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ELECTRIC GENERATOR
sa   FUEL CELL
sa   HIGH-VOLTAGE GENERATOR
sa   WIND POWER
x   DYNAMO
x   GENERATOR (ELECTRIC)
x   POWER GENERATOR (ELECTRIC)
xx   ELECTRIC

Integrative power systems. Part 1. If you use diesel or gasoline powered generators on a regular basis, you should be using the wasted exhaust and radiator heat to supply your hot water needs.
ALTERNATIVE SOURCES OF ENERGY #31 Apr 1978 pg. 38

Portable power. Selection and use of portable electric generators.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Oct 1998 (v.22#1) pg. 36

Build your own 12-volt generator system for a remote cabin. Consists of a gasoline engine turning an alternator to charge heavy-duty batteries. Includes tips on wiring the cabin.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Apr 1983 (v.6#7) pg. 46

Private power production. Alternative power sources operated by wind, water and sun. An overview of what is available and the associated costs.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Dec 1989 (v.13#3) pg. 50

Advice on installing a generator for emergency backup power.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Apr 1997 (v.20#7) pg. 23
Added Info CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jun 1997 (v.20#9) pg. 11

A look at a small electrical power system designed by mechanical engineering students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Operates on any burnable material. Efficiencies of the system examined.
COUNTRYSIDE May 1979 (v.63#5) pg. 68

Construct a low-cost battery-charging genset by combining a small gasoline engine with an automobile generator.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL Jan-Feb 2000 (v.84#1) pg. 104

Build a simple toy AC generator.
ELECTRONICS ILLUSTRATED Nov 1963 (v.6#6) pg. 71

How to select an emergency standby power generator for your home and how to wire it into your house circuit.
ELEMENTARY ELECTRONICS Sep-Oct 1974 (v.14#5) pg. 69

How to generate your own power. A look at portable power plants and home power stations that are available. Notes on features to check for and tips to help you operate a unit safely.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #189 Apr 1978 (v.28#4) pg. 88

Off-line electrical systems. Alternative energy sources for remote locations. Tips on using photovoltaics, wind power, micro-hydro, or gas-powered generators as part of a battery-based household electrical system in remote locations.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #62 Aug-Sep 1990 pg. 68
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #64 Dec 1990-Jan 1991 pg. 12

Description of a woodworking shop that operates on 125-volt DC current supplied by a 1/3-HP three-phase electric motor used as a water-powered generator.
FINE WOODWORKING #63 Mar-Apr 1987 pg. 114

Power to the people. Switching over to the home generator.
HARROWSMITH #42 Apr-May 1982 (v.6#6) pg. 71

How to build a wood-fired steam generator which turns a small turbine to power a small alternator to produce electricity.
HARROWSMITH #42 Apr-May 1982 (v.6#6) pg. 77

Portable generators tested. Includes tips on operation cautions, selection of the right size and a chart of starting power needed for typical motorized home equipment.
HOMEOWNER Jan-Feb 1985 (v.10#1) pg. 66

Buyer's guide to portable and standby electric generators. How to select a machine to power your projects or your home.
HOMEOWNER Jul-Aug 1990 (v.15#6) pg. 48

Your emergency generator. Part 1. What you should have when you need an emergency electric generator. Looks at commercial units and describes a home-built standby power generator.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Jan-Feb 1981 (v.6#1) pg. 70

Your emergency generator. Part 2. How to put it to work and how to check the load placed on the generator.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Mar-Apr 1981 (v.6#2) pg. 107

Tips on selecting an emergency generator for blackout protection.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #530 Jul 1972 (v.68) pg. 94

A review of portable 117-volt gasoline powered generators. Tips on selecting one large enough for your needs.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #582 Nov 1976 (v.72) pg. 74

A guide to emergency electric generators.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #59 Sep-Oct 1979 pg. 96

Cycle power. Part 2. Combine a bicycle, a battery and an alternator and you can generate electricity from muscle power.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #68 Mar-Apr 1981 pg. 134

How to re-wire a car or truck to supply emergency electric power. Est. cost: $50.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #91 Jan-Feb 1985 pg. 112

Portable generators. Advice on selection and use.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #119 Sep-Oct 1989 pg. 88

A look at what's available in home power production systems and how to analyze the cost of a solar, water or wind power system.
NEW SHELTER Mar 1985 (v.6#3) pg. 76

Tips on using portable gas-powered generators to power electronic flash units on location.
PHOTOMETHODS Oct 1988 (v.31#10) pg. 19

Frequency meter helps you keep your gasoline generator producing current near the nominal 60-Hz output frequency desired.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Aug 1973 (v.4#2) pg. 96

Frequency measuring circuit can test electric power for 60-Hz frequency. Use to test utility or portable generator output.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Jun 1974 (v.5#6) pg. 24

Build a gasoline-powered DC generator from a 2.5- to 5-HP engine and an automobile alternator. Delivers 12-volts DC at up to 40 amps, or more.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] May 1989 (v.6#5) pg. 44

How to add an emergency standby generator to your home's electrical system.
POPULAR MECHANICS Dec 1971 (v.136#6) pg. 156

Outdoor gear for indoor emergencies. Tips on selecting an electric generator with enough capacity for power outages.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1973 (v.140#3) pg. 106

How to install and use a standby generator.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1978 (v.150#2) pg. 18B

Installing a backup electric generator that is wired directly to your home's circuits via a transfer switch panel.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1998 (v.175#3) pg. 79
Correction POPULAR MECHANICS May 1998 (v.175#5) pg. 116

Combination generator and hot water system for a small boat, camper, etc. A 6-volt auto generator driven by a small gasoline engine produces 30 amperes. Heat exchanger uses exhaust from the gas engine to heat two gallons of water from 65 degrees to 185 degrees F each hour.
POPULAR SCIENCE Dec 1967 (v.191#6) pg. 86

Straight talk on emergency power for your house. A pro advises about size, location, fuel, hookup features and prices.
POPULAR SCIENCE Nov 1974 (v.205#5) pg. 36

Build a working model of a magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) generator. An MHD generator uses an ionized gas and a magnetic field to generate an electric current. Est. cost: $30.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Feb 1984 (v.55#2) pg. 51
Correction RADIO-ELECTRONICS Apr 1984 (v.55#4) pg. 12

Build your generating plant from a gasoline engine and automobile alternator. Capable of producing 500 watts of 100 volt AC power plus 12 volts DC. Est. cost: $50.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Jun 1972 (v.43#6) pg. 54