How Long Can a Portable Diesel Generator Run?

A portable diesel generator can serve many purposes in your home or as an excellent companion for camping trips, allowing you to power appliances such as fans, fridges, and stoves. In addition, they can be used as a portable power source for power tools and equipment. Diesel Generation Australia offers a wide range of portable diesel generators, from 2kVA to 10kVA generators. In this blog, we discuss the factors that impact the run time of a generator. Feel free to contact our friendly team today to discuss your generator needs.

Factors Affecting Longevity 

There are two main factors affecting the run time of your portable generator: the type of generator you use and the type of fuel that is used for the generator. For safety reasons, petrol generators can only be used until the fuel runs out. A backup diesel generator, however, can run for up to 21 days as long as it is constantly monitored and there is sufficient fuel available.

2 kVA Generator vs 10 kVA Generator

Most suppliers will conveniently display on their website the run time of diesel generators on one single tank. This allows you to determine how much fuel you will need to run each generator with minimal interruptions.

As long as there is fuel inside the fuel compartment, a portable diesel generator should keep running continuously. For a 2 kVA generator, the run time on a single tank of fuel is between 4 and 10 hours. A 10 kVA generator has a run time of up to 20 hours. 

The run time is ultimately determined by the volume of fuel that you have available but, if you need continuous power for more than a few days, we recommend a standby generator as opposed to a portable generator. 

Buying a Diesel Generator

Diesel Generation Australia is your one-stop-shop for everything generator-related. Whether you’re looking to buy a new diesel generator or to service your old one, our experienced team of professionals has the knowledge to help you with all your generator needs. We have sold and serviced diesel generators in Tasmania for over 20 years.

Contact Diesel Generation Australia online today or call us on 1300 755 292 for the best portable diesel generator solutions in Tasmania.

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