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Title: Portable generator having a configurable load bank

Abstract

A portable generator includes a combustion engine. The portable generator includes an electric generator coupled to the combustion engine. The portable generator can include a load bank. When the electric generator operates at a first voltage and generates less than a threshold amount, the load bank is coupled to the electric generator in a first configuration. When the electric generator operates at a second voltage that is different than the first voltage, the load bank is coupled to the electric generator in a second configuration that is different than the first configuration.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Savannah River Site (SRS), Aiken, SC (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1637830
Patent Number(s):
10590843
Application Number:
15/840,481
Assignee:
Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC (Aiken, SC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H02 - GENERATION H02P - CONTROL OR REGULATION OF ELECTRIC MOTORS, ELECTRIC GENERATORS OR DYNAMO-ELECTRIC CONVERTERS
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F02 - COMBUSTION ENGINES F02B - INTERNAL-COMBUSTION PISTON ENGINES
DOE Contract Number:  
AC09-08SR22470
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 12/13/2017
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Maxwell, Ryan M., Dixon, David R., Hawver, David W., and Gleaton, Tommy D. Portable generator having a configurable load bank. United States: N. p., 2020. Web.
Maxwell, Ryan M., Dixon, David R., Hawver, David W., & Gleaton, Tommy D. Portable generator having a configurable load bank. United States.
Maxwell, Ryan M., Dixon, David R., Hawver, David W., and Gleaton, Tommy D. Tue . "Portable generator having a configurable load bank". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1637830.
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title = {Portable generator having a configurable load bank},
author = {Maxwell, Ryan M. and Dixon, David R. and Hawver, David W. and Gleaton, Tommy D.},
abstractNote = {A portable generator includes a combustion engine. The portable generator includes an electric generator coupled to the combustion engine. The portable generator can include a load bank. When the electric generator operates at a first voltage and generates less than a threshold amount, the load bank is coupled to the electric generator in a first configuration. When the electric generator operates at a second voltage that is different than the first voltage, the load bank is coupled to the electric generator in a second configuration that is different than the first configuration.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2020},
month = {3}
}

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