Honeywell mini zone and generator power
I would not run any furnace off a generator. Modern circuit boards are designed for 60 cycle/60 hz power and nothing else. They are polarity sensitive and voltage sensitive (and have monitors for voltage) and can be easily damaged. We get a LOT of that in the Summer with A/C's/storms. Generators are good for power tools which can use power from 58 to 62 cycle with no problems and light bulbs which also don't care. I have a Coleman 5000 watt generator and bought an expensive power conditioner from an electronics store, like the clean power supply UPS that computers use. You also have to have a expensive transfer switch so you don't backfeed power into the grid and get sued for damages or killing a power lineman who may be working to correct the power failure.
"Cut it twice and it is still too short".
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Last edited by yuri; 02-12-2010 at 10:15 PM.