The SGS Engineering 2.8kVA heavy duty portable petrol generator with oil and flylead is a powerful and reliable generator. This generator will provide a portable source of electrical backup or standby power for many light trade, DIY and home applications.
Like all of our generators this model is great value for money as it comes with 100% copper motor coils which give you improved power output compared to cheap aluminium coils you find on most generators. As well as this its socket converter allows compatibility with standard UK plugs, it is fitted with safety features like circuit breakers and is built into a sturdy steel frame which ensures protection, lifting and securing points.
Tips on ordering the correct generator:
It is recommended to leave 20-25% headroom when ordering a generator. So a 1000W heater should be run on a 1200W generator, to help extend the life of the generator.
Resistive and inductive loads:
A generator can be used for two types of loads – resistive and inductive. A resistive load has no moving parts and no start-up power requirement – for example kettles, light bulbs and heaters. An inductive load applies to most items with a moving part – for example motors, air compressors, power washers, drills and hoovers. Items with an inductive load require three times their rated wattage at start-up. So a 1000W hoover/vacuum would need up to 3000W at start-up.
NOTE: The generator will require filling with 0.6 litres of 10W30 grade oil before first use.