I am looking for a permanently installed generator to hook to my
natural gas. Had an electrician out to the house who sells Guardians.
He says that Guardians make dirty power (no inverter) that is not good
for powering uninterruptable power supplies and other sensitive
devices like microwaves and garage doors. He disclaims the operation
of these devices on his quotes.
I am looking for a 13-16kW generator to provide back up for a small
computer closet with multiple servers, switches, and other rack-
mounted, always-on computer equipment. The equipment is connected to
APC UPS units. The generator will also provide power for select
circuits inluding a 4 ton air conditioner, freezer, refrigerator,
household lights, and a saltwater fishtank with pumps and compact
There is no three phase at the house.
All computer equipment is 120V on dedicated 30A and dedicated 20A
circuits with isolated grounds.
A couple questions:
1) What are my options for permanently installed generators that
provide clean power? I noticed Honda makes portable ones, but I didn't
see a permanent one.
2) Are there UPS systems (APC or otherwise) that tolerate dirty power
produced by the Guardians?
Thanks for your input.
14 years ago