3 Phase generators are a popular choice for large, commercial applications. With a 3 Phase generator, you can safely and efficiently power larger electrical loads because the unit distributes the total load such that it ensures that the current in each phase is lower. So if you have a large worksite or workshop that needs powering or even an office building or event that require back-up power, you really can’t go past a three-phase generator.
3 Phase generators come in petrol or diesel units. The advantage of petrol over diesel mostly comes down to the lower cost of petrol fuel. Also, there is typically more choice when it comes to petrol generators simply because they have been around for longer. It’s true that diesel models are celebrated for their fuel economy and overall efficiency, but petrol units now incorporate lots of “economy mode” type features to make up for it.
As with all generators, you need to know what size you’re after. Once you’ve worked it out, according to our clever formula, browse the generators for the right power output, measured in kW (kilowatts) or kVA (kilovolt-amps).
Petrol 3 Phase Generators range from a substantial 7-kVA right up to 13.5-kVA and above. Because they are so well suited to industrial and construction environments, these units come with an array of robust design features and add-ons. Look for features such as weatherproof componentry, long-range fuel tanks, and earth leakage protection for extra safety.
Another great thing about 3 Phase units is that they can run both 240V and 415V equipment, so you can use them in almost any application. Some of the best quality brands in this field include Crommelins powered by Subaru engines, and Advanced Power with either Honda or Kohler engines. Need help choosing the right generator? Contact our team or visit our learning centre for expert advice.