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The ABC of Engine-Driven Generators & Control


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Old 04-08-2017, 11:50:51 AM
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Hello Fellow Stakers:

Going through my files I came across a this 32 page color brochure which I think would be of great interest to some of you folks. Seriously, it is beautifully put together by the Electric Machinery MFG. Company, Minneapolis, Minn. Oh, I would say back in the 1960's.

To quote the cover page:

"It was published for engine manufacturers, engineers and operators to help gain more effective application and operation of AC generators."

Here are the titles of the chapters:

1) Definitions, Formulas, Symbols
2) How A-C current is generated
3) Electrical Characteristics of A-C Generators
4) Insulation and Temperature Rise
5) Generator Standards and Accessories
6) Selection and Application of Generators
7) Generator Switchgear

I am attaching the cover page. Not sure how I can make it available to those interested except to US mail a full color copy to anyone interested. Obviously this document represents the state of the art back when the D.W. Onan Company was in business and NOT necessarily what is made today - but many of the same principle still apply.

To do justice to this document, I think it has to be reproduced and mailed to anyone so interested. I am willing to make it available to my fellow Stakers.

Leon
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Old 04-08-2017, 12:12:34 PM
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Not having an electrical background but a mechanical one, I would find this interesting I am sure. Please let me know how to attain a copy when you have them available.
Thanks.
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Ken this is a perfect document for the layman. It answers many questions that frequently come up on the Stak, like insulation and temperature rise for machines built in the era of the old Onans. Let's see how much response we get which will determine the best way to make it available.
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I'd like to have a copy, if possible, thanks! Richard
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If you have a computer scanner I think that's the easiest and cheapest way to distribute it.
Easy to turn the jpegs scans into a pfd.
I'ld be interested in a pfd copy.
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Old 04-08-2017, 02:47:04 PM
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len K yes I could do that. But this doc is 32 pages and my scanner color reproduction is not the best. See my attachment of page 1 in post #1 above. I need to have a way to get better color reproduction. I will see what I can do.

Len K here is the best I seem to be able to do with respect to color on my scanner. See attached. This is page 3, btw.

I am think I will wait to see how many are interested in a full color repro copy and then go outside and have it done.

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I'm in on this one Leon, Ben
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Default Re: The ABC of Engine-Driven Generators & Control

How about this...........

Folks that want a nice copy, send Leon some funds so he isn't out of his pocket sharing something good like that with us. Leon would then be able to go to a local Office Depot/Staples or the like of such and have it reproduced in a professional manner.

You OK with that Leon?

Have no idea at the cost but would think somewhere between $7.50 and $10.00 should do it, also cover the mailing cost. Heck, that's one night's beer money.
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Scan quality...Hard to tell if low resolution is scanner or the Stak cutting down on file size. To keep resolution high would likely have to scan it and either email it or post it on one of those free posting sites.

I have a color hp scanjet 3400C that seems to do a good job with the XP operating system, if I see something on Craigslist I can drop it off for you to scan with while I drive on to pick up my thing and I can pick up the scanner on my way back. Thing is I likely won't get down your way soon, unless I see a free gen or JBLs on CL.

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I have no problem with what ever it takes to get a nice copy and to cove some time and expense money. Give me a $ and where to send it.
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