The specific application I'm looking at is an apartment
complex (five buildins, 20 stories, about 800 apartments)
which doesn't have "real" backup power, but does have
a couple of rollable 5 kw or so gasoline units to let
them do some stuff.
(Note that this does NOT include moving the elevators...)
Anyway, I figured on dropping them a note to pick up
a diesel unit since... as we just got smacked in
our heads with... getting gasoline could easily be
a problem. On the other hand we've got thousands of
gallons of #2 heating fuel in our tanks, and for
the short term at least, that's cross compatable
with diesel fuel.
So with it really being a "spare" to the gasoline
units, it only has to be good, not great.
Of course, that's NOT what I'm going to tell them.
Still hoping for an inverter model... a diesel
version of the Honda EU series... or Yamaha's
similar line... drool...
Thanks to everyone.
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On Tue, 06 Nov 2012 09:00:10 -0500, Ecnerwal
The chinese crap should come with a lathe and mill.