The perfect balance between value for money and reliable power is based on the way you normally use electricity. However, there will be days when you need more energy than you have in your battery banks.
Powering a modern home requires flexibility when the extended family comes to stay or in prolonged periods of bad weather. This is where the third available energy source – a backup generator comes in to boost your battery bank.
Generators with 2 Wire Automatic Start Module are appropriate for all applications where your generator is required to stop and start via a 2-wire signal. It is mainly used in solar applications, where your backup generator is fitted with a 2-wire auto start module to work in conjunction with your solar inverter, to start automatically to top up the batteries, and then stop when fully charged.
GENERATOR BACK-UP - Our Advice
In terms of back-up power, we recommend that you get a 8-9kVA generator connected to the system as a back-up when required i.e. occasionally higher usage (visitors) or at prolonged time of bad weather. It is required that your back-up generator gets hardwired to the system. Generators with 2 Wire Automatic Start Module is appropriate for all applications where your generator is required to stop and start via a 2 wire signal.
It is mainly used in solar applications, where your backup generator when fitted with this 2 wire auto start module works in conjunction with your solar inverter, to come on automatically to top up the batteries, and then stop when fully charged. If your generator meets the attached generator requirements and is on site when we install your system, our electrician can connect it to the system for you.
Please find attached additional information on our generator requirements. Here are some website where you can source your own generator. Many times they have special offers available.