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What would happen to the generators when the main power goes off? What problems am I likely to have with generators being suddenly switched off & on?

1. It is a valid concern, and there is a possibility of a communication board failure in a brown out; but, Henrik has developed something that we believe is a solution.

Henrik, has developed a utility to reprogram the XM generators communication board so that they will not use the USB as a power source.

Please have a look at this post, download and use the utility on your generators.

For more details, please check the link:

2. If you are driving the generators during a power outage from a desktop PC without backup power, then the PC will also shut down.

Aside from the OS maybe complaining, there should be no issues encountered.

If you are driving the generators using a laptop which has battery backup, then there is the possibility that the laptop will continue to send power to the generators which no longer has power from the mains.

Under this condition, there was potential to overhead the USB comms chip. The spare comms chips that are included in the kit are provided to replaced any chips that may become damaged if this occurred.

The good news is that most generators since the start of 2016 have been updated to not allow power to back flow from the PC/laptop in case of power loss.

If you have a generator that is older than 2016, then it may still be a concern.

Some users add a UPS (uninterrupted power supply) to power the generators to avoid any potential issues. It is a power strip with a battery in it. Look for one where you can plug the spooky plugs in right next to each other.

Other may run their laptop without a battery (for those laptops that can) so that it too shuts off when power is lost.

This worst that can happen is that the communications chip overheats and is damaged.

For more details, please check the link:

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