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Generator Minimum Load Ratio

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Input Variable





The minimum allowable load on the generator, as a percentage of its rated capacity. Specifying a minimum load will not prevent the generator from being shut off, it will simply prevent it from operating at too low a load. This input exists because some manufacturers recommend that their generators not be run below a certain load.

As an example, say this number is set to 30%. If the required power from the generator is 40% of its capacity, it will run at 40%. If the required power is 15%, it will run at 30%, with the excess power either serving the deferrable load, charging the batteries, or being dumped. If no power is required from the generator, it will be shut off.