The generator set is a machine used to obtain a mobile or fixed electricity source. Overall, it supplies electrical power to an area where there is no source of electricity. Generator sets operate in different physical/electrical configurations. The generator doesn't “create” the energy itself – it converts a mechanical energy (previously collected from an external source) into an electrical energy.
This machine is composed of an engine (the source of the mechanical energy), an Alternator (to collect the electrical energy), a Fuel System (that makes the generator work),a Voltage Regulator, Cooling and Exhaust Systems, a Lubrication System, a Battery Charger, a Control Panel, and a Main Assembly/Frame.
Electricity is created by moving an electrical conductor, such as a wire that contains electric charges, in a magnetic field. This movement creates a voltage difference between the two ends of the electrical conductor, which in turn allows the electric energy to flow.
Most generator machines work with oil or gas.
What are the main advantages of a generator set?
The generator set is able to produce its own source of electrical energy. The machine is quite simple to set up and continuously produces electricity on its own. The preheating of the engine allows the machine to start at full power. As the machine is often used outside, the transport of the equipment has to be organized. However, generator sets (especially large one) are very noisy.
With Exapro, you can filter searches for a used generator set based on:
Power in kva
Volts in V
Ampere in A
Tank capacity in L
You can also narrow down the results based on the location of the machine, year of the equipment and the machine’s manufacturer.
There is no specific area of use for generator set machines. They are very often used for outdoor activities, where it’s impossible to find a fixed source of energy. In these cases, the machine is useful and can quickly produce electricity. The current catalogue of machines includes more than 300 generators for sale.
Generator set manufacturers
In our catalogue, Exapro includes some of the most highly rated international manufacturers, such as Perkins generator sets and Cummins generator sets and many popular products such as the U.K. 4016TAG10 and Caterpillar 3512. You can find these used machines for an affordable price in our catalogue. Don't hesitate to check our catalogue for used machines and contact an Exapro agent if you have any questions. It is also possible to sell your used machine(s) with Exapro.
You can view one of our used generator set here with the Caterpillar 3512 Generator set 1100 kva :