- Feb 16, 2015
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My son has a Generac propane whole house unit and it is 3600 rpm (no inverter).
Think about even a car engine running 24-7 how long would it take to say accumulate 100,000 miles? say 50MPH 100,000/50=2000hours, 2000hours/24=84days 84days/30=2.8 months call it 3 months. So in one year that would be like running your car for 400,000 miles. Not to mention how many oil changes you would do.One other point that the OP made was a system for long term, like end of world stuff. I don't think any of these system will provide power for weeks on end. I think we are talking about systems for multiple days to a week or so. If you want an end of world system I think you are sort of stuck with something that provides renewable power, solar, wind, batteries, all that sort of stuff. Whole different thing. Am I wrong?
Generac reports True Power™ Technology delivers best-in-class power quality with less than 5 percent total harmonic distortion for clean, smooth operation of sensitive electronics and appliances. However, While there is no firm limit in the US, IEEE 519 recommends that general systems like computers and related equipment have no more than 5% total harmonic voltage distortion with the largest single harmonic being no more than 3% of the fundamental voltage. I would say the Generac is perfectly good for sensitive equipment.