Discussion in 'General' started by PistolPete, Nov 13, 2019.
Yup, Pull the Meter.
What island. We took the boat over to harbor 3 weeks ago. We were the only boat there
If you buy a 220v genny make sure it’s an inverter like your Honda. Mini splits don’t like generator power.
Dude, it was 22 deg here at Tally last night.... I wish I was somewhere that required AC!!!!!
Had to plug in my light bulb in the water compartment to keep the pump from freezing.....
Most everything American does not like 220
Tilloo Cay, Abaco
Aside from things made to run on 220.
Nice, sucks for marsh harbor and the whole Abacos, it was a weird little/big storm. We were in great exuma at the time and high tailed it back to Florida on one engine
Yea, it was a fucking monster of a storm, but in a relatively small area. Unfortunately, my place was in that area...
Sorry, that sucks, spent 5 years in the Bahamas, if I were to call a place home in the recent years that's it. Going back next week to work
Speaking of work, know anyone looking for a captain, mate, delivery? USCG Master near coastal. I can’t cook, but I can drive. Was going to be captaining catamaran charters this season, but that’s not happening...
Please don't take this the wrong way but never recommend a person for a job that I have never met, if things don't work out I'm the asshole
Why would mini splits dislike clean smooth AC from a generator and prefer chopped waveforms out of an inverter, but not have a problem with what's coming from the power co? I can see issues if you undersize the generator for the job the voltage AND freq may sag for a moment at start, but otherwise, where is this idea coming from?
One thing I like about out setup with the pump under the bed - especially since I wasn't home when the bottom dropped out of the temps and the rv isn't winterized yet.
Mini splits use pulse width modulation motors. AC generators don’t produce a true 180 degree sine wave, so if you try to run a PWM on one it will fault.
When an inverter converts back to AC, the microprocessor smooths out the frequency and solves the problem. Voltage drop isn’t the issue. They’ll run down to 187VAC, but not on dirty power.
Sorry if this is a basic question, but I thought household 220v was just 2 110 legs, one ground and the neutral? So... why would what the OP is taking about not work?
Americans prefer 420.
Don't Bogart that pigtail.
Most stoners would kill themselves trying. Work on some Euro boats and fried a lot of electronics even with a converter
My laptop in Italy got so hot it started to smoke at this old hotel in Bologna to visit the duc factory
The short explanation is that both legs would be in the same phase, meaning the sine waves are at the upper and lower envelope simultaneously. For 220 to work, the legs must be 180 degrees out of phase, so one is at the upper envelope and the other is the lower.
Also single phase 220 doesn’t need a neutral. Since they’re on opposite frequency, the neutral basically switches back and forth at 60hz (50hz in Europe). Cool right?
I always feel really stupid when I realize somebody figured all that out from scratch.
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