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The Generator that Could


There’s been quite a bit of discussion about small generators in several Usenet newsgroups of recent. These two little generators have been the focus of most of the the discussion. At the top  we have the Universal ChiCom 1000 watt 2-stroke generator, here represented the one sold by Northern tools who supplied the photo. This […]

Posted by neonjohn on December 24th, 2008 under Cool Stuff, Power Generation, RV/Camping | 25 Comments »

Laser Printers and Inverters


A question came up about whether a laser printer would work with an inverter. I first started running an HP LaserJet II on a pure square wave inverter about 20 years ago. Not a pseudo-sine inverter but a brute-force square wave, produced by a “baseband” (60hz) Tripp-lite inverter. This thing was a simple transformer-based blocking […]

Posted by neonjohn on August 4th, 2008 under Cool Stuff, Energy | 5 Comments »


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