Diesel Service & Supply, Inc. - POWER UPDATE - E-newsletter bringing you information on the hottest trends in the power generation industry as well as current news items.

October 2008

We Buy New, Used & Surplus Generators - Call 800-853-2073 for more info
Power Generation Tools & Info - Articles and tools offering cutting edge power generation information
Generator Frequency Conversion

When connecting a generator to a power grid it must be configured to operate at the same frequency (60 Hz or 50 Hz). The two main frequencies that the world’s power grids operate on are 50 Hz and 60 Hz. Most countries operate on 50 Hz power supplies; such as in the United Kingdom, Russia, and China. However the United States operates on a 60 Hz grid. Some countries, like Japan operate on both 50 Hz and 60 Hz frequencies. It is essential to not only match the frequency of electrical grids but also the voltage and phase of the power supply, which will be discussed in future issues. Remember, it’s always best to consult the manufacturer when installing or configuring generator components.  
Power grids around the world run mainly on two frequencies: 60Hz or 50Hz.  Most generators can be converted to match the proper frequency. The voltage and phase of a generator must also match the grid to ensure compatibility.
Hot Deals & Featured Products
Mitsubishi 1000 kW - $149,000
Mitsubishi 1000 kW
472 Hours, 60 Hz, 3 Phase, 1503 Amps @ 480 Volts, 3 Phase, 6 Lead Non-Reconnectable, Air Cleaner, Circuit Breaker, Block Heater, Std. Generator & Engine Panel, Enclosed. Click here to view more info >>
Caterpillar 1250 kW - 3516 - $149,000
Caterpillar 1250 kW - 3516
2207.5 Hours, 60 Hz, 3 Phase, 248 Amps @ 2400/4160 Volt, 6 Lead Non-Reconnectable, Air Cleaner, Muffler, Block Heater, NEW Engine Mount Radiator, Skid Mounted. Click here to view more info >>
In the News

Data Center in Australia Utilizes Diesel Generator - Springfield News (10/22)


A data center in Springfield Australia installed a twenty-two ton generator.  The generator will prevent the data center from interruptions in their communications technology services during power outages. Click here to read more >>

Energy Company Supplies Backup Power The Economic Times (9/23)


Click here to

A Question About Home Generator Usage Renewable Energy World (10/21)


This article answers the question: What are the safety issues using distributed energy at home?  Homeowners using energy sources such as diesel generators should know it is important to know how to operate the equipment safely. Click here to read more >>

Texas Energy Reserves Slowly Shrinking Star Telegram (10/19)


A daily energy reserve is power supplied that is above and beyond the projected normal daily usage.  This cushion of extra power is growing smaller so The Electric Reliability Council of Texas looks for ways to keep the reserve from shrinking, such as diesel generators. Click here to read more >>

Our Latest Inventory Items
 GE 9 MW   
 Caterpillar 2000 kW-3516B     
 Simpower - Nat. Gas 1050 kW    
 Katolight 2000 kW  
 Caterpillar 2000 kW-3516   
 Cummins 1500 kW  
 Caterpillar 1250 kW-3516  
 Kohler - New 1000 kW  
 Detroit 1000 kW  
 Cummins 750 kW  
 Cummins 500 kW  
 Detroit 450 kW  
 Cummins 300 kW  
 Caterpillar 100 kW-3208  


View Our Entire Used Generator Inventory