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The ABC of Engine-Driven Generators & Control

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Old 04-12-2017, 04:56:27 PM
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Radarman I know nothing about Twinslan or how to contact them. Can you provide additional information.?
Leon, its and I think Doug Reed maintains it:
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Old 04-12-2017, 08:55:39 PM
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My day is going down hill. As much as I like to follow the Stak and help out when I can I am getting increasingly barraged by my wife about spending too much time here and not enough with her, etc, etc, ya da ya da ya. So I want to change what I said earlier about using the Stak PM to contact you folks who expressed an interest in getting an excellent copy of the Electric Machinery ABC document. That PM route takes too much time. I can keep better track of correspondence via email than through the Stak private message route.

It takes too much time for me to send a PM to each interested Stak member and go back and forth, etc. I am 80 years old, I do not understand all this talk about terms like flash drives, paypal, jump drive, etc. I do know what a CD is, however. My son is a big help, but at times he does not have much patience with me when I do not catch on or remember quickly.

He came home with 23 excellent copies. He is a perfectionist in everything he does. I have 19 copies left. I hope I can provide them to you folks on a first come basis. If the demand exceeds 19, my son said he can make more identical copies at work. We have plenty of paper and envelopes so that is not a problem either.

Tonight he told me he can copy the file onto a CD and that blank CDs are very cheap, pennies? He implied he could make a few? When he does that, I presume I can send one or more to some of you who expressed a preference.

Guess the bottom line is, all you guys who want a beautiful copy, double sided on heavy paper just send me a promise to pay and your mailing address. Send your request and US mailing address to me at:

I would be very happy to share this document with you folks.

I have to keep things simple, sort of like my JB with all my data I have been collecting since 1970. I am so much more comfortable being near it than this high tech stuff which is obviously for the younger set.

Sorry to vent. I hope you all understand.

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Old 04-13-2017, 10:41:56 AM
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Good Morning Folks:

Wifie is off to do the shopping so I have some time to look at the Stak. Upon opening my email account today, I noticed I have received a second response from the Electric Machinery Mfg Company, this time their tech support operations where as the first response was from there public relations department.

Anyways, there tech support group said:

Leon: For your files…….

Attached is the ABC OF PACKAGED ENGINE GENERATOPR SETS thsat you requested…….I hope it is of some assistance…………….Ron S EM

I guess that guy named Ron clued in on the phrase "ABC" and sent me a 1.4 MB email attachment entitled: MOTOR STARTING ON LIMITED CAPACITY GENERATING SYSTEMS. The 4 page B & W article is entitled: DEAD LOAD PICKUP AND MOTOR STARTING ON LIMITED-CAPACITY GENERATING SYSTEMS.

The article does not appear to be copy right protected just some tech info with interesting graphs. Now this article graphs really big systems in the SKVA/GKVA category but what is interesting is the technical discussion and theory. The theory does have some applicability to our small Onan power plants as well.

Since it was emailed to me, I presume I can email a copy to who ever is interested.


BTW, I have 17 first class copies of the ABC document. It is available to anyone who does not have access to a top line color printer and/or paper as I am fortunate to have. Just let me know
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Old 04-13-2017, 02:15:38 PM
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Have been enjoying reading the version that was available via the link. A link to a color version would be neat though. For now I've saved the black and white one to my computer. Thank you.

Leon, did you see the mention of the magnetic amplifier based static exciter yet?

It would be interesting to see the other document, about applying motor loads to generators, and compare it to this one:

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