Author Topic: Death match: "4kw" chinese generator vs 30yr old 4kw Onan  (Read 2420 times)

Offline machinisttx

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Death match: "4kw" chinese generator vs 30yr old 4kw Onan
« on: September 25, 2016, 12:12:10 PM »
Found this thread over on the smokstack forum and thought ya'll might get something out of it. More info there than what might be expected, including an autopsy of the failed set. http://www.smokstak.com/forum/showthread.php?t=158819

Cliff notes version: Chinese junk dies after failing to deliver close to rated capacity. Fuel consumption exceeded estimates. Chinese junk would have destroyed virtually any electric motor connected to it(low voltage and hz). Old green generator purrs along like a contented kitten, ready for many more hours of service.  ;D

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Re: Death match: "4kw" chinese generator vs 30yr old 4kw Onan
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2016, 12:56:14 PM »
A great case for carefully buying good, used, maintained equipment.

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Re: Death match: "4kw" chinese generator vs 30yr old 4kw Onan
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2016, 07:06:02 AM »
Thanks for posting. Nice find