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Posted: 04/22/16 08:32pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Temperature readings on an 85 degree day

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I had an opportunity to take some temperature readings. I took the temps after the generator had ran for a couple of hours. We had a pretty good load on it the entire time. We had the 15k AC going along with the TV and the converter charging the battery. I used a wireless indoor - outdoor thermometer to take the temps and all are internal.

Outdoor Ambient: 85 degrees

Location #1 - 97 Degrees: This is the location in front of the left fan. Also where my kill switch is located.

Location #2 - 110 Degrees: This is the location in front of the fan on the right. The exhaust blows into this fan.

Location #3 - 86 Degrees: This is the air intake side of the generator.

Location #4 - 89 Degrees: This is the temp on top of the gas tank.

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Thanks ! since my readings were higher, I'll keep an eye on the temps.

Really appreciate your effort.

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We had a chance to use the generator in the box for an overnight boondocking stay. It purred along, barely audible, for 17 hours using half a tank of fuel.

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Nice job. I agree with the idea of being as quiet as possible with our generators. I built a 12 gauge steel cabinet with a similar 120 v fan and vent. I also made the cord long enough that I can park the back of the truck away from our rig. Only problem is forgetting to shut it off. At times, depending on where we are I will keep the lid propped about 2/3 of the way open.

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Proxim2020. Where did you get the fans?


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I got them from eBay. I got the pair from a seller named Speed Daddy, but there's lots of people that sell the same fans. They come in sizes from 6" to 16". According to the info online each one of my 12" fans push out 1700+ CFM.

http://stores.ebay.com/Speed-Daddy-Com/C........018&_sid=841766438&_trksid=p4634.c0.m322

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Spent several days driving through Arizona in 110ºF heat, the generator powering the air conditioning in the TT as we rolled along. No problems.

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Hi Houston Remodeler, just found you're post today, have the same honda generator, wondering how the box is functioning, is the generator staying cool or overheating, this is a great design and would like to make one for my generator, how do you open the picture image in the instruction how to construct. Thanks in advance

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We've been running the exact same box since the original post. We used it Labor day weekend at the beach. Still going strong

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