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South Shore Generator Sales & Service Blog - Wareham, MA

Portable Generators: A Father’s Day Gift for the Whole Family

Joseph Coupal - Monday, May 23, 2016

If your Father’s Day gift ideas are only the newest tablets, grill tools and golf equipment, you’re not thinking big enough. Guarantee a smile on dad’s face with backup power. No tech device or sleek new TV works without electricity.

Affordable gifts that keep on giving

Portable generators are a compact solution to many of life’s power needs. From small inverters that help charge your phone or power a music device to LP tank units that help keep essential home appliances running in an outage, invest anywhere from $300 to $1500 and forever solve the problem of an inconvenient power outage.

Tips to Operate Portable Power Safely

Portable power solutions can be a refreshingly new item under the tree, but must be operated safely.

  1. Never operate a portable generator indoors, in homes, garages, basements, crawl spaces or other enclosed or partially enclosed areas, even with ventilation.
  2. Always use generators outdoors, a safe distance away from doors, windows and vents.
  3. Practice fire safety with generators by not blocking exhausts and intakes.
  4. Before refueling the generator, turn it off and let it cool. Fuel spilled on hot engine parts could ignite.
  5. Always store fuel outside of living areas in properly labeled, non-glass containers away from any fuel-burning appliance.
  6. NEVER plug the generator into a wall outlet to provide emergency power to your home.
  7. Keep the generator dry, and dry your hands before touching the generator.
  8. Operate the generator on a dry, flat surface.
  9. Use heavy-duty outdoor-rated extension cords that are in good repair and free of cuts or tears.
  10. If necessary to connect the generator directly to your home’s electrical system to power appliances, use a Generac manual transfer switch and have it installed by a Generac dealer or qualified electrician.

As a leader in power equipment serving residential, light commercial, industrial and construction markets, Generac's products are available online or through a broad network of retailers and dealers.

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This year, power your gift year-round, contact South Shore Generator in Wareham, MA for more information.


Kohler Marine Generators to Power Everything On Your Boat – Wareham, MA

Joseph Coupal - Monday, May 16, 2016

A Marine Generator needs to do more than just power a boat. Every Kohler Generator has noise level that is exceptionally quiet with no shaking or vibration. The noise is well below conversation level, so you can relax without even know it is there. Small, quiet and reliable. Kohler marine generators give you everything you need to power your journeys from sea to sea.

For more information, watch the video and contact South Shore Generator.


Watch What Goes into Engineering a Mobile Generator - Warenham, MA

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, May 03, 2016

The Building Science video series by Pro Builders takes an in-depth look at building a KOHLER® mobile generator powered by propane. The three-part series, facilitated by PERC (the U.S. Propane Education and Research Council), dives into the innovations and processes that Kohler is using to change the face of mobile power. See why propane is poised to change the way power is delivered to your jobsite.

To learn more about KOHLER® mobile generator, contact South Shore Generator.


Marine Diesel Generators for Pleasure and Commercial Craft – Wareham, MA

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Kohler is a manufacturer of diesel and gasoline marine generators for a wide range of pleasure and commercial craft. They offer a growing lineup of EPA Marine Tier 3-compliant diesel generators, including 175 kW (50 Hz) and 200 kW (60 Hz) models. The 200EOZDJ/175EFOZDJ are ideally suited to superyacht applications, while the 200EOZCJ/175EFOZCJ are specifically designed for commercial applications. All models feature the Kohler Decision-Maker 3500 controller (DEC 3500), which offers the ability to quickly and easily parallel two or more generators with a single communication wire.

These units which increase the power range of the Tier 3 diesel generator line. These models all incorporate standard premium features like electronic high pressure common rail engines and permanent magnet excitation systems to deliver the optimum performance and quality.

In addition to accommodating for easier and more cost-effective paralleling, the Decision-Maker 3500 controller’s space-saving design also eliminates the need for oversized switchgear. Other benefits of the world-class controller include: 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 an enhanced level of reliability.

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



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