Time for a new Genny
And I have realized that ;
A: winter will come again, and
B: its way dumb to be running a 28 HP tractor just to charge my battery.
In looking for " sizing rules" all over the internet it seemed like I had to have 10 KW, but many here seem to do just fine with much smaller. Ran through all similar posts, and probably confused myself...
So I am thinking the Honda EU300is as the EU2000i seems too small when rated.
So 2800 watts 120 vac 23 amps
Derate for 7200 ft =Prox 25% = 2100 watts
Minus 15% for losses = 1784 w, 14.875 A AC or 82 Amps DC, just a bit lower than max output of the VFX3524
Our AC loads are quite small, the well is a different system that fills 500 gallons of elevated storage when sunny, with a gravity delivery system.
All LED, converted Chest fridge, induction cooktops, ( but in the case of winter storms would cook on the wood cookstove anyway)
Am I looking at this in too simplistic a fashion? Realistically would not be using the generator more than 150 hours per year as I see it, and some of that just to keep it alive...
Thanks for sharing any of your wisdom.
Off grid, all solar, passive and active ( winter wood heat supplements) solar DHW, no backup.
Array 1 1980w, 12 Solarworld 165 w panels - Outback Flex max 80
Array 2 1590 w, 6 Solarworld 265 w panels - Outback flex max 60
Well array 600w, 6 Kyocera 130 w with Grundfos sqflex11 and cu200 to elevated storage, ( 2- 330 g tanks,) no battery storage at well
GB industrial 510 AH battery 24 V
Outback VFX 3525 inverter,