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    DIY Junior Member Bob Dugan's Avatar
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    Default Direct vents

    Can I use a generator to power my power vent? I'm concerned about harmonic distortion.

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    Depends on how noisy the generator output is (we're talking electrical noise here, not sound, I assume). Some motors like the frequency to be nice and stable, some use some electronics in their circuit controller, and those may not like a noisy generator output, nor would most anything with electronics in it.
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