Single Phase Generators
Our range of Hyundai single and three-phase diesel gensets range from 5.2Kw up to 125kVA.
The main difference between single and three-phase is the voltage they produce.
Our single-phase range creates a 230 volt output, which is what most homes, businesses and equipment require.
In more industrial applications, a 400 volt three-phase generator may be required, but if you do not have any 400 volt equipment to power then a single phase 230v/240v generator is exactly what you need, so keep browsing!
Diesel generators are ideal for backup applications as sometimes petrol can go stale and prevent a generator working - not to mention the increased risk from fumes with petrol and the cost of purchasing the fuel.
Our diesel single phase generators run happily on red diesel, without voiding the warranty and making them more cost-effective.
Single-phase generators with 230v output at 50hz, which replicate the mains supply and are typically used to power homes as standby generators/backup generators or for use in small to medium businesses. They can also be used to power for smaller equipment and power tools.
These diesel generators provide an efficient source of power at a relatively low cost, giving you peace of mind that if the power fails, you have a back up power set up to keep your home warm or business running.
Diesel 230v gensets are also ideal for static applications such as powering barns, workshops or off grid locations.
We offer single-phase models up to 28kW in the Hyundai generator range.
Single Phase Generators - FAQs
How does a single phase generator work?
A single-phase generator works by converting mechanical energy into electrical energy. It consists of a rotor (the rotating part) and a stator (the stationary part). When the rotor is turned, it creates a changing magnetic field within the stator, which induces an alternating current (AC) in the stator windings. This AC voltage produced by the generator typically alternates between positive and negative phases, commonly known as "single-phase" power. It's suitable for running most household appliances and devices, making it a standard choice for residential and small-scale applications.
What is a single phase generator?
A single-phase generator is an electrical generator that produces a single alternating current (AC) output voltage. It's commonly used to power residential homes and small-scale applications. In a single-phase generator, the electrical current alternates between positive and negative phases, making it suitable for running most household appliances and devices. These generators are compact and versatile, making them a standard choice for various residential and commercial power needs.
Can you use a single phase generator for a 3 phase?
In most cases, it's not recommended to use a single-phase generator to power a 3-phase system directly. Single-phase generators produce a single alternating current (AC) output, while 3-phase systems require three separate AC outputs with a specific phase relationship. However, it is possible to use additional equipment, such as phase converters, to convert single-phase power into 3-phase power. Consult with an electrical expert to ensure safe and efficient operation when adapting a single-phase generator for a 3-phase application, as it may require specific equipment and expertise.
Can a single phase generator power a house?
Yes, a single-phase generator can power a house, but there are limitations to consider. Single-phase generators are suitable for running most household appliances and devices, making them a viable choice for backup power during outages. However, they may not provide enough power for larger homes with high electricity demands or heavy-duty appliances. It's crucial to match the generator's capacity to your specific power needs and consider factors like the number of circuits you want to support during an outage. Consulting with an electrician can help you determine the right generator size for your house.