A generator is a device for converting chemical, mechanical, or some other type of energy,
into electrical power. Electromagnetic generators are the main source of
electricity in the world today. They may be driven by steam
turbines, water turbines, wind
turbines, internal combustion engines, or a moving part of some other
type of machine. A generator is the reverse of an electric motor,
which uses electricity to produce another form of energy. In the case of
solar technology, a solar module,
or a system of solar modules, is considered to be a generator.
|Backup generator. Credit: Australia-Wide
Generators are rated by watts (W). To determine which size generator is
right for your needs following these steps:
- Find amperage and voltage information for each appliance or tool being
- Multiply the volts (V) by the amps (A) to determine the watts you'll
- Choose a generator that meets or exceeds your total wattage requirement
|Sample tool and wattage guide
|Color TV 20"
|Computer 15" monitor
|Refrigerator/freezer 18 cu.ft.
|Water well pump 1/2 HP
|Electric water heater
GENERATION AND SUPPLY