I am building a generator set for my shop tools and as a backup source of power for the upcoming hurricane season here in Florida.
I've bought myself a ChangFa 22 hp diesel engine and a ST10 10Kw genhead.
Most of my big power consuming tools can either be hooked up 120v or240v. My tools that will be hooked up to the genset will be my Campbell Hasfeld 6hp 60gal Air compressor, Ridgid contractors table saw. Ridgid 14" woodcutting band saw, Homier metal cutting mini-lathe, Harbour Freight 4x6 metal cutting band saw, DeWalt 10" miter saw, not all these will be running at once, perhaps the Air compressor and one of the other tools at the same time.
I can change the genset to run at 120v@87amps only or can wire it to email@example.com.
Any ideas on how best to wire this genset?
What are the benefits of running the tools at 240v, smaller wires for power cords???