Generator Solutions

RCB Solutions provides a complete line of generators for commercial and consumer applications. We build and design diesel generators with customer specifications in mind and with the highest quality standards. We specialize in providing a wide range of well known and trusted brands of diesel generators, supplying generators from 11 kVa to 2mVa at competitive prices.

Our many years of experience in the backup power market, enables us to provide a tailor made solution specifically for you. RCB Solutions provides quality back-up power solutions using a wide range of engines such as Cummins, John Deere, Scania, MTU, Iveco,  Doosan and other ranges of quality engines.Through key partnerships and a focused client centric approach, RCB Solutions supplies diesel generators to many of South Africa’s blue chip companies and is a well known and respected company in its industry. A loss of power can be devastating, and quite often it comes unexpectedly. A stand-by emergency generator would eliminate these worries. Generators can provide instant power without even calling attention to the fact that there’s a problem. When deciding to purchase generators, there are many factors that need to be determined.


  • Providing excellent quality Generators built to clients specifications.
  • Accurate, on-site assessment of Back-up power requirements.
  • Delivery & Rigging. Commissioning of Generators.
  • Plinths and Civils.
  • Electrical Cabling & Installation.
  • Free 24hr, On-Site Technical assistance during the warranty period.
  • Ongoing Maintenance and Service Contracts. Diesel Delivery.

A brief explanation of the basic principles follows:​

A diesel generator consists of a diesel engine, coupled to an alternator. The engine provides the power, which the alternator converts to electricity. The engine is regulated to run at a constant speed, regardless of the load. Generators are rated in kVA (kilo Volt x Amps) as it is the product of Volts x Amps which limits the generating capacity of the alternator through the heating effect of the coils.

  • When the increase lasts three nanoseconds (billionths of a second) or more, it’s called a surge.
  • When it only lasts for one or two nanoseconds, it’s called a spike.

If the surge or spike is high enough, it can inflict some heavy damage on a machine. The effect is very similar to applying too much water pressure to a hose. If there is too much water pressure, a hose will burst. Approximately the same thing happens when too much electrical pressure runs through a wire — the wire “bursts.” Actually, it heats up like the filament in a light bulb and burns, but it’s the same idea. Even if increased voltage doesn’t immediately break your machine, it may put extra strain on the components, wearing them down over time. In the next section, we’ll look at what surge protectors do to prevent this from happening.