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Old 03-20-2015, 08:33 AM   #1
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I was told that if you let your inverter generator run out of fuel it will fry any electronic devices that are connected to AC. Has anyone had this happen?
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Not sure I can help but I do not have a inverter generator and have ran it out of gas with no issues.
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It is best practice to shut off the devices and unplug from the genny before
shutting it down but I'm sure folks "accidentally" let them run out of fuel
all the time and I have not heard any bad reports.

I would not deliberately let mine run out of fuel while powering my devices but
I'm not going to stress over it!

I'd actually be much more worried about a non-inverter genny run down while
powering stuff. The voltage and frequency would be all over the place
as the engine sputtered and ran and sputtered and died.
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It is best practice to shut off the devices and unplug from the genny before
shutting it down but I'm sure folks "accidentally" let them run out of fuel
all the time and I have not heard any bad reports.

I would not deliberately let mine run out of fuel while powering my devices but
I'm not going to stress over it!

I'd actually be much more worried about a non-inverter genny run down while
powering stuff. The voltage and frequency would be all over the place
as the engine sputtered and ran and sputtered and died.
But with a progressive ems surge once it goes below the "low" setting the ems shuts power off to the camper anyway.
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