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Re: Are portable generators safe?

It's fun comparing a battery bank to your savings account. If you have a regular income your savings account doesn't have to be as big as the case of the fellow whose income is intermittent. He needs an account big enough to cover the times when there is no income. A generator is similar to a regular income while relying on solar/wind is like the fellow who gets temporary employment and has to put a lot in the bank to cover periods of unemployment. Trojan Battery calls that time period the "days of autonomy". It recommends five days of battery capacity if you are relying on solar only while saying two days of autonomy is sufficient for dependable charging. The battery consumption in both cases may be the same but the charging frequency determines your battery capacity. Thanks. Steve S.
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