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  1. I saw some "high end" portable generator using inverters to produce the AC (Honda has the EU1000i http://www.hondapowerequipment.com/ModelDetail.asp?ModelName=eu1000i). For these type of generators, I presume they will have a DC generator. a) What is the nominal DC voltage? b) How does the throttle control mechanism work? c) Is it a good assumption that if I tap the DC directly but leave the AC inverter intact, the throttle and control mechanisms will still work if there is a varying DC load? I'm assuming that to keep a constant 110 vac, the nominal vdc must also be relatively consisten
  2. What happens when a generator is overloaded? My understanding is a generator produces a voltage and a current. Voltage is related to the number of windings and the rpm. Current is related to the resistance of the windings. I like to know when a generator sees a load exceeding its specs, what happens. Let's say a generator is designed to produce 100volts at 10amps (1000 watts) at 5000 rpm driven by a 2hp gas engine. If it is charging a bank of 7 lead acid batteries (84 volts) that wants to draw 15 amps (arbitrarily chosen) at 100 volts. a) Will the generator output voltage drop to, say
  3. Hi, I'm a software engineer that has some electronics ideas and I like to build some prototypes. Does anyone have any suggestions how I can find someone to do it? First project is a voltage regulator for automotive alternators...I want to generate 72vdc or more rather than just 12vdc. Thanks, Danny
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