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Welcome to our Power Generation Equipment & Generator Blog!

For over 35 years we’ve learned the in’s and out’s of the low-hour used generator and industrial power generation equipment industry. Now we want to pass that electrifying knowledge onto you. Join us as we explore the many facets of the generator industry, news, hot topics, common problems, and everyday situations we run into while working on, buying and selling industrial and commercial generators.

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Forecasting California's 2021 WildFire Season

Forecasters are predicting another bad fire season for America, especially in the state of California. According to the Los Angeles Times, “California’s mountains and foothills are projected to see above normal significant fire potential starting in July 2021.” The need for reliable backup power in the form of an industrial generator is becoming more and more critical for economies and businesses in today’s environmental climate. Please contact the team at Generator Source to discuss your next used generator investment.

 



Kyle Smith | 6/22/2021 9:44:46 AM | 0 comments

Kohler Generator Package Highlights

Generator Source is excited to announce that we have 16 industrial grade mobile powered generators atimage000000-2.jpg 30kW-60kW power coming soon!  These were in the field providing backup power for a large telecom company. Portable power is convenient since most businesses and operations can move from jobsites and facilities with ease. These units are simply hook up and go, hauled by standard truck and hitch configurations.

These units are low-hour gensets built to withstand working hard every day so businesses and emergency operations at government and municipalities can use for years to come.

Content Team | 6/8/2021 10:38:39 AM | 0 comments

Katolight Package Highlight

Generator Source is pleased to announce that we have 24 industrial grade mobile powered generators at 50kW power in stock and ready to ship!  They were in the field providing backup power for a large telecom company. Portable power is convenient since most businesses and operations can move from jobsites and facilities with ease. These units are simply hook up and go, hauled by standard truck and hitch configurations.

Content Team | 6/8/2021 10:12:08 AM | 0 comments

Integrating Surge Arrestors Into Used Generator Configuration

What is a surge arrester?

A surge arrester is a protective device designed to limit voltages on industrial generators by discharging or bypassing the surge current. The surge arrestor helps prevent continued flow to the ground current. This device does not absorb lighting nor stop lighting, which is a common reasons for power grid surges. Rather, the device diverts the lighting strike, limits the industrial generator voltage, and protects the installed generator. 

 

There are many applications for surge arresters. Examples include protecting a utility substation, data center power grind, or a residential home. Surge arresters are installed on the used generator’s circuit breakers, inside pad mounted transformers or on pole-mounted riser poles at substations.

Standards for surge arresters are defined by IEEE standard C62.11 and IEC standard 60099-4.



Kyle Smith | 5/24/2021 12:04:14 PM | 0 comments

Emergency generators keep water districts ready to operate during power outages

What are water utilities?

Water districts and utilities are the infrastructure required to both supply homes and businesses with clean water as well as to remove & clean wastewater.  Water utilities can be private entities as well as public agencies, depending on their location.  Water districts are comprised of six basic parts:
 

Kyle Smith | 5/6/2021 11:21:26 AM | 0 comments