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Range of Diesel Portable Generators

We have open-framed and enclosed air-cooled portable diesel generators in stock. Check out our portable diesel generators for sale from 3 kVA to 7kVA super silent diesel generator portable range.

Fuel efficiency is one of the biggest advantages of the diesel engine. Thanks to the diesel motor's higher compression. Diesel fuel is also cheaper to purchase therefore many industries preferably use diesel to run their machines. Diesel-powered generators, therefore, last longer, cost less to operate and don't quickly depreciate in value.

Diesel engines don't have to work as hard as their petrol counterparts to get a similar amount of power output. Not to mention, the diesel fuel is self-lubricating which means the fuel delivery system would last longer than petrol engines - perfect if the generator has not been used for a while. Running on self-lubricating diesel fuel and the absence of an ignition system - Diesel generators are therefore more fuel-efficient, safer,  and cheaper for the long run.

View our top selling, Mine spec ready portable diesel generator for sale

While diesel generators are also used for powering smaller loads such as those for home back up, DIY projects, and for powering off the grid homes, diesel generators' advantages are best utilised in heavy duty industrial and mining operations. Check out our Synchronised Diesel Generators or Paralleled Generators; a perfect choice for mining applications. For more details, call our generator synchronisation experts on 1300-793-001.

What sets ABLEGEN Generators apart?

Our generators are not standard factory machines that other competitors can buy, our machines have had 10’s of years of refinements and modifications and are made to our high Australian standards.

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FAQ

Generator size is one of the factors to consider when you’re planning to buy a generator. Preferably, the right generator size is one that correctly matches the power of tools or devices you need to run at the same time. Finding out the maximum output of each device or tool you will run is important. If the generator size is smaller than you required, some of your tools may not run at its maximum output and as a result, its lifespan may be reduced and overloading a generator may also cause of its breakdown. On the other hand, if the generator size is bigger than you required, it won’t run as efficiently as the correctly matched size and you’ll be paying unnecessarily more expensive.

The generator size, cost, and power capacity are important factors to be considered before buying a generator. To ensure you’ll get the best value, we suggest you check our Generator Power Calculator page, or you can directly call our Generator Experts today!

Air cooled generators are generators that are designed with an air cooling system to reduce the heat while the generator is in operation. Generators have conductors which produce heat as current flows through them. If heat is not removed or cooled, it can cause several issues including clearance and balance problems and damage to the windings could happen quickly. Cooling the generator reduces the risk of any damage to the generator itself. There are two methods of generator air cooling system.

  1. Open-ventilated air-cooling systems – in this method, the air in the atmosphere is used with a type of exhaust system. This method allows the air to be released right back into the atmosphere, pulling in the air, and pushing it back out into the surrounding area.
  2. Enclosed air-cooling systems -in this method, the air is in place, but it recirculates the air to keep the generator cool.

At ABLEGEN, we sell both open-framed and enclosed air-cooled diesel generators from 3kVA to 7kVA super silent, mine spec ready air generators. 

A generator without a protective structure or box is referred to as an open-framed generator. The ultimate advantage of these open type generators is the cheaper price tag than the enclosed type generators although both could have similar power output. However open-framed generators can be noisier than enclosed type generators. If you are looking for a cheaper generator though and the noise does not matter to you, open-framed generators may be a better investment.

Fuel efficiency is one of the biggest advantages of the diesel engine. Thanks to the diesel motor's higher compression. Diesel fuel is also cheaper to purchase therefore many industries preferably use diesel to run their machines. Diesel-powered generators, therefore, last longer, cost less to operate and don't quickly depreciate in value.

Diesel engines don't have to work as hard as their petrol counterparts to get a similar amount of power output. Not to mention, the diesel fuel is self-lubricating which means the fuel delivery system would last longer than petrol engines - perfect if the generator has not been used for a while. Running on self-lubricating diesel fuel and the absence of an ignition system - Diesel generators are therefore more fuel-efficient, safer,  and cheaper for the long run.

While diesel generators are also used for powering smaller loads such as those for home back up, DIY projects, and for powering off the grid homes, diesel generators' advantages are best utilised in heavy duty industrial and mining operations. Check out Synchronised Diesel Generators or paralleled generators; a perfect choice for mining applications. For more details, call our generator synchronisation experts on 1300-793-001.

 

Our generators are not standard factory machines that other competitors can buy, our machines have had 10’s of years of refinements and modifications and are made to our high Australian standards. A Diesel powered generator is by far the best choice for off-grid power production or as an ideal complement for off-grid solar power for running your home essentials like your kitchen, laundry and lighting. With a much longer shelf life as petrol, Diesel fuel also far more economical. A diesel generator will run on half the fuel a petrol generator will use. The ABLEGEN range of generators is known for producing a stable and consistent output with industry-leading reliability.

You may ask why we have air-cooled units similar to this at more than half the price?

Simply put water-cooled generators last 3-4 times longer, so if you are going to run this for only a few hours a day may be an air cooling unit may be better for you, just ask our experts when you call. Diesel motors are far more reliable than petrol engines as there is no electrical spark needed to combust the fuel so say goodbye to ignition issues of petrol engines. Diesel is also safer to carry around or transfer as it is way less combustible than petrol. Diesel motors mix their air and fuel outside the combustion chamber in the inlet port. Diesel's other advantage is that it has a much higher compression ratio than unleaded petrol, which makes it more efficient.

 

If you wish to power your whole entire home during an emergency you might consider a larger generator. First of all, you might consider a three-phase generator over a single-phase model because they are more economical. Secondly, for a larger area, you will need to take into account all of the things that are to be powered.

Find the volts of each appliance or product and then multiply the volts times 120 to get the wattage. You will need to repeat this process for each item in your home and then add them all together. Generally, a generator for home use will need to be a higher-powered version of at least 3,000-watt capability or more. If your home is larger, you probably should be aware that they make generators with even larger watt capabilities as well.

Best choice - 6kVA Diesel Generator with Canopy

 

A 3500-watt generator is one of the best options for emergency backup power as it is capable of supplying power to run a few medium-sized household appliances at the same time. It will provide around 14 amps at 240 volts or 28 amps at standard 120-volt power.

Here are some items that will run on a 3500-watt generator:

In a household setting:

  • Energy-saving LED or CFL lights which consume about 14 watts each
  • A freezer, which on average consumes about 700 watts and needs 2100 to start
  • A refrigerator that needs 2100 to start and on average consumes 700 watts
  • A 1/3 hp sump pump which on average use 516 watts and needs 1550 to start

In a Caravan setting:

  • Blender 850 Watts
  • Electric Grill 1650 Watts
  • Hair Dryer 1900 Watts
  • Coffee maker 600 Watts
  • Electric heater, 1500 Watts
  • Flat-screen Television 120 Watts
  • Laptop PC 225 Watts
  • Portable Fan 120 Watts
  • DVD player 350 Watts

Keep in mind that the above-mentioned items should not be plugged in at the same time and assume that the generator has a starting surge capacity of 25%. Running all the appliances at the same time may cause damage to the generator. Being aware of the capacity of the generator is necessary as you will be able to prepare and plan which appliances you should run without overloading or damaging your generator.