Solar Generator FAQ’s

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Solar Generator FAQ’s 2016-11-18T17:13:35+00:00

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SOLAR GENERATORS

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SOLAR PANELS

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ACCESSORIES

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RETURNS

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DOCUMENTS

Common Questions

There are no user replaceable parts on the Kodiak.
Yes, you can add external batteries via the external battery bank posts. We have a charge control system that can manage the internal lithium battery and an external marine deep cycle battery bank. And… you can add up to 270 Watts of solar panels.
Yes! All our generators are capable of outputting power while charging, effectively acting as an un-interruptible power supply or online UPS. For example: If you plug your generator in to the wall charger and then plug in your CPAP to the generator, the CPAP will run off of the Kodiak while it is charging. If power goes off in the home, the CPAP will continue to run off of the Kodiak… That means uninterrupted sleep.
You can run anything that you can plug into the wall that draws less than than 1100 Watts or 10 Amps at 110 VAC. Examples include: a refrigerator, freezer, TV, stereo, lights, microwave, grinder, mixer, blender, cell phones, computer, tablet, RV, trailer, tiny home, cabin, and so much more. Please go to our website to view the full spec sheet for the kodiak with an extended list of what you can run and for how long. Adding solar panels will extend your run times. The right sized solar panel system and external battery bank attached to your Kodiak could give you an unrestricted run time experience.
The Kodiak has 2 meters. The colorful dot meter beneath the power button tells you how much charge remains on the battery. Blue means fully charged; red means almost out of power. The LCD meter to the left of the power button tells you how much current (in Amps) you are using (upper left reading), what the system voltage is at that moment (upper right reading), and how much power (in Watts) you are using (lower right reading), all in real time. The reading in the lower left corner displays accumulated data on your power use, which rotates through accumulated, Watts, Power, Current and the lowest Voltage while running.
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If these appliances are electric, the Kodiak will not power them. The Kodiak only discharges 110 VAC. These Appliances use 220 VAC. The Kodiak can handle a load of up to 1500 Watts AC or DC. These electric appliances require much more power than the Kodiak is designed to deliver. On the other hand, gas appliances require much less power, because heat is generated by burning the gas. You only need electricity to turn on the timers, igniters, safeties and interlocks in the appliance so that the gas can turn on. Once the gas can turn on, you can use the appliance. In a normal power outage, gas is still available as long as you can deliver power to the specific appliance. Most gas appliances use 110 VAC. For example, if you have a gas stove less than 10 years old, during a power outage, all you have to do is plug the stove into the Kodiak to turn on the electronics, timers and readouts. Now you can use your stove. Instead of a 240V receptacle, a gas range/oven plugs into a conventional 120 VAC outlet, just like any other 120 VAC appliance. The most important purpose of the electricity is to power a piezoelectric ignition system, which eliminates the need for a standing pilot, which wastes gas. The power also operates the light, timer and, if the unit has one, the auxiliary power receptacle.
1,500 Watt Pure Sine Wave. Max output of 3,000 Watts.
2,000 cycles or 10 years.[/toggle][toggle title=”What is the warranty for the Kodiak?” open=”no”]The warranty is one year limited.
No. Any battery service must be rendered by Inergy.
About 3 months. We recommend leaving it plugged into a wall outlet during storage or recharging it every 3 months.
Yes. It’s capable of outputting power while charging.
No. The Kodiak system is designed to power individual appliances and devices rather than plugging into the home’s breaker panel directly. For instance, electric dryers, ovens, stoves, and water heaters all exceed the Kodiak’s ability. However, gas ovens, stoves, dryers, and water heaters can be powered using the Kodiak – provided they have a standard 110 VAC wall plug.