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Generator Rupture Basin Readiness

What the Art of War Tells Us About Readiness Sun Tzu was a sixth century B.C., Chinese army general whose influential writing on military strategy figures into the curriculum even today, at West Point. Admiral Yamamoto, the architect of the Imperial Japanese Navy’s attack on Pearl Harbor, was a devoted follower. About readiness Sun Tzu […]

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Why Does Our Generator Start or Stop for No Reason?

At CD & Power we get calls all the time asking, “Why did my generator just start up for no reason” or “Why didn’t it start when we had an outage?” Even in one case, “My generator is haunted. Can you help me out?” The questions are not without merit. Your generator is a complex […]

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The Pitfalls of Proprietary Generator System Software

Software plays an ever increasing role in our daily existence. We have travelled far beyond that fifth dimension, foreseen in The Twilight Zone back in the sixties. Driving into an automotive service station with an engine problem, what is the first thing a technician will do? They will plug the engine into a computer, because […]

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Meet Jeff Zimmerman – Central Valley Generator Technician

Many of our clients like to get to know the people they talk with on the phone or who travel to their site to service their generators. We wanted to make that a little easier for our generator service customers in Central Valley California towns like Modesto, Stockton, and Fresno. Meet Jeff Zimmerman. Jeff was […]

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Can you use biodiesel in your generator?

Because we are in the U.S. state that many see as the leader in environmental protection and sustainability, it’s no wonder that we have customers curious about using biodiesel in their portable backup generators and stationary backup generators. What to Consider When Using Biodiesel in Your Generator Warranty and Support. As with just about any piece […]

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Thoughts to ponder about Generator Replacement

Determining the right time to replace a generator can be a daunting task. A standby generator is one of those pieces of a business that feels useless. Kind of like a Contingency Plan. Until of course the power is out and it is the lifeline to keeping your business functioning or providing critical life safety […]

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Considering a Residential Generator? Start Here.

Having a permanent stationery generator installed at your home used to be a simple matter some ten years ago, but now California cities have adopted the full requirements of the National Fire Protection Association, standard 110 and the rules, regulations, and costs are quite extensive. People who have large parcels of land will have an easier time […]

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LOAD BANK TESTING, a Crucial Part of Generator Maintenance

The purpose of most generator sets is to provide a trustworthy source of power for your facility or business during an emergency situation when the power is out or not available for some reason. In the event of a power failure, there should be no doubt that your backup power source will kick into action and get you back up and running.  But […]

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What’s the Difference Between Natural Gas and Diesel Generators?

Only a few years ago, traditional logic for generator sets (gensets) held that: Diesel generators = reliable and inexpensive but also noisy, loud and messy. Natural gas generators = expensive and temperamental but also quieter and cleaner. Diesel fuel is the traditional choice for commercial and industrial standby power, but is by no means the only […]

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Finding the Right Generator for your Power Needs

Finding the right generator to manage  your power needs is one of the top priorities in choosing a generator to rent or purchase. Whether it’s for primary or standby power, if your new generator can’t meet your specific needs, you should rethink it.  It can put a lot of  stress on the unit and  it can even damage the pieces of […]

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