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Titan Generator Questions


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Old 01-12-2018, 10:03:10 AM
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I know it is China built and not kidding myself. I just like to learn more about generators in general so I pick up, fix and sell some China ones. I try to never have that much in them that I can't recoup on parts sales.
I just find it interesting that unless people really figure out the amps/volts/watts, this is a useless rating on the generator. Most folks would expect the manufacturer to list the actual usable watts.
The old days, you bought a 4000 watt generator and it would put out 4000 watts all day long, now you buy a 4000 watt generator and should expect it to put out 75-80% of the rated output. I have been able to get some clones to pull 90-95% of rated load for extended load tests. It does require some work and no way right out of the box. Also, my extended load tests are not 12-24 hour tests, they are more in the 2-3 hour window.
Actually going to test a 3000 watt Snap-on today that I finished up last night.

What is funny is I test my stock Onans at 110% of rated output, stock clones at about 80% and modified at 90-95%.
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@Handyhiker1 - I crossed over to the dark side in a moment of weakness and actually bought a "6500 watt" Chinese generator with the pull rope broken and carb gummed up so much that the choke and throttle plates would not move.

Much to my amazement, after freeing up the carb plates and a repair of the rope, it started with a shot of starting fluid. After some wheezing, it took off on the old gasoline left in the tank since who-knows-when and actually made 120v power.

I think it might be worth changing the oil in.
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...I think it might be worth changing the oil in.
Discovered that it holds only 2.5 cups of oil. I decided to "invest" that much more $ in it. The old oil looked like weak coffee and was about the same viscosity.
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