Online Generators Warehouse Serving Utah County
For Sales And Installation Of Standby & Other Units
A generator dealer serving Utah County and other northern and central Utah locations, T-Rex carries a competitive lineup of portable units for everything from recreation and the outdoors, to the emergency backup of residences and small businesses, to construction and work-site support. T-Rex Generators also supplies permanent standby machines to homes and business entities in Utah County. Whether you're in search of a portable model to run the rooftop AC in an RV, or a standby generator to provide backup electricity in the event of an outage or natural disaster, we have a machine to fit your needs. For tractor owners in search of standby power, T-Rex carries single and three-phase PTO or power-takeoff generators from 15 kW to 165 kW. PTO generators represent the most economical means of producing end-user electricity for anybody with a tractor or PTO-equipped vehicle.
Anyone who is purchasing a motorized generator for use at a high-altitude setting (like those here in Utah County) should be conscious of altitude and summer temperatures when models are being sized. The lowest recorded elevation in Utah County is 4487 feet (above sea level). Average July temperatures, depending on specific location, can be as low as 92 or as high as 95 degrees Fahrenheit - and all residents know that 100 degree days here are far from unheard of. Why do these numbers matter? Here's the reason....
Your local geographic information should be considered when purchasing a generator for any application significantly above sea level (this is especially true of air-cooled small-engine driven units). Manufacturer ratings of running and surge watts are always made at sea level, and in moderate to warm temperatures (no higher than 85 degrees Fahrenheit). Any deviation from these conditions will begin to erode a generator's output. For every five-degree temperature increase (over 85 degrees F), output tapers off by a consistent 1%. An increase of one or two degrees normally won't be problematic to an application. If outside temperatures reach 100 degrees or more, load performance can begin to suffer, especially if a generator is also being operated at high altitude. For high-altitude generator operation, the rule of thumb is a 3.5% loss of output (includes both running and surge watts) for every 1000 feet gained in elevation (above sea level). Power loss at any elevation can be calculated like this: altitude of location (taking 4487, the lowest elevation in the county as an example) multiplied by the projected power loss (3.5%) divided by 1000 feet (4487 x (3.5/1000) = 15.70%). Try applying these results to a 4500-watt generator (4500 x .157 = 706.50). At Utah County's lowest elevation, this 4500-watt unit would lose roughly 706 watts (leaving its maximum output at around 3800 watts).
Heat and elevation don't always require a more-powerful generator. If you know in advance, however, that the load you will be running requires full generator capacity (or if all available surge watts are needed to start an electric motor - such as the motor in an RV air conditioning unit), then you will have a choice between obtaining a larger machine than you would need at sea level for the same operation, or simply not running the load. Any time your intended load is considered critical (you can't afford to have it fail) - and if you know it will consume all of a generator's rated (sea level) running or surge capacity - then you will have no choice but to seek a larger model.
For information concerning generator operation in a USFS campground, contact your local USFS office.
Offices in and around Utah County:
Salt Lake Ranger District
6944 South 3000 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84121
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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