JohnKuthe wrote:IssacZachary wrote:JohnKuthe wrote:
Yes, basically. It's JUST electricity, electrical energy.
I've only seen where pure sine wave inverter generators work (after the grounding issue is resolved). With construction type generators this is the only test that I know of and it didn't work:
A "pure" sine wave? How does whatever knows the difference won't work if it's NOT a "pure" sine wave? And what's the metric and allowable level of impurities from a "pure" sine wave?
I don't know. All I know is that there seems to be a lot of pessimism that it won't work, and the few tests that have been done seem to confirm this.
Maybe the Leaf's charger ramps up faster than a normal generator can and that for some reason stops the charging process immediately. I really don't know why it doesn't work.
But the day I see someone on here go get a construction grade generator and charge their Leaf off of it just fine I'd be getting one myself right away. But until then I'm keeping my eyes out for a good used pure sine wave generator.