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Re: eight kilowatts

Originally Posted by makobuilders View Post
BTW, outbound commented about installing a larger unit because the price was better, which is understandable. If you find yourself only running 2-3 kWhr over the next year, then consider having the injector pump (or other systems) de-tuned by a mechanic to a lower hp rating. The electrical head end does not care what it is loaded to (as long as the RPMs are correct), it's the diesel unit that needs to run properly.
Actually de rating the hp will could the output of the generator as less hp means less mechanical power to convert to electrical power, so de rating the diesel could de rate the output of the generator if the diesel does not generate sufficient power to produce the wattage, i.e if it where a 1hp engine it could produce 745.69 watts maximum assuming 100% conversion efficiency which they are not, if it were de rated to 0.8 hp a 20% reduction then the maximum electrical power that could be produced is 596.55 watts. In the end power is power whether it is Horse Power or electrical and changing one will result in changing the other.

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