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  1. Light in the Dark

    Advice needed. Which genset for off grid?

    If I were building a DC generator it would probably involve an old school Lister Petter air cooled engine, and a discrete DC alternator tied together either by chain drive or belt. But there are way more knowledgeable folks on the topic. Thats just something Ive considered doing over the years.
  2. Light in the Dark

    Advice needed. Which genset for off grid?

    Emergency use only sticker = not good for long term use
  3. Light in the Dark

    Advice needed. Which genset for off grid?

    I wish I knew more about this topic... long term I will have a freestanding (not grid tied) battery backup system utilizing hopefully multiple power inputs (renewable and diesel based).
  4. Light in the Dark

    Advice needed. Which genset for off grid?

    Based on the wattages you call out, I think the 802 is a better size for what you want to do... considering partial loading on anything other than peak, I believe you will not be able to sufficiently load down the 803 to keep it burning clean and not wetstack on you. Especially considering the...
  5. Light in the Dark

    Advice needed. Which genset for off grid?

    These sets above cannot be paralleled together. The box on the fender synchronizes the two machines, so you can 'hand off' a load to the other machine on the trailer without going down. It is not for parallel operation.
  6. Light in the Dark

    Advice needed. Which genset for off grid?

    Both are excellent machines. The newest 003 you can buy is now 27 years old. Parts are available, but less so over the years. 003 is louder, 803 is more refined. Both will do the job. 003s are built like tanks. 803s are excellent machines too. 003s are typically less expensive, because of the...
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