We’ve been in the generator game for a long time. As a result, we know everything there is to know when it comes to industrial generator hire. We are highly experienced in emergency generator hire, generator maintenance, event generators, in fact, every type of generator. If you’re interested in renting generators we’ve got 5 excellent tips to make the process as smooth and easy as possible.

 

Don’t forget cables and accessories

Once you know the type of generator required for the job, don’t forget to ask about cables and accessories. A good generator rental company will offer you advice on everything you need for a safe and efficient generator setup. However, here a few things to consider when it comes to suitable cables:  

  • Cables should exceed the generator capacity amperage.
  • Ensure cables are accurately rated for voltage and amperage.
  • Inspect cables for defects on arrival (or collection if not being delivered). 
  • Ensure cables are long enough to connect from your location.

At Woodlands Generators we can assist you with the correct cables, accessories, delivery and installation so you have nothing to worry about. 

 

Ample capacity

It’s extremely important to know how much power you need before you rent generators. You should establish your needs first. Then, you should add extra just in case your energy demands exceed your expectations. Renting generators at Woodlands Generators provides you with a huge choice of poWe have generators ranging from 30kVA to 2200kVA. With this in mind, we can always supply a generator capable of handling your needs.

On the other hand, regularly running a generator at a lower level than its rating can cause issues with the unit. Therefore, it is important to gauge the KW accurately. If you can’t be sure, go higher but make sure you maintain regular servicing and load bank testing or consider paralleling. 

 

Paralleling

It may make more sense for your business to have a couple of smaller generators rather than one big one. This is beneficial for several reasons: 

  1. If your site is geographically spread out, it might more sense to use two generators
  2. Running a large generator at a lower level regularly can damage the unit meaning it may not be as reliable when you need it.
  3. It may be more cost effective to have a few smaller generators than one industrial sized unit.
  4. It allows for more applications. 

 

Take note of sound restrictions 

Be sure to make yourself aware of any sound restrictions in the location for the generator. Not all generators are silent, in fact, some are very loud. So if noise is an issue, you should mention this to the rental company. They will point you in the direction of silent industrial generators

 

Be prepared

Finally, prepare and plan ahead. If your business relies on power make sure you have a functioning backup generator onsite. This will limit the amount of downtime if you experience a power outage. By planning ahead, you will also ensure you have the right generator for the job for the best possible experience. 

 

Renting a generator from Woodlands Generators

Woodlands Generators offers rental generators to provide power when you need it the most. A generator for rent can be used for events, hospitals, industrial plants and more. Find out more information about renting generators by calling 0845 600 3335.

If you have found this blog helpful, you may wish to read our previous blog on Emergency Generator Services.

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