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GENERATOR USAGE

Generators are used to perform a wide variety of chores. The wide variety of

generators meet the demands of the variety of almost all potential users.

Generators offered by GeneratorJoe provide a high quality power source that is

reliable and convenient to use.


GENERATOR POWER
Most generators produce AC voltage, very similar to the voltage available in
your home.
The amount of power that a generator can produce is rated in watts (power).
For Example, an EM2500 generator produces a MAXIMUM 2500 watts of
power. This means the EM2500 could provide power to 25 one hundred watt
light bulbs at the same time. The generator would then be at
its MAXIMUM power outpu
MAXIMUM AND RATED POWER
A generator should never be operated at its MAXIMUM power output for
more than 30 minutes.
RATED power is a more reliable measure of generator power. It is the power
that a generator can produce for long periods of time. Typically
the RATED power is 90% of the MAXIMUM power.
LOADS
In the previous example, the light bulbs are the LOAD of the generator. The EM2500 generator
can handle a LOAD of no more than 2500 watts maximum.
The light bulb example is called a RESISTIVE type load and the POWER it requires is pretty easy
to understand. Other RESISTIVE types of LOAD are things like toasters, convection ovens, hot
plates, curling irons, coffee makers, stereos and TV's. RESISTIVELOADS are usually those that
do not have electric motors.
Another load is the REACTIVE type and is a little more confusing. Typically, a REACTIVE load
contains an electric motor. This type of load may require up to three times as much power
(wattage) to START as it does to keep it running. Examples of REACTIVE type loads are air
conditioners, refrigerators / freezers, furnace fans, well pumps, bench grinders and air
compressors.