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  1. K

    Advice needed. Which genset for off grid?

    Ah! I'll keep that in mind as the water pump and washer/dryer have the biggest loads. Thanks!
  2. K

    Advice needed. Which genset for off grid?

    Thanks K! I drove back down to Atlanta and got an exchange for the Magnum since I didnt open it up yet. Got the Schneider XW+6848 for a little more. I think this will be a better choice in the long run. Thanks again! Vince.
  3. K

    Advice needed. Which genset for off grid?

    Looking at the one you have and the others to see the difference. Theres the XW, XW PRO and NA. The one your using is 240vac output and the other 2 are 120/230vac output?. Looks rather nice and has plenty of power at 6800W. Vince
  4. K

    Advice needed. Which genset for off grid?

    Hey J! Nothing to forgive. Your list is very interesting and much longer than my list! I would dearly love to know how you do all that on 40 some odd amps As the underground mechanic told Max -- Unlimited. And you'll notice he didnt go over 120mph which is far from unlimited. The...
  5. K

    Advice needed. Which genset for off grid?

    Slim to none for running everything at once! We dont use the washer everyday as we have a "wash day" 2 times a week - the Slpendide only uses 1300w. Most likely 220v for the pump using a 1:2 step-up transformer. Why? Because I already have a marine grade 120v:220 v step up transformer from...
  6. K

    Advice needed. Which genset for off grid?

    The wife and I are at 4450W total for phone/tablet charging, washer/drier, LED lighting, 40" TV, a Nuwave induction plate, a convection microwave, ceiling fans, Instant pot, etc - still can only guess at the water pump. This is if we use everything everyday. Time for a beer! 🍻 Vince.
  7. K

    Advice needed. Which genset for off grid?

    Karl and Guyfang - let me look to see if theres any change between the couch cushions. I may also have to quit feeding my two 24lb cats catnip addiction also.. Vince
  8. K

    Advice needed. Which genset for off grid?

    Jeep and Light - its interesting anyway and thanks for the great try jeep! Thanks Light for getting us all the straight skinny! I chasing down several leads from some nice forum members as well as calling in some favors from some buddies up in Alaska. If I can get the right unit and trailer...
  9. K

    Advice needed. Which genset for off grid?

    200KW? What model is that? I bet its way out of my budget - like way out of the country way out. Cummins owns Caterpillar right? I want to see how big it is and what it weighs! Vince
  10. K

    Advice needed. Which genset for off grid?

    Thank you, LITD! MEP-803A it is then. What a great thread its been! Vince
  11. K

    Advice needed. Which genset for off grid?

    Ok - Ive gone though this thread https://www.steelsoldiers.com/threads/mep803a-and-mep003a-difference.99115/ 803a vs 003a What do those in the know say? Air cooled or water cooled? I am not concerned about the noise level differences. Not trying to be difficult, but its down to these 2...
  12. K

    Advice needed. Which genset for off grid?

    Sorry, Buddy. Didnt mean to make lite of your injuries. No one comes away whole from war. Vince
  13. K

    Advice needed. Which genset for off grid?

    Jeez! You win rickf! Vince
  14. K

    Advice needed. Which genset for off grid?

    I understand completely! I was once on the receiving end - they said they were sorry they fired on our position and that it was an "accident". They also had bad aim. Thats the only reason my squad survived. I will not admit to giving anyone a butt whooping afterward. Vince
  15. K

    Advice needed. Which genset for off grid?

    Depends on which end your on! Vince
  16. K

    Advice needed. Which genset for off grid?

    And that ladies and gents is what its all about! Warranty support looks good on paper, but when you need something expensive like a genset fixed like right now, it probably wont happen especially in bad weather. I've been around military generators a lot when I was in, but always took them for...
  17. K

    Advice needed. Which genset for off grid?

    Oh? Let me look and see. Noise is not an issue if the noise tells me its still running. Thanks for the advice! Ok - looking at a video, it seems the difference between it and the 803 is the 003 has no enclosure - correct? And noisy of course, but its whisper quiet compared to standing...
  18. K

    Advice needed. Which genset for off grid?

    Ah! Warrants! Love most of you guys. I have a Warrant 0-4 buddy (retired) that flew AH-1 Cobras in Desert Storm. He loved to tell people he was there to solve problems you didnt know you have in ways you dont understand. Seemed to be the unit mantra. Actually it fits all Warrants. ;) Thats...
  19. K

    Advice needed. Which genset for off grid?

    Wind power? Oh yes - very doable. I know someone who uses a 6kw turbine in Juneau and that place is right on the ocean - its been spinning for 3 years with no problem. I would need a massive steel pole to get above the birch trees that will surround the place as well as a huge cement...
  20. K

    Advice needed. Which genset for off grid?

    It sounds nice - If my battery bank was 24V. Its 48V. I could use a stepup transformer though, but we're adding more complexity to the equation. Theres marine step up/down transformers for boats and ships just for that purpose. Vince
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