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    Portable generator

    Time for a new generator. I want a portable because of cost. I've narrowed it down to these 3...

    Westinghouse WGen 12000

    Generac XG10000E

    NorthStar 13000

    All are supposed to have 5% or less THD. I'm leaning towards the Generac because they've been at it for a while. The Westinghouse is a about $200 more but has an additional 2000 watt capacity.

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    Re: Portable generator

    Quote Originally Posted by scole of TSBT View Post
    Time for a new generator. I want a portable because of cost. I've narrowed it down to these 3...

    Westinghouse WGen 12000

    Generac XG10000E

    NorthStar 13000

    All are supposed to have 5% or less THD. I'm leaning towards the Generac because they've been at it for a while. The Westinghouse is a about $200 more but has an additional 2000 watt capacity.

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    So, when you lose power, what do you need/want running. Mine has about 50% of the capacities you're looking at and mine runs everything but the HVAC, though not everything at once. That said, I'd go with the generac.

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    Re: Portable generator

    Quote Originally Posted by scole of TSBT View Post
    Time for a new generator. I want a portable because of cost. I've narrowed it down to these 3...

    Westinghouse WGen 12000

    Generac XG10000E

    NorthStar 13000

    All are supposed to have 5% or less THD. I'm leaning towards the Generac because they've been at it for a while. The Westinghouse is a about $200 more but has an additional 2000 watt capacity.

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    I would go with the Westinghouse myself since the price is basically the same and the Westinghouse has so much more to offer, is more capable. (and I'm a proud generac 5k owner)

    Yes Generac has been around a while, but Westinghouse has been building generators and selling them for 120 years. they built the first hydro-electric generating station in the world. Niagara Power Station No. 1, with generators designed by Nikola Tesla, opened in 1895, Westinghouse does have a bit of a reputation in the power generating business...

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    Re: Portable generator

    A couple of refrigerators, hot water, microwave, coffee maker, ceiling fans, PC (no crunching), game console, several TVs, network/wifi, portable AC. I don't want to mess around figuring out what to shut off and what to turn on except for hot water. I have a wife and son who will not stop and think about what they can turn on and what they can't. Most of my appliances also have electronics in them so I want clean power and don't want to push the gen capacity too high.

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    Re: Portable generator

    Quote Originally Posted by scole of TSBT View Post
    A couple of refrigerators, hot water, microwave, coffee maker, ceiling fans, PC (no crunching), game console, several TVs, network/wifi, portable AC. I don't want to mess around figuring out what to shut off and what to turn on except for hot water. I have a wife and son who will not stop and think about what they can turn on and what they can't. Most of my appliances also have electronics in them so I want clean power and don't want to push the gen capacity too high.
    Sounds like a pretty good hotel. I know where to go when NC loses power.


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    Re: Portable generator

    If mama ain't happy ain't nobody happy

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    Re: Portable generator

    Have a briggs and stratton generator. No problems with it at all in 10 years

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    Re: Portable generator

    Quote Originally Posted by dcushing View Post
    Have a briggs and stratton generator. No problems with it at all in 10 years
    My old generator has a Briggs and Stratton Vanguard (V-twin) engine and I've had it for 20 years. I ended up buying the Generac GX10000E though.

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    Re: Portable generator

    Quote Originally Posted by dcushing View Post
    Have a briggs and stratton generator. No problems with it at all in 10 years
    How are things in Slidell?

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    Re: Portable generator

    Quote Originally Posted by scole of TSBT View Post
    How are things in Slidell?
    ok, just internet outages was all,, after the 8th reset I just turned everything off and went to bed for the night and watched over the air tv...

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