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Re: eight kilowatts

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Originally Posted by Minnewaska View Post
I always understood genset wattage ratings to be their max spike load capacity, but continuous load was notably lower.
Our 8kW Kohler genset has a 14hp engine and is continuously rated for 8kW at 77F. It derates 1% for every 10F above 77F.

Our 5.5kW Nextgen genset has a 11hp engine and is continuously rated for 5.0kW at 77F. I don't know its derate factor for temperature, but know that it doesn't like running higher than ~4.5kW at typical hotter temps.

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