Re: Now the Bay Area rolling blackouts begin...

From: Michael S. Lorrey (
Date: Wed Jan 17 2001 - 15:55:56 MST

Actually, the generator will put out a decent AC for anything but
sensitive electronics like science instruments, etc. You can also, if
you get a multimeter with sine wave display you can download and build a
power conditioning circuit to soften the sine wave off of the blocky one
typically seen with cheaper gensets. You only need a Trace inverter if
you are using a DC generator like solar power.


Russell Whitaker wrote:
> >From: Scott Banister <>
> [SNIP]
> >
> >
> >Can anyone recommend a good gasoline generator to buy and/or a company to
> >install one?
> >
> If you want one now, join the frantic run on them at
> Costco. Any of them there are OK. However, if you want
> to power your house conveniently, you'll need an inverter
> set (such as Trace).
> If you're planning on dealing with outages for the next
> year, see if GE's Microgen home fuel cell is available now (not
> sure it is): .
> Russell
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