability to run at full capacity all the time.