Fax: 508-291-2544
Sales Fax: 508-295-9682

2696A Cranberry Hwy, Wareham MA
info@ssgen.com

CALL US 888-339-4248

Fax: 508-291-2544
Sales Fax: 508-295-9682

2696A Cranberry Hwy, Wareham MA
info@ssgen.com

South Shore Generator Sales & Service Blog - Wareham, MA

RSS Grab RSS Feed

New Kohler Residential/Light Commercial Generator – Wareham, MA

Joseph Coupal - Monday, February 27, 2017
South Shore Generator - KOHLER 30RCL Generator

Kohler ®Generators has a 30 kW standby generator that is designed for large homes and small businesses. The KOHLER 30RCL quickly restores power following an outage and features a robust 1,800-rpm liquid-cooled KOHLER® engine and patented noise-reduction technology that keeps sound levels to a minimum.

As people continue to build larger homes, there has been an increased demand for a residential generator of this size. The 30RCL really represents a sweet spot within our existing lineup of automatic backup generators. It’s an ideal size for today’s larger homes and Kohler anticipates homeowners responding strongly to the combination of power and quiet operation that this new model offers. Designed for whole-house power, the 30RCL will keep major systems and appliances – including HVAC, lights, refrigerators, sump pumps and security systems – running in the event of a power outage. It can also protect sensitive electronics, including smartphones, computers and entertainment systems, due to its outstanding voltage and frequency regulation as well as ultra-low levels of harmonic distortion.

As an added benefit, the 30RCL runs at only 62 decibels during normal operation and 54 decibels during weekly exercise, which is no louder than a typical conversation. While ideal for larger homes, the 30RCL generator can also be specified for light commercial applications, including offices and other small businesses.

Similar to all KOHLER standby generators, the new 30RCL automatically turns on within seconds of a power outage. It runs on self-feeding fuels such as liquid propane (LP) or natural gas, eliminating the need to ever manually refuel the unit. Other features include:

*Based on load size

  • 1,800 rpm, 2.2L turbo-4 cylinder engine
  • 60 Hz single-phase and 60 Hz three-phrase (208, 240 and 480V), running on natural gas or LP
  • Corrosion-resistant, neutral-colored aluminum enclosure
  • KOHLER brushless, rotating field alternator with broad range reconnectability
  • RDC2 controller
  • Compatible with LCM, RXT, RDT RSB, ATS’s and OnCue Plus®Generator Management System (GM81385-KP2-QS) and Programmable Interface Module (PIM)
  • UL/CSA certifications
  • Five-year, 2,000 hour warranty

The 30RCL joins the existing 24, 38, 48 and 60 kW models within Kohler’s popular family of residential/light commercial generators. The entire product offering from Kohler Generators now extends from 8 kW all the way to 150 kW to cover essentially all backup power needs. For more information contact South Shore Generator.

Source: prweb.com

Need a Generator? Wareham, MA

Joseph Coupal - Monday, February 20, 2017
South Shore Generator - Residential Portable Generator

When a big storm is bearing down and you don’t have a generator, you may not have time to take all the safety precautions that are usually recommended such as hiring a pro to install a transfer switch and stocking up on gas. But even without taking those precautions, there are ways to safely get a new generator up and running until you can find an electrician to install the appropriate safeguards. What you want to avoid is connecting the generator to your breaker panel yourself, without an interlock device or transfer switch, which can result in frying your electronics and potentially injuring a utility worker once the power comes back on. Follow these five recommendations to get the power back on safely in no time.

  1. Choose a Model With a Removable Console

    Portable generators have outlets that let you power appliances directly rather than through your home’s wiring. The problem is that you then need extension cords to get power into your home, an arrangement that has risks—creating the potential to become overloaded and arc, or to be punctured if they’re run through open windows or doorways.

    But some newer generators have the outlets on a removable console, tethered to one long, heavy-gauge power cord, which is less prone to pinching and is designed to carry the entire electrical load that the generator can power. That allows you to take the console indoors to plug in your appliances while operating the generator outdoors.

  2. Buy the Right Extension Cords if You Need Them

    Extension cords pose hazards, particularly if they’re used outdoors or to carry the load of high-wattage appliances. But if you have no choice—either because you don't have a generator with a removable console or because the console won’t reach all of the appliances you need to plug in—check the owner’s manual to see what gauge cords it recommends. And make sure that they’re rated for indoor and outdoor use.

    Don’t run the extension cords under rugs or allow them to become pinched in windows or doors. Use a rubber doorstop to prevent doors from closing all the way and crimping the cords. You’ll need a separate cord for each outlet on the generator you intend to utilize—using a splitter or surge protector to plug multiple devices into a single extension cord can cause the cord to overheat and arc. Check the cord label for the maximum wattage it’s safely rated to carry, then use our wattage calculator to make sure whatever device you plan on plugging in doesn’t exceed that rating.

  3. Calculate Your Power Needs

    If you're just buying a generator, plan on getting one rated to produce the power of every device you’ll want to plug in. Our wattage calculator can quickly help with that task, but keep in mind that using a portable generator’s built-in outlets or power console means you can power only electronics with standard, 110-volt plugs. Hardwired appliances such as a furnace, central air conditioner, or well pump won’t work, nor will those that run on 220 volts, such as electric ranges or dryers.

    But it may still be worth buying a generator rated to power all of those appliances, because if and when you have an electrician connect the generator to your breaker panel, you’ll want to know that the model you chose will be able to power your list of essentials.

  4. Select a Safe Spot

    Generators produce carbon monoxide and can be fatal if used indoors or too close to your home. That includes the garage, even if you leave the door open. And don’t even think about putting a generator in the attic or basement. The only safe spot to operate a generator is outdoors, a minimum of 15 feet from your house—and as far as possible from windows and doors.

    Driveways, stone patios, or level patches of grass are all good places to put your generator. And if it’s raining or snowing, you’ll need to cover the generator with a generator tent or cover. You can find model-specific covers online, but it’s fine to grab a generic generator tent at the home center, too.

  5. Don’t Forget Fuel

    Portable generators run on gasoline, and most can hold a maximum of around 8 gallons. Depending on the power load, that may only last several hours. Stock up on gasoline and store it in ANSI-approved containers, which have special pressure-relieving mechanisms. Mix the gas with fuel stabilizer and store it outside the house.

    And if you’re shopping for a portable generator, consider a model that can be converted to run continuously on propane or natural gas. You'll need a conversion kit and perhaps the help of a pro to install it, but either fuel will provide a more continuous source of power than a few gallons of gas the next time your need it.

Shopping for a generator? Contact South Shore Generator in Wareham, MA.

Source: Consumer Reports

Preparing Your Home for Snowstorms – Wareham, MA

Joseph Coupal - Monday, February 13, 2017
South Shore Generator -  Generac 22,000 Watt Air Cooled Standby Generator

The tradition continues, February in Massachusetts is snowy! Sudden severe winter weather can leave you scrambling for the tools and necessities to keep your family and your home safe during a winter snowstorm. Advance preparation and stocking up on necessities ahead of the storm saves you from costly home damage and keeps loved ones out of harm’s way.

Here are three simple ways to prepare for the snow:

  1. Prepare for freezing temperatures. Prevent pipes from bursting when the winter storm comes by insulating them before the temperature drops. Wall pipe insulation helps keep heat in while maximizing energy savings. For extreme temperatures, use electric water pipe heating cables to prevent frozen pipes and to help thaw out frozen pipes. Additionally, make sure your home is properly insulated ahead of the cold front to ensure that heat stays in and the cold stays out.
  2. Power up for snow removal. Make sure you are prepared with the essentials to get outdoors before the storm hits. If the snow is deep enough, it is possible to get your car stuck in the driveway. Before doing any work clearing the snow, be sure to stretch and warm up your body to avoid injury. Clear a path to the road before attempting to move your car. Keep both a wide plastic shovel and a metal shovel handy to clear driveways and walkways. Use the plastic shovel first, as it is less likely to catch on the pavement, to push the snow from the center of the driveway to the outer edges. Then use the metal shovel to scoop the remaining snow out of the driveway. Take frequent breaks to prevent overexertion or serious injury. For heavy snowfall, use a snow blower to quickly and effectively clear large areas.
    Clear off your car with a good-quality snow brush to prevent any damage to the vehicle’s paint. Start at the top by brushing off the roof, then move down to the windows, hood and trunk. Clean the front and rear lights last. Scrape away any ice from your vehicle with a short-handled ice scraper. Work the blade under the ice sheet to scrape the glass, not the ice.
  3. Stock up severe weather essentials. If you live in an area that frequently loses power, keep a standby generator handy. The Generac 22,000 Watt Air Cooled Standby Generator provides whole house coverage for many homes and is designed to handle extended run times and extreme conditions. Always be sure to run generators outside and connect your equipment using extension cords that are grounded, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Also be sure to stock up on essentials such as flashlights, batteries, a weather radio, first-aid kits, nonperishable foods, bottled water and any necessary medications.

For more information on generators, contact South Shore Generator in Wareham.

Source: stltoday.com

Tier 3 Diesel Marine Generators from Kohler – Wareham, MA

Joseph Coupal - Monday, February 06, 2017
South Shore Generators Kohler Decision Maker 3500

Kohler Power Systems offers a wide range of pleasure and commercial craft applications and also has available single- and three-phase Tier 3 marine diesel generators. They integrate Kohler diesel Tier 3 engines and other enhancements, including improved sound shields and Kohler’s highly regarded Decision-Maker 3500 controller (DEC 3500).

These generators are always evolving to meet the diverse and dynamic needs of today’s boat builders and pleasure craft owners alike. These models reduce sound levels with an air induction silencer while also delivering the performance and peace-of-mind that comes with our Kohler Tier 3 diesel engines.

In addition to enhanced sound-dampening and engine reliability, users of these models will also benefit from the ability to quickly and easily parallel two or more Kohler generators with a single communication wire, which is delivered through the company’s exclusive DEC 3500 controller.

The DEC 3500 controller’s space-saving design eliminates the need for oversized switchgear among other benefits, including: built-in load management software, which removes over-fueling issues and the need for exhaust treatment systems; remote monitoring, which provides the ability to monitor and control the generator from anywhere on the vessel; fully potted circuit boards and sealed connectors, which protect against corrosion; and fewer failure points for superior dependability.

For more information, contact South Shore Generator.

Source: PRWEB


1

Get e-mail notifications of new blog posts!
Enter email address below.


Recent Posts


Tags


Archive

Join Our Mailing List

Receive email updates on the latest news & products from South Shore Generator Sales & Service ...

Name:

Email:

×