Generac Unveils Efficient, Variable-Speed Standby Generator

Wednesday, Oct 8 2014
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Nigel F. Maynard

Waukesha, Wis.-based Generac Power Systems said its new Synergy residential backup generator with variable speed technology results in a product that is quieter and more fuel-efficient.

“The Synergy’s patented variable speed technology means the engine runs more slowly when less electricity is needed,” said Jake Thomas, the company’s senior product manager. “That means much quieter operation and less fuel used. Ultimately, the Guardian Synergy delivers more value.”

Unlike other home standby generators that have to run at 3,600 revolutions per minute to produce electricity regardless of demand for power, the product’s engine runs only as fast as necessary to meet the electric load demand.

“Many times, home standby generator owners are not using the full capacity of their generator,” the company said. “Thus, the Guardian Synergy matches generator output to actual power needs. The end result is a much quieter, more fuel-efficient generator with exceptionally clean power output.”

The 20-kilowatt product starts at $5,199.

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