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Re: [TowerTalk] Generator Multi Fuel Conversions/Consumption

To: "Pat Barthelow" <>,
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Generator Multi Fuel Conversions/Consumption
From: Bill Turner <>
Date: Sun, 09 Jul 2006 18:30:52 -0700
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At 11:30 AM 7/9/2006, Pat Barthelow wrote:

>It requires 2 horsepower to produce 1000 watts of energy per hour under load

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The above sentence is nonsense because you are confusing power 
(watts) with energy (watt-hours). Horsepower can be converted to the 
equivalent value of watts, but not "watts per hour", whatever that 
is. Perhaps you meant "watt-hours", but that is energy, not power.

Perhaps this will clear it up:

One horsepower = 745.7 watts. This is a power relationship, not energy.

If you produce one horsepower for one hour, you have produced 745.7 
watt-hours of energy.

One horsepower-hour = 745.7 watt-hours. This is an energy 
relationship, not power.

Make sense?

Bill, W6WRT


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