Yes, but... how close to the limit are all the other components being stressed? Unless it can be proven otherwise, I personally would derate something like this to between 50%-70% of its max rating - I simply don't trust manufacturer's specifications, especially for steady-state full-load operation.Aerowhatt wrote:I need to know accurately since I'm shopping generators. I know many will suggest getting a 5k genset. However generators are far more efficient very close to their continuous rated load. Most will use 75% to 80% of the fuel to run at 50% load as they will at 100% load. So you get 50% more electricity produced for only 25% more fuel burned if you can size the genset very close to your continuous load. Plus smaller gennies are lighter!
Cutting it way too close for my liking. Besides, I'm assuming you want to use this as a charging backup in an emergency, so I presume you would want to draw power for other loads in addition to the i-MiEV? Notice they spec run time at 50% load.Aerowhatt wrote:... Speaking of Gensets What do you think ... about this one on a cargo platform? 121lbs without the wheel kit and 3200 watts continuous.
Still thinking of moving this discussion to a genset thread....