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Frequently Asked Questions

Generators run on a variety of fuels, the generators supplied by Genny Hire run on diesel fuel.

Sizing of your generator really depends on what you are needing the additional power for, each application will have its own power requirement. Its important that when you’re in the planning stages for additional generators the need to consider the level of power the application requires.

Our Genny Hire power generator calculator will assist you in determining what size generator you may require or how to convert one unit of electricity to another. These are a guide only please call us to discuss your requirements.

kW (kilowatt) is the amount of 'actual power' an electrical system has. This shows you how much power is being converted into useful, working output. kVA (kilo-volt-amperes), on the other hand is the measure of 'apparent' power. If kW is how much power you can work with, kVA tells you how much is being used in the system overall.

The power factor (pf) is typically defined as the ratio between kilowatts (kW) and kilovolt amps (kVa) that is drawn from an electrical load, as was discussed in the question above in more detail. It is determined by the generators connected load. The pf on the nameplate of a generator relates the kVa to the kW rating (see formula above). Generators with higher power factors more efficiently transfer energy to the connected load, while generators with a lower power factor are not as efficient and result in increased power costs. The standard power factor for a three phase generator is .8.

Genny Hire offers a full range of rental diesel generator solution suited to a wide variety of applications throughout North East Scotland. We’re a well-established business specialising in generators providing our customers with an experienced logistics team to get your generator to where it is needed and technical support 24/7, 365 days a year.

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