Generator applications for running fans – A website Guide

Here is a website for working out generator applications….

http://www.macgen.com/calcul.html#kwtokva

To make it easier here’s my ‘unofficial’ guide based on my own experience on minimum requirement to operate fans.

Advise to start the fans one at a time.

1 x 1.5 blower = 3 to 4 kva

2 x 1.5 blower = 4 to 5 kva

3 x 1.5 blower = 5 to 6 kva

4 x 1.5 blower = 6 to 7 kva

5 x 1.5 blower = 7 to 8 kva

Official recommendations

Start Up 6KVA, Run 2KVA, Advised size Geni 7KVA, for 1 x 1.5 blower Start Up 6KVA, Run 3KVA, Advised size Geni 8KVA, for 2 x 1.5 blower Start Up 7KVA, Run 5KVA, Advised size Geni 8KVA, for 3 x 1.5 blower Start Up 8KVA, Run 6KVA, Advised size Geni 9KVA, for 4 x 1.5 blower Start Up 9KVA, Run 8KVA, Advised size Geni 10KVA, for 5 x 1.5 blower

Again for those who want more detail on the official specs and the calculator, try this web site:

http://www.macgen.com/calcul.html#kwtokva

(Information kindly supplied by VBLIH on the discussion forum of www.BouncyCastleOwner.com – sister site of the BIHA)

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