Re: Running a 220v machine off a generator
As long as the genny is rated at a higher load rating than the equipment drawing power, you will do fine with an extension cord (as short as possible ) suited to the task. Keep in mind that the rating of your genny is 5700/7125, that means that it's capable of 7125 watt surges, such as machine start up, then able to maintain a constant draw of 5700 under load. There is a calculation that can be used to convert watts to amps and visa-versa. Contact the manufacturer for the load requirements of the joiner to compare to your genny's output. I'll let the more electrically inclined offer the equation and how to use it properly.
Also note, that low quality genny's - i.e. most on the general consumer market, particularly those avialable from big box stores, auto parts stores, and the like - provide dirty power, meaning that the power output fluctuates wildly. If you value your equipment, you'll use a good quality generator to power it.
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