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inverter battery start generator with extra surge capability?

Discussion in 'Home Power and Microgeneration' started by danny burstein, May 15, 2012.

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  1. I recall reading here a couple o fyears ago
    about a line of small (5 kw or so) generators
    with electric start, which...

    .... which kept the battery (normally used for
    the starting) in parallel with the system. That
    way, if there was a starting surge/demand by,
    for example, an air conditioner, the generator
    could draw on the battery for a bit until
    the extra demand was over.

    - this let you get by with a smaller generator
    more tuned to the normal demand, as opposed to
    needing something Much Bigger to handle the
    starting surge.

    I'm drawing blanks in trying to find any details
    as to models or brand names.

    Anyone remember? Thanks
  2. you

    you Guest

    You can do that with just abut ANY OutBack Power System Inverter/Charger,
    and with MOST of the Trace SW Series Inverter/Chargers. Old News.....
    Nothing new here.... Move along....
  3. Vaughn

    Vaughn Guest

    Yep! That feature was/is on certain models of the Yamaha line of
    inverter generators.

    I have only had experience with Yamaha's smallest inverter model, which
    my employer kept for emergency power for our scattering of
    communications closets. They were an amazing product. Absolutely
    reliable, quiet, and real gas sippers.

  4. Vaughn

    Vaughn Guest

    From the Yamaha site:
    •The Yamaha EF3000iSE and the EF3000iSEB are two of the most
    technologically advanced inverter generators available. Get that extra
    “boost” of power to get your power tool or air conditioner started
    quickly and efficiently thanks to the EF3000iSEB generator from Yamaha.
    The “B” on EF3000iSEB means it features Yamaha Boost Technology®, which
    provides additional power when you need it. Perfect for the RV
    enthusiast, the EF3000iSEB is an ideal source of power for either a
    fifth wheel or travel trailer. The Boost Control Unit in the generator
    automatically senses when you need additional boost and uses power from
    the internal 12-volt battery to produce additional amperage. With the
    additional 10-second boost, the power is comparable to a conventional
    3500-watt generator.

    Features: •Yamaha Boost Technology® (YBT) (EF3000iSEB only) — Boosts
    output by adding battery voltage to alternator when needed. The Boost
    Control Unit (BCU) senses when extra power is needed and boosts output
    for up to 10 seconds, giving air conditioners, power tools, and other
    equipment the extra boost of power they may need to start quickly and
  5. Thnks, that's it.
  6. Jim Rusling

    Jim Rusling Guest

    The 4500 also has that feature. That is the one I am going to get as
    soon as I save up the money.
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