I haven’t finished my gasifier yet. However, I’ve also got no usefull engine to use for my gasifier yet. So what comes first? Usefull engine for my gasifier, or a completed but useless gasifier.
I’m looking at a “Powertech 6500W” generator. Pull-start 135 euros, electrical start with battery, 170 euros. This generator comes with a 6.5 hp “hondaclone” OHC 4-stroke petrol engine. Peak electrical output is rated at 2500 watts, constant power should be 2000 watts. 220 volts, 12 volts and 380 volts connections.
I do think my small gasifier should be able to run the engine itself. Project discussion can be found here: Small gasifier project If anyone can confirm it “should” be good enough for this generator, that would be awesome.
But I also wonder about the power output. In the past, I had a generator like that. (it got stolen…) I could stick-weld with that generator, using petrol. But the energy value of gas produced by a gasifier, is less then of petrol. So how many watts can I expect from such a generator, using woodgas? Will it provide usefull amounts of power? Can I use my really cheap “130” flux-core welder? (lots of flux-core welders with “130” on them, hope I provided enough information)
Any feedback would be really nice!