I bought a new generator today. It is an Onan 60,000 watt butt-kickin diesel. I got a good deal on it, so we bought it. As heavy as it is, it will take one heck of a wind to blow it away! I bought it for construction of future projects.
Well done. Onan is Good brand. What voltages and frequency (50, 60, 400 hertz) do you have on the output panel? I assume it's used? Is the engine in decent shape? Engines wear out first on these things. You may want to stock, common parts that ware out rapidly. Consult Onan parts house. Storage of Diesel fuel would be less dangerous than gasoline. How many people do you think this will support?
We had it running the other day, and since I drive a diesel pickup, I could tell the engine was in great shape. Two cylinder air cooled. The voltages and frequency rates I am not sure about, but I will look and let you know the next time I am at the shed where I put it. I went mostly on how good the engine was and brand name. And faith.
Standby KW 6 KVA 6 Amps 25
Continuous KW 5 KVA 5 Amps 20
A.C. Volts 120/240 Cycles 60 Phase 1 P.F. 1
Exciter 04SX1N1A 12 volt, negative ground (battery start)
Saw nothing on frequencies or Hertz. And yes it is used. The guy that had it ran two small apartments and a trailer on it. He also used it for construction. Onan is a division of Studebaker Corp.
Hertz = Cycles
KW = KVA = 1000 watt
5,000 watt generator is better fuel economy than the 60,000 watt. Looks like a useful unit.
Thanks Mike. Some day we hope to be able to convert it to wind or steam.