Generators Dealer In Ogden, Utah
Installation And Sales Of Standby & Other Units
A generators dealer servicing Ogden and other areas in Northern Utah, T-Rex offers a wide range of portable units - including portable generators for recreation, backup power, and the jobsite. In addition to portable models, we supply permanently installed standby generators to Ogden, Utah residents and commercial entities. We also carry a quality line of PTO or tractor-powered machines, an excellent (and low-cost) option for any tractor owner seeking standby or backup power. So whether you've been looking for a portable recreational generator to power the rooftop AC in your RV, or a standby unit to provide backup electricity during a winter outage, T-Rex carries a generator to fit your needs.
Ogden is renowned for the breadth of recreational activities it offers to residents and vacationers alike. People from all parts of the world journey to Northern Utah areas to enjoy the picturesque natural terrain and native wildlife that are on display here year round. Winter months provide opportunities for skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, and more. In the summer, tree-lined canyons fill up with hunters and fishermen, campers and picnickers, and hikers and rock climbers. For lovers of the outdoors, a generator can bring some of the comforts of home to remote or rustic locations where no other source of electricity exists.
Utah's climate and geography presents a couple of issues with respect to generator operation. All motorized generators will produce fewer watts at the top of a mountain than they do at sea level. They will produce fewer watts at 100 degrees Fahrenheit than they do at 80 or 85 degrees. Operating altitude and temperatures should always be considered when you are purchasing a new generator. A generator produces maximum power when the temperature is at or below 85 degrees F. Operation at temperatures exceeding 85 degrees will result in a predictable but usually insignificant power loss (1% for every 5 degrees Fahrenheit above 85 degrees). Unfortunately, high elevations can rob your generator of greater amounts of its output. In fact, an average unit will lose 3 to 4 percent of its running and surge watts for every 1000 feet it is positioned above sea level. Northern Utah locales tend to be at least 4000 feet above sea level. Four thousand feet above sea level can cost you as much as 16% of your rated output.
What Do These Power Losses Mean For Me
At a full mile (5280 feet) above sea level, a generator rated at 2000 running watts will, at best, provide you with about 1700 running watts. Your 3000-watt generator will give you in the neighborhood of 2600 watts, and a 5000-watt generator perhaps 4350 watts. As you might expect, power losses will frequently impact the effectiveness of small generator models most - because loads on these machines tend to be fuller. How close to its full capacity you expect a generator to run will often dictate if a larger model is needed for your high-altitude (or extremely warm) application. If you're dealing with a critical load (one which you can't afford to have fail), then, for the sake of security alone, it may pay to seek a more-powerful machine.
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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