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Generators require spare parts. Parts that are most often purchased include, batteries, covers, fuel filters, spark plugs, mufflers, wheel kits, handle kits.
What are the key components of a
Engine The generators engine uses fuel to produce rotational motion to produce electricity in the genset.
Alternator The alternator produces electricity using the mechanical energy from the engine.
Voltage Regulator The voltage regulator allows the generator to produce a proper voltage to power electrical devices.
Starter The generator is started using either a recoil type pull starter coupled to the flywheel or using a starter motor powered by a battery.
Battery The generator battery is used to start the engine in generators that have a starter.
Circuit Breaker - Circuit breakers are used to ensure that the safe amount of current flows through the wiring connecting electric devices to the generator.
Hour Meter The hour meter is device that measures the amount of time that the generator has been in use. Hour meters are important to determine when routine maintenance is needed. They are also a good tool to use in determining how much a generator has been used when it comes to evaluating used generators.
Frame The frame is the chassis which secures the engine, gas tank and alternator together. Often, in the case of larger portable generators, a wheel kit and a handle kit are used to make the generator more portable.
Fuel the fuel is either stored in a tank or plumbed to the generator in the case of a natural gas or propane generator. In the case of gasoline generators, fuel is transferred from the fuel tank to the carburetor using a fuel pump.
Fuel Filter The fuel filter of a generator is used to keep the fuel system clean. Particles in gasoline or the gasoline tank can cause problems in the small orifices of carburetors.
Wheel Kit Generators can be very heavy. Adding a wheel kit to the generator makes it much easier to move around. Wheel kits typically include 2 or 4 wheels, mounting hardware and sometimes a handle.
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