There are many kinds of generators, but diesel generators are among the most popular in large commercial environments, such as construction sites or oil tankers. Essentially, a diesel engine works by combining a diesel combustion engine with an electrical generator.
A diesel generator set includes both these elements, along with ancillary devices such as starting systems, circuit breakers and a base. Since diesel generators have a much larger engine than gasoline-powered generators, they can be used in a variety of complex operations. Here’s a quick run down of the various situations in which diesel generators may be used.
Diesel generators can have great value associated with them, which is why so many will look towards such generators for their power needs. Yet, the price of a diesel generator could give some pause. For those that might not be able to afford a new diesel generator, there is always the option of buying a used one. Often, used diesel generators work just as fine as a new model only with a much lower cost.
The cost savings benefit will certainly prove attractive to many. Some used diesel generators will be reconditioned. This can be a caveat to some while others will be more welcoming to a reconditioned item. Often, reconditioned can mean it is more valuable than a generic used item. Then, there will be those that will shy away from reconditioned items of any nature. Let’s take a closer look at the value of both perspectives.
First, it is important to define what a reconditioned diesel generator is.
- Reconditioned is basically a roundabout way of saying the generator was damaged and now has been fixed.
- Specifically, the generator had been purchased and returned to the manufacturer. The return resulted in either a refund or a replacement.
- The diesel generator was determined it could be fixed to the point all the problems associated with it would be eliminated.
Hence, the manufacturer will repair the generator and return it to the market.
While there are many applications for diesel generators, they can also suffer damage if they are wrongly applied or misused. If application guidelines aren’t closely followed, common problems that can occur including carbon build-up and internal glazing. These faults are caused when a diesel generator is used at low speed or a low load for a prolonged period of time, or simply left unused as a standby power supply
Most stores will not carry reconditioned items but there are specialty sellers that will carry them. Of course, the price on used diesel generators will be significantly lower than what the price would be for a new one. Obviously, that would be a good thing for those hoping to get a great deal!
By following the correct guidelines, you’ll be able to run your generator efficiently and effectively, as well as prolonging its use and making the most of your investment.