Most small portable generators have the output fixed by design such that the output voltage is a function of speed, there is no voltage regulator. If the generator overspeeds the output voltage will climb proportionately. While it's far from common, it is not that uncommon for a standby generator that sits for long periods to have the governor stick due to rust, animal hair, or other debris that falls onto the throttle/governor. It happens to lawn mowers and snow blowers as well. Thank goodness for insurance.
That's a pretty scary story, especially for a generator that appears to be pretty new. Despite the helping hand generators can provide, there are some pretty frightening complications if they don't run properly. I'm somewhat surprised that the manufacturer didn't buck up for a full replacement as opposed to simply just fixing the defective model. It would seem that would be a more economical and PR-friendly route than subjecting themselves to a potential lawsuit.
Last year at Hannover Fair, lots of people were talking about Industry 4.0. This is a concept that seems to have a different name in every region. I’ve been referring to it as the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), not to be confused with the plain old Internet of Things (IoT). Others refer to it as the Connected Industry, the smart factory concept, M2M, data extraction, and so on.
Some of the biggest self-assembled building blocks and structures made from engineered DNA have been developed by researchers at Harvard's Wyss Institute. The largest, a hexagonal prism, is one-tenth the size of an average bacterium.
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