Author Topic: probably a dumb question but...  (Read 245 times)

Offline suzysurvivor

  • Survivor
  • ***
  • Posts: 183
  • Karma: 8
  • New TSP Forum member
probably a dumb question but...
« on: August 13, 2018, 06:47:05 AM »
we have one of those monster Generac generators that runs on propane.   

Here's my question:  once it kicks on....does it just run and use propane at a consistent rate or do it use less propane if we use less watts?  Like if we only run the fridge and one light...or does it use the same amount at the same rate if we light up the whole house?

Offline Redman

  • Dedicated Contributor
  • ******
  • Posts: 1416
  • Karma: 44
  • Almost Hoarder
Re: probably a dumb question but...
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2018, 09:30:13 AM »
Pretty sure they run at a constant speed but fuel consumption may increase with the load. Burning more fuel to maintain speed most likely.

Online Carl

  • Mr HamTastic!
  • Forum Veteran
  • *********
  • Posts: 13023
  • Karma: 705
  • COW?...No ,I haven't seen your cow.
Re: probably a dumb question but...
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2018, 04:45:20 PM »
  Constant RPM but fuel use increases with power provision.