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Subject: Re: Gas Generator recommendations
From: twleiper@........
Date: Thu, 10 May 2001 23:12:02 -0400

Execpt you want the 5 HP engine to put away at about
1500 RPM with a nice quite muffler, and run about a
three to one belt/gear drive to get the alternator up to
the 3K to 4K rpm range. In that configuration your 5 HP
engine is more like a 2 HP engine, and it will run for
a very long time and very efficiently.

A standard 60 amp alternator will deliver 750 watts,
and you could always get an old cop alternator that
does twice that. Diesel cars also have beefed up
electrical systems. I had a diesel Rabbit years ago
that had an 80 amp alternator.

In any case, with plenty of battery storage, you would
just size things for your average anticipated load.


On Thu, 10 May 2001 06:41:45 EDT ChrisAtUpw@....... writes:
> In a message dated 10/05/01, twleiper@........ writes:
> > The other nice thing about Angel's setup is that you can power it 
> > indefintely with a 5 hp engine driving an old auto alternator.
> > 
>        A query Tom, a 5 hp engine will deliver 3.7 KW. Auto 
> genertors are 
> about 500W. It doesn't sound very efficient.
>        Chris

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