It seems God has a plan for us after all. Just days after the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) disappointed us and suspended the strike action, I began looking for an alternative way to live in a country where there’s an average of 2 hours of electricity supply every day. Just as I was about giving up, I saw a tweet which read “RUN YOUR GENERATOR ON GAS”, I didn’t pay much attention to the tweet but the attached video did what it was put there to do – persuade me to open the link.
Then I saw what my eyes have not seen before, a generator... an actual generator running on propane tanks and making almost no noise. This new development ranks up there with other amazing Nigerian technologies like the new easy to open peak milk container and sachet tomato paste so I’m sharing it with you.
Its advantages are numerous really. Running your generator on gas is cheaper and more economical. It is eco-friendly as it makes your generator produce zero smoke. The engine oil used lasts longer and it allows your generator last longer before it requires servicing.
According to the distributors, “12.5kg gas of N2,500 gives you 35-40hrs of electricity on 2.5Kva gen - that's about N63.00/hr or 7days, if you run gen for max of 5hrs/day”
The technology is simply, it’s an easy to install hybrid carburettor that converts your existing petrol generator to also run on domestic/cooking gas.
Lots of Nigerians are still afraid of gas, as some think it could cause explosion. Truth is a running propane gas cylinder on generator is safer than running it on cookers. Cookers naturally generate flame (naked fire), yet do not cause explosions, as the cylinders are built to handle the generated flame, whereas your generator doesn't generate flame. Again, if there's a leakage from your cylinder/hose in your kitchen, gas can easily accumulate and any ignition can cause fire, being that your kitchen is an enclosure, whereas your generator and cylinder, being outside, has adequate ventilation, which will naturally circulate away any leaked gas - reducing the chance of fire and explosion, in case of fire ignition.
Although we recommend you keep your generator and cylinders outdoors to avoid overhearing, and use a hose of 3-5 yards. Also, avoid having your generator in a cluster of running generators, like we have in some apartments.
This device isn't compatible for 'I better pass my Neighbour' (the smallest tiger generator) and generators with capacities above 10kva. Yamaha generators are not compatible also).
The device costs N30,000 for 2kva - 3.5kva generator capacity or N40,000 for 4kva -10kva generators
You only need to buy a gas cylinder, regulator and hose (if you don't have already).
If you’re interested in making your life a whole lot easier, contact any of the closest distributor to you.
LAGOS – MAINLAND
20 Adeniran Ogunsanya, Surulere |08069718569 | 08027196002
LAGOS – ISLAND
The Palms Mall (Shoprite), Inside Game Discount Store - (Left Wing), Lekki - Lagos. 09091113000 | 08093001818
Suite 207, Better Living Plaza, Beside NSCDC Headquarters, Wuse Zone 5 | 08060003475 | 08102989009 | 07056585376
Luli Mull: 20, Rumuorla/Rumuadolu Road, Port-Harcourt: 08063365500 | 08091050928 | 08135250579
38 IBB Way, by Rabana | 08065957992 | 08108977531