No matter the job, United Rentals carries the power generation equipment needed for a consistent energy supply. Choose between resistive, capacitive or reactive load banks to ensure quality and reliability of your backup or emergency power equipment. We offer portable generators, diesel generators and natural gas generators for rent, designed to maintain consistent power and production on remote jobsites or through outages. We also carry a large inventory of power distribution rental equipment, including transformers, cables, transfer switches and power distribution boxes, to serve any need the project calls for. We carry reliable rentals from the top manufacturers, like HIPOWER, to ensure you receive the best quality equipment, every time.
Learn more about power generation equipment in our FAQ section below.
A UPS, or uninterruptible power system, provides backup power when your regular power source fails or voltage drops to an unacceptable level. A UPS is like a backup battery, designed for the safe, orderly shutdown of a computer and connected equipment.
For each type of electrical equipment, there is a different tool to test if everything is working. Multimeters, or VOMs, are portable handheld electrical testing devices that survey a range of measurements for industrial and household electronics. Load banks are used to test power generation equipment to ensure proper functionality.
To properly calculate backup power, one must first calculate average power consumption, critical loads and backup duration. Average power consumption can be calculated by multiplying the power in kilowatts by the hours of use per day, week or month. To calculate critical loads, add up the power consumption of all critical loads that require backup power and multiply this by the number of hours you need the backup power to last. To calculate backup time, one should consider battery age, type and temperature, but you can use the following formula for a rough estimate: battery time = battery capacity/discharge rate. Once that is calculated, backup power can be found by adding up the power consumption of all critical loads that require backup power and multiplying this by the number of hours you need the backup power to last. Need more help? Contact one of our equipment experts for further guidance.