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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.

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