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What factors affect the price of diesel generator sets?

May 17, 2022
Diesel generator sets are widely used in all walks of life as an emergency backup power supply. When purchasing diesel generator sets, general users will wonder, why the price difference of generator sets of the same power is so big? What factors affect the price of diesel generator sets?
1. The unit configuration is different
The diesel generator set we know is composed of a diesel engine and a generator + controller system, and the diesel engine is the power output part of the entire set, accounting for 70% of the cost of the diesel generator set. If the power part is a Cummins diesel engine, then regardless of the brand of the generator or other components, the unit is called a Cummins diesel generator set. When the diesel engine brand is the same and the power is the same, it is necessary to pay attention to other configurations. Same.
2. Different brands
For example, for 400kw diesel generator sets, imported brands include: American Cummins, South Korea's Daewoo, British Perkins, Sweden's Volvo, etc.; joint venture brands include Dongfeng Cummins and Chongqing Cummins; domestic brands include: Shangchai, Yuchai, Weichai, Dongfeng, etc. Wait. That is to say, the brand of diesel generator set is different, the price is different, and the grade will be different.
3. Different power
For example: 400kw diesel generator sets have 400kw for common use and 400kw for standby. Of course, their prices are different. Some manufacturers only say one power and sell the standby power as a common power to customers. In fact, the standby power is equal to 1.1*usual power, and the standby power is only used for one hour in 12 hours of continuous operation, so special attention should be paid to the difference in power when purchasing.
4. Refurbishment, deck
If it is the same configuration, the same model, the same brand, and the same power, then the price of diesel generator sets will not be too far apart. Of course, there are also some merchants who charge small ones, use shoddy ones, and refurbish old ones. Generally, the price of the unit will be much cheaper, but it is very prone to failure, which will seriously affect the normal use of the unit and cause greater economic losses to users.