What’s the main difference between automatic air-cooled and automatic liquid-cooled generators?
This is a great question!
The main difference between automatic air-cooled and automatic liquid-cooled generators is the engines.
Air-cooled generators come with engines that use fans to force air across the engine for cooling, while liquid-cooled generators use enclosed radiator systems for cooling, similar to an automobile.
Generally, liquid-cooled engines are used on larger kW generators due to the larger engines required for the higher power output.
Now you may be thinking, “How does the Generac OHVI® engine compare to air cooled engines used in other brands of standby generators?”
Unlike other engines used in backup power generation, Generac OHVI engines are made specifically for generators. They are engineered to run for the long periods of time required during a severe power outage or on a job site, utilizing the same type of pressurized oil lubrication used to give automobile engines long and trouble-free lives.
Popular Types of Residential Generators in Florida
Guardian Series: The 22 kW* Guardian® Series home standby generator is the largest air-cooled home standby generator on the market. Not only does it deliver all the features and functionality customers have come to expect from the market-leading brand of home standby generators, but with an MSRP that is the lowest cost per kilowatt of any air-cooled home standby generator. Provides whole house coverage for many homes. *Other sizes available in this series
QuietSource Series: Premium features are standard for the QuietSource Series, ultimate standby generator. Thanks to the low-speed engine, it’s so quiet you’ll forget you own a generator until you need it. Ideal for large residential and small to medium commercial applications. Low speed, automotive style liquid-cooled engine runs at only 1800 rpm during a power outage for a substantially quieter generator, greater fuel efficiency, and longer engine and alternator life. Standard aluminum, all-weather enclosure provides the ultimate protection from the elements. Aluminum’s natural corrosion resistance prolongs the life of your generator and is recommended for salt-air, coastal locations.
Protector+ Series: Generac’s Protector Series offers benefits that competitors can’t match: installation flexibility and cost reduction, as well as reduced emissions compared to diesel gensets, and is backed by the industry’s best warranty offered by Generac. Delivers best-in class power quality with less than 5% total harmonic distortion (THD) for clean, smooth operation of sensitive business electronics and appliances. Standard aluminum, all-weather enclosure provides the ultimate protection from the elements. Aluminum’s natural corrosion resistance prolongs the life of your generator and is recommended for salt-air, coastal locations.
Popular Types of Commercial & Industrial Generators in Florida
QuietSource Series: Premium features are standard for the QuietSource Series, ultimate standby generator. Thanks to the low-speed engine, it’s so quiet you’ll forget you own a generator until you need it. Ideal for large residential and small to medium commercial applications.
Industrial Series: An efficient choice for high kW applications, as well as for facilities where code requirements call for on-site fuel storage, like hospitals and 911 call centers, Generac industrial diesel gensets are custom configured to meet the specific requirements of each application. Heavy duty engines have proven their performance and reliability in industrial applications.
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