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This Pramac Perkins 20 kVA silent diesel generator will provide backup power to a truck stop near Coventry, keeping the fuel pumping and the bacon butties on the go.

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A truck stop (also referred to as a service station across the pond) is designed as a rest stop for lorry and car drivers that need to take a break from driving. Found dotted along the motorway/highway, they usually have a petrol station and a few restaurants within them. Larger truck stops (mostly found in the U.S) also have supermarkets, an arcade, a variety of restaurants and sometimes even a movie theatre. But have you ever stopped to think how these large commercial buildings are powered?

Many use a diesel generator (which combines an electric generator and a diesel engine) to generate electrical energy and is designed to do so for a longer period of time in comparison to other power generators that are on the market. Providing constant power throughout the truck stop, the generators are crucial for the service stations’ success.

Generators are your chance to secure your business with a steady, reliable source of power. Whether you prefer to supply all the energy you need to support your own business and cut your reliance on the grid, or you want a backup emergency generator to ensure that power cuts are a thing of the past, our Norwich genset options can help you do just that.

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When you are running a business within the truck stop, whether it be a car or truck wash, restaurant or convenience shop, you need to know that the power will be on at all times. If you lost power (whether this is from a power cut or power shortage), you would lose customers. Not only will it cost you the money that truck drivers would have spent using your services, but you would also have to throw away any food or perishable items (if you are running a restaurant within a service station). A great way of ensuring that you don’t lose power is by investing in a backup diesel generator.

A backup (or standby) generator will make sure that if the original generator loses power, you won’t be left without it completely as it starts up within a few seconds of the other one going out. Even though this might be an initial large expense, in the long term it will save you the money that you would have lost if you were only relying on one diesel generator. If you are running a large truck stop and have a lot of things to power, only relying on one diesel generator is a bad idea. Powering all of the equipment, whether it being the truck wash, fuelling station or the restaurant with one generator alone may result in a power shortage.

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The ideal capacity to run the generator at is around 70-75%. This high capacity will allow for the maximum possible amount of fuel efficiency and for the engine to run smoothly. If it is below this, it will take a toll on the engine (as it is underloaded) and can cause damage to it – such as internal glazing or clogs occurring within the piston rings from residue or soot that was left there from the generator operating at a low capacity. Another benefit of purchasing a diesel generator for a truck stop is that, as it has fewer components than that of other generators, generally they will require minimal if no repairs and less maintenance.


Generator Focus: Cummins C1100D5

  • 1000 kVA Prime
  • 1100 kVA Standby
  • 50 Htz Frequency
  • 380 - 440 Volts

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