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Power generation is often a huge part of earthmoving or construction projects, particularly if there is limited access to the mains. At iSeekplant, you’ll find a variety of different generator hire suppliers throughout the country in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Darwin, Perth, Adelaide and surrounding areas. Generator suppliers are available to suit your needs in regards to weather protection, power output and portability. Most generators available on the market are diesel powered, since this is the most effective and economical option if you’re away from the mains access. It’s also a good idea to have a generator on site for the purpose of backing up power, ensuring that you can meet project deadlines.

How Does a Generator Work?

A generator has an engine which is proportional to the output of electricity it can supply. Power generators can operate on propane, gas or diesel. Smaller generators will generally operate using gasoline, while larger generators will typically use diesel. Generator hire suppliers will generally supply engines that are either overhead valve engines or non-overhead valve engines. Those with overhead valves position the exhaust and intake valves in the cylinder head of the engine instead of mounting them on the engine block. This provides a more durable and compact engine design with lower emission levels and noise during operation.

In its simplest form, generators move a magnet close to a wire, creating a steady flow of electrons. A tight copper coil is usually wrapped around the iron core in the generator, which rotates extremely quickly inside a powerful magnet. Diesel engines burn fuel to create the motion of the generator using electromagnets to convert the motion into electricity. Once the engine has started and the crankshaft is turned, the central axle inside the generator chamber spins, containing the electromagnets and producing an electrical current.

Our power generator companies have generator options available from single phase to triple phase. Single phase generators range from 7 to 30KVA which is ideal for low level uses of energy and lighting. Triple phase generators are more economical for heavy duty use and each conductor will reach its peak sequentially, allowing the generator to self-start and achieve much higher transmission rates. No matter if your next project is located in a remote location or you can't afford any downtime, you'll find the best generator hire options on iSeekplant today.

Why Hire a Generator Through iSeekplant?

iSeekplant has an extensive network of quality generator suppliers to help you hire the best power generator for your next project. Regardless of the generator use and terrain, we'll have the right generator for you, so use the iSeekplant get a quote tool to compare competitive quotes today. Alternatively, contact the iSeekplant team by calling 1300 691 912 or emailing projects@iseekplant.com.au for more information about generator hire in your local area.

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Power Generator FAQs

Here's some tips & frequently asked questions on how to find the right generator for your job

1. What generator size is right for me?

Electricity is invaluable to the construction industry to ensure that projects are finished promptly and safely. Whether it is powering lights or equipment, generators are lifesavers in bringing power to sites that would otherwise be limited. But what generator size is right for your project? Read our article on how to choose the right generator!


2. Why are generators listed in kVA?

You may have seen that generators are often listed in terms of kVA. Essentially, kVA is an indication of power output. A generator can produce more energy with a higher kVA. More specifically, it is 1000 volt-amps, which is a unit of measurement calculated by multiplying the voltage by the amps. It is also important to be aware of kW (kilowatts) which should not be confused with kVA. Kilowatts is referred to as a unit of real power, normally used for American generators. With generators ranging from 6 kVA to 1000 kVA, there are a variety of hire options to cater your project needs.


3. What are the average generator hire prices?

Generators range in price, fluctuating from anywhere around $25 per hour for a 50 kVA unit to $220 per hour for a 500 kVA unit. Here at iSeekplant, we have an extensive range of generators for hire through our quality suppliers.


4. How does a generator produce electricity?

Using different energy sources such as gas, diesel or petrol, generators create a mechanical force that is then converted into an electrical current. For a more in-depth synopsis of how generators work, read our article on power generators.


5. Can a generator get wet?

It is important to avoid generator operation in the rain or snow as moisture can lead to electrocution or in some cases explosion. Protecting your generator from water is vital in ensuring your own safety and the prolonged function of the machine. Some models are fitted with a ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) outlet that automatically turns off the generator when water is detected. However, it is best to be safe than sorry and run the generator during dry conditions.


6. Where are generator hire suppliers located?

At iSeekplant, we have quality generator hire suppliers Australia-wide in all capital cities from Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne to Perth, Canberra, Adelaide and Darwin. We also offer power generator hire solutions in all major towns and cities from Cairns, Mackay and the Sunshine Coast to the Gold Coast, Newcastle, Geelong and Hobart.


7. How do I hire a generator through iSeekplant?

The simplest way to get a quote for a generator in your area is to use iSeekplant's get a quote tool. Just tell us where and when you need the generator, and we'll get you the best quotes available! Alternatively, call us on 1300 691 912 or email us at projects@iseekplant.com.au.

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