|HOW TO CHOOSE A GENERATOR
Electricity is a very important part of our daily lives, but many people only discover it when power is lacking.
Whether you need a generator in an emergency or as an alternative power plant where no electricity is present, it is important to find out what the need is.
If the generator is to be used in an emergency, it is always a good rule of thumb to consider the minimum power that one can live with until a normal power supply is restored.
GENERATOR AS AN ALTERNATIVE POWER PLANT
If the generator is to be used as an alternative power plant, it is important to calculate how much power you need to be able to make everything work without problems.
HOW BIG EFFECT
All electrical appliances in Denmark must be marked so that you can see how much power they use.
Using this, you can quickly figure out what size generator is needed to meet your needs.
But no rule without exceptions: For example, on an angle grinder you can see an output of 800 watts, but when it is started it uses 1,500 watts.
We therefore recommend that you carefully examine how much electrical appliances with electric motors use in starting current. (Ask dealer or importer).
Ampere X Volt = Watt Example: 8 Ampere X 230 Volt = 1,840 Watt.
Watt: Volt = Ampere Example: 1,840 Watt: 230 Volt = 8 Ampere
230 OR 400 VOLT GENERATOR?
When choosing your new generator, it is important to consider the type of power needed.
If 230 Volt´ devices are used, select a generator type that emits 230 Volts.
A 400 Volt´s generator is designed for use where it is mainly 400 Volt´s appliances that are connected.
For example, you can not get 6,000 watts in 230 volts out of a 400 volt generator, but instead 2,000 watts from each of the 3 phases.
That is 3 X 2,000 Watts in 230 Volts or 6,000 Watts in 400 Volts.