Tips on Buying a 50A Generator

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Tips on Buying a 50A Generator

Postby bm_cricket » Sat Apr 13, 2013 6:54 pm

I'm looking for a generator that can plug into our smallish grid of spider boxes. Everything runs on Hubbell 50A lines and I'm looking for tips on brands or places to buy generators. I know that plugs for companies goes against ePlaya rules but I think this is pretty harmless.

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Re: Tips on Buying a 50A Generator

Postby bm_cricket » Sat Apr 13, 2013 7:10 pm

BTW, I'm looking at something in the <10,000 Watt range.
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Re: Tips on Buying a 50A Generator

Postby RichardBilly » Fri Jul 26, 2013 12:16 am

Have you got the generator ? How much Watt it is ?

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Re: Tips on Buying a 50A Generator

Postby ygmir » Fri Jul 26, 2013 7:30 am

5 kw or bigger, I like diesel or propane. There are many brands. If you can afford it, buy the better ones, "industry standard" brands. in the long run, they are cheaper. But, you gotta have enough money to buy.
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Re: Tips on Buying a 50A Generator

Postby Token » Fri Jul 26, 2013 3:24 pm

If I needed 5K, the Honda EU 6500 fits the bill.

http://m.powerequipment.honda.com/gener ... s/eu6500is

Never a problem with my two EU2000 units in the past 10 years or so, despite the abuse.

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Re: Tips on Buying a 50A Generator

Postby bm_cricket » Fri Jul 26, 2013 4:32 pm

It sounds like my best bet is still a gas 7000 watt deal like the one Token pointed out. I would ideally have something that is a little bigger but the price jumps really fast.... I'm so running a pure 110v setup. I really want to upgrade.
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Re: Tips on Buying a 50A Generator

Postby RichardBilly » Sun Aug 04, 2013 9:52 pm

Have you got the generator ? How much Watt it is ?
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