Generator (again)

Generator (again)

PostBy: BeerMonley On: Wed Oct 31, 2012 9:15 am

I know, i know, theres a million topics on this but i just want to be sure im shopping for the correct type and some of those threads get confusing.
I have a LL stove and from what i gathered from the other threads i want to get a alternator syle generator NOT a inverter style, is this correct?
BeerMonley
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Lesiure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pocono

Re: Generator (again)

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Wed Oct 31, 2012 9:29 am

As per the other thread, the owner of LL uses a Coleman 2250 generator I believe

That thread is here and the very first post is from Matt himself.

Running off of generators or inverters



Rick
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AA 260 heating both sides of twin farmhouse
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL Hyfire II w/ coaltrol in garage
Coal Size/Type: Pea in AA 260, Rice in LL Hyfire II
Other Heating: Gas fired infared at work

Re: Generator (again)

PostBy: SMITTY On: Wed Oct 31, 2012 9:32 am

From what I've heard, electric motors prefer the alt. style more than the inverter .... but I've run an inverter exclusively at my house (this post powered by it right now) for the past 3 years & have never had a problem. I don't have a stoker though .. but I don't think I'd have an issue. It's a 6300w unit. Yamaha EF6300iSDE. Don't really need an inverter - only bought it for the quiet factor & "mileage" ... and for the fact that it's not going to fry my ballasts like the chinese one did.

Inverters are STUPID cash - your better off with an alternator anyway.
SMITTY
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (not currently in use)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler

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Re: Generator (again)

PostBy: Yanche On: Wed Oct 31, 2012 12:23 pm

BeerMonley wrote:I know, i know, theres a million topics on this but i just want to be sure im shopping for the correct type and some of those threads get confusing.
I have a LL stove and from what i gathered from the other threads i want to get a alternator syle generator NOT a inverter style, is this correct?

The simple answer is "yes". Some inverter generators may work. But for a seldom use item, just buy the less expensive non-inverter alternator type generator.
Yanche
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Alternate Heating Systems S-130
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea

Re: Generator (again)

PostBy: vulcan On: Thu Nov 01, 2012 1:38 pm

After reading many opinions on this subject I didn't know which way to go but I really didn't want to spent the extra $ for the inverter type. So I called keystoker and was told the is no need to have an inverter they said my koker would run just fine on the alternator type and they were right tried it out for a few hours with the storm with no problems. Tractor supply has the same unit I bought on sale for 299.99 it's a champion 3500 w seems like a good unit for the price with good reviews online. I think they also make a 2000w for about $200.00. I am not sure if it helps but i did buy and use a good quality surge protector for my stoker.
good luck
vulcan
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: keystoker koker 160

Re: Generator (again)

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Thu Nov 01, 2012 4:12 pm

vulcan wrote:After reading many opinions on this subject I didn't know which way to go but I really didn't want to spent the extra $ for the inverter type. So I called keystoker and was told the is no need to have an inverter they said my koker would run just fine on the alternator type and they were right tried it out for a few hours with the storm with no problems. Tractor supply has the same unit I bought on sale for 299.99 it's a champion 3500 w seems like a good unit for the price with good reviews online. I think they also make a 2000w for about $200.00. I am not sure if it helps but i did buy and use a good quality surge protector for my stoker.
good luck



Ours and most others will work on the alternator type. The cheap Inverter type are the ones that may cause an issue. If it is an issue with the coal trol it would be an issue for any electronic devices and motors in the home anyway. If you do use a cheap inverter type just plug the convection fan directly into a power source and bypass the coaltrol and it should be fine. I have run our furnaces with the coal trol on a battery with a modified sign inverter.
Flyer5
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Pioneer

Re: Generator (again)

PostBy: SMITTY On: Thu Nov 01, 2012 11:22 pm

Just for reference, I plugged my 900w $90 Harbor Fright ( yeah, FRIGHT! :lol: ) into a battery backup unit I have for my computer here, and the thing went absolutely haywire. It kept switching non stop between battery power and line power, which shut down the computer several times - not good! It couldn't tell whether or not the power was on or off, probably due to the super-dirty current coming out of that cheap unit. I wouldn't recommend these alt.generators for anything you really care about. :lol:
SMITTY
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (not currently in use)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler

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