outback as load for generator exercise

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outback as load for generator exercise

Postby stickmaker on Tue Oct 05, 2010 3:40 pm

Heya All,

I have a mobile system that is intermittently used. I am using the exercise function of the outback to keep the genset happy during storage. I also have the AC bypass installed, so I can pull grid when it is available. My generator is an Onan 5500.

I can store the setup with the genset just loaded by the outback or I can turn the bypass on and provide an additional outlet-added load.

Is one of these a better practice than the other?

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Re: outback as load for generator exercise

Postby tallgirl on Wed Oct 06, 2010 10:14 am

Keep the OutBack in the loop -- you can always connect a load to the OutBack's outputs if you need more.
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