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If you are an Orem, UT resident, let us help you select the best generator. Whether it is a pto or tractor generator, a residential or office standby or an emergency portable, T-Rex will take care of your generator needs. We carry lightweight inverter generators, perfect for your next camping trip, or for operating an RV air-conditioning unit. Our standby generators are designed to give home and business owners peace of mind in the event of a natural disaster or extended outage. Power takeoff units offer our Orem, Utah tractor owners a cost-effective means of producing reliable electricity for backup and project support at remote locations. If you are a building contractor, be sure to see our line of hard-working industrial machines.
Orem is Utah County's largest city. Typically hot and dry in the summer months, our average total annual rainfall is a reserved 12.84 inches. Maximum average summer temperatures in July, the area's warmest month, are 92.30 degrees. Outdoor activities and recreation have always been popular here. Orem, in terms of geographical area, contains more park land as a percentage of total acreage than any other city in the state. Orem's elevation is a robust 4774 ft, however its surrounding mountains, a favorite destination for recreational activities, can be much higher. Why do these characteristics matter? Continue reading...
Generators always produce maximum power when surrounding temperatures are no higher than 85 degrees Fahrenheit. Expect a fairly consistent 1% loss of output for every 5° Fahrenheit above 85°. Even more to the point, generator output is always rated for sea-level operation by manufacturers. Any elevation increase will rob your unit of some power, and, if elevations are lofty, the power loss can become substantial. A generator that operated the rooftop AC in your trailer or RV on the coast may sputter when it attempts to do the same in a mountainous region. Here is a useful way to think about it: for every 1000 feet gained in elevation (above sea level or zero elevation), figure on an approximate power loss of 3.5% (can be a little bit less than this - or a little bit more). The power loss can be calculated based on a specific generator's output (maximum running and surge watts), or in more general terms like this: altitude of location (4774 feet above sea level here in Orem) multiplied by expected power loss (3.5% divided by 1000 feet) - or "4774 x (3.5/1000) = 16.71%". You can see that, in the Provo-Orem area, even at city elevations, without venturing into the mountains, erosion of generator output can potentially be a headache.
High heat and elevations don't always require the use of a more-powerful generator. Planning for loads can help you make the right choice when it comes to generator sizing. If you know that the load you desire to run needs full generator capacity (or if all available surge watts are necessary to start an electric motor - for example the motor in a rooftop RV air-conditioning unit), then you will often need a larger machine. If you are talking about a full critical load (a load that you can't afford to have fail), then you probably have no alternative but to purchase a bigger unit than you would need for the same purpose at sea level.
If you are interested in using your generator in a campground, one of the area Forest Service offices can answer any quesitons that you may have.
Offices serving Orem, Utah:
Pleasant Grove Ranger District
390 North 100 East
Pleasant Grove, UT 84062
Spanish Fork Ranger District
44 West 400 North
Spanish Fork, UT 84660
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