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Old 10-06-2016, 15:30   #1
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how much can i load the gen?

I have installed Fischer Panda 4500FCB on my cat. Idle runs perfect.Putting on washer/dryer - about 2000watt - starts black smoke. Adding a portable AC - about 1300 wt - sprays unburned fuel... Local electrician (who made the installation) sais:" It's week". Therefore, remote pannnel, went off, during the test run. I contacted Panda help line, but would like to share the actual experience with owners. What's the actual possible load to nominal capacity?
Could it be the cause, that exhaust line is long ? Electrician suggested to connect it to motor through stern pipe ( about 2 meters long). Any other ideas ?
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Re: how much can i load the gen?

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I have installed Fischer Panda 4500FCB on my cat. Idle runs perfect.Putting on washer/dryer - about 2000watt - starts black smoke. Adding a portable AC - about 1300 wt - sprays unburned fuel... Local electrician (who made the installation) sais:" It's week". Therefore, remote pannnel, went off, during the test run. I contacted Panda help line, but would like to share the actual experience with owners. What's the actual possible load to nominal capacity?
Could it be the cause, that exhaust line is long ? Electrician suggested to connect it to motor through stern pipe ( about 2 meters long). Any other ideas ?
We have a 2001 era FP 4.2KW fresh water cooled genny. It easily powers our 16K BTU AC unit, Freedom Inverter/Battery Charger; and, our Raritan water heater. With the foregoing loads, the genny is loaded up to about 80% of its capacity which, according to FP, is the units "sweet spot". We burn about 1/4 gal per hour or so with the foregoing. Look at your loading and go from there.

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