In this video we highlight some of the capabilities that the battery bank brings to the family, specifically, how to use the battery bank in conjunction with generators. If you missed part 1, watch it here.
This transcript is shortened and paraphrased for brevity:
The Prepared Homestead: let’s talk about integrating generators with the battery bank. How can we maximize efficiency and use generators and the battery bank in a complementary way?
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Tactical Woodgas: AC generators are good for high power usage. They are most efficient when they are landed at 80% or more. The worst place you can be s at 10-25% loaded. You’re just not getting the energy usage out of your gasoline. So why not use this for other things and get the efficiency up. A simple way is to plug in the battery bank while the generate is running to take some of the unused energy off of the generator.
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The Prepared Homestead: Great! You’ve just shown us a way to optimize generate usage in conjunction with the battery bank. Maybe we are running a generator for 4 hours a day to keep freezers topped off and are running other essential, high powered equipment. At the same time we can keep the battery bank topped off so that we can continue use to run lower powered equipment during off generator usage.