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Generator efficiency

  1. Jun 15, 2013 #1
    Dear All,
    How can I improve the efficiency of a generator which is connected to common lighting and power loads? If there any use of capacitor bank in the Main Panel side if there only using the generator supply
     
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  3. Jun 17, 2013 #2
    Hello Fasl........ Welcome.

    I am not really sure what you mean by " If there any use of capacitor bank in the Main Panel side if there only using the generator supply"

    However - if the power factor of the loads ( summed) is poor then adding capacitors will help efficiency. Usually when someone is asking about efficiency like this they are looking for more than a few % that this will gain.

    Keeping in mind the LEAST efficient element in a generator is the combustion, if you are using gas or diesel ( internal combustion ) engine - the biggest improvement will be to make sure this is tuned, properly sized and the fuel is good ( dry, clean - etc)
     
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