Generator sets for multiple uses
The generator is used in 2 situations : in case of power failure (or risk of failure) or to have power in areas not supplied with electricity.
A power outage can be dramatic for some sectors. This is why a backup generator is permanently installed in facilities where a power outage would have dramatic consequences (hospitals, etc...).
As for the cases of non-fueled areas, they are not lacking : the army, development cooperation, agriculture... In the agricultural field, for example, in order to dispose of electricity in a remote farm, agricultural generator sets coupled on a tractor are used.
How to choose a used generator set ?
Define power, autonomy, sound level and manageability
The power of a generator is expressed in VA (volt-ampere), kVA (kilovolt-ampere), kW (kilowatt), MVA (megavolt-ampere). The most powerful ones work with gas turbines or powerful diesel engines. You must calculate the number of kW you need before choosing your generator set.
Autonomy can range from 4 to 12 hours. The most powerful generators have a large tank allowing an autonomy of 12 hours with a single tank.
Depending on the power of the used generator set, be aware that there are differences in the noise emissions of your generator set and its weight.
Buy your used generator from a reliable seller
For the purchase of your used generator set, Auctelia asks the seller, if possible, a technical sheet of the generator set sold.
During the auction transaction, Auctelia assures the seller of the security of being paid and the buyer the guarantee of receiving the good. This is the added value of Auctelia : acting as a third party in the transaction.
Get a price from the second hand market standards
As a seller, you get the best price because :
Emergency generator set : compact and portable to industrialists
Handy, the emergency generator set provides a power reserve during a power outage or power necessities when away from an electrical outlet.
For domestic use, compact generator sets are sufficient. They are used, for example, at a camping or to start a battery. Portable thanks to a handle, they can get carried everywhere.
Industrial generator sets, meanwhile, are designed for intensive use with high power and autonomy. They run on diesel and can weigh several tons.
Gas, gasoline or diesel generator sets
Among the generator sets for sale, you will find different types of power supply :
diesel-powered : the most powerful
gas-powered (LPG, natural gas)
biofuel or solar (more rare).
The larger the tank, the longer you have a long battery life.
Namely : Gas or diesel generator sets produce carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide. In addition, diesel generator sets produce harmful particles to the airways.Choose the right used generator set at the place of use (indoor or outdoor).
Generator sets with automatic start, electric or manual
Here are the 3 different starting systems of the generators :
automatic : starts automatically in case of power failure
manual : activates with a launcher, a cable to pull (like a lawnmower).
electric : engages with a key that activates a starter connected to a battery. In case of battery failure, the generator with an electric starter is provided with a launcher (manual).
You will find a second hand electric starter, manual or automatic among the generator sets for sale on our website.
Soundproofing : The most powerful generator sets are the loudest. The soundproofing of the generator is available as an option from 3 kW of power, then mandatory for large powers. The quietest generator is the one with an inverter system.
For your construction sites, also consult other equipment on our website such as compressors and hydraulic sets.