Freddy wrote:If you want to plow a foot deep the horse remains the same size regardless of how fast or slow you ask him to walk.
Great analogy Freddy! Now I understand completely. If school was taught that way I'd have been a straight-A student!
gaw wrote:Usually a 4 pole generator is powered by a diesel engine running 1800 rpm. Larger generators are usually 4 pole and smaller ones are 2 pole...........
Now I understand. Double the poles & you can halve the RPM & still get 60 cycles. Never thought of that! Learn something new every day.
Not to hijack, but I just got a smokin
deal last week on a Yamaha EF6300iSDE inverter generator. Was a bit of coin, but at 40% off the out-the-door price of a local dealer - AND SHIPPED TO DOORSTEP - , I HAD to jump on it! My old gen is already gone! But the whole point of posting this, is that the engine is 32cc's smaller & has 4 LESS horsepower than my old gen - goes against the 2hp rule that I've always gone by - but is rated for the same 5500W nominal power. That's some kick-ass efficiency right there!!
This one has a 6300W max vs. the 6500W. http://www.yamaha-motor.com/outdoor/products/modelhome/622/0/home.aspx
Can even order an optional remote start for it!