What is a generator set
A generator set is the assembly of:
- a thermal engine (gasoline or diesel)
- an alternator.
It will thus provide an electric power, necessary to supply an equipment or an electrical installation.
How does a generator set work?
A generator set must operate at nominal power .
If not, risk of damage appears. The thermal engine is damaged and causes premature wear of certain components.
When the grid fed by the generator consumes less energy than the minimum threshold proper operation of the generator, a so-called “fictitious” load is engaged . It thus makes it possible to consume the necessary energy and reach the nominal threshold.
It is important to avoid over-sizing a generator set by calibrating it to the required energy needs.