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Q: Generators ( No Answer,   5 Comments )
Subject: Generators
Category: Science > Technology
Asked by: maw150-ga
List Price: $4.00
Posted: 03 Aug 2006 11:03 PDT
Expires: 02 Sep 2006 11:03 PDT
Question ID: 752230
I have a mobile kitchen trailer that has 440 amps worth of equipment
inside of it. It is all general household kitchen equipment. What
size/type/brand generator would best run such a trailer?
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Generators
From: stanmartin1952-ga on 03 Aug 2006 12:46 PDT
440 amps and how many volts?
Subject: Re: Generators
From: frankcorrao-ga on 04 Aug 2006 10:20 PDT
Are you sure its really 440 amps?  That is an enormous amount of
current.  A 12000 BTU air conditioner is about 10 amps.
Subject: Re: Generators
From: eestudent-ga on 08 Aug 2006 16:38 PDT
440 amps is unreal.
Subject: Re: Generators
From: eestudent-ga on 08 Aug 2006 16:39 PDT
120 V AC / 12 V DC ???
Subject: Re: Generators
From: neilzero-ga on 12 Aug 2006 19:27 PDT
I suppose that high a total is possible. If you will not generally be
running more than 9% simultainiously: 41 amps at 240 volts is 10,000
watts. Some of the items likely run on 120 volts. Weight, cost, noise
and vibration will be a problem if you use a generator much bigger
than 10,000 watts. If you over-load the circuit breaker will trip. but
you can reset after removing part of the load. Sam's club had some
10,000 watt generators last year, but they were almost $1000.  Neil

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