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Old 09-14-2013, 11:42 AM   #7 (permalink)
oil pan 4
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Originally Posted by a8ksh4 View Post
If one had a motor & charge controller that supported it, I could see throwing a generator into a trailer and toting it along for extended range. Generators are supposed to be pretty efficient... 10-20HP in the trailer could probably keep a car going all day long with a battery pack to buffer the power.
4 pole 1800rpm generators are fairly efficient.
Cheap 2 pole 3600rpm units are loud, shake them selves apart and suck fuel as if they have a hole in the fuel tank.

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