Tilley generator tests
Date: Thursday, August 12, 2004 @ 22:09:39 GMT
Jerry Decker writes (KeelyNet.com): Hola Folks!
Norman Bollinger gave me the headsup on this page, for what its worth. How many years is this going to go on, with claims and such but never a machine or product to buy, test or USE? What is the point?
Note it says 'certified test results', now who would that BE that certified those results? Why isn't that information included?
Geez, I wanna believe but this last little DIDO with the electric bikes due to for SALE in July that didn't happen was just the last straw for me.
However, here are the 'certified test results'...now where can we buy one??????????????????????? If not, WHY NOT???
Test Results of the Tilley All Electric Generator
Below are certified test results for the Tilley Generator . This is
almost the same type of system that was originally set up at the Tilley
Foundation complex to power the shop building (1,800 square foot
building) with the exception of less batteries.
Test: Several areas are to be tested to insure certification. Each of
the below test were conducted one after the other with stoppage only the
check battery voltage and then turned back on for next test.
(1) Check battery voltage prior to commencing test
RESULTS: " Battery voltage at start of test read 12.8 VDC"
(2) Turn on Generator and allow running for five minutes with no load.
At the end of the 5 minute run check battery voltage to verify that
generator could work on it's on with no load and maintain battery
RESULTS: "After the five minute run Battery Voltage test
Verified at 12.9 VDC."
(3) Turn Generator on and apply a load to run for 10 minutes. Test
Battery voltage after run to verify battery voltage. Power tool selected
was an 11 amp (1,320 watt)
Skilsaw 7 1/4 model number 5150
RESULTS: "After the ten minute run Battery Voltage test
Verified at 12.9 VDC."
(4) Turn Generator on and apply a load and run for 15 minutes. Test
Battery after run to verify battery Voltage. Item selected was a 75 watt
RESULTS: "After 15 minute run Battery Voltage test
Verified at 12.9 VDC."
(5) Turn Generator on to test a load under heavy shop and construction
site conditions. Run the generator utilizing power tools for a period of
30 minutes (1/2 hour) continuous.
Items to be Tested and verified are:
11 amp skilsaw, 3.5 amp drill 6.8 amp Band saw, 3.5 amp
grinder, 3.5 amp jigsaw, 12.5 amp compressor and a 75
watt Light. (Over 4,700 watts )
Some items will be turned on at the same time and will be used to cut
wood, drill holes and grind metal as under normal power tool use.
At conclusion of the test Battery Voltage will be verified.
RESULTS: " After 30 minute (1/2 hour) run Battery Voltage test
Verified at 12.8 VDC."
(6) Turn Generator on to test expanded run for one (1) hour utilizing
basic household items running at the same time. Items to be tested and
TV, VCR, two (2) 60 watt lights, electric razor, make some popcorn in a
microwave oven, make pot of coffee with a drip coffee maker. (Over 2,465
At conclusion of the one hour test battery voltage will be verified.
RESULTS: "After one (1) hour run Battery Voltage test Verified at 12.8
(7) Turn Generator on to test two (2) hour run with one (1) 60 watt
light and plug in additional items every 40 minutes.
Items to be tested and verified are:
60 watt light, jig saw, power drill and computer. (1,425 watts )
At conclusion of the two (2) hour test battery voltage will be verified.
RESULTS: "After two (2) hour run Battery Voltage test Verified at 12.8
(8) Turn generator on. Run 4 (four) hour long test. Install a load
consisting of five (5) 60 watt lights (300 watts total).
At conclusion of the 4 (four) hour run battery voltage will be verified.
RESULTS: "After four (4) hour run Battery Voltage test verified at
CONCLUSION: Test results of an 8 (eight) hour continuous test run
reveled that the Tilley Commercial Generator maintained full state of
charge under various load conditions.
Power draw from the charging device drive motor was not factored into
the power usage as the charger maintained battery voltage despite the
There was no heating problem and the inverter maintained the surge power
of all items used.
If the item was to be used as a total house package a larger inverter
system would be required.
In a standard shop or construction site use as a generator with all 120
AC items it would achieve its objective.
a No fuel of any sort was used.
a No outside power from the utility grid was used.
a No solar, wind turbine or water power was used.
a No fuel cell was used.
a The test was conducted with the Tilley Commercial Generator only.
a Only two off the shelf 12 VDC batteries were used.
a One Trace DC to AC 3,500 watt inverter with 5,000 watt surge was used.
a Total size is 36 inches long..24 inches high..17 inches wide
a Total weight 154 pounds
Jerry Decker / http://www.keelynet.com
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