Map of Atomic Industry Contamination of the United States

*** protip: click map pins twice to re-scale pop-up info window ***

This map will show all major known sites contaminated

by the atomic industry.

This project started Dec 2013.

Where available, maps of aerial gamma radiological surveys and measured contamination will be displayed.

The New York map is complete (but not all radiological surveys are displayed, yet) as of 21 Dec 2013.

–  much more to come: the remainder of the USA.

The current focus (as of 22 Dec 2013) is on DoE sites, with infographics.

The first Infographic is the Washington, D.C. location for the EPA – be sure to visit that pin.

The Rocky Flats, CO Infographics are up…Please, visit that pin…

Notice that you can street view and that the EPA documents are hyperlinked.


Bitcoin resources

1G9vdg3S8GYzpDVVnwxYWhoFLzuPi5iX8b – donations welcome – will go to keep UFOHQ running–GOOD-NEWS-G-Hash-io-Pool-fee-is-still-0-NMC-merged-mining-is-now-released-to-users-as-well

Bitcoin mining – everything you need to know in one place – November 2013

A great deal of research went into the design of my system for Bitcoin mining.

I have a 21 inch Mac from mid-2010.

Attached to the Mac is a D-Link  DUB-H7 USB Hub.

I spent my money for Bitcoin mining ASIC supercomputers with Butterfly Labs.

All of the Bitcomin Miners plug into the USB hub.


I selected the Bitcoin miner  company, Butterfly Labs, versus all the others because they offer a lifetime warranty and are American made.

I power the entire system with a APC back-UPS 1500 – 115 Volt AC Uninterruptible Power Supply Battery Backup.

On the software end, MacMiner controls the FPGA/ASIC BFGMiner instance, which controls the USB-attached hardware ASIC Bitcoin miners from Butterfly Labs.

I went into this Bitcoin mining knowing that whatever I invested in hardware would be “gone” forever.

I feel sorry for the “funds” that are “invested” in data centers full of bitcoin mining equipment,

as the more bitcoin miners that come online, the more difficult (less profitable)  mining becomes for them and everyone else, immediately.

I plan to mine Bitcoin long term, as an experiment.

By owning the hardware outright and the hardware being under warranty for lifetime,

I certainly plan to participate in Bitcoin mining as long as it is a going concern.

Bitcoin is much misunderstood, which is perplexing considering the simplicity of the concept.

Bitcoin is an electronic means to transfer payments, securely, on a peer to peer network with no central controlling authority, conceived in 2009.

Bitcoins are held in a wallet accessible only to the owner.

Bitcoins can be obtained in only two ways:

Someone can be transferred existing bitcoins from someone else,


someone can mine bitcoins,

the result of which will be rewards in the form of newly minted Bitcoins being deposited to the miner’s wallet.

A Bitcoin miner participates in a network that keeps a ledger of every Bitcoin transaction.

The Bitcoin ledger ensures that Bitcoins aren’t double-spent (counterfeited).

The actual work of the miner is totally automated and details are unimportant to the miner owner.

The most effective way to mine Bitcoin is to join a pool, the most desirable being a pool with no  fees.

Bitcoin earnings from mining can’t be predicted – (there are too many variables ):

– new miners coming online

– value of Bitcoin

– transaction fees

– transaction volume on Bitcoin network

Bitcoin has now issued 50 % of its currency to miners, with the remainder, 11 million additional coins, to be doled out over the next 150 year or so.

Bitcoin is clearly explained in an easy to read paper by the “conceiver” – where even the theoretical risks to the system are outlined.

At first, in 2009, computers ran the Bitcoin mining software – later, video cards (GPUs) were slaved with the mining tasks.

In 2012, FPGA units were tasked with mining Bitcoins.  In 2013, ASIC (application specific integrated circuits) Bitcoin miners were delivered to the market.

It is unlikely there will be an advance beyond ASICs with regard to power consumption vs. performance in the foreseeable future.

I expect that the people who get burned investing in data centers full of mining equipment will be after their brokers with pitchforks.

My Butterfly Labs Bitcoin Miners have been running faithfully for a few weeks now.

Should you invest in Bitcoin? I can’t tell you. I think exchanging cash for Bitcoin is an unacceptably risky strategy, as an investment vehicle.

Bitcoin mining is extremely high risk, but it is a controllable one-time risk.

Using Bitcoin to transfer a payment is quick, secure and simple. That means Bitcoin has a future.

Bitcoin Mining in November 2013

Why mine bitcoin:

If you “solve” problems for bitcoin, you get paid,

in newly minted bitcoin.

The “solvers” or “miners” were PC programs, at first.

Then, someone made the powerful graphics processor (GPU) do the work.

Then FPGAs were used to mine.

Now, custom ASIC supercomputers mine.

The compute power for bitcoin right now is 3,746,000 gigahashes (GH/PS).

I own 30 GH/PS, myself. Doing the math, I have 1/125,000 of the network compute power.

Every three days, I process a bitcoin transaction.

I just ordered the 300 GH/PS unit. That will give me 1/11,000 of the bitcoing power, until more comes online.

That will let me process five transactions a day.

My units are the 5 GH/PS units and they seem to run great, four systems giving me 30 GH raw with 10% reject.

The real beauty of bitcoin is as it goes up, mining becomes more profitable.

There are MANY bitcoin resources online:




Pool example (real):

It’s fucking HARD to mine bitcoin:

Hardware for bitcoing mining:




unit converter: BTC



The Hilary Petrol One generating station is coming online

note: Generac sells some low-end fixed/portable generators that DO NOT have the OHVI engine.
The OHVI engine should last 3-5 times as long as OHV engines.
The OHVI engine is full pressure lube – not like OHV with splash lube
OHVI made in USA
OHV made in CHINA
Generac (and most others) makes a few classes of generators:
worst reliability and lifespan
– OHV engine portable/fixed – (I recommend avoid)
middle of the road lifespan
– OHVI engine portable/fixed
might outlast us
– Low-speed water cooled engine
– diesel – likely for commercial use only due to cost

Almost a year of research went into my quest for a reliable, long life, high-capacity generator.

Generac – The world’s largest provider of residential standby generators, selling five times as many generators as all competitors combined.

I selected the portable gasoline powered Generac 8000 Watt XP8000E generator for my primary emergency generating station :

This unit has great features:

– gasoline powered, 9 gallon tank for 12 hours between refills @ 50% load

– portable (if anything weighing in at 400 Lbs. can be called “portable”)

– voltage regulator

– idle control

– long life OHVI Generac made in America engine

– THD < 5%

With 8KW power, the whole house can run day and night!

Some people ask:

Why go with a portable? Why run wires everywhere?

If a transfer switch is installed, one cable from the generator to the transfer switch can power the house.

The portable can run anywhere, anytime.


What were the other options and why didn’t I select them?

Whole house automatic generator:

– very expensive: air-cooled natural-gas powered generators run very hot, reducing the service life

Select-circuits automatic generator:

– affordable vs. portable generator, but if home is rental, owner might not approve of installation of required transfer switch

also, only pre-selected circuits may be powered during generator use

Other brands of portable generators:

– Most other air-cooled generators use lawn-mower or pressure-washer motors, which aren’t designed for long life (it might get you through a short duration outage)

How to Size your generator

Size your generator correctly, or it may not serve your needs when required…

Be aware that you must size the generator for the required STARTING watts
which could be VERY different than the running watts…
Be SURE to size your generator to run
everything at once that you want running at once…
I think 8 KW (8 kilowatts running) is a minimum generator size
for powering up the home
You might need something much bigger if you need to run
the dryer, electric stove/oven, central air
when on generator
Here are some handy generator sizing calculators:

Aren’t you worried about gasoline when the power is out?

NY State law now requires filling stations to have generators so

gasoline can be dispensed during emergencies.

Why not Solar or Wind?

Solar and Wind require a substantial investment in expensive, heavy, large batteries.

Solar and Wind are no match for gasoline.

It would take (6) six units of the popular solar 1250 Watt generators to match the output of my petrol generator and it would be four times more expensive.

What about the NEC 2011 update for transfer switches and generators?

If you have a permanent generator installed, it must have the capacity to power

all circuits, or, a load-shedding or select-circuits transfer switch must be used.

Local Code Considerations 

Be careful of the fixed install natural gas models – some towns have ordinances
regarding placement of the generator or even the size of the natgas service…

Talking GPS – RADAR detector – speed trap alert – touch computer for vehicle

I wanted to outfit my vehicle with the latest in safety and navigation computers.

I decided that for safety, the criteria would be:

– Touch Screens

– Talking Systems only

My GPS talks and uses real-time traffic to re-route me when necessary.

The Cobra talks and detects most speed enforcement devices.

I use the iPhone 5 running Trapster to get verbal alerts to me driving too fast over the posted limit, speed traps, red-light cameras, known enforcement points, reported accidents, etc.

The iPhone Verizon LTE service provides very high speed data to the iPad.

I needed a reliable high-speed in-vehicle touch computer.

I mounted the iPad to a cup-holder device and it floats over the center console.



TRS-80 Model I (1977) vs. Mac Mini (late 2012)

The TRS-80 Model I was my first computer.

The radio shack trs-80 Model I had great specs for 1977:

CPU: Zilog Z80

CPU Clock speed: 1.77 MHz

Memory (RAM): 16,000 bytes

Internet throughput: 300 bits/sec

The late 2012 Mac Mini has a 2.6 GHz clock, 16 GB RAM and FIOS delivers a blistering 300 megaBits per second for Internet.


This means that in 35 years the computer:

– is 1500 times faster for CPU tasks

– has a million times the memory

– the Internet is a million times faster


It was possible to get a 5 megabyte hard drive for the model I (for $1500 in 1977, or $5600 in 2012 money).

A 1 TB hard disk is 200,000 times bigger than a 5 MB hard disk.

In 1977, 1 TB of hard disk would cost $300 million dollars, more than $1 billion dollars in 2012 money.

Today in 2012, a 1 TB disk is $70. The cost of disk was 14 million times more in 1977 than today.

The cost per megabyte of storage in 2012 is (1 million times 1 million is 1 trillion): $0.00007, making the cost of a gigabyte of storage 7 cents.

In 2012, $5600 dollars would buy 80 TB of disk.


My new video editing station design for 2013

Update: 13 Mar 2013


begin update:

The Apple(TM) Mac Mini(TM) with the four core i7, 16 GB RAM

and 256 GB internal SSD with the LaCie Thunderbolt Little Big Disk 512 GB SSD

make for a very capable video editing system.

The foto below says it all:

graph: read / write performance of thunderbolt

staggering 400 MB write and 600 MB read per sec

end update:


Original article:

My Macbook pro 5,1 late 2008 runs the latest OS X Mountain Lion,

has 15 inch display, camera, mic, 8GB RAM and a 500GB OCZ Agility 3 solid state drive (SSD)
as well as an expresscard/34 slot for which I have cards for eSata and multi-card memory reader.

I use a Lacie 1 TB eSata drive to back this unit up using time machine.

I have an external USB CD/DVD burner for easy copying/burning.

The battery still holds a charge.

This machine has served me well and I will hold on to it for a spare and travel.

It is time for a major upgrade to my video editing station.

My new machine required careful consideration and evaluation.

Some of my main criteria for my new platform:

– modular, serviceable design and components

– no moving parts (other than fans)

–  Apple Hardware

– 256 GB solid state storage RAID-1 (two drives mirrored) for operating system/data/programs

– 256 GB solid state storage for time machine

– very high throughput for disk to  computer interlink

I decided on the Mac mini four core i7 with 16 GB RAM

The Mac mini has a 256 GB internal solid state disk (SSD) disk that I will use for time machine backups

For main storage, I will use the thunderbolt connected Lacie Little Big Disk with a 256 GB solid state disk RAID-1 pair for all OS/data/programs

I will connect my 23 inch screen to the minidisplay connector and connect that to the thunderbolt port on the Lacie disk

In the future, when I upgrade my computer, I will get a new computer with a thunderbolt port and plug in my solid state thunderbolt drive

I no longer need to concern myself with data migrations, misplacing a computer or even a heavy computer to carry.

Now when I want my computer somewhere else, I simply pick up the Lacie thunderbolt solid state disk, take it with me and connect it to a thunderbolt equipped Macbook Air, Mac Mini or Macbook.

Another advantage is a modular design – the display, processor and disk system are all easily replaced.

mac-mini-2012-jpg Mac mini four core i7 with 16 GB RAM and 256 GB SSD


lacie-lbd-jpg Lacie Little Big Disk 256 GB SSD Raid-1 mirrored pair thunderbolt connected to Mac mini, or any thunderbolt mac


Apple has trump card with Thunderbolt and Mac Mini

Apple has made many decisions over the years that seemed controversial at first but later proved to be correct.

Apple dropped the floppy drive, the optical drive and Expresscard/34 from their technology – two of those decisions

still have many industry expert scratching their heads.

Apple has decided to NOT be in the “consumable peripheral” business.

Optical drives are really big and they break down.

Expresscard/34 needs power and space and is easily damaged.

This elimination of repair-prone large components from the Mac lineup helps Apple reduce cost for warranty claims and manufacturing.

Apple has justified, perhaps very rightfully so, that their elimination of those peripherals is more than made up for

by the Thunderbolt port. Thunderbolt on the Mac carries the PCI bus and the video signal.

Thunderbolt devices available for purchase March 2013:

– LaCie Little Big Disk 1 TB SSD (also 256 GB & 512 GB)

– LaCie eSata to Thunderbolt adapter

– Thunderbold to PCI expansion chassis

– Thunderbold RAID arrays

– Thunderbold to Expresscard/34 adapter

Apple’s new strategy for the masses is the Mac Mini

A four core i7 Mac Mini with 16 GB of RAM and many

TB of Thunderbold SSD provides a very capable platform for many purposes.

The other advantages of the Mac Mini system are modular design and low cost monitor and processor. Components are easy to replace.


LIPA Independence – The “Hilary Propane I” generating station is coming online

1 Dec 12 update

In this video below I explain my theory of operation for

the generating station, transmission line, power distribution unit and substation.

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After almost two weeks without electricity, hot water, heat and open gasoline stations, I decided that presuming power and gasoline will always be easily available is at the least, foolhardy and at most, could be fatal.

Gasoline and diesel will go bad quickly if stored and can be difficult to get in a crisis.

I just engineered my own electrical power generating plant, substation and distribution system, fueled by propane gas.  It’s much more than “just” a generator.  I can also get a hot shower and heat my house, safely, with propane.

I named the generating station for the street I live on…

It will cost about $100 a day for propane to run on this emergency power system.

The system will more than pay for itself the first time it preserves two refrigerator/freezers worth of food, or cools us off in the hot summer.

Before we get into it all, let’s look at my goal

– if possible, run it on a built-in long life battery or propane.

(This means Weber for cooking outdoors, iPad  / iPhone for Internet,

propane indoor heat and propane showers).

I will use a small microwave indoors in bad weather.


– propane powered shower

$100 – BILLMELATER paid for this
 Simply connect a standard water hose to the input
and you’re enjoying a hot shower outdoors in nice weather,
or, in winter, extend the shower head hose and put it through a
window into the bathroom shower stall. It will give many hot showers on a tank.


– propane safe indoor heater

$100 – BILLMELATER paid for this

This heater allows the tank to stay outside and is safe for indoor use.

It features low oxygen shutoff and high CO2 shutoff detectors. The tank will last a long time, depending on the outdoor temperature.

– I already own a Weber propane grill

(for outdoor cooking) – My wife is a magic chef and can cook a gourmet meal on this Weber.

Entertainment is Important

We may use iPads for TVs when on emergency power as 70 channels are now supported by FIOS.

iPad/iPhone/PC – Local broadcast Television reception is now possible – if you’re on Long Island or NYC.

I signed up for the $8 a month plan, it gives me:

– 40 hours DVR

– Watch TV on my iPad/iPhone/PC

– Many local channels from NYC

Internet and Phone

We have Verizon LTE hotspots and AT&T 3G iPads.

We have an emergency Verizon phone that is battery powered and works on the 3G network, but allows us to connect a standard cordless phone.

We have 3G and LTE Verizon smartphones that can become WI-FI hotspots.


Most generators output very dirty power, with a variable frequency and voltage.

Dirty power won’t run some devices and can shorten the life of, or even

damage, sensitive electronics (TVs, computers, etc.)

High end generators output true sine wave 60 Hz regulated, 120 volt stabilized AC voltage and can even come on automatically when commercial power fails (200 Amp automatic transfer switch), but such systems are very expensive ($5000 before installation) and they are typically natural gas, gasoline or diesel powered. Another disadvantage of an “all-in-one” high end integrated generator is that when a component fails, your power system is offline, unless you have a spare generator…

Here is a Generac natural gas generator, 20 KW, it will run your whole house and it switch in and out automatically:

– it costs $4000 before shipping and installation

– it requires a licensed electrician to install and connect the 200 Amp automatic transfer switch

– if the natural gas is cut off, you better have a propane tank around

– By the time it’s bought, shipped, delivered, concrete pad poured and installed, you’ll be looking at maybe $10,000.00 for the whole solution. Quite an expensive insurance policy.

I decided to build my own true AC power plant, powered by nothing more than BBQ propane tanks: generating facility, transmission lines, substation, distribution system and regulated stabilized 60 Hz 120 Volt AC always-on true sine wave output  for TVs and computers (800 Watt total capacity for such devices),  with the capability to switch out generators in only a few moments. In fact, my modular design means I can swap out any component when necessary.

My total home solution ran $1700 and is totally power by BBQ propane tanks – it will heat the house safely, allow for hot showers, outdoor cooking, powering refrigerators, a microwave, television, Internet and computers (but not all at once on this small 3500 Watt generator – I will buy a big 7500 Watt generator for summer). I don’t need any gasoline or diesel.  The 3500 Watt generator gives me 22 Amps of power at 110 Volts.

This 3500 Watt generator will be the emergency backup spare generator, when I get the 7500 Watt unit for summer.

It is worthy to note that there are many types of generators and connections, so here are

some helpful tips:

– most portable generators are either floating neutral or bonded neutral. Make sure you understand what this means – if you don’t, you need an electrician.

– most portable generators require an earth ground, driven and connected to local code and NEC requirements.

– running long extension cords from the generator to devices can result in destroyed devices, fires and might even damage your generator (due to voltage and current drops).

– many people have NO IDEA how to safely use a portable generator – use the huge L14-30 connector and an approved cable to get the power to a mating weathertight plug on the exterior of the dwelling – the other side on the interior of the dwelling is to connect the substation, or power distribution unit.

– Is your generator putting out true sine wave power that is regulated and filtered? If so, the manual will tell you.  If it doesn’t say that in the manual, you better get a true online UPS to run TVs and computers or you may damage those devices.  I list such a device here.

– my system is completely safe: it doesn’t connect to the house power system; I plug in refrigerators and televisions into the generator substation in the house.  There is no way for this design to feed power back onto the AC mains.

On the way from Walmart and Amazon are the following items:

– propane powered generator (APG3535CN)

$600 with 3 yr. warranty / repairs

(this I paid for out of pocket)

I already have a sheltered concrete pad and the code mandated Earth ground rod and connecting ground cable in place for the generator.

I plan to run synthetic oil in the generator for longer service.

Since the generator has no gasoline or diesel, I will store it indoors when not in use.

Of course, all propane tanks will stay outdoors, as will the generator when in use.

My design allows me to use any generator with a standard L14-30 plug to power the substation and distribution system.


  • 6.5HP OHV engine
  • Runs 8 hrs at 1/2 load on 5gal/20lbs of fuel
  • Operating noise 68dB
  • Two AC 120V outlets, one AC 120V/240 twist-lock, one 12V DC
  • Propane fuel hose included
  • EPA & CETL Approved
  • Cleaner Air,Cleaner Environment,& More Efficient
  • Peak power 3500w
  • Rated power 2800w
  • AC rated voltage/Frequency 120V/60Hz
  • AC rated current 23.3A @ 120v, 11.6A @ 240v
  • DC rated voltage 12V
  • DC rated current 8.3A
  • Fuel type Propane
  • Start Recoil Start

– 50 ft cable to get power from generator into house

$140- GE loaned me the money

  • NEMA L14-30 L1430 Plug and Receptacle connectors
  • 50 foot long Generator power cord for up to 7500 Watt Generators
  • L14-30 Socket on one end, L14-30 Plug on the other
  • 10 Gage, Rubber Coated 4 conductor stranded copper cord for full loads.
  • Excellent flexibility even in cold weather (rated to -40 deg C (and -40 F)
  • Two of these weatherproof outlets below, inside and outside the house (installed by a licensed electrician) will get the generator power into the house in a safe and orderly manner to feed the substation  ($49 each) – the one pictured is male for outside, a female outlet will be in the house.

– indoor substation / power distribution unit to get (8) 115V outlets from generator

$200 – GE loaned me the money

30A, 125/250 V generator outlets can now be converted to an extremely compact, portable GFCI and breaker protected power distribution unit, providing standard, usable 125V power. The Mini X-Treme™ Box offers a NEMA Type-1 enclosure with 4 NEMA 5-20R 20A, circuit breaker and GFCI protected outlets on the front panel; 4 NEMA 5-20R 20A, circuit breaker and GFCI protected outlets on back panel; and 1 NEMA L14-30P inlet on the side panel.

Features & Benefits

• OSHA and NEC Compliant, c(ETL)us Listed, and Certified to CAN/CSA

• Reduces electrical hookup and labor time

• 8 overload, circuit-breaker protected 20 amp straight blade outlets.

• All outlets GFCI protected with open neutral and over-voltage protection

• Compact size for ease of use

• May be used in vertical or horizontal positions


– Online UPS to correct dirty power to true sine wave for TVs, computers

$500 – GE loaned me the money

From the Manufacturer

Do you need to protect mission-critical electronic equipment such as servers, networking equipment and telecom systems against data loss, downtime and equipment damage due to power outages, voltage fluctuations and transient surges? Tripp Lite’s SU1000XLa SmartOnline™ Tower UPS System is the solution! Featuring true on-line operation with pure sine wave output and zero transfer time to battery, it provides the highest level of power protection for mission-critical equipment. The SU1000XLa’s large internal battery set supports connected equipment during blackouts, and runtime is expandable with optional external battery packs. The SU1000XLa has six outlets including two that are individually controllable to reboot select equipment on demand or maximize battery runtime for mission-critical equipment. USB and DB9 communication ports support messaging of detailed UPS operational parameters and line power status. Included PowerAlert power management software supports an unlimited number of network UPS systems.

Key Features

SU1000XLa Tower UPS System Offers:

  • The highest level of protection for servers, telecom systems and more
  • True on-line operation with pure sine wave output and zero transfer time to battery
  • 6 battery-supported AC outlets
  • Included PowerAlert software for complete network power management and control
  • $250,000 Ultimate Lifetime Insurance; 2-year warranty

Ideal for Protection of Mission-Critical Equipment

LEDs, USB/DB9 Ports and Tel/Ethernet Surge Suppression

Ideal for Protection of Mission-Critical Equipment

The SU1000XLa provides true on-line operation, reliable battery backup and comprehensive power management capability in a compact tower form factor. Featuring six 5-15R outlets, USB/DB9 ports and a slot for an optional SNMPWEBCARD, the SU1000XLa offers a complete power protection solution for servers, storage devices, telecom systems and other mission-critical applications.

True On-Line Operation with Zero Transfer Time

The SU1000XLa provides the highest level of protection available for mission-critical equipment. It actively converts raw incoming AC power to DC, then re-converts it back to regulated, filtered AC output with a pure sine wave, completely isolating connected components from all power problems. Zero transfer time between AC and battery operation maintains continuous output and further protects connected equipment from the disruptive effects of blackouts and severe low-voltage conditions. Sine wave output guarantees compatibility with all equipment types.

Individually Controllable Outlets

The SU1000XLa includes two outlets that are individually controllable via a software interface for remote reboot of locked-up equipment or load shedding to maximize battery backup time for mission-critical equipment.

Reliable, Expandable Battery Backup

UPS battery backup keeps connected equipment operational through short power failures, and provides time to save data and perform an orderly system shutdown in case of a prolonged blackout. The SU1000XLa features a large internal battery set that provides 4.5 minutes of battery support for a full load (800 watts) and 14 minutes for a half-load (400 watts). During normal operation, incoming utility power keeps the UPS battery fully charged so that backup power will always be available if needed. For mission-critical applications demanding continuous uptime, the fully scalable SU1000XLa can provide expandable runtime with optional external battery packs, sold separately. Compatible battery packs: BP24V15RT2U (limit 1), BP24V28-2U (limit 1) or BP24V70-3U (multi-pack compatible).

AC Line and Tel/Ethernet Surge Suppression

A sudden power surge or spike can damage or destroy electronic components and wipe out irreplaceable data. The SU1000XLa features a 570-joule surge suppression rating to protect connected components and data from the harmful effects of power surges. One set of tel/Ethernet (RJ45) jacks provides surge protection for a standard phone or network connection (cable not included).


EMI/RFI Line Noise Filtering

Various electrical and radio sources can cause disruptive interference on the AC line. This line noise is a common cause of incremental hardware damage, data corruption and audio/video performance problems. The SU1000XLa incorporates technology that filters out disruptive line noise, preventing it from affecting your equipment.

LED Status Display and Audible Alarm

The SU1000XLa features a front-panel, 14-LED display that enables IT personnel to monitor line power, on-line mode, bypass mode, on-battery, overload, battery low, replace battery and fault status information. The LEDs are supplemented by an audible alarm that signals UPS startup, power failure, low battery, overload, UPS fault and remote shutdown conditions.

USB/DB9 Ports, SNMP Capability and Included PowerAlert Software

The SU1000XLa features an HID-enabled USB port and a DB9 port (cables included). Used with Tripp Lite’s included PowerAlert software these communication ports provide comprehensive network power monitoring and control. Capabilities include UPS and line power status messaging (on battery, low-battery, power restored, AC line voltage, DC battery voltage and remaining battery capacity), timed inverter shutoff after unattended shutdown, and UPS output power control for delayed or immediate reboot of connected devices. The SU1000XLa also accepts an optional SNMPWEBCARD accessory that enables the UPS to operate as a managed device on the network.

Emergency Power-Off (EPO) Capability

The SU1000XLa features an EPO (RJ11) interface port that supports emergency shutoff in large facilities (cable included).

Versatile Installation Options

The SU1000XLa’s compact tower form factor makes it easy to integrate with a wide range of home, business, commercial, industrial and IT applications.

Peace of Mind

The SU1000XLa comes with $250,000 Ultimate Lifetime Insurance coverage for connected equipment and a 2-year warranty.



It all runs from typical propane bbq grill tanks.

Now, when the power goes out, I’ll be a bit better prepared.

Next up – a month of food for four people – with a 25 year shelf life.

Oh – not familiar with LIPA? That’s the Long Island Power Authority, dis-servicing a million customers…

Here is my emergency lighting system:

Six hand-held long life AAA (X3) powered LED lights and a 66 hour Coleman room lantern.

Well, what do you think of my generating station? How would you improve it?

It’s totally portable and can fit into my SUV.


This, below,  will be my main generator for summer

it has true sine wave output

This will connect DIRECTLY to my L14-30 feed to the substation in the house.

$800 before tax, shipping


7,000 Watt Propane Generator – Connects right to your barbeque grill propane tank. Includes propane hose with swivel fitting for easyhook-up!Propane fueled.
Connects to your barbeque grill tank in seconds.This brand new propane generator has clean sine wave power for running your sensitive electronic equipment and features a premium 14 HP propane engine, main line circuit breaker, deluxe receptacle panel with hour meter, 120/240 V full power output, turn-key electric start, all-terrain wheel kit w/ rubber tires and propane hose with swivel fitting for easy hook-up!
Not for sale in California






Power Single-Phase
Maximum Output 7,000 watts
Continous Output 6,000 watts
Load Amperage at 120 volts
Maximum Load 58 Amps
Continous Load 50 Amps
Load Amperage at 240 volts
Maximum Load 29 Amps
Continous Load 25 Amps
Sound Level @ 23 ft(7 m) at full load 70 dB(A)





Type OHV 4 Stroke
Power 14 HP
Oil Capacity Approx. 1.1 Qts
Cylinder Block Aluminum w/ Cast Iron Sleeve
Engine Displacement 420 cc
Exhaust Outlet 1″ OD Muffler Outlet
Fuel Propane
Cooling System Air-cooled
Low Oil Pressure Shutdown Standard
Starting System Electric






Consumption at 1/2 load 0.54 gallons/hour
Consumption at 3/4 load 0.71 gallons/hour
Consumption at full load 0.94 gallons/hour







Control Panel
A. On/Off Switch Standard
B. Hour Meter Standard
C. Low Oil Indicator Standard
D. 120 V Duplex NEMA#5-20R 2-20 Amp
E.120V Twistlock NEMA# L5-30R 1-30 Amp
F.Circuit Breaker 25 Amp – Resetable
G.Ground Connection Standard
H.120/240 V Twistlock NEMA# L14-30R 1-30 Amp




Installation Data
Fuel Fitting 1/2″ Male Flare Quick Connect
Fuel Inlet Pressure 11-14″ Water Column
Exhaust Outlet 1″ OD Muffler Outlet
Exhaust Location & Direction
(Facing Engine)
Service Points
(Facing Engine)
Oil Fill: Right-Side
Air Filter: Front-Side
Spark Plug: Left-Side
Power Output Location
(Facing Engine)
Minimum Cord Size 0-50 Feet: 10 AWG
51-100 Feet: 8 AWG
101-150 Feet: 6 AWG
Oil Capacity Approx. 1.1 Qts
Engine Oil Type 10W-30 Synthetic





Engine Warranty 1 Year
Generator Warranty 1 Year
100% Coverage for Parts & Labor Standard





Length 31.3 inches
Width 22.4 inches
Height 22.1 inches
Dry weight 199 lbs
Central Maine Diesel
1594-D Outer Hammond St.
Bangor, ME 04401
Toll-Free: 1-888-899-0603
Phone: 1-207-941-1188
Fax: 1-207-941-1189