Not an emergency. Still have power. But today was the day to exercise the generator, and I decided to test the upper limits of the generator.

It is rated at 6.5 kw. It has 2 duplex 120V receptacles, and a four prong 220V outlet. It also has a set of 8 amp 12v posts, which I have never used.

It appears that no matter how I plug in the electric heaters, when I plug the third one in, the breakers trip.

I have tried it through the duplex receptacles, and I have tried it through the 4 prong 220V outlet/cord.

No dice, when I plug the 3rd heater in, it trips the breaker. I'll try to post a picture of the power panel:

This is an air cooled diesel generator. Like so:

The engine does not appear to strain when I plug in the third heater, just the breakers trip.

each heater used 11-12 amps at 120 v or ~ 1300 watts.

thanks in advance,

doug

It is rated at 6.5 kw. It has 2 duplex 120V receptacles, and a four prong 220V outlet. It also has a set of 8 amp 12v posts, which I have never used.

It appears that no matter how I plug in the electric heaters, when I plug the third one in, the breakers trip.

I have tried it through the duplex receptacles, and I have tried it through the 4 prong 220V outlet/cord.

No dice, when I plug the 3rd heater in, it trips the breaker. I'll try to post a picture of the power panel:

This is an air cooled diesel generator. Like so:

The engine does not appear to strain when I plug in the third heater, just the breakers trip.

each heater used 11-12 amps at 120 v or ~ 1300 watts.

thanks in advance,

doug

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