Typical last mile battery runtime (protecting against power cuts)

William Herrin bill at herrin.us
Sat Feb 4 06:11:36 UTC 2023

On Fri, Feb 3, 2023 at 10:01 PM Mark Tinka <mark at tinka.africa> wrote:
> What I mean by "pre-wired" is that, perhaps, the generator is pre-setup
> and wired into the house, but is not in standby mode to manage costs,
> and perhaps, to be reliable since ATS's are often dodgy.
> Maybe a manual start is required. Maybe a changeover switch has to be
> flipped. That sort of thing.

Not for more than a decade now, at least not in the U.S. When you're
up to whole-house generator prices everyone expects electric start.
Half the portables have electric start. Most lawnmowers have electric
start. Once you have that, the cost to make the switch automatic
instead of manual is trivial. And the mass-produced consumer-grade
switches are quite reliable.

Bill Herrin

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