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I made mention, after we came back from vacation first part of Oct, that I had some news I'd "spring" on'ya. Well, the time has come to do that, I rekon. Not earth-shattering news but news just the same. After much thought, prayer and research-I [my company] have made plans and am implementing them shortly to begin offering the 12vdc gensets for sale. It's quite a big undertaking to commence this venture but thought I should at least give it a try. Who knows, they might just catch on and be a real "barn burner", so to speak. Maybe as popular as the hoola hoop or pet rock!!! We plan on being in production by the middle part of November. I've already designed the unit and have tried to keep the cost down where it will benefit the people that needs it the most--POOR HOMSTEADERS! I guess time will tell if I lose my HUGE investment of---well---$500! Thanks people for readin my stuff and commentin favorably. Matt. 24:44
-- hoot (email@example.com), October 28, 2000
Hoot, I am a techno-idiot. Can you tell me what a 12vdc genset is and do I need one? Preferably translated to blondespeak? Hillbilly blondespeak, that is!
-- Laura (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 29, 2000.
Great News! A good reliable genset is godawful expensive, how much are you going to sell it for? We've been beating the homebrew genset I made out of a lawnmower to death and its been sounding like its getting ready to die, you've already got a buyer right here.
Whats the manufacturer and HP of the engine, how many gallons per hour of use and how many amps can it put out? Will there be a version that runs on propane or a version that puts out 24 volts? Any problems with interfacing with a Trace C-40?
Im assuming its a pull start, how difficult will it be for my wife (who is 4'-11" and a tiny 108 lbs) to start it, she gripes a lot about how hard it is to start ours.
Could you please email me how to contact you, I'd appreciate it.
-- Dave (AK) (email@example.com), October 29, 2000.
PS Also..... is there a provision or anyway to modify it for remote shut- off on a signal from a state of charge meter?
Whatever you put together I know will be a good product, from your posts and how the other posters respond I know you are a good person and a craftsman and so I trust that whatever you say it is - it is.
-- Dave (Ak) (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 29, 2000.
Laura and Dave! Thanks for the inquiry. I've emailed you directly already. Regarding the automatic shutdown from batteries fully charged, we haven't checked that out just yet. While trying to keep the cost down on the basic unit I'm sure it won't be offered as standard equipment. These little dudes will be a slow 800 to 1,000 rpm unit. Only run long enough to charge the batteries with a 75 amp automobile alternator, direct coupled to a 5 h.p. Briggs & Stratton single cyl engine. L.P. equipment will be an option-letting the owner have the choce to run on either by the turning of a valve. Thanks for the confidence you place in me--I try never to treat others any less than I'd want to be treated. I'll post more as we find out more. Matt. 24:44
-- hoot gibson (email@example.com), October 29, 2000.