Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Series Hybrid

  1. Jul 17, 2010 #1
    What would be the wattage ratting for a gas/diesel generator to power an electric motor with these specs.

    72-144VDC
    190A Continuous
    43.7HP Continuous

    Thanks
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Jul 17, 2010 #2

    uart

    User Avatar
    Science Advisor

    Well the maximum electrical output is : 144 x 190 = 27.36 kW

    Assumming 85% efficiency the required input power would be 27.36/0.85 = 32.2 kW

    Which (no surprise) is approximately equal to 43.7 HP as given.
     
  4. Jul 17, 2010 #3
    thank you
     
Share this great discussion with others via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook