Actually, it's worse than that on a hot day. That 3% is for density altitude, which is altitude adjusted for temperature and humidity. So at 5200 feet and 90? F with the barometer at 29.92 Hg" the density altitude is 8540, so using the 3%, that's 8? thousands, or 25% you've lost.Engines lose about 3% of their power for every 1000 ft. above sea level, causing the generator's maximum output power to degrade a like amount. At 5200 ft. you've lost about 15% of your generator's low elevation capacity.
Edekgb said:T It is hot around here lately when i try to turn it on. Like in the 90s so i turn on ac on low setting and try to start at like 80 and then every 15 mins move to 78 degs then 76 after 15 and so on trying to get it to about 72 or something comfortable - it will go ok like this for a while but then somewhere during the process of bringing it down in tamp, generator bogs and overloads.