Ogden, Utah Generator Sales
Sales & Installation Of Standby & Other Units
You may be seeking a camping generator for that next fishing trip. Or your requirements might be whole-house power or a commercial standby generator for your company office. T-Rex is here for all of your generator needs. We have professional grade varieties for heavy construction work. Tractor owners, consider one of our long-lasting Winco pto generator models.
The Ogden, Utah area is known as a hotspot for outdoor recreation. People from around the world travel to this area of Utah to take advantage of the beautiful terrain. The winter months provide exceptional opportunities for skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, sledding, and snowmobiling. Summers, meanwhile, see our canyons fill up with people who enjoy camping, fishing, hiking, rock climbing, hunting, and picnicking. The use of a generator can make many outdoor activities more enjoyable by bringing some of the comforts of home to a remote location where standard electricity is not available. But there are certain factors related to our geography that should be considered when your generator is purchased.
Generators will produce fewer watts at the top of a mountain than they do on an ocean shore. They will produce fewer watts at 100 degrees Fahrenheit than they do at 75 degrees. Consider both altitude and projected temperatures whenever you are planning to buy a generator. Maximum generator output always occurs at or below 85 degrees Fahrenheit. Operating a generator at any temperature exceeding 85 degrees will rob the unit of some power, though the amount is relatively small (for every 5 degrees Fahrenheit added to 85 degrees, generator output drops by 1%). If ambient temperatures are in the 100 degree range, expect to lose about 3% of your maximum running and surge watts. High elevations affect generator output more dramatically. Your unit will drop 3% to 4% of its maximum wattage for every 1000 feet in elevation (above sea level) at which it is operated.
How the Numbers Break Down
As we said, climbing 1000 feet from sea level will rob your generator of 3% to 4% of its rated power. Travel to any location one mile above sea level, and a 2000-watt generator will put out between 1650 and 1700 watts, a 3000-watt model between 2500 and 2600 watts, a 5000-watt unit between 4200 and 4350 watts, and so forth. Do you always need a larger generator then for high-altitude or extremely warm locations? The answer is no. However, if you know for certain that a load is going to demand maximum output, in either motor-starting surge watts or simple running watts, a larger model may be necessary. You do not want to discover, too late, that an electric generator lacks the capacity to power what it needs to, especially if the load is critical (emergency medical devices for instance). If you are seeking a portable unit, you can often find a local RV dealership that offers demo generator models of various size for experimentation. As long as your application will be at roughly the altitude of the test run, you can often determine if the generator model you have in mind will power the essential load.
If you have questions about using a generator in a National Forest Campground, please contact your local USFS Office.
Ogden, UT Office:
Ogden Ranger District
507 25th St. Suite 103
Ogden, UT 84401
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