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Posted by Dan Lanciani on June 20, 2010, 8:51 am
 


I picked one of these up at Lowes to temporarily power some incandescent
lights.  With a couple of hundred watts of load I notice that the lights
flicker slightly but annoyingly.  For a normal generator I'd let it slide,
but I thought the point of these inverter designs was "clean" power.  Is
slight flickering typical of the iX2000 or did I get a bad one?

                Dan Lanciani
                ddl@danlan.*com

Posted by ransley on June 20, 2010, 11:23 am
 


On Jun 20, 3:51am, ddl@danlan.*com (Dan Lanciani) wrote:

Did you check the voltage it puts out loaded, is that unit like the
Honda inverter that varies rpm to keep voltage constant. On constant
speed units to get 120v 60hz you  need 3600 rpm .

Posted by Dan Lanciani on June 20, 2010, 8:13 pm
 

Mark_Ransley@Yahoo.com (ransley) writes:
| On Jun 20, 3:51am, ddl@danlan.*com (Dan Lanciani) wrote:
| > I picked one of these up at Lowes to temporarily power some incandescent
| > lights. With a couple of hundred watts of load I notice that the light=
| s
| > flicker slightly but annoyingly. For a normal generator I'd let it sli=
| de,
| > but I thought the point of these inverter designs was "clean" power. I=
| s
| > slight flickering typical of the iX2000 or did I get a bad one?
| >
| >                 Dan Lanci=
| ani
| >                 ddl@danla=
| n.*com
|
| Did you check the voltage it puts out loaded, is that unit like the
| Honda inverter that varies rpm to keep voltage constant. On constant
| speed units to get 120v 60hz you  need 3600 rpm .

It is basically a clone of the Honda, but the equavalent of econo-throttle
was off.  The voltage was something reasonable, 118V I think.  I actually
have a smaller Honda (1000VA) but I never used it for lights.  I suppose I
could take it to the site for comparison.  I was tempted to order the larger
Honda, but the Generac was available and in stock on a direct line from
where I live to where I needed it. :)

                Dan Lanciani
                ddl@danlan.*com

Posted by ransley on June 20, 2010, 11:27 am
 

On Jun 20, 3:51am, ddl@danlan.*com (Dan Lanciani) wrote:

I just looked at a spec sheet and I think its like the Honda EU series
so if its not giving 120v 60 or lights flicker its a defect

Posted by LSMFT on June 20, 2010, 12:04 pm
 

Dan Lanciani wrote:

Inverters put out a crappy sign wave. Looks like a stepped pyramid.

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