Pleasant Grove, Utah Generator Sales
Sales & Installation Of Standby & Other Units
We know generators! T-Rex features portable power for construction and work-site support, camping and recreation, and residential emergency backup. See also our range of standby units from Generac and Kohler, along with diesel standby models from Winpower, Caterpillar, and more. Or browse our line of single and three-phase Winco PTO or power takeoff generators from 15 to 165 kilowatts. These machines provide Pleasant Grove, Utah tractor and truck owners with a reliable and cost effective method of producing backup electricity for projects or emergencies.
Pleasant Grove, Utah generator information: the city rests at an elevation of 4623 feet, and sports a total land area of 8.70 square miles. During July, the city's hottest month, maximum temperatures average 89.80 degrees. Whether you are interested in a portable or a standby generator, consider both altitude and outside temperatures before finalizing your generator purchase. Why is this? Read on....
All elevations above sea level will rob your generator of some output. A high elevation like ours can have a dramatic effect on the size of load your unit can power. The good news is that these output forfeitures can be predicted with reasonable accuracy. The rule of thumb is that for every 1000 feet gained in elevation (above sea level), rated output declines by 3.5% (includes both running and surge watts). Here is a handy formula that can help calculate a generator's prospective power losses at any given altitude (based on the elevation of Pleasant Grove, Utah as an example): altitude of location (4623 feet in Pleasant Grove) multiplied by expected power loss (3.5%) divided by 1000 feet (4623 x (3.5/1000) = 16.18%). Reducing a generator's maximum running and surge watts by 16% will give you an accurate enough assessment of operating results at this elevation. Elevation-related output losses will be augmented whenever temperatures exceed 85 degrees Fahrenheit. A generator will experience a power slippage of about 1% for every 5 degrees of temperature increase (above the baseline 85 F). A temperature of 87 or 88 degrees will probably not affect most applications. When ambient temperatures exceed 100 degrees, losses can be tangible, in particular if altitude issues are also at work.
Heat and elevation don't necessarily require a more-powerful generator model. But if you know in advance that the load you wish to sustain requires full generator capacity (or if all of a unit's surge watts will be needed to start an electric motor - like the motor in an RV rooftop air conditioner), then you will probably need a larger generator than you would for the exact same application at sea level. Many RV dealerships will have demo models that customers can experiment with, a good way to learn if the generator you're interested in can handle a given load.
For information concerning generator operation in a USFS campground, contact your local USFS office.
Office serving Pleasant Grove, Utah:
Pleasant Grove Ranger District
390 North 100 East
Pleasant Grove, UT 84062
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