Generators - Why you need to have one
Jumia Buying Guide
We live in a country where power is one of the major problems facing the economy. It has even led to the demise of many power dependent businesses, homes are also not neglected; there are lots of homes that cannot go a day without power.
Generators are simply machines that convert mechanical energy to produce electricity and are very useful devices in times of power failure and blackouts. Portable generators can be adapted to different functions and activities and are useful in homes, on the go or for recreational activities. Stand-by generators are are best suited to commercial buildings or sites and generally provide more power capacity.
The number of electrical appliances and equipment to be powered will determine the capacity of generator best suited to your needs. More and more households and businesses are investing in portable or standby generators for use during a power outage.
If you are skeptical about purchasing a generator today, you might want to have a quick look at the following reasons why you should.
BACKUP POWER FOR HOUSEHOLDS
Having a backup source of power will keep food items in your refrigerator fresh during a long period of power outage. Generators also provide power that allow you to charge your numerous mobile phones, tablets, and other power dependent appliances.
BACKUP POWER FOR SMALL BUSINESSES
Small businesses that provide client services can benefit from having a portable electric generator. Barber’s shops, small boutiques, business centres, and other stores that rely on power for their operations can suffer from lengthy power failure and could thus benefit from having a portable generator on hand.
BACKUP POWER FOR ENTERPRISES
Large enterprises, banks, schools and hospitals that handle sensitive data, use heavy duty equipment and provide delicate services will benefit strongly from having a stand-by generator.
POWER FOR RESIDENTS LIVING IN AREAS WITH NO ELECTRICITY
Yes! There are villages in some states in this country that do not have electricity facilities. For residents who live in such places, owning a portable generator will do a lot of good. Mobile phones can be charged, and the homes can be lit up at night time. Home appliances like TVs, Radios and Refrigerators can be powered so the residents can have a feel of the news and current affairs of the country.
ELECTRICITY FOR RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES
Generators become very useful when hosting a party in the house or when you have friends over for a night out at your place. They become useful for powering sound systems, public address systems and so on. They also come in handy for powering sound output when you go to the beach with friends for a groovy time out.
ELECTRICAL SUPPLY FOR WORK SITE CONTRACTORS
Construction sites without power or where power is limited are places where portable generators are commonly used. Some portable electric generators are capable of producing enough power for basic equipment but if higher voltage is required to operate a powerful construction tool, having a generator with the extra capacity like the stand by generators will be more productive.
There are a variety of brands and capacity to select from, for portable generators, brands such as Haier Thermocool, Sumec Firman, Osychris, tiger, Honda, Citizens and Elepaq with power capacity ranging from 1.5kva to 10kva. For stand-by generators brands such as Geko and FG wilson with power capacity ranging from 13kva up to 2000kva.