ericg Show full post »
10kray
Hi Ericg, I have a 6K Eco Gen upstate NY and it gets rather cold every winter. The only problem we have is the battery like any battery exposed to outside cold weather for periods of time being drained to the point that they don't start the generator. We now  have the Generator starter battery hooked into our Charge controller ckt. from the Solar Panels and that keeps the battery at a good state of charge and we haven't had that issue since.
Quote
Dave_eng
In  my part of Canada it gets very cold and many use propane to heat their homes.  The only requirement is two or more tanks to have a lot of surface area and keep the snow off the tanks.
My generator and a gas ( wood style stove) both run on propane.  No issues.
Quote
Crow
Hodgy
 where did you pick up the L.E.D. indicator lights?  They make a lot of sense.
Quote
Hodgy
Crow wrote:
Hodgy
 where did you pick up the L.E.D. indicator lights?  They make a lot of sense.


The size I use is 22mm, here are some of the sources I have used for the 110 volt ones. I also have a 12 volt one that monitors the oil pressure.



https://www.ebay.ca/itm/LED-Pilot-Panel-Indicator-Signal-Warning-Light-Lamp-AC-DC-6-3V-12V-24V-36V-110V/201569762577?hash=item2eee7e7d11:g:2V4AAOSw3mpXIIQO:rk:1😋f:0&var=500778168112



https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B01A8SJB2G/ref=pe_3034960_233709270_TE_item
Quote
Crow
i didnt have the patience to wait for delivery so i picked up 2 led lights at the local advance auto parts today.  so far i installed only one connected to the tc-3 where i have a 250 watt heat bulb attached .  i should of done this years ago ......thanks hodgy
Quote