The first generator setup was ventilated by several fans circulating, according to the formula I found, more than 5 times the air movement necessary. The generator worked multiple times for many hours longer, in hotter conditions than when it burned up. (After extensive reflection upon the event I've concluded it was for the best... Better than the generator burning up at a location with 200 lbs. of LP on board, me and my crew on board with 1000 or so dollars of food, the liability issues that could have happened plus the dozens if not hundreds of phones recording the bad press... so...) I'm interested in implementing something that will work all the time.i found these guys' introductory page informative.
Woke me up to the cooling problem.
Might that be what burned up your first one? How was it ventilated ?
I think i'd investigate propane refrigeration, too.
I have been reading into 240 volt alternators that can pump out the needed wattage. Would that work? A 240 volt vehicle alternator. I found one that says 100kw.
1.) Do all vehicle alternators put out DC power?(The ones I found don't specify)
2.) Would a 240 volt alternator pumping out the needed amount of watts, going to a distribution panel like in a house, being split into 120 volts be a proper thing to do? That is why I'm curious if all alternators put out DC power and if so...
3.) What would be the best course to convert that to the proper AC power?
Again, I thank everyone for their feedback and advice on the best course of action.