Rud Dewale who lives in the Mountains near Sattahip Thailand decided it was time to build a generator, the power goes out all too often and he wants backup. Rud’s coupler, his rugged looking two bearing gen head is Kiss, and then he adds some great features and good looks.
I’m not sure this is the best shot of this home made generator, but you can see there was a lot of work and thought that went into the construction. Note there’s efforts to insulate and reduce noise. Access doors for maintenance items and more. Note that solar panel on top, I’m sure that will help keep the batteries charged, but Rud has also built in a 1500 watt MSW inverter as well.
Note: Rud’s fab work is just plane professional looking from every angle.
To the left is Rud’s frame, note that he’s putting an axle under it.
to the left, is the Folk Alternator, this item is a little bit of a mystery to me, Rud says he bought this Alternator locally, and since Sattahip is a deep water port with lots of fishing vessels, he says there are a number of parts and pieces available for sale that the fishing fleets use. Apparently this generator is one of those items.
The mystery is the claim it’s name in England. It looks well made, and notice how than connection box sits on top, quite different from the ST. For all I know, there’s a place in Thailand called England, but whatever the case, I’d love to tear into this unit and check out how it’s made.
I figgured I better put the name plate up, or you’d not believe this was one of the FOLKers generators, and do note the made in England claim… “I think I got it”, maybe the nameplate was made in England?
I live in a town called Kent, years ago, our little farming community was growing some really good hops, and the town changed their name to Kent, so folks might assume they were getting hops from Kent England. We also know about USA japan.. These bits of knowledge cause me to be skeptical.
Oh goodness, Rud, and DIYer Quinn Farnes must be related, look at that pretty silver gray paint. I must admit it does look right on this generator for sure.
Do note the coupler, this does have a polymer spider, and note the neat job of attaching the one coupler half to the flywheel with a home made adapter plate.
Here are the gauges Rud installed, if you don’t like digital, you have the analog ones! Note hours, coolant temp, RPM. All very neat and tidy.
AS I say, We Diyers are in every country, when you get us together, you find we all share a lot fo the same traits, matters not what language you speak, the color of your skin, or what food you like… Well, that last item.. “if you like Thai as much as do, you might visit there just for the food, but if I do get there, I’d like to visit Rud