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Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by Newburydave, Oct 14, 2012.

  1. DirtyDave

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    in my use when power is out, my genny rarely surges in rpms. Maybe since I use those flourecent screw ins and the wife is miser?
     
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  2. JohnnyB_44

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    Hi All - just to muddy the waters a bit; we had a late season ice storm up here in Central Ontario last Friday - our power was out from Friday 9am to Sunday 9pm. Broke out my champion 3000/4000 genny which ran computer, microwave, fridge, lights, flat screen TV OK but wouldn't run my ECO-65 pellet stove!!! It started up OK, but the fans sounded like a bag of bolts & the room convection fan would hardly run. Had to shut it down. For next time, should I be putting a pure sine wave inverter between the genny & the stove?? Appreciate your thoughts.
     
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  3. briansol

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    Yup, try something like the ups in my sig. it conditions wall power, and is pure sine on its battery (unplugged/not running on generator), so the conditioner should clean up the generator a ton.
     
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    Thanks! My local Staples has that UPS on special right now, so will probably get one soon.
     
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    Let us know how it works. Most UPS go nuts on generator power.
     
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    please do ! there's been so many threads about this with speculation one way and the other , but no proof . someone's gotta take one for the team :)
     
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    My cheap chinese inverter runs through my ups to.the stove without issue. There are generator settings on these units that will allow more fluctuation before switching to battery power.
     

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