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An aluminum enclosure will typically extend the life of a standby generator.

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No
14%
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Question: An aluminum enclosure will typically extend the life of a standby generator.
Top Answer (66% of 21 votes): Yes.

Answer: Yes
Explanation: A generator enclosure keeps the engine and the alternator/dyno protected from the weather. It can also serve as sound attenuation where required. Paint choices help the generator to blend in with the facility as well.
ElectriTech, Inc.
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: I’ve seen generators in steel enclosures that are 15 years old and look good.
Clear Electrical Solutions, LLC
Answer: No
Explanation: Aluminum or metal enclosures makes no difference on the actual wife of the generator the life of the generator is truly going to depend on if the owner services the generator and when it’s broken has it repaired to make sure that it is always working properly
Kikiwatt electrical
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Answer: Yes
Explanation: And aluminum enclosure will not rust and will typically last a very long time. However Briggs & Stratton and Champion Home generators use automotive grade paint or powder coating to extend the wife of the enclosure.
Power Now Solutions , Inc.
Answer: Yes
Explanation: No rust
EMP industries
Answer: No
Explanation: Generators already come with their own enclosure for outdoor use
Advanced Electrical and Energy
ProMatcher
Answer: Yes
Explanation: We live buy the water and there is a lot of moisture in the air aluminum all though not required is a good idea
Mohrmann Electric Co.Inc.
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