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#1 Daniel Madsen

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Posted 24 February 2008 - 12:06 AM

I am looking to rent a 20kw generator. Can someone recommend a rental house in LA? It seems like most rental facilities have 50kw and higher. Also, has anyone worked with a 20kw generator that has 100amp bates outputs?
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#2 Kevin Zanit

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Posted 24 February 2008 - 03:36 AM

I think Hollywood Rentals has some generators that small. In my experience though, it doesn't pay to really go with those smaller generators. Price wise, they are almost the same, but I have had reliability issues with the smaller ones.

Also talk to Cinerep/ Amps, they may have what you need.

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#3 Frank DiPaola

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Posted 24 February 2008 - 08:44 AM

Cinerep's 350A towable is my go to generator for smaller shows and I haven't run into any problems so far. I suppose you could get by with their 165A (about 20kW) towable but for such a small difference in price it may not be worth taking the chance. I wouldn't imagine that a 165A would contain a 100A bates outlet, it seems like it would be an invitation to overamp a leg of the gennerator. However, I could very well be wrong because I don't remember the last time I worked with a generator of that size. Worst case scenario you could rent a snakebite, just make sure you're good on power.

You may just want to call Cinerep and try to explain what you're doing. I've found them to be pretty helpful people and they should be able to answer any questions and point you in the right direction.

Edited by Frank DiPaola, 24 February 2008 - 08:46 AM.

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