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Posted by Jim on June 24, 2010, 1:20 am

I don't buy this "explanation" at all.



Posted by m II on June 24, 2010, 2:13 am

Jim wrote:


I've never seen a Briggs and Stratton engine mentioned in the same
league as Honda, or any other Japanese engine, for that matter.

If Briggs could DOUBLE the life of their engine for two dollars extra,
they wouldn't do it. They are built down to a cost.

Their overhead valve engines last longer than their flatheads, but
that is an accidental byproduct of an oil pump being needed for the
rocker arms and valves.


Posted by Bruce in alaska on June 22, 2010, 7:47 pm

In article

Hey Guys, Just a NOTE here: ALL Electrical Generators produce their
power in AC, PERIOD. What you think of as DC Generators have Commutators
that convert the AC from the windings, mechanically to DC, coming off
the Commutator Brushes. In the Inverter/Generator case, the Main Genend
Windings, are 3 Phase AC that is rectified, to DC and then feed into the
DC input of the Main 60 Hz Inverter. If the load Power is more than the
DC Input to the Inverter Section then the CPU Controller ramps up the
Throttle on the Engine to provide the required Power for the load. this
way the engine only provides just enough power to satisfy the load on
the output of the inverter, thus saving fuel, and machinery wear. Great
concept but give me a nice old Diesel 1800 RPM Genset any day.

Bruce in alaska
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Posted by m II on June 22, 2010, 11:40 pm

Bruce in alaska wrote:

One of my teachers, years ago asked "What is a rotating mechanical

When we gave up, he answered "A commutator and brushes".

I've never forgotten that.

Here's an easy one: What is the difference between a generator and


Posted by hubops on June 22, 2010, 11:58 pm

... dunno ..  but the rotary converter is the
.. haunts me  -  to this day.
  John T.

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