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I always understood genset wattage ratings to be their max spike load capacity, but continuous load was notably lower.
It depends on the generator. Low speed 4-pole ones like Northern Lights, Kohler, etc are generally rated for continuous load, while high speed 2-pole ones like NextGen, Entec, etc are generally rated at max temporary load.

For example, our previous NextGen was plate-rated 5.5kW, but could only be run at 4.5kW continuous. Our current Kohler is plate-rated 8kW, and that is for 8kW continuous duty.

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I always understood genset wattage ratings to be their max spike load capacity, but continuous load was notably lower.
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I always understood genset wattage ratings to be their max spike load capacity, but continuous load was notably lower.
That's an odd coincidence.


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Re: eight kilowatts

Huh, and I already gave the same reply. Short memory, I guess.

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