Top 5 Generators To Invest In (2021)

Top 5 Generators To Invest In (2021)


The reliable provision of electricity is a significant problem in South Africa, with power outages and loadshedding that can happen at any given time, households and businesses can go without power for long durations of time.

One of the best, and often the only, ways to combat this is to invest in a generator to ensure that there is enough standby power to ensure that appliances, equipment, and machinery can keep running.

There are numerous providers of generators and/or other standby power equipment in South Africa, of which Africa Power Equipment is a leading supplier and distributer, offering consumers with competitive and affordable options in addition to a plethora of options.

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The list below provides a breakdown of the top 5 generators to invest in for your power needs in 2021

What are the top 5 Generators you should invest in in 2021?

Inverter Generators

Inverter generators do not rely on the speed of the engine and can power up and idle down without having to rely on the same technology as standard generators. These generators are also a preferred choice in areas where noise is prohibited such as hospitals.

Pros and Cons

Pros Cons
Less noise and less fumes Expensive
Preferred type of generator as standby power

Three-phase Generators

These generators are especially popular in industrial settings as they produce high, consistent power. They deliver significantly more power than single phase generators and are more reliable as well. Three-phase generators can be used for the transmission of power as well and they are more economical.

Pros and Cons

Pros Cons
Powerful and reliable Expensive to buy and install
Ideal for industrial sector Can be expensive to maintain

Petrol Generators

Petrol Generators have several applications in providing back-up power for emergency services, households, and various businesses especially during routine and non-routine outages. Petrol Generators are the most cost-effective and offer a quitter solution with less harmful fumes.

Africa Power Equipment offers a vast range of generators that includes popular brand names such as Lutian, Atlas Copco, Pramac, and several others.

Pros and Cons

Pros Cons
Less harmful fumes, less noise Highly flammable
Ideal for remote sites Weaker generator regulator

Diesel Generators

Diesel generators are still some of the most widely used types of generators that offer reliable standby power in times when households and businesses cannot afford to be without electricity.

Pros and Cons

Pros Cons
Powerful Noisy, produces a lot of fumes
Less expensive

Gas Generators

Gas generators are seen as a more environmentally and safety friendly option in addition to being more cost-effective as they run on LPG/Natural Gas. These generators are used in a wide array of applications and they are reliable and effective options where standby power is needed, whether there are routine or non-routine outages and for both residential and commercial use.

Pros and Cons

Pros Cons
Safe, less noise, environmentally friendly Initial cost may be expensive
Powerful and reliable with a variety of different applications Not a wide variety of options on the market

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