Generator Suppliers and Installers Pietermaritzburg

  • Provide power to security equipment
  • Prevent food from spoiling
  • Power Essential Medical Equipment

Load-shedding hampering your lifestyle? Is your company experiencing losses due to load-shedding?

One option to beat load shedding might be to install a backup Generator. Our partners

  • Supply and Install diesel and petrol Generators 
  • Have single and three-phase units available
  • Can give you expert advice on what generator will work for your needs

Install a generator for your home or place of business today to stop losses brought on by load-shedding! Get in touch with Solar Power Pros right away, and we’ll put you in touch with a leading Generator Expert in Pietermaritzburg.

How Generators Work

A generator provides backup power in the event of a blackout or load shedding. By burning fuel, generators produce electrical energy that can be utilised to power electrical devices. Generators typically come in two primary form factors: Portable and Standby / Fixed:

Portable Generators

Portable Generators are typically petrol powered. They are lightweight and are typically used to provide power off-site but are regularly used in South Africa to power homes during load-shedding and power grid failures. Most portable generators 

  • Can only reliably power a few outlets
  • Are pull-start but some electrical start units are available
  • Due to exhaust emissions, they should only be placed outside.
  • Are lightweight and Portable
  • Can be connected to a premise via a DB board but will be connected using an extension cable normally.

Standby Generators or fixed Generators

Are installed at a fixed location and automatically switch start in the event of a power failure or load-shedding. Static generators:

  • Are mostly diesel-powered 
  • Will start automatically in the event of a power failure
  • Will be integrated into the Building’s electrical system
  • Will operate a lot more silently than a portable unit
  • Have improved safety due to their permanent installation

You have the option of choosing to power only specific appliances and equipment or the entire facility, depending on the size of the generator you choose.

What are the advantages of choosing a Fixed Silent Generator over a portable unit?

  • Fixed or Static generators are generally safer than Portable units due to the nature of their permanent installation.
  • Starts automatically and will switch over to backup power in the event of a power failure.
  • Will provide power during grid failure even if no one is in attendance.
  • Are quieter to run than portable open-frame units.
  • Proper exhaust gas ventilation will be installed reducing the risk of Carbon Dioxide poisoning.

Advantages of having a Backup Generator

Your generator will be able to power your home or place of business whenever the power goes out, whether it’s due to load shedding, a storm, or any other grid issues. This has a lot of benefits.

  • Prevent food from spoiling by being able to run fridges and freezers
  • Can maintain the climate control environment, providing a comfortable work or living space
  • Lighting and Security systems can be powered during outages thus improving safety and security.
  • Can help eliminate power spikes that damage appliances and other equipment.
  • Can power essential medical equipment during power outages.

These are just a few benefits of having backup power at your home or place of business. Reap these benefits by installing a backup generator. Get in touch with Solar Power Pros right away, and we’ll put you in touch with a leading generator installer and supplier in .

Step-by-Step Generator Installation Process.

Decide where to install the generator – The selected area should be:

  • Well drained and stable
  • Far enough from any obstruction so that generator can be serviced or repaired without moving it.
  • By law should be further away than 2 metres from the property’s boundary.
  • Should not be close to a window or door to eliminate the risk of poisoning from exhaust gases

Build or cast a Base for the generator – Cast a concrete slab or a lay a layer of gravel that is confined by a small retaining wall to serve as the generator’s base.

Install the generator – Install the generator securely on the concrete or gravel base.

Connect the generator to the electrical system and external fuel sources – After the generator is set up, the next step is to connect it to the home’s distribution board and, if necessary, to an external fuel source.

Final Inspection and Testing – Once the generator is installed our partners will perform a final inspection and test the installation by simulating a power outage.

COC certificate issuing – On completion of the installation the whole electrical system will be revised and a COC certificate will be issued.

The average time to install a generator will vary between 2-4 days depending on the size of the generators and the intricacy of the installation

frequent asked questions

Depending on the size and model, regular portable generators mounted on an open steel frame produce the loudest noise, starting at around 75 dBA and going up to around 85 dBA. Fixed standby generators are a preferable option for a permanent solution because they are much quieter, ranging from 60 to 70 dBA.

A typical petrol generator costs about R5,00 per kWh to run, and larger diesel generators cost between R2,50 and R3,50 per kWh to operate.

Yes, a new COC certificate should be issued if any changes are made to your current electrical system. If the previous COC inspection was done more than three months ago, the entire electrical installation will need to be reviewed again.

A 5.5kVA generator should be enough to power a small business or home if heating devices like geysers, kettles and stoves are not utilized.

Yes, you do require an electrician if you make changes to the electrical system at your property. You have the option to install the generator physically yourself, but you’ll need an electrician to connect it to your system.

Advantages of selecting a Solar Power Pros partner to supply and install your Generator.

When looking for someone to instal a generator, it can frequently be difficult to find a reputable business. For this reason, we reviewed and chose a number of leading Generator Experts across South Africa to join our team. Working with a Solar Power Pros partner has several benefits.

  • Customer satisfaction is prioritized
  • Qualified technicians and electricians
  • Affordably priced while not sacrificing quality
  • Transparent obligation-free quotes 
  • COC certificate can be issued on completion
  • All partners are vetted to the highest standards and have an excellent reputation.
  • Excellent at balancing affordability and quality
  • Excellent guidance on choosing the best generator for your needs.

These are only some of the benefits of collaborating with a Solar Power Pros partner. For your obligation-free estimate, get in touch with us right away!

How much does a generator cost to purchase and install?

A generator for home or small business use might cost anywhere from R6000 and R50000. 

Depending on the generator brand, a 5.5kVA portable generator without integration into the electrical installation might cost anywhere between R9000 and R15000. A manual changeover switch that integrates the generator into the DB board costs an additional R4000 to R5000.

Last but not least, the price of a similar-sized static generator with automatic start and switchover starts at R25,000, with installation fees starting at R10000.

It does not matter what type or size of Generator you require our partners can supply and install the generator of your choice. Speak to a partner today by completing our online form.