Types of Generators

Types of Generators

Generally there are two types of generators one is AC and another is DC. AC generators are again classified into Asynchronous and Synchronous. Depending upon their uses, they are classified into various types.

Some types of Generators are listed below:

  • Welder Generators
  • Vehicle Mounted Generators
  • PTO Generators
  • Standby Generators
  • Two Bearing Generators
  • Mobile Towable Generators
  • Portable Residential Generators
  • Portable Construction and Industrial Generators
  • Portable RV/Recreational Generators

Welder Generators

This kind of generators has one unit which has capabilities of welding. It is available in mobile diesel and portable gasoline units.

Vehicle Mounted Generators

The electric generator which can be mounted on the vehicles for mobility purposes. For example, for emergency, construction, mining purpose and oil field.

PTO Generators

This type is paired with tractors or any crane for portable power generation and is used in fields or any commercial area.

Standby Generators

These are used for domestic and industrial purposes. These run when the power goes out. These basically has an automatic transfer switch and starting system such that when the current goes off, it starts.

Two Bearing Generators

These are used on service trucks and are powered by different types of power sources which are independent.

Mobile Towable Generators

This type of generators has switchable voltage feature and are used accordingly in various voltage applications. These diesel operated generators are used in industries and construction.

Portable Residential Generators

These are used for domestic purposes. These mostly run on gasoline or Liquid petroleum. For example, used for refrigerators, pumps, furnace and electrical tools used in the yard.

Portable Constructional and Industrial Generators

These are used in various job sites and industrial locations. It has 2 types, namely three phase diesel models or single phase diesel or gasoline models.

Portable RV/Recreational Generators

This type are very quiet and runs on gasoline. These are used in sensitive appliances like computers, TV, music player etc.

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