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KOHLER Generators Provide Reliability and Performance

Joseph Coupal - Monday, June 29, 2020
South Shore Generator in Wareham and Boston, MA - KOHLER generators

KOHLER generators for backup power provide reliability and performance. When you lose power during an outage or storm, a hard-working 8 kW KOHLER® generator keeps your appliances working, the heat or AC running and your security system on.* OnCue® Plus Generator Management System is standard with every RESV or RESVL generator.

High Quality Power

Kohler generators provide advanced voltage and frequency regulation along with ultra-low levels of harmonic distortion for excellent generator power quality to protect your valuable electronics.

Powerful

The Kohler 8 kW generator can easily start and run a 4 ton air conditioner with up to 5 kW preload.*

Reliable

Kohler is known for extraordinary reliability and performance and backs that up with a 5-year or 2000 hour limited warranty.

Enclosure

Bold new Kohler design in steel, dipped in e-coat for extra corrosion protection and painted with a durable powder coat finish.

Remote Monitoring

Every 8RESVL comes standard with OnCue® Plus, our remote monitoring system, which gives you peace of mind at home no matter where you are in the world.

The Power You Need

  • PowerBoost™ technology provides power to start large loads such as central air conditioners without dropping power to other appliances
  • Extraordinary peak motor-starting capacity: 8RESVL at 16.8kVA at 240V
  • Premium power quality delivers exceptional digital voltage and frequency regulation along with low levels of harmonic distortion to protect sophisticated electronics
  • Powered by reliable KOHLER SV620 engine with efficient OHV design. operation speed is 3600 rpm (the standard for air-cooled generators)
  • Compatible with Programmable Interface Module (PIM)
  • Also compatible with Load Control Module (LCM) with single-phase generators only

The Convenience You Expect

  • Comes with an RXT 100-amp indoor-rated automatic transfer switch with 12-space load center.
  • Accepts natural gas fuel pressure as low as 3.5 inches
  • Quiet, neighborhood-friendly operation with sound levels similar to a typical central air conditioner
  • Meets 181 mph wind rating
  • Runs on either natural gas or liquid propane (LPG) with simple switching between natural gas and LPG in the field

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

Generators for In-Lobby Banks

Joseph Coupal - Monday, June 22, 2020
South Shore Generator - Wareham, MA

While online and automated banking technology is great, people still need to interact with tellers and bankers in branch locations often. Customers meet with bankers to apply for loans, open accounts, and seek financial advice. Many people bring in cash tips and change jars to be counted and deposited. While you can make a deposit or cash a check at an ATM, many people would rather do it face to face with a teller. Account holders also rely on direct deposits and other automated services to go through, and electricity is required to do that.

What Happens When Banks Lose Power

When banks lose power, they cannot process deposits. Customers who want to cash a check, make a large cash deposit, or withdraw funds (from an ATM or with a teller) are out of luck. Loan application appointments need to be rescheduled. No one can open a new account. Account holders without direct deposit cannot deposit their paychecks, creating a major inconvenience for them.

Benefits of Backup Power For Banks

While bank services are not life-critical, people rely on banks for their financial needs daily. Business continuity is vital for customers and bank branch owners. Banks can greatly benefit from a business standby generator because they can be open even during a power outage.

More importantly, having that much cash and financial information on hand puts banks at a higher risk for theft and security breaches if the power goes out. When the power goes out, people may want cash on hand to feel prepared while they ride out a storm. If it’s on a payday, they will need to use bank services to allocate their funds. Others may need to apply for a loan, or even get that bucket of change counted and cashed in. If current or potential account holders can count on you even in a power outage that means stronger loyalty from your customers.

Products for Every Business

Generac understands that every business is different. We have products that will work well for banks. Generac knows that banks need computers, ATMs, and other financial services equipment to stay open in an outage. South Shore Generator in Wareham, MA can help you find the right size and with installation. Contact us.

Generators for Nursing Homes and Long-Term Care Facilities

Joseph Coupal - Monday, June 15, 2020
South Shore Generators - Wareham, Boston, MA

Nursing Homes and Long-Term Care Facilities Need Low Maintenance Units.

Diesel generators require constant care. With engine requirements for low-sulfur diesel fuel, the fuel now needs to be reconditioned every 12-16 months to ensure stability and ease of flow. This fuel requirement, along with the maintenance of the exhaust after treatment system, requires an experienced facility manager to handle this process. If you do not have this person on staff, you would need to turn to a third-party provider for the service, which will add cost. It will also require the rental of a backup generator during servicing when not using a MPS solution.

To reduce the maintenance burden, many short and long-term care facilities are turning to natural gas generators, as they need little maintenance. They are also eco-friendly with fewer emissions and a smaller carbon footprint.

Healthcare Facilities Need Custom Backup/Emergency Solutions

Generac has more than five decades of experience in working with health care facilities—it’s one of the reasons we have expanded our product line to meeting ongoing needs. We have added large kW diesel generators to meet growing power needs. At the same, we developed innovative natural gas and bi-fuel generators, providing longer runtime to meet code requirements as well as provide extended protection for patients, staff, and visitors.

South Shore Generator can offer support during every part of the process from sizing to specifications to design and installation. Your patients and staff depend on you. Contact us.

Generac Protector Series QS Gaseous Generator to Back Up Essential Elements of Your Business

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, May 13, 2020
South Shore Generator - Wareham, MA

Automatic Backup Power for Light Commercial Business

Looking to back up essential elements of your business? Consider the Protector Series QS gaseous generator line. These units powers sensitive business technologies and appliances during power outages, providing profit protection for businesses.

What Makes the Protector Series Such a Great Choice?

Generac's Protector QS series offers benefits that competitors can’t match. Low-RPM liquid-cooled engine for additional power, but extra-quiet operation and reduced fuel consumption. Installation flexibility and cost reduction. Sophisticated, yet intuitive controls. Quiet operation. Supported by a 24/7/365 customer support team at our corporate headquarters, and a nationwide dealer network of more than 6,000 strong.

The best liquid cooled engine packs more power into a smaller footprint - ideal when space is a premium. The neutral styling, color and small footprint fits unobtrusively into landscaping.

Quieter, Greener, More Powerful

Engineered to run at only 1800 rpm for substantially quieter performance, the low-speed, liquid-cooled engine on the Protector QS Series packs more power into a smaller footprint than air-cooled models. Enjoy reduced fuel consumption, and long engine and alternator life.

Clean burning, continuous fuel choice of natural gas to LP.

True Power™ Technology

Delivers best-in class power quality with less than 5% total harmonic distortion (THD) for clean, smooth operation of sensitive business electronics and appliances.

Evolution™ Controller

A cutting-edge, intuitive control. The Evolution controller features a multilingual, two-line LCD text display with color-coded, backlit buttons. It has received upgrades, including USB flash capability, smart battery charging, voltage adjustment, and backlit membrane pad style buttons.

5-year limited warranty with extended warranty options are available

We are proud of our innovative product design, high quality and first-class reliability so we stand behind them with a strong 5, 7 or 10-year limited

Durable Steel Enclosure

Sturdy galvanneal steel enclosure with a durable powder-coat finish for superior weather protection.

Aluminum Enclosure Available

Aluminum enclosures provide enhanced durability, and are corrosion resistant, a significant benefit for those businesses residing in coastal and salt-water environments.

Quiet-Test™

All backup generators run a weekly test to ensure the system is running properly. Thanks to Quiet-Test, your Protector Series generator runs its self-test at a lower, quieter RPM, and can be programmed to run weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly.

Mobile Link™ Remote Monitoring

Mobile Link is the cellular remote monitoring system from Generac that allows business owners to check the status of their generator from anywhere in the world, using a computer, tablet or smartphone.

Additional Features

Improved stub ups and electrical connection access decrease installation costs. All connections are dual conductor rated, and the implementation of quick connects for the control wires, completely eliminates the need for crimping or lugging.

Improved customer connection access, which decreases installation costs.

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

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Commercial Generators for Grocery Stores

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, May 05, 2020
South Shore Generator - Wareham, MA

Businesses across the country now include emergency preparedness plans as part of their standard operating procedure. No plan is complete unless it includes backup power.

Of course, having a backup generator goes beyond fulfilling a government requirement. You're ensuring the lights remain on so that employees and customers exit the store safely. In addition, you're ensuring the health of your stock. No one wants to walk in to discover every item in the freezer section thawed overnight.

To handle the power needs of the average grocery store, a traditional household generator doesn’t cut it. You need an industrial unit.

How do You Know what Size Generator You Need for a Grocery Store?

Sizing the generator is the most difficult part. If the unit doesn't generate enough power to fulfill your needs, you may wind up damaging the items instead of powering them. A generator that's too large, though, just wastes your money.

You also need to make sure your generator is compliant with National Electrical Code (NEC) requirements, including sizing, use, installation, and safety features. The easiest way to determine size and remain NEC-compliant is to hire a certified electrician. He or she determines your power usage and generator needs by inspecting your facility and working with you to determine which units you deem critical to continue running in the event of a power outage.

However, you can determine generator size yourself; it just requires a willingness to perform a series of mathematical calculations.

How to Size a Grocery Store Generator

Start with an inventory of every item you want the generator to run in the event of a power outage. Then, determine the kilowatts (kW) of each item. The total is the amount of power you need.

You find the kW information listed directly on the item. However, a missing tag doesn't mean you can't find that magic number; it may be in the owner's manual or available online.

Some items list amperes instead of kW. In that case, you need to convert amperes to kW. Calculate resistive load kilowatts by multiplying the amperes by the volts. Calculate reactive loads by taking that product (amps X volts) and multiplying it by the load factor.

A less accurate calculation, though easier, requires using your store's square footage, using the formula 50kW plus 10 watts for each square foot. So, a 10,000 square foot store looks like this: 50 kW + 100,000 watts. There are 1,000 watts in a kilowatt, so that becomes 50 kW + 100 kW. Therefore, you need a 150 kW generator.

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

Bi-Fuel Generators for Businesses

Joseph Coupal - Monday, April 27, 2020
South Shore Generators - Wareham, Boston, MA

Bi-Fuel generators combine the power of diesel fuel with the longevity of natural gas. They meet the NEC and NFPA code requirements for on-site fuel storage while providing the reliability of natural gas flow during a crisis or extreme weather event. Should natural gas not be available, bi-fuel generators can run on diesel fuel alone. By offering fully integrated solutions that are the only EPA-compliant bi-fuel generators available straight from the factory, Generac is able to provide dependable solutions with flexible fueling options to meet the needs of various backup power applications.

Inventive Bi-Fuel: The Ideal Combination of Diesel Power and the Longer Running Times of Natural Gas

Severe Weather. Human Error. Power Grid Vulnerability. Any one of these could leave thousands, even millions without power for days, sometimes weeks. You wisely installed a backup power system. If that system is based solely on diesel fuel, your power only stays on while the fuel lasts. With roads blocked and fuel being allocated solely to the most critical locations, your business could soon be plunged into the dark, waiting for power to be restored.

The solution is a Generac BI-FUEL™ generator. These inventive generators start on diesel fuel and add natural gas as load is applied, until the unit runs primarily on natural gas--offering dual fuel reliability. Statistics prove that natural gas lines are rarely affected during major disasters, so our BI-FUEL™ generators offer a continuous and reliable source of fuel, when you need it most.

BI-FUEL™ engines have been used in industrial applications for decades. However, the majority of those applications are third party, after-market conversions performed in the field. Generac offers fully integrated solutions that are the only EPA-compliant generators straight from the factory.

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

Reasons Businesses Should Have a Standby Generator

Joseph Coupal - Monday, April 20, 2020
South Shore Generator - Wareham, MA

Maintain Customer Contact – While other businesses in your area may be unable to open because they do not have generators, you’ll be able to maintain contact with customers throughout the storm. Depending on your business, being able to have contact with your customers during a power outage is an invaluable service.

Lighting and Security – The inclusion of a transfer switch on a standby generator means that as soon as your business looses power, the switch senses that loss and is prompted. Once the generator kicks in, your business can continue to run lighting and security systems, which help to keep your business safe from looters.

Electronic Data – Computers are vulnerable to power outages. In the event of a major storm, data stored on hard drives that you, your employees and your business rely on could be lost.

Income – Losing power could force your business to stay closed, meaning you could lose thousands of dollars for every day you’re not open. A generator is a reliable source of backup power that enables your business to stay open, and allows your customers to stay connected.

Connection – Ensure your business is connected and can still operate during a power outage, including sending emails, faxes, making calls and using the internet. Being able to keep the power on enables your employees to have no downtime.

Always There – Standby generators are permanently installed at your building so they’re always ready for a power failure. Fueled by propane or natural gas, a standby generator is also connected to the building’s power grid by an electrician.

Know What Has Power – Another benefit to a standby generator is that you can choose which pieces of equipment or sections of the building will receive power. The building can be separated into electrical zones ensuring you receive power where you need it most.

Safer Than a Portable Generator – For a cleaner, more efficient option a standby generator is a safer alternative to a portable, gasoline-powered unit.

Sensor Based Activation – When the main power supply cuts out, the monitoring system on a standby generator engages the activation switch. Once the power is restored, the generator will shut down.

Choose the Size that Suits Your Business – Depending on your size, every business has unique power supply needs and demands. Take into account the amount of equipment, computers and buildings that you’ll need to power in the event of an outage and make sure your standby generator is sufficient.

Power is reliable, most of the time. However, "most of the time" isn’t "all of the time". A commercial generator makes good sense for your business. Before you invest in any kind of standby generator for your business, consider these features and talk with South Shore Generator about your options. Expect the unexpected, prepare for the unknown, and be ready for it always, with a generator.

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Generac Commercial Generators Power Essential Businesses

Joseph Coupal - Monday, April 13, 2020

Generac Power Systems offers standby power solutions for a variety of commercial businesses, including gas stations and convenience stores. Hear from a convenience store owner on how a Generac generator can help your business.

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

Power Generators: From Factory to Application on Site

Joseph Coupal - Monday, April 06, 2020

Providing people with the energy they need wherever the need arises.

KD Series is the line of generating sets equipped with state of the art Kohler diesel engines. Discover how the KD SERIES are designed: from the Colmar plant to the use of engines for application in all market segments, all over the world.

KOHLER-SDMO is the power generation solutions specialist, from portable generating sets to tailor-made energy stations via industrial generating sets. It is a signature of excellence for all projects from the simplest to the most demanding.

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

Portable Generators For Small Businesses

Joseph Coupal - Monday, March 16, 2020
South Shore Generator in Wareham, MA

Back-up portable generators are becoming a staple in all types of small businesses. This is because the intense competition and fast-paced world of commercial business cannot support operational downtime for long stretches. Portable generators should be part of the contingency planning for unexpected power interruptions.

Today, having a contingency plan should be equated with a reliable back up generator. For small businesses, power generators are the perfect option for keeping office work, data systems, and supply lines running. For small businesses, because generators are not regularly used portable commercial generators offers them the resource of backup power without the cost on storage or maintenance of a standby generator.

Portable generator can help small businesses thrive. Generators help ensure business continuity during power loss. Contact South Shore Generator in Wareham, MA for more information on portable commercial generators for small business.


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