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Old August 28, 2011, 11:30 AM
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Originally Posted by Bond007 View Post
... if you ever need a generator the minimum recommended is much more powerful than you would think it should be if you base it on the power requirements ...
Just as a rule in electric engineering design, when you design something that will be powered by an electric engine, the power of the engine should be chosen in such a way that the task at 100% will be run only with 60% of the engine power. In this way the engine can cope fine with overloads from the task. A 50% spike from the task could still be run by the engine while being in the full specs of normal functioning. Also as a rule the engine should support 120% overload from the task for 20 mins and an overload of 150% for 5 minutes.
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