Also known as a range extender.
This trailer generator is going to be constructed from a Fiat 652cc engine attached to MG1 from a Prius Gen 1.
Fiat 652cc engine.
Prius engine and transaxle (MG1 is in the middle left of the chain drive). Image from techno-fandom.org
It should produce 10kW - 12kW of continuous power and boost to around 20kW if needed for short bursts.
First stage is to prepare the engine:
Need to make an adapter so the engine can power the generator:
Preliminary assessment of the generator output:
On high idle
Revved to about 2,000 RPM
A bit of research
So we should be able to get over 200vDC and over 50A.
Probably spec up diodes for the rectifier at 100A.
Making progress on the engine mount:
Engine with shaft and half of the original Prius power split device.
Prius MG1 with power split device ring gear and locking plate.