This excessive voltage will not be : solved by a plug-in device.
===> A line conditioner UPS will easily handle any brown-out/over-voltages from a generator if the engine over-loads and recovers. Because generators can overload, run out of gas, etc., it is a good idea to use a UPS for a computer.
This excessive voltage is best : solved with a better computer power supply that is rated for : wider voltage ranges - or this is why a better generator is : required. There is no effective plug-in solution for the : wrong generator. ===> See previous : : Many clone computers have inferior power supplies when : computer assembler knows nothing about basic electrical : concepts. Too many clone assemblers select power supplies : only on price and watts. Other functions assist in making : generator 'dirty' power irrelevant.
===> Almost every computer sold these days is a "clone" and the power supplies are very robust, whether they be switching or analog types. Crummy supplies has not been the case for many decades. They are very forgiving, in fact. Your info is very, very old, if that's what it is. It sounds more like a rationalization, no offense. : : Note where solutions begins and ends. In the generator and : in the electronic's power supply. With a heater, generator : must adapt quickly to changing loads. A benchmark in better : solutions would be Honda - which is why the acceptable : solution also costs more - and provides other advantages. : : You will not save anything (including money) with plug-in : UPS and power strip solutions. ===> Wrong, although the better the generator, the cleaner the supply and frequency stability. If generator cannot provide : proper power - especially adapt to load changes, then the : reasonable solution is a generator that does the job. Plug-in : solutions are not a solution to the wrong generator.
===> Without specifics and specs, there are not many "wrong" generators as long as the power pull from a generator is properly matched to the generator's output curve.
Sorry, this thread's just been SO far off base...
: : trevor email@example.com wrote: : > Prime power?? : >
: > I plan to run a few electronics things off of it (TV, DVD player, : > laptop) plus a stand-alone heater. : >
: > Didn't know about the grounding, though of course that makes perfect : > sense...thanks much for your tips.