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PowerBoss Brush versus brushless Generators

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DennisCTB
Join Date: Nov 1998
Posts: 2644 NorthWest NJ
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2009-02-24          160562


Is a brushless genset higher quality than a brush based one?

I located a PowerBoss 7,000 KW stable, 12,000 KW surge generator at Costco with a Honda OHV 13HP 390 engine for $1049. This is a Briggs and Stratton based generator, I understand that BS bought Generac and DelVilbiss, don't know if that is good or bad. Comments?

Only thing lacking is low idle control and it has a brush based genset. For the only emergency usage does that really matter?

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kwschumm
Join Date: Feb 2003
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2009-02-24          160565


I'd buy a couple extra sets of brushes and then forget about it.
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DennisCTB
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2009-02-24          160567


When I was a teen ager, yes at the time of the dinosaurs ;), I used to work on my cars alot, been awhile. I remember doing an alternator bearing replacement. When I took it apart to do the bearing replacement, I think I saw moveable metal rectangles rubbing against the axles, those are the brushes, right? Are they spring loaded and can just be popped in ? What is the replacement process? ....

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Murf
Join Date: Dec 1999
Posts: 7141 Toronto Area, Ontario, Canada
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2009-02-24          160569


Dennis, my little 6kw genset at the lake is a brush-type generator head.

Last time I noticed it had well over 1,000 hours on it. I've only ever replaced the spark plugs and oil, I've never touched the generator head itself.

Best of luck. ....

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