diesels (Was: Re: electro-Physics: 17.3409 volts)

From: Paul Koning <pkoning_at_equallogic.com>
Date: Wed Dec 15 12:56:43 2004

>>>>> "Jules" == Jules Richardson <julesrichardsonuk_at_yahoo.co.uk> writes:

>> I doubt you could start a big diesel that fast, reliably.

 Jules> We had an electric start Dorman generator at the fortress in
 Jules> NZ (37KW IIRC) and it'd turn over and start happily in a
 Jules> second or so.

Of course, that's a rather tiny engine. My Honda Insight hybrid car
has a gasoline engine about that size (3 cylinder 1 liter). It starts
in a small fraction of a second. The magic is a combination of good
fuel mixture controls, and the fact that the starter motor is a
monster good for about 10 kW...

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