How to Use a Generator


Generators can be a great help when there is a power cut. Most of the portable generators are small in size. In the same time they would not be sufficient to provide enough power to the whole house. But it would be sufficient to power some of the important things in the home. To use a generator properly, follow this article closely.

Determine the power, which would be required by the components to run them (i.e.) the components, which you connect, to the generator alone. Compare this power required by the components to the power, which can be applied by the generator. The power required should always be lesser than the power applicable. In simple worlds the generator should never be overloaded, as it would damage the components. Always keep the generator in the outdoor places.

Never try to keep them in a closed room or place. The generators would produce a poisonous gas, carbon monoxide. This is very dangerous. This should be spread quickly. Hence it is better to keep them in a open place. The generator should always be dry. It should be placed in the flat surface on the ground. During the rainy season or snowy seasons, the generators should be well covered from the surrounding.

Fuel is very important for the functioning of it. If there is any lack in the fuel, then fill it. Use perfect and heavy duty connecting chords to connect the appliance with the generator. If the generator is placed outside as in most of the cases, this would be the ideal case.

The appliances can also be connected directly with the generator, but this is difficult, as the generator would be placed outdoor. Don’t ever try to power the house by plugging the generator system into wall outlet; this is called as back feeding. This can sometime lead to problems to the other users, who use the same transformers. The better way to do this is to have a good electrician doing this.

After using the generator, turn it off and let it cool. Then refuel it after it is cooled. Prevent the petrol from spilling over the engine parts. Store the fuel in a safe place; it should be away from the inflammable objects. Use only the particular type of fuel, which is recommended by the manufacturers of the generators. The best way is to have a permanently fixed generator, to provide power back up whenever required.

The generators would be of great help, when there is power failure. The important thing about it is, the power should be calculated and managed properly. It is better to manage them with a good electrician. The generators would be very useful in the places where there are regular power cuts.

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About the Author: Jason Prickett loves to write about home maintenance and stuff you can do yourself instead of hiring any professional. His step by step guides will assist you in completing your home maintenance tasks.

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