Car and RV batteries are great for charging appliances as we travel across the country. But what happens if we want to stay in one place for a while or we need to take more powerful and heavier appliances with us? Rather than draining our vehicle batteries and stranding ourselves in the middle of nowhere, portable generators provide the greatest convenience. They also pair well with solar energy sources, which serve as a supplementary source of power. A general rule followed when looking to connect two generators is that any number of generators can be connected as long as both the voltage and frequency at the point of connection are at the same level. This rule does have some limitations and should be taken with a pinch of salt, which is, when looking to connect two different generators, you should check to make sure they have compatible engines, alternators, load sharing control systems, and interfaces.
Can You Parallel Two Different Generators?
Double the Power - How to Parallel Two Portable Generators
Hi everybody, our fellow electrical engineer A. N is one more time spoiling us with a nice article. Check his material below: Connecting generators in parallel increases the power capacity, control in load management, ease of maintenance, and redundancy. The process involves the physical connection of two or more electric generators, and the synchronization of their outputs. The synchronization matches the waveform of the output voltage of one generator with the voltage waveform of the other generator s. The design should avoid a situation where the load is not powered or allowed to run on the UPS.
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I have a watt portable generator that has been a workhorse for me during two major outages a few years back. I would like to install a transfer switch for that generator, and believe I can do it pretty easily. The contractor, who I later discovered was a sleeze bag, told me that it would run off of a standard generator. I called the boiler manufacturer who told me that the computer required clean power.
Generally, it takes more power to start and run an RV air conditioning unit than one portable generator can provide. Thankfully, by running two smaller, portable inverter generators in parallel, you can start and run your air conditioner with ease. Today's demands for mobile power require more than what the traditional portable generator was made for.