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A well-designed system integrating batteries and generator can be more fuel-efficient

Posted 09-25-2022 at 12:08 PM by jdhpa


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Originally Posted by Nonesuch View Post
Even local "preppers" will add a sizeable generator to their plans, if only because it was less expensive than buying sufficient batteries to carry them through a multi-day storm outage (heayy cloud cover would provide nowhere near enough sunlight to recharge the batteries).

A well-designed system integrating batteries and generator can be more fuel-efficient; generators work best running at 50-75% of rated capacity, so instead of having the genny chugging along all night when your house consumes very little power, you can run it in the "power band" for a few hours by having the output charge the batteries back up, then sip away at the stored battery power at night.
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