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petter pj2
« on: December 24, 2012, 11:37:08 PM »
hi everyone and happy christmas  ;)  i just bought a petter pj2 generator  with a markon  alternator it  only has 44 hours on it from new and   that's about all i know about it . i put a new battery in it and changed the diesel  checked it for oil and it fired up nearly straight away . i was looking for some more info on them but there seem to be little around only it was made between  1952 ans 1985  .so i said i'd join up here hoping someone knew something about them.  cant seen to put up  photos . its in a  soundproof   steel frame   with 3 doors on it .

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Re: petter pj2
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2012, 12:35:49 AM »
Serial number? We can determine production date from that. You can upload pictures to listerenginegallery.com and then link or otherwise point us to them there.

Merry Christmas!

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Re: petter pj2
« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2012, 01:04:54 PM »
cheers uploaded some photos there now on listerenginegallery.com  but theres no link to up load on the page . type.pj2 . no.32114 pj2.  bs 17.0 bhp .1500 rev/min

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Re: petter pj2
« Reply #3 on: December 25, 2012, 02:45:59 PM »
Try the link below... I could not find the data table for this engine model regarding exact production date.

http://www.oldengine.org/members/diesel/PetterData/PetterPJ21.htm

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Re: petter pj2
« Reply #4 on: December 25, 2012, 03:30:51 PM »
cheers diesel man thanks for your help  will do some more research  on them .  they seem  rare  as info on the web goes for a machine with such a  long production time or are they obsolete now and outdated 

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Re: petter pj2
« Reply #5 on: December 25, 2012, 04:00:15 PM »
Actual production ran from 1962 to 1985, plenty of these around...

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Re: petter pj2
« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2012, 09:48:08 PM »
does anyone know what kva it would take to run a normal house  full time  or is there a rule of thumb for working it out. i know it depends on what your using already  . or is  it better to  use the power to charge batteries  and then batteries  feed the house . new to all this so   sorry if these are stupid questions

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Re: petter pj2
« Reply #7 on: December 26, 2012, 10:44:50 PM »
If you are prepared to manage your loads then  the sum of the wattage of the maximum no of appliances, lights etc you require to have operating at any one time plus 25% would be in the ball park for generator sizing.  Bear in mind that  induction motors need a lot more than their running current to start them and the power needed to start one fitted to an essential appliance may be the decider for generator size.    If you have solar or other means as the primary way of charging batteries then using an engine generator to top up the batteries would make sense but otherwise I think not.     

Mark.

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Re: petter pj2
« Reply #8 on: December 27, 2012, 01:18:33 AM »
It depends, we manage our house on 3kw with just a bit of energy management. If you have an all electric kitchen, electric water heater, A/C and Deep well pump it may take 15-20kw.
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