It is a wise decision to use a standby generator as an emergency electricity back up but acquiring a generator is a significant investment. There are many different types of generators available on the market, including new and used generators. A number of factors must be taken into account before reaching out a decision to go with a new generator set or a used generator such as the cost, manufacture lead time and quality.

New generators

One of the key differences is newly bought generators are made to order. There is no running record in the past and are ready to perform at optimal level. If it is properly maintained, a backup generator made by a reputable brand should last about 3,000 hours. That says, if you run the generator for about 100 hours per year, your generator will last about 30 years. Besides, buying a new generator comes with a standard manufacturer’s warranty and the warranty period is between 1 to 2 years. Free maintenance service is available within warranty period, including replacement of faulty parts due to product issue. In term of gas emission standard, latest model generator able to comply to the latest EPA requirement. Furthermore, a newly made generator would look aesthetically pleasing to the eye.

However, since that the new generators are made to order, a longer awaiting time is required for that. Standard manufacture lead time is about 8 weeks to 14 weeks.

Used generators

Second hand generators are readily available. A readily available generator has avoided production time and has saved the waiting time for clients for have urgent needs. Not only could that, acquiring a used generator save up to 40% of the cost. A 200KVA used generator costs only about thirty thousand dollars. Without worrying about the quality, used generators from credible sellers are serviced and tested. This means they run in top condition at a fraction of the price. In another point of view, a used generator has slightly shorter service life than a new generator because standby generator has low run hours. Besides, buying a used generator come with a shorter warranty period, usually only 3 months. After the warranty period, maintenance and service cost is chargeable. In term of gas emission standard, older model generator only meets older EPA requirement. Cosmetic marks from wear and tear could be found on a pre-owned generator. 

Newpower Genset

Over here at Newpower Pte Ltd, we are able to supply both new and second-hand generators whichever our customer prefers. We are able to provide warranty and a solid after sales services for both. When you purchase a second-hand generator there is no worry of lack of support or spare parts as we have been in the business for a long time and will continue to do so. We guaranteed a top notch after sales service and support for all our local clients.

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