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Dave Kupfrian
Posted: Jan 26, 2006 02:40 PM
Generators and Compressors
I'd like to hear pros and cons of gas vs electric compressors. What are you running and do you like it?
Posted: Feb 01, 2006 03:33 PM
We use an electric one and it works just fine. We run it off a circuit breaker that our generator is hooked up to. Just don't start the compressor up at the same time as the generator because of the load at start up it would put on the generator.
Posted: Jul 11, 2016 08:04 PM
This depends on your system. Many times people cut costs by purchasing small generators... especially on a E-20 type system. Depending on your heaters and general setup you may not have enough "juice" to power the compressor or you may have to start the compressor first as it is a "reactive load". Once the compressor starts the load will hit as hard.

On larger systems where you have a 30-45kW+ generator I'd go electric or purchase a combo unit.

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