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Old 06-14-2009, 09:30 PM   #1
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Anyone know anything about Caterpillar Generators? Wanting to install a 60kw and haven't been able to find a lot of consumer feed back on them.... Thanks

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Not too many consumers have a 60Kw generator. Seems more like a commercial installation.
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Wow - that's a lot for residential use.

My motorhome generator I am connecting it up to the house in case of an emergency - 4kw unit and will run the kitchen, gas furnace, a couple lighting and outlet circuits, etc.
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Not too many consumers have a 60Kw generator. Seems more like a commercial installation.
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My thoughts too. Do you have any idea what a 60 KW generator would cost?? A whole lot. Unless you have a 20,000 square foot mansion, that's way more standby power than you need.
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We have a 750 Kw Cat at the office and are happy with it.
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60kw at 240v = 250A. Most people don't need their entire house backed up at peak current draw, all the time.
http://www.eia.doe.gov/emeu/consumpt...on_tables.html

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