Old 08-29-2011, 05:59 AM
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If you go with a NG genset, look at a 10 kW. That's good for more than 80 amps at 120V...more than you need for what you want to keep running. Diesel gensets are very expensive. Still, you are looking at probably around 4-5K installed on a 10 kW genset. Most fixed units come with automatic transfer switches and load-shedding technology...you prioritize what circuits are critical, and as your power usage approaches the maximum output of the generator, it automatically sheds low-priority circuits to keep those critical circuits energized. Something like this would work fine:
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