What is a Diesel Generator

What is a Diesel Generator?

A diesel generator is used to generate electric energy by using a diesel engine along with an electric generator (Alternator). A diesel generator can be used as an emergency power supply in case of power cuts or in places where there is no connection with the power grid.


Power Output – The power output range of diesel generators is very wide. A 3 kVA diesel generator can be used to run small power tools or appliances such as ACs, computers, multiple ceiling fans, etc. They are suitable for use in small offices, shops and houses. Whereas a 800 kVA diesel generator would be suitable for use in big industries/equipment/places with high power demand. At Choon Huat, we have a vast range of 5kva -800kva gensets. Furthermore with our expertise in Generator paralleling systems, we have the capability to meet any power requirements from clients.


Control systems and Power management systems – Generators with the ability to automatically transfer power from the grid to the generator during a power cut and vice versa, display warning (low fuel and other performance issues) along with providing a broad range of analysis data, helps increase the efficiency of the diesel generator. The power management system helps to optimize the fuel consumption and the performance of the generator with respect to load demand.


Portability and Size – A generator provided with slots for easy lifting helps reduce the hassle of transportation. Also, keep in mind the size of the generator with respect to the space available to keep the generator in.


Noise – High noise emission can be a problem if the generator is kept in close proximity to residential areas or hospitals. Noise absorption technology is provided in some diesel generators which highly reduces the noise emitted by it, a muffler may also be attached to further reduce the sound level.