To sort of offset the previous post; not all is bad. We have been able to install some backup power solutions before winter. The best part, we got this work done before the temperatures moved to the negative digits.
The 18 KVA UPS:
I like this unit. It is completely modular, with removable battery packs and hot plugable power modules, this thing looks pretty bullet proof. Here it is with the covers off:
The top six positions are power modules, each one handles 3 KVA. The bottom are the battery packs. Right now the load is about 6.5 KW and the run time is 18 minutes. Mounted on the wall to the right, a make before break bypass switch and a 25 KVA dry core isolation transformer.
Another generator replacement:
The old and slightly long at the tooth Generac genset being hauled away.
New Cummins Power GGHE-1515890 60 KW propane genset, test under load:
With gas powered generators, it is fine to break them in with fairly light loads. I think the maximum load this unit will see with current transmitter equipment is 60%, and that is if all AC units are running, the main transmitter, the HD transmitter and the backup transmitter being tested into the load.