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New Kohler Portable Generator Allows You to Select From 3 Different Fuel Types

Joseph Coupal - Monday, October 02, 2017
South Shore Generator - Kohler Pro7.5e portable generator

Expanding the company’s alternative fuels offering, KOHLER is introducing a Tri-Fuel Conversion Kit. Designed to pair with KOHLER’s new PRO9.0 portable generator, the kit enables the PRO9.0 to run on three different fuel types: gasoline, propane or natural gas. Users have the flexibility to select between the three fuel options by swapping out the fuel hose and simply turning a dial.

The tri-fuel portable generator is a great new option because it provides the convenience of three-in- one functionality. The PRO9.0 can be quickly adjusted to run on different fuels, based on fuel availability or a user’s individual preference. Propane and natural gas are sometimes selected due to the reduced emissions and run-time cost savings that those fuels can deliver.

South Shore Generator can quickly configure the new PRO9.0 portable generator with the Tri-Fuel Conversion Kit, while maintaining the product’s original warranty. Like other KOHLER portable generators, the PRO9.0 is backed by a premium three-year warranty and the company also offers a free loaner unit – through participating dealers – for any warranty repairs exceeding 24 hours.

For more information, contact South Shore Generator in Wareham, MA.

Source: power.kohler.com

Mobile Generators: Power To Go

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, September 12, 2017
South Shore Generators - Mobile Generator

Quiet, reliable KOHLER® mobile generators give you dependable power anywhere, from remote construction sites to public events to storm recovery. Tough to the core, they’re built to withstand the elements and run for long hours in prime and standby applications. They’re loaded with features for power that work wherever you go.

Standard features:
Gaseous Mobile Generators

Innovative Propane Tank System - LP gas is reliable, readily available, refills just like diesel and produces less smog-producing carbon monoxide. Easily switch to natural gas or external propane for extended fuel supply.

GENERATOR PARALLELING BOX - The KOHLER Mobile Paralleling Box provides the flexibility to parallel any Tier 4 Final or gaseous KOHLER mobile generators to meet job requirements—without the need for expensive motorized breakers. And thanks to the paralleling intelligence built into the DEC3500 controller, each box can parallel two generators. Up to four paralleling boxes and eight generator sets can be connected to one distribution bus.

Lower Operating Costs - KOHLER mobile generators with gaseous engines offer a 15%-20% reduction in hourly fuel costs.

Behind every KOHLER® generator, there’s a world of support. Thousands of distributors, sales and service locations, and parts distribution centers comprise our global network. And we back them all with instant online access to everything from parts information to product warranties.

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

Source: resources.kohler.com

Assistance with Your Back-Up Portable Power Plan with Generac

Joseph Coupal - Monday, July 31, 2017
South Shore Generators - Back-Up Portable Generator

Generac is continuously offering new programs to provide assistance to engineers, contractors, and members of the industrial design community. The entire team of engineers and technical experts are available to you. To make it easier for you to reach out, a new 1-844-ASK-GNRC number and email address: ASKGNRC@generac.com has been created. Of course, your first call for technical information about our industrial power solutions should be your local Generac Industrial Distributors/Dealers like South Shore Generator.

Our technical experts will assist you with questions about:

  • Codes/standards
  • Unique design challenges
  • Sizing
  • Pro Design Pro™
  • SpecExpert
  • And more

This is not a general information number, this is just for our configured generator specifying community. Think of 1-844-ASK-GNRC and ASKGNRC@generac.com as two more tools in your technical design arsenal. If you have questions, contact South Shore Generator.

Source: generac.com

Industrial Generators for Industrial-Sized Applications - Wareham, MA

Joseph Coupal - Monday, July 17, 2017

The Value of Offering Design Flexibility

From single set generators to paralleled solutions and Modular Power Systems, Generac backup power applications provide diverse fueling options to meet the unique needs of today’s big businesses

Watch the video below for more information on Generac industrial power systems.

Want to know more? Contact South Shore Generator in Wareham, MA.

Source: generac.com

Best Lightweight Portable Generators

Joseph Coupal - Monday, June 26, 2017
South Shore Generator - Kohler Pro7.5e portable generator

The best lightweight portable generators can give you all the power you need for good times in the great outdoors. With a complete line of lightweight portable generators from twenty pounds to sixty pounds, you are presented with convenient choice.

How You Will Use Your Portable Generator

It is extremely important to consider the weight of your portable generator with respect to how you are going to use the unit. Lightweight portable generators are ideal choices for lighting up a campsite, charging your boat battery, powering your small appliances, and for powering your tailgating appliances. As you can see, the portability of the generator matters a lot.

It will take you less energy to place your portable generator into the boot of your van while going camping. In fact, a unit of this nature can be handheld, something that is impossible with large portable generators. As far as the usage is concerned, most of the lightweight portable generators have relatively convenient wattage ratings, both for the surge as well as constant wattage.

Features to Look For

Apart from being compact and lightweight, you need to make certain that the lightweight portable generator you choose fulfills all your appliances requirements. You should look for portable generator models that provide fuel efficient operation, along with quiet power for your recreational as well as household requirements. The best lightweight portable generators you consider should pack as many features as possible into a strong, but lightweight generator design.

The portable generator you choose should be built around innovative systems, which have the capacity of delivering higher quality as well as cleaner electricity. The power produced by the portable generator you choose should be reliable. With higher quality, cleaner power, you will be able to run sensitive appliances without concerns of them getting damaged. You should also ensure that the gen-set you select has overload protection; this helps to protect the generator against unexpected overload.

The best lightweight portable generators should be integrated with optimal fuel efficiency. Choose a lightweight portable unit with a convenient fuel tank capacity that can keep the generator running for a good number of hours on a single fill. The engine should be air-cooled OHV model, with an effective horsepower and engine displacement. Units that are user-friendly are highly recommended.

Apart from the lightweight features, a good portable generator should have a centralized control panel. A centralized panel provides you with the opportunity of accessing all the generator features easily. It is also advisable to go for generators with noise reduction capabilities. Therefore, you need to engage lightweight portable generators with super-quiet mufflers, in addition to vibration isolating feet. Any portable generator with the stated features will definitely have a lower noise level, mostly ranging between fifty and seventy decibels.

Conclusion

As far as the best lightweight portable generators are concerned, you can effectively carry one of them to the campsite, boating activities, and tailgating. These portable generators are ready to provide you with clean and quiet power for any low-powered appliance. You should unquestionably buy one of these generators. Well, they might be lightweight and smaller, but be rest assured that they produce enormous electricity to power your TV set, radio, camping lights, and so on. These portable generators are significantly useful to campers and tailgates, since they do not consume space, they are compact, and they are extremely super-quiet.

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

Source: smarthomekeeping.com

Make Portable Power More Convenient with a Manual Transfer Switch Panel

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, May 30, 2017
South Shore Generator - Kohler Manual Switch Transfer

To use a portable generator without the hassle of running extension cords, install a manual transfer switch subpanel off your main circuit panel and install a dedicated inlet to power the subpanel (installing the subpanel is complex; not a DIY project). This setup gives you the advantage of powering entire circuits in the house, not just individual appliances. The drawback is you still have to start and maintain the gas-powered generator. And unless you buy a large generator (they’re available with more than 15,000 watts), you’re still limited in what you can power.

Before calling an electrician to add the subpanel, choose what you want to power during an outage. It’s worth including a circuit that’ll let you run your TV, computer and a lamp, especially if you lose power for days at a time, so you can keep everyone entertained. Plus, these electronic devices don’t require a lot of wattage. The circuits you want powered will be moved from your main circuit panel to your subpanel, so they’ll run when you have normal power and when you lose electricity and hook up the generator.

During a power outage, run a cord from the generator to the inlet, flip a manual transfer switch on the subpanel, and all the designated circuits will have power. Choose a heavy-duty extension cord (photo above left) with twist-lock ends (generators have receptacles for these ends) that stay in place once they’re plugged into the generator and inlet. Be sure to keep the generator at least 10 ft. from the house.

For more information, contact South Shore Generator.

Source: familyhandyman.com

Generators for Boats: What to Look For? Wareham, MA

Joseph Coupal - Monday, April 24, 2017
South Shore Generator - Kohler Marine Generator

INVERTER OR GENERATOR?

Inverters change the DC power of the boat's batteries into AC power. They're compact and quiet but limited in output by the size of your bank of batteries and by the alternator's ability to keep up with the draw. Battery capacity should be at least three times the expected need between charges. Use inverters for short-term items such as coffeemakers and microwaves. Boats without air conditioning and loads in the 1,000-to-3,500-watt range can get by with inverters. However, for greater and longer power demands you will need a generator.

INVERTER/GENERATOR SYSTEMS

Save money by combining an inverter with a generator. When demands are low, use the inverter. When demands are high-such as when using air conditioning, freezers, and dishwashers-switch to the generator. You may be able to get by with a smaller, less expensive generator.

GAS OR DIESEL?

Match the generator's fuel needs with those of your main engines so you won't need a separate tank, necessitating extra trips to the fuel dock. Diesel is more expensive than gas but also more efficient. If you're buying a gas generator, it must be spark-free to avoid explosions. Also, you'll need to install extra cabin CO alarms.

ENGINE TYPE

Two-cylinder engines tend to vibrate. Four cylinder engines need to be counter-balanced to reduce vibrations. Three- and six-cylinder engines are naturally balanced and run smoothest.

RUNNING RPM

A generator will come to its designed voltage and frequency-60Hz in the United States and Canada-at a preset speed. For most generators, this will be at either 1200, 1800, or 3600 rpm. The 1200 models are large and heavy, and rarely used on pleasure craft. The 1800-rpm models are the most common. They're inexpensive, fuel efficient, quiet, and dependable. A 3600-rpm model might provide more power in a smaller and lighter package, but its high-revving design increases noise and decreases longevity. Consider adding the manufacturer's sound enclosures to minimize sound levels with a 3600-rpm unit.

ENGINE OR HYDRAULIC DRIVE

Hydraulic-drive generators are powered by a hydraulic pump on the main engine. The engine must be running to produce electricity. They're less expensive than self-powered models but are only suited to boats with intermittent power requirements or long-range cruisers that are under power most of the time.

OUTPUT

A generator that is too small will consistently trip breakers, wear out quicker, and possibly damage your electrical equipment. Too large a generator can also operate inefficiently, resulting in carbon buildup on the cylinder heads, and leaving unburned fuel in the exhaust. Never run with a load of 25 percent or less of the generator's output. From 40 to 75 percent is ideal.

ESTIMATING LOAD

List all the wattage requirements of the appliances on your boat. Figure you need the maximum possible load (in watts) to run appliances and lights. Remember, the wattage required to start a motor (on a refrigerator, freezer, or air conditioner) can be many times (up to 10) the normal running wattage. Starting wattage will be noted on the label with running wattage. Factor in this extra load.

COOLING

Most marine generators are water-cooled and can use one of three types of systems. Raw Water: Least expensive. This system circulates raw sea water through the engine. As a result, potential corrosion and contamination problems make them a poor choice for marine use. Heat Exchanger: Most common. Cool raw water is taken from outside the hull and continually passed over a series of coils that are part of the engine's closed freshwater cooling system. Only parts exposed to the raw water are vulnerable to excessive corrosion or contamination. Keel Cooled: This completely sealed freshwater system, foregoes the seawater cooling circuit, opting instead for the closed-loop, water-jacket circuit. A pump to move the coolant through a cooling grid located on the bottom of the boat. This keel cooler must be separate from the main engine's grid.

EASY ACCESS

Look for all common maintenance points, such as the dipstick, filters, and both oil and water fills, to be on one side of the generator body so they'll be close at hand.

SOUND ENCLOSURES

These reduce engine noise, but make access for maintenance difficult. Look for ones with removable panels so you don't have to remove the whole cover to do a small job.

CONTROLS

Typically, a separate unit mounted on top, or integrated within, the generator. Digital microprocessor controls offer significant diagnostic and monitoring capabilities compared to conventional relay controls.

ELECTRONIC FUEL INJECTION

Provides easier starting, lower emissions, and steadier running compared to carbureted engines. Get it.

AUTOMATIC SHUTOFF

Make sure the unit will shut off automatically if there's low oil pressure, high coolant temperature, loss of coolant flow, or high exhaust temperature in a wet exhaust system.

For more information, contact South Shore Generator.

Source: boatingmag.com

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

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

Happy New Year from South Shore Generator - Wareham, MA

Joseph Coupal - Friday, January 06, 2017
Happy New Year from South Shore Generator!

Happy New Year 2017 South Shore Generator!

A fresh new year has arrived once again. It’s the time to be thankful for everything we have and for everything we have achieved in the past year. But it is also time to start new, start strong, and accomplish everything we want to do this year.

It is also time for us to say “Thank You” for our success last year. If you are an existing associate, we have enjoyed working with you. If we are just embarking on a new relationship with you in 2017, we look forward to the opportunity. We are excited for what we all can achieve in 2017.

The New Year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. We can help write that story by setting goals. – Melody Beattie

Happy New Year from South Shore Generator!


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