New baby genny from MQ - rebadged Honda EU6500 with 60a Bates
Posted 19 July 2011 - 01:09 PM
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Posted 19 July 2011 - 07:26 PM
I'd wait for the word from Guy Holt -- He's all over this kind of stuff, massively expert on small generators and power factor.
John’s right. If you want more information about portable generators than you could ever possibly use, read his newsletter article that Harry Box has a link to on his Box Book Extra’s page.
I have worked with both modifications of the Honda EU6500 so I can tell you differences between them. The draw back to MQ’s bates mod is, as Michael says “still only provides 45a continuous, so no bump in output.” ScreenLight & Grip takes a very different approach. According to the newsletter article they somehow access additional power that is built into the generator for countries that operate on 230/240V and then step it down to 120V with a Transformer to give you the full power capacity of the generator in a larger 60A 120V circuit capable of powering larger lights or more smaller lights than the MQ modification permits. Besides being able to power larger lights, the addition of the step-down transformer offers a number of other benefits that MQ modification does not offer. See ScreenLight & Grips website for details.
- Eric Jaspers