Natural Gas Generators?

Hello WPians!

Preface:

I have been running a Desi 1kVA UPS for over a year now and naturally, it's battery is just about dead... Moreover since past few days, the k-electric's increased LS in my area is worrying me a lot.
Anyways, I haven't ran much electronic appliances on this UPS but now I am considering to purchase a Generator rather than wasting my money on a new battery.

Problem:

I have been researching about generator brands, price ranges etc but need some clarification and a few words of advice from people who have experience using them. I have no past experience using them as the area where I lived earlier had absolutely no power issues.

My Requirements:

3 Fans | 3-4 Energy Savers | 1 24" LED Monitor | A Laptop (I won't charge it)

Information Needed:

* How much kVA generator would be enough?
* Difference in Natural Gas (I am in Karachi) and Petrol Monthly Cost (Hourly) - I will be running 6Hours
* Which Natural Gas Generator would you suggest? (Not ridiculously expensive)

P.S.

So far I already know that there is mixed opinion on running laptops and PCs on generators but I have to run it anyway.

Also that Honda and Yamaha are quite popular, yet for me they are super expensive. After that comes a truck load of chinese brands, so does the confusion!

Any and all kind of help would be appreciated

None.

What about imposing ban on running generators on natural gas by govt?

in karachi perhaps u can run gen sets on gas...un punjab its becoming didficult these days due to sngpl chhapasszzz.

Here many ov my clients r running their bunglow hvin 4 to 5 ac's on genset runnin by natural gas ... i think chappaas ll b for slums ...

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Hello WPians!

Preface:

I have been running a Desi 1kVA UPS for over a year now and naturally, it's battery is just about dead... Moreover since past few days, the k-electric's increased LS in my area is worrying me a lot.

Anyways, I haven't ran much electronic appliances on this UPS but now I am considering to purchase a Generator rather than wasting my money on a new battery.

Problem:

I have been researching about generator brands, price ranges etc but need some clarification and a few words of advice from people who have experience using them. I have no past experience using them as the area where I lived earlier had absolutely no power issues.

My Requirements:

3 Fans | 3-4 Energy Savers | 1 24" LED Monitor | A Laptop (I won't charge it)

Information Needed:

* How much kVA generator would be enough?

* Difference in Natural Gas (I am in Karachi) and Petrol Monthly Cost (Hourly) - I will be running 6Hours

* Which Natural Gas Generator would you suggest? (Not ridiculously expensive)

P.S.

So far I already know that there is mixed opinion on running laptops and PCs on generators but I have to run it anyway.

Also that Honda and Yamaha are quite popular, yet for me they are super expensive. After that comes a truck load of chinese brands, so does the confusion!

Any and all kind of help would be appreciated

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a 2 kw generator should be more than enough for your appliances, petrol cost is usually around 0.3-0.6 litre an hour (maybe a bit less on honda generators), get it fitted with a gas regulator/kit (costs around 1000 to 2500 for the regulator and installation)

Then Ure clients must be high profiles personalities ..iam talking about common ordinary man perspective...

All is "Halal" for high profilers here in pk

3 fans = 240 watts

4 savers = 18 x 4 =72 watts

24 inch LED = 100 watts

laptop = 50 watts

Total = 462 watts in KVA = 462 / 0.8 = 577 watts i.e 0.57 KW so 1 KVA Generator is sufficient for your needs.

Go for any chinese one, make sure it has copper winding and AVR

Yess..arman sb very right.copper winding is a must thing..plus one thing i will add that is going to be beneficial for your generator in long run.1)always put good quality premium oil in generator which will increase its life(depending on other factors also).2)try to change the oil in between 50 hours to 60 hours usage at max (specially for chinese generators..good brands like honda..yamaha etc are exempted).3)always give 3,4 mins to generator to run before putting load on it(to reach its required rpm).4)never put all load at once on gen set.put load of appliances one by one for more avr life.5) alwys keep filter clean. I have been using my genset for more than 3 years by applying these basics and running split ac..plus one room cooler on it in summer on natural gas daily 5 to 6 hours usage.still no issue with generator.only changed plug and filter ocasionaly .good luck to u.

gassy gobara generator :lol: