Warnings of power outages in the UK
There are increasing fears surrounding potential power cuts in the UK this winter. These fears come after the energy regulator warned there is a significant risk of blackouts due to gas shortages in the UK. This shortage is due to the conflict in Ukraine and limited supplies in Europe. Russia only supplies 4% of the UK’s gas supplies, but a disruption in supply to Europe has driven up British prices and makes it more difficult for the UK to secure gas from others. In light of these warnings, having a backup generator is vital for businesses to protect against outages. Generators allow businesses to continue operating smoothly, preventing financial losses. A backup generator can also be necessary for households to prevent disruption when power cuts occur.
Fairwayrock.com stocks a range of petrol and diesel generators from industry-recognised brands. Here are some of our top picks.
Draper 95198 Petrol Inverter Generator 2800W
The Draper 95198 Petrol Inverter Generator 2800W is a compact yet powerful inverter generator. It is powered by a 4-stroke petrol engine with an easy pull recoil start, and can run continuously for 3.4 hours at 100% load. It has a maximum output of 3100W and features pure sine wave inverter technology. This backup generator is ideal for running sensitive electrical and electronic equipment including laptops, TVs, induction hobs and microwaves.
Hyundai 1000W Portable Petrol Inverter Generator | HY1000Si
The Hyundai 1000W Portable Petrol Inverter Generator is a lightweight, portable inverter generator. It provides a convenient and cost-effective power source with a maximum output of 1,000W. It’s powered by a 50cc 4-stroke easy-start recoil Hyundai petrol engine, capable of powering TVs, lights, laptops, phone chargers and much more. Using the latest low-noise engine technology, this generator produces only 58 dBA @ 7m to minimise any disturbances. It also has an ECO mode which increases the fuel economy and enhances the lifespan of the engine.
Draper PG252F Petrol Generator 2.2Kva
The Draper PG252F Petrol Generator 2.2Kva is a high quality open frame generator with a run time of 4.2 hours at a 75% load. It is powered by a 7HP petrol engine which is protected by a heavy-duty steel tubular frame with polyester coated finish. It has an easy pull recoil start mechanism and delivers a dual voltage output of 230V/110V and 12V DC output. The built-in oil and fuel resistant anti-vibration mounts ensure stability, and the two robust rubber wheels improve portability.
Hyundai 8.8kW/11kVA Three Phase Diesel Generator | DHY11KSE
Unlike the previously mentioned models, this Hyundai 8.8kW/11kVA Three Phase Diesel Generator is a diesel generator. Diesel generators differ from petrol generators, providing a greater power output and longer lifespan. This Hyundai diesel generator is suitable for powering three-phase equipment in your home, business or factory, with a maximum output of 11KVA. Equipped with an AVR alternator to produce clean energy, this generator is suitable for powering sensitive electronic equipment, such as TVs, PCs and laptops, in your home or business. It can be started manually by using the key, or connected to an ATS (Automatic Transfer Switch) system. An ATS system automatically turns on the generator when a loss of power is detected, and turns it off when power returns.
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