A 10,000-watt generator is a device that converts mechanical energy into electrical energy. The high-amperage electrical supply provides power for large tools and appliances or in the event of power failure.
Electrical generators use a small gasoline or diesel motor to turn an alternator that supplies the electrical output. A voltage regulator, exciter windings, rectifiers and rotors work in a cycle to convert the raw electricity into high-voltage AC power. Larger generators are commonly used in commercial applications that require higher amperage to power large tools. Bench and handheld grinders, heavy-duty circular saws, pressure washers and other industrial motors all require high-amperage generators to function properly.