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Old 04-18-2013, 11:22 AM   #1
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Does anyone have experience with these and know what the sine wave is like? Thinking of buying one, but my equpment is rather perticular (UPS protected) and requires utility grade power so it runs in AC mode and charges the batteries. I'm looking at this one:

Come to think of it, is there a site that compares sine waves of various generators? Could be useful.


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Old 04-18-2013, 11:39 AM   #2
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You might want to search for the words...

electronics friendly generator

...then get one of those.


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I have a champion generator that is 3500 watts (4000 peak). It works well and supplies clean power in sine wave form. My uncle who is an electrical engineer looked over the schematic and was impressed with the circuitry. Mine is 120 / 240 volt and even with a heavy load on one leg and a light load on the other leg, the voltage stays consistent and is well regulated. I paid us $ 300 for mine about 3 years ago. I have been pleased with mine. I'm particularly impressed with the quality you get for the price. This is a link to the unit I have.
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I haven't used it, but generally speaking, you don't get more than you pay for.

I tried a cheap genny once, thought I might get a bargain, and it was a horrible piece of junk.
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Old 04-18-2013, 02:08 PM   #5
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You need to check the Genorator with a TRUE RMS meter and a meter that will read Hz ...

I know i say some off the wall stuff that peeps wonder about ..LOL

check the weight of the generator ... or pick up a cheaper one then and expensive one .... you MAY find that the difference is NOT in the moter side .... HINT HINT ....
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