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How to locate the serial number on a Perkins engine.

How to locate the serial number on a Perkins engine. 0

Understanding your engine plate, to make sure you receive the correct parts for your engine.

Over the years Perkins has produced hundreds of different engines – and each has a number of different variants. So how do you know the exact specification of your engine? 

All the information you need about your engine is included on your 

New Canopy Enclosure for Aurora Diesel Generators 0-20 kW

New Canopy Enclosure for Aurora Diesel Generators 0-20 kW 0

Here at Aurora Generators, we are always listening to our customers and looking for ways to improve our products. We've had great success with our built tough, grey, small compact diesel generators for many years. Designed for both residential and commercial markets. It was, for many customers, much more than they needed. As an emergenc
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What is the difference between Prime Power and Standby? 0

GenSet Rating Classifications

ISO 8528 identifies four different generator rating classifications: continuous, prime, limited-time power, and emergency standby. Many companies also  employ two additional classifications to further define the ratings for its generator products.

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What is better, gas or diesel powered generators?

What is better, gas or diesel powered generators? 0

There are many reasons to choose a diesel-powered generator over a gas powered generator. Here are a few of the main ones. 

In the event of a natural disaster, gas and propane lines are usually shut down by the utility companies prevent further destruction leaving those customers who have a natural gas or propane generator with no fuel. Diesel is readily available, safe to store for long periods of time and more accessible. 

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Dealers Wanted

Aurora will soon be moving away from direct to customer sales. Aurora has been selling direct across North Amerca since 2005. There is now opportunity to secure territories and grow your existing businesses with us. If you are interested in joining our team, please contact us.


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Don’t Get Caught Off Guard Again - Think Ahead! 0

Last year (2017) was one of the worst years for hurricanes and natural disasters in the USA and the Caribbean. It appears millions of people got caught off guard and then the desperation kicked in... “We need a generator NOW” was a very popular line when hundreds of people flooded our phone lines requesting a generator that they wanted to be shipped “Today.”

Of course the stock we had on hand quickly depleted and then the long lead times came into play. Not what anyone wanted to hear.

Every manufacturer can only produce so many units at any given time and many people were told they would need to wait up to 6 weeks to get a generator. The storms continued to hit Florida, Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and many other islands in the Caribbean. Some parts of Puerto Rico are still without power, four months after the storms.

You can imagine what we were dealing with as every other generator manufacturer was.

We began working overtime to get orders out within a reasonable time but we must admit, we were flooded with orders.

Why?

Why do people wait for a catastrophe to happen before they seek help?  Most people feel it will never happen to them. However, those people living in very vulnerable places such as the state of Florida, the east coast and eastern seaboard and the Caribbean already know that hurricanes happen every summer/fall.

Think Ahead!

Why not be proactive and think ahead. Plan now for what will come in the future.

This is the best time of the year to order a generator. Although we are still producing generators for Puerto Rico and other affected areas, our lead times have dropped significantly. We can have a generator at your door much sooner, so when the next storm hits, you will be prepared and worry-free. Think about your family, your business, your peace of mind.

Call Us Now!

We encourage you to call us today at 1-877-510-6807. We have sales reps ready and eager to help you size a generator that will suit your home, cottage or place of business.

We hope to hear from you soon.


Sincerely,

The Aurora Sales Team

https://www.auroragenerators.com

1-877-510-6807

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Do You Require A Single or Three Phase Generator?

Do You Require A Single or Three Phase Generator? 0

There are two types of systems available in electric circuit:

  •  Single Phase - Normally for residential use  
  • Three Phase - Primarily for Industrial use
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    Single-phase and three-phase generators provide power differently. The most obvious evidence of this is seen in power delivery. Both types provide AC power, but a three-phase system produces three separate waves of power, delivered in sequence. This ensures a continuous uninterrupted flow of power that never drops to zero and makes three-phase generators more powerful than single-phase generators.

    Single-phase generators deliver one constant wave of power however, the power level varies with the electrical current coming in. That means power levels can drop to zero during the cycle. This happens very quickly and is undetected by humans and rarely has an effect on whatever device is being powered. In fact, residential power is single phase and there’s never a problem powering devices in our homes. But for very large and demanding power applications, this dip can cause harm which is why three-phase systems exist.


    The easiest way to visualize these power differences is to imagine a wave. One single wave (i.e. a single phase system) starts at zero, goes up to the peak, and goes back down to zero before the next wave starts. In a three-wave system, the three waves in sequence each individually look and act the same as the single wave, but since they arrive in sequence, their total power overlaps a bit providing more power than the single phase circuit, keeping that power always above zero, and distributing the total load over three phases/waves so there is less draw on one single wave.

    It All Comes Down To Power Needs
    If you’re questioning whether you need a single-phase or a three-phase generator, you need to think about your power needs and your budget. Single-phase systems are less complex and less costly. They are more common in residential or rural applications where the loads are relatively small. Unsurprisingly, 3-phase systems are more costly to install and maintain, but depending on your power needs, they may be a necessity.


    3-phase systems are ideal for high-capacity settings which is why you usually only see them in industrial and commercial areas. Data centers, in particular, benefit from 3-phase backup generators due to the increased distribution capacity. 3-phase systems can power multiple racks whereas single-phase systems cannot.

    If your generator system will power air-conditioning units, pumps, heat pumps, well pumps, a welder’s shop, or irrigation pumps and you need assistance calculating your service size, please let us know. We will make sure you get the right size. Aurora Generators will provide this service free of charge of course. We will ensure that when your generator is built, the voltage is set. All generators are tested and load tested before leaving our factory.

    Our reps are trained to recommend only what's best for you, the valued customer. We will never try to upsell you on something you do not need. We prefer, to be honest, and gain your trust since word of mouth advertising is the best source of advertising. Call us today to discuss your generator needs at 1-877-510-6807.

     

     

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    The Most Important Things To Consider When Purchasing A Home Standby Generator

    The Most Important Things To Consider When Purchasing A Home Standby Generator 0

    A home standby generator is a major purchase and should be amortized over its expected life. A diesel generator can last 15 to 20 years. For most residential applications a high quality diesel generator will last a lifetime. For this reason, we recommend the purchase of a high quality Aurora diesel generator with suitable features for your application. A cheap or bargain priced generator will become an expensive lesson when they fail, or can greatly effect the safety and well being of your family.

    If you are thinking about buying a ‘Made In China’ generator or from another foreign country, do yourself a favor and consider the following:

    Many foreign country generators do not have North American required EPA approval and or fake phony environment certificates. It is difficult to verify their certificates authenticity and the foreign manufacturers know that, so they claim they have EPA approval but most do not.

    Most foreign made non-EPA compliant generators have terrible fuel economy, produce excessive emissions and consume excessive amounts of fuel. Many of the countries that make these generators are the biggest polluters on the planet and do not have, or enforce any environmental controls.

    Buying foreign generators hurts the economy here. Buying their generators not only pollutes our environment but it puts North Americans out of work, contributes to the trade deficit and devalues the US dollar

    Most foreign made generators do not carry North American electrical approval or a warranty so you will be “ON YOUR OWN” if an issue arises. All Aurora Generators are manufactured and assembled with North American approved electrical components,  and carry of the best warranties in the business. We strongly stand behind our products! 

    The DYNAGEN Controller we install on all our generators is the brain of your generator system. This state of the art controller is easy to use and will provide all the information you will need. The controller monitors all of the generators engine and alternator parameters. Including speed for hertz, engine oil pressure and coolant temperature as well as a variety of other generator functions. Engine shut down occurs if one of the threshold settings is not within parameters , or fails. Additional auto start/stop for automatic transfer switch grid tied home standby, or off grid home standby coupled with battery banks and auto start/stop inverters.    

    A generator is a mechanical and electrical device that over time will need some service and parts. We offer parts that you can order with your generator so that you will have them handy when they are required. Just ask one of our reps to include filters at the time of your order.

    Make sure you are purchasing a generator system that will be supported in the future from a company that will be there to support you. Aurora Generators has been in business since 2005 and our friendly and knowledgeable staff is always here to help when it is needed  

    Know what you intend to run with your generator and make sure the generator you purchase will handle your load. Our staff can help you size the correct size generator for your home or application.

    We look forward to talking to you and remember, you will never be pressured into buying anything from us. We will offer you knowledgeable information which will allow you to decide what generator is right for you. No one enjoys being pressured into buying anything and we would never do that. Call us today at 1-877-510-6807.

    TIPS FOR WHEN THE POWER GOES OUT THIS WINTER

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    TIPS FOR WHEN THE POWER GOES OUT THIS WINTER 

     

    When the power goes out in the summer months, it is easy to just go outside or hang out with neighbors and friends; having drinks and laughs before the power is restored. In the winter month's, it is not as easy especially if you have small children; pets or a newborn to deal with.Here are some tips to help you stay warm and safe:

    1) Dress in layers. Putting on multiple layers of clothing may seem obvious when the cold starts, but it's a must when your power is out. Hypothermia usually kicks in fast depending on the temperature outside. Be sure to wear hats, gloves and scarves, as well as insulated socks and shoes, to keep your body warm at all times. Since you never know just how long you will be going without any power, keeping each item of clothing on for as long as possible is highly recommended.

    2) Stock up on food and water. Your body also needs plenty of energy to keep your temperature at an acceptable level. In addition to drinking plenty of water, eating foods that have high calorie and sugar levels will provide your body with the energy it needs to stay warm when the temperatures drop down. If you have pets, be sure to have extra food on hand for them as well. Always have a supply of canned food, bottled water, batteries and pet food if you have pets. Keep your pets dressed through the cold winter months. You should keep enough food and water to last up to four weeks. 

    3) Any small openings in your house doors, garage door or window framing can quickly get that cold air into your home fast. Use packaging tape, old rags or bubble wrap to block any cracks or openings Insulate windows with plastic shrink wrap or install secondary storm windows to keep cooler air from entering your house. You can conduct a test to see if you have drafts coming into your house or trailer. Use a lighter or a candle and maneuver around your doors and windows to see if the flame blows out. Make sure you use caution when doing this and only conduct such a test when your lights are working. 

    MONEY SAVINGS TIPS

    1) Here is a ceiling fan trick you may not know about. Turn your ceiling fan on and set it to a clockwise rotation. It will redirect warmer air back down keeping you and your family below warmer. This is done of course when power is on unless you have a generator during a power outage

    2) If you have not done so already, change all your light bulbs to LED bulbs as this will save you plenty of money in your hydro bills. The price of LED bulbs have dropped a lot over the last serval months as more and more consumers switch over. It costs about 80% less to light up your home with LED bulbs instead of traditional light bulbs. The savings are incredible in return for a small investment in new LED bulbs 

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    Shipping delays to several areas due to hurricane Matthew - October 6, 2016 0

    Evacuations in the southeast due to Hurricane Matthew are resulting in multiple road closures. The storm is expected to deliver heavy amounts of rain, strong winds and the potential for severe flooding. Your Aurora Generator may be delayed in reaching you.

    Freight scheduled for delivery today or that is traveling through these areas may be delayed.

    The following locations are closed today. Delivery operations are suspended and freight destined for these locations will be held until conditions improve:

    • Florida - Miami, Pompano Beach, West Palm Beach, Jacksonville, Orlando
    • Georgia - Savannah
    • South Carolina - Charleston, Myrtle Beach

    We will be closely monitoring the storm and will make adjustments with our freight carriers as needed.

    All generators that have already been shipped and going to these locations will be held in freight warehouses until it is safe to have trucks proceed to these areas.

    If you are waiting for your generator to arrive, you can call us and we will get an update from the carrier who is shipping your generator.

    All shipments carry insurance. If your freight was shipped via FedEx Freight and it arrives damaged, simply call FedEx at 1-800-Go-FedEx and they will assist you with your claim. If you have any questions regarding insurance please call us at 1-877-510-6807.

     

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    Hurricane Matthew Image Looks Like an evil Skull

    Hurricane Matthew Image Looks Like an evil Skull 0

    An interesting satellite image of hurricane Matthew has been circulating through the media. It just goes to show what the Caribbean and several states in the USA are up against. 

     

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    How Much Will It Cost To Install A Whole House Generator? 0

    Whole house generators are becoming more popular year after year because of higher demand for electricity.

    Automatic standby generator systems can be found on almost everywhere including homes, businesses, schools, data centers, public works buildings, hospitals, gas stations, government buildings etc. Simply, if you have electricity service, you've probably experienced a power outage sometime in your lifetime. You can protect yourself from power outages by getting an automatic standby generator installed that runs automatically and hands-free. The question is, how much does a generator system cost to install?

     

     

    Generator installations are dependent on many variables such as region, equipment costs, electrical installation and on the electrical company you hire to do the work. However, the average price for an automatic standby generator system has reduced greatly over the past few years thanks to technology and manufacturing advances. In most areas across the USA an automatic standby generator system can cost anywhere from $2,500.00 to $4,000.00 on average plus the cost of the generator itself. Most systems installed are in the $3,000.00 range for the average sized 2,500 square foot home and includes whole house coverage, even your air conditioning. 

    It is very important that a licensed electrician does your installation for obvious reasons but the most important; it will be covered under warranty only if a licensed electrician does your install.  

    There are several generator system setups, options, and scenarios available which allows for generator system costs to vary greatly. 

    The first question to ask yourself is, what is your goal for backup power needs? Most systems installed cover all of the essentials in your house such as your furnace, refrigerator, sump pumps, well pump, water heater, garage door, kitchen, bathroom, and perhaps a family room. These systems are typically in the $3,000.00 to $4,000.00 range plus the cost of the generator. As you add more circuits to be covered, the bigger the generator that is required. Generators are sized based on the power demand. The more power consumption existing, the bigger the generator is required. At Aurora Generators it is our goal to make sure you have or find the right company to install your generator. If you do not have an electrician already, we will help find an electrical contractor through our dealer program or we will help search for an installer for you. 

    It is very important for us to make sure you are well taken care of when you make your purchase for one of our home standby generator models. It is service after the sale that sets us apart from our competition. Remember, we never pressure you into buying anything. That is not how we operate here. We are here to inform you on our product line and to help you decide what the best size generator is for you.  We leave the final decision up to you. That is why more and more people trust and call us first when they are looking for a generator. We leave the high pressure sales tactics up to our competitors. Call us today at 1-877-510-6807 to speak with a knowledgeable staff member who is looking out for your best interest.

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