Hello, I live in Putney Vermont and would like to buy a low rpm diesel generator for back up power. I’m also thinking about pairing it with a NiFe battery bank so that the generator doesnt have to run the whole time. Please let me know if you have anything available.
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Yes, we have generators. Currently, the MEP802A (or larger MEP803A) are common in the 1800 rpm range (aka low rpm). Assuming you would want to automatically charge up a battery bank as well as provide peak loading (e.g. large tool work or needing to power a load that goes beyond your day to day battery bank), we would recommend the MEP802A. The larger MEP803A would consume quite a bit of fuel for the load you would place on it (small for battery charging on an ongoing basis). Military units under this size (5KW Continuous-Run) run at 3600 rpms (e.g. 2KW and 3KW size). They can be excellent choices, but will not have the longevity and ability to handle a typical home if for some reason your battery bank is exhausted or down for maintenance. But if fuel efficiency is critical, smaller units may be options.
Thanks for your response. I’m thinking that I may be better off with a larger generator and skip the batteries. Batteries and inverter are way more costly than I thought. Can you get me a MEP803a?