Looking Forward to 2019: A Message from Erik Duthie

We hope you had a great 2018, we know Duthie did. We have officially expanded into San Diego, with our first office opening in October. Our hearts go out to all the victims of the wild fires and floods this past year. We hope they recover from that, as we know we were busy refueling generators and providing back up power. Looking […]

Duthie Power: Our Biggest Outage

Duthie Power: Our Biggest Outage San Diego Power Outage 2011: Our Biggest Outage The Power outage in San Diego in 2011 – that was probably the largest outage we have had to deal with. We have over 20 technicians in the service department, and six in the rental department. Depending on how many different events there are, we can handle five major […]

Which Generator Battery is Most Common?

Which Generator Battery is Most Common? Which Generator Battery is Most Common? Most generator service companies have a large stock of all the different sizes of batteries that are most commonly used in generator applications. For example, at Duthie we have 8D’s and 4D’s – these are used in our larger generators (typically 500 KW and above) and then we have smaller […]

What is the difference between a 22KW and 2000KW Generator?

What is the difference between a 22KW and 2000KW Generator? What is the difference between 22kW generators and 2000kW generators? A 22KW generator is a smaller piece of equipment that may be used at a small nursing home, small business or maybe a telecommunications site. They are really small as far as load capacity goes. That’s what we see out in the […]

AQMD – Setting the Rules for Emissions in California

AQMD – Setting the Rules for Emissions in the State of California AQMD – Setting the Rules for California Generator Emissions In California there is the Air Quality Management District. (AQMD) They are the ones that regulate and set the rules for emissions on all engine applications in the state of California. We are under very strict rules with the AQMD for […]

The Size of a Generator is Dictated by the Customers Load

The Size of a Generator is Dictated by the Customers Load What Size Backup Generator Do You Need? The size of a generator is dictated by the customer’s load, and it varies depending on the customer’s requirements. For example at a customers location they may require an air conditioner, some refrigeration, some test lab powering – it just depends on which items […]