Whether you’re in Glen Forrest or Wandi, Alkimos or Tuart Hill, you need the best quality generator to get the job done. But how do you know that the generator you’ve found is the one for you?
Don’t be discouraged. We’ve put together this handy guide, providing assistance to anyone interested in buying a generator in Perth. In fact, wherever you find yourself in Western Australia, read on and get yourself the perfect unit for your needs.
Understand Your Generator Needs
Why do you need a generator? What do you want to accomplish with it? Finding the perfect type of generator for you means understanding your needs, so these are the kinds of questions you need to be asking yourself.
Generators come in four main types: standby generators, portable generators, inverter generators and propane powered generators.
Standby generators are large units that are installed permanently onsite to provide seamless energy backup should you lose power.
Portable generators are the most common form of generator; these come in various sizes and power output levels, and are perfect for commercial projects that involve working in different locations, or for outdoor family events.
Propane generators are also portable, but are cleaner to run than standard generators, and don’t rely on a source of petrol or diesel to run.
Inverter generators are usually housed in a closed unit and tend to be smaller and less noisy than their open-frame counterparts. Because of this, they can be used in places were noise could be a problem. Inverter generators convert the current produced into AC power, making them suitable for running electronic equipment which could be harmed by DC electricity.
Compare and Contrast
After selecting the type of generator you need, it’s time to have a look at the key specifications.
Power Output: Power output refers to how much wattage your generator is able to produce. Heavy duty standby generators can produce anywhere between 5kw and 25kw, while portable generators operate between 1kw and 8kw of power. Higher wattage comes at a higher price and – usually – a higher level of fuel consumption, so assess your needs and choose your generator accordingly.
Run Times: Basically, this is how long you can run your generator non-stop. Some generators may be suitable for long hours of operation with a low to mid-level workload, while others will be designed to handle a heavier workload over a shorter time. Again, analyse the job you need to do, assess your needs, and make the right choice.
Fuel Efficiency: If you’re going to be using your generator over a long period of time, choosing a fuel efficient generator is going to save you some serious money. In general, while diesel is more expensive than petrol at the pump, generators that run on diesel tend to be more efficient than their petrol-guzzling counterparts, and could save you money in the long run.
Things to Remember
As well as the key specifications, there are a few additional things to remember when you are buying your generator.
If you plan to use a portable generator to operate specific circuits in your home, you will need a transfer switch to accomplish this.
If you are planning to move and re-position your generator regularly, you may want to invest in protective casing to keep the generator in good condition.
Generators can be noisy units. If you plan to use your generator somewhere where noise will be an issue, purchasing a muffling device or even investing in a low noise generator is a good idea.
Finding the perfect generator in Perth needn’t be an overwhelming experience. Just follow our guide and we’re sure you’ll find the ideal partner for your job. Our staff are always on hand to answer any questions and help steer you in the right direction when you are next generator shopping in Perth. Browse our range of Gentech and Honda generators today.
Beacon Equipment is proud to be a West Australian family owned and run business. Our story began in 1992 when Michael and Jan Beacon bought Mowfix Mower and Chainsaw Centre in Canning Vale. Our passion has always been outdoor equipment from stocking the latest chainsaws to ride-on mowers, generators, pressure cleaners and of course lawn mowers in Perth.
Over the following 17 years after purchasing the outdoor power equipment company, the expert Mowfix team earned prestigious recognition of being a nationally recognized John Deere and Stihl dealer of the year in Perth. We pride ourselves on our extensive range of products we carry, backed by our fully qualified sales and service team.
In 2011 we changed our name to Beacon Equipment as you know us today. We felt this name change would better encompass who we are as a company as our range of products has grown from your everyday lawn and backyard equipment to commercial and industrial power equipment.
In 2012 we established the Perth Stihl Shop in Cockburn Central to increase our range as a Stihl specialist in Western Australia & make our services and products more accessible and convenient to our customers.
Our Canning Vale and Cockburn Central outdoor power equipment stores are currently run by father and son team, Michael & Andrew Beacon and we can’t wait to share our family business with you! Come on down to one of our stores today.
Beacon Equipment outdoor power tool specialists are a nationally recognized Stihl and John Deere dealer in Perth, Western Australia. We stock the best range of products in the state and have a fully qualified team of mechanics ready to assist you for any service or repair needs.
With a large number of John Deere products in our Perth stores, our team can help you choose the best John Deere mower or grounds care equipment for your needs including a great range of the revolutionary John Deere Gators for sale.
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At Beacon Equipment we place importance on not only providing you the best products in the industry but an extensive range to choose from in a showroom not full of clutter. Our showrooms are modern and spacious to give you the ultimate shopping experience, whether you’re looking for a mower or chainsaw in Perth
We have 2 outdoor power equipment stores in Perth. Our dedicated Perth Stihl Shop is located in Cockburn Central and you’ll find all our other products in our Canning Vale store. Come on down and have a browse, chat to our friendly team and make sure you have the right tools for your backyard.
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Ensuring your outdoor equipment is running to the best of its ability is our top priority. Our service and repair team work out of a fully equipped service workshop to make sure your equipment will get up and running as soon as possible.
Our fully qualified mechanics are backed by the largest brands in the industry like John Deere, Stihl and Honda. We place importance on our staff and making sure they’re 100% help to you. However we also like to encourage eager new mechanics so we offer an internal apprenticeship program through Beacon Equipment.
Our technicians are ready to go the extra mile for you and can help arrange pick-up and delivery of your outdoor equipment as well as repairing or servicing your outdoor and lawn equipment on site.
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