Author: Engineer

Generator Expertise Matters and Here’s Why

You need a true expert to install or service your generator.  Unfortunately, many of our competitors don’t have the necessary expertise.  But why does it matter?  What’s so different about generators that makes expertise so vital?  It starts with technology.

Tropical Generator Radio

Tropical Generator has partnered with WFSX, better known as 92.5 FoxNews radio to get our message out to Naples, Estero, and Fort Myers!  You’ll hear our ad during the Rush Limbaugh program from 12p-3pm.  Did you hear the ad? (Listen

Cummins Introduces New 20kW Generator

After almost 10 years, the Cummins Onan 20kW residential air-cooled generator is getting a complete redesign.  The new model is called the C20 N6H and uses the Cummins QSJ999 engine.  Cummins likes to have multiple names for the same product, so

Generators for Hurricanes in Naples, Estero and Fort Myers

Customers ask a simple question: “What’s the best generator for my situation?”.  Of course, you can call us at Tropical Generator and we can usually answer that question for you.  But what are some good guidelines? At a bare minimum,

Naples Collier County Wildfires and Power Outages

Wildfires can occur in Florida, particularly in the winter months when rainfall is lower and brush is dry.  Yesterday, I-75 was closed east/south of exit 105 due to heavy fire and smoke.  Naples and Collier County saw the heavy smoke.

Fort Myers and Naples Generator RV Belt Maintenance

A common cause of trouble in RV generators is a loose main drive belt.  Most larger-capacity generators (5,000 watts and above) will have one of these belts.  This belt transfers power from the generator engine to the main alternator.  This alternator is what

Fake Load Bank Test at Surgery Center!

This one is hard to believe.  In a previous blog posting we talked about a local surgery center in Cape Coral and how their previous generator company performed inadequate maintenance.  As it turns out, it’s worse than we thought. In

Competitor Cleanup – Surgery Center

We got a call from a local surgery center in Cape Coral, Florida.  Their generator was having problems and their existing generator company wasn’t taking care of it.  Any location in Florida performing surgery is required to have a backup

Customer Cleanup #34 – Generac 20kW

From time to time we get calls from customers that are unsatisfied with other Southwest Florida generator dealers.  But why are they unsatisfied?  Every company is going to run into difficulties occasionally.  Customers don’t typically mind when something goes wrong.

Generators for Oxygen Concentrators and Medical Equipment

We sometimes get phone calls from customers that need to power medical equipment during a power outage, or while traveling.  Things like oxygen concentrators and CPAP machines.  Powering medical equipment requires a clean power signal from a quality generator.  Using a

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