Power up Electric Inc. DBA SL 447772 C10, Power up Electric.
The usage of portable generators as back up emergency power for residential and industrial facilities during temporary power outages, during and after severe thunderstorms and or hurricanes has become common among affected individuals and facilities. Portable generators are efficient to provide electrical power that needs to be routed on a secure way to prevent injuries to personnel and or equipment.
Frequent Questions and Answers:
Q) Is the electricity provided by a generator the same as that supplied by a normal utility?
Q) The usage of a portable generator requires additional safety precautions?
A) Yes, with portable generators there is additional hazards, , vibration, noise, ventilation, refueling and hot surfaces.
Q) Is vibration and noise a concern?
A) Yes, , Excessive vibrations of a portable generator placed on an uneven surface or unstable ground can result on the generator to tip off with the additional hazard of possible fuel spillage, the noise level may require hearing protection.
Q) Is ventilation required for portable generators?
A) Good ventilation is crucial to prevent CO build up. Portable generator are not designed to be run indoors, NEVER run a portable generator on a garage, basement or crawl spaces.
Q) Is there a minimum clearance around a portable generator?
A) A portable generator should have at least 3-4 feet clearance on all sides ,to allow for air movement, and help to increase ventilation.
Q) Re fueling and hot surfaces require additional safety measures?
A) Yes, It is important to stop and let cool off the portable generator before re fueling. The fuel may ignite if poured on a hot surface.
Q) Are fuel containers a concern?
A) Yes, fuel containers should be kept outdoors properly labeled and closed.