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13-10-2017, 10:19 AM (This post was last modified: 13-10-2017 10:23 AM by BackSlider.)
RE: generators
Transfer panel is a must if you connect to your circuit board to ensure powerline worker safety.
I only use a 30 amp extention cord with five plugs since in 15 years, only needed it once.

I purchased a retro kit to convert my 5500 watt to both LP & petrol 15 yrs ago.  Kit cost about $90 and 2 hours install. (They may still be in business ?)
A 40# LP tank runs about 7 hours. My only power concern is for running 2 refrigerators and a portable room AC unit. Love the LP option so no gummed up carburetor issues to worry about. (Never needed to use my gas stockpile this past month.)

Since we re plumed we could knock out quick showers using the heated attic water this past Irma storm. Day 3 we were restored to the power company teet thank goodness.

Also all my small engines has full synthetic oil. Don't be cheap on such a minor / major item!

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13-10-2017, 11:10 AM
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I've got one of these bad boys...

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6.0KW Maximum Output, 5.5KW Rated Output, 100% Pure Sine Wave, Starting System: Remote Electric Starter. Ignition system CDI. Runtime 4h30min @ 100% load. Regular gasoline.

I use a 15A extension cord from the garage to the house, and plug it into one of these hubs which has inbuilt RCD and MCB switching...
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Due to the shutting down of a large coal-fired power station near our location, we've been told to expect blackouts over the coming summer. Gasp

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13-10-2017, 11:32 AM
RE: generators
What about this?


Quote:Honda EU2000I Super Quiet 2000 Watt Portable Generator with Inverter

Ideal for TV/DVD, satellite, fridge, coffee pot, and more
2000 watts, 120V, Super quiet
Easy to carry - less than 46 lbs(dry weight)
Fuel efficient - up to 8.1 hrs on 1 gal of gas
Inverter - stable power for computers and more, Receptacles: 20A 125V Duplex
Starting System: Recoil, Noise Level: 59 dB(A) @ rated load 53dB(A) @ 1/4 load

It needs to be fairly light for me to carry it...

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13-10-2017, 12:16 PM
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(13-10-2017 11:32 AM)Dom Wrote:  What about this?
Honda EU2000I Super Quiet 2000 Watt Portable Generator with Inverter...

Honda are okay for a caravan, but 2000W won't be sufficient if you need to power up a full-sized fridge-freezer for example plus other stuff in the house at the same time. The current draw form large motors at start up will (probably) shut the genny down. And don't even think of running any decent-sized air-conditioner.

BTW, you need to know that the brand name "HONDA" attracts a price premium that makes it too expensive when compared to similar-rated other brands.

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13-10-2017, 12:23 PM
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(13-10-2017 11:32 AM)Dom Wrote:  What about this?


Quote:Honda EU2000I Super Quiet 2000 Watt Portable Generator with Inverter

Ideal for TV/DVD, satellite, fridge, coffee pot, and more
2000 watts, 120V, Super quiet
Easy to carry - less than 46 lbs(dry weight)
Fuel efficient - up to 8.1 hrs on 1 gal of gas
Inverter - stable power for computers and more, Receptacles: 20A 125V Duplex
Starting System: Recoil, Noise Level: 59 dB(A) @ rated load 53dB(A) @ 1/4 load

It needs to be fairly light for me to carry it...

Why do you want to carry it?

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13-10-2017, 12:24 PM
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(13-10-2017 12:23 PM)Chas Wrote:  
(13-10-2017 11:32 AM)Dom Wrote:  What about this?



It needs to be fairly light for me to carry it...

Why do you want to carry it?

Use it indoors?

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13-10-2017, 01:46 PM
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(13-10-2017 12:16 PM)SYZ Wrote:  
(13-10-2017 11:32 AM)Dom Wrote:  What about this?
Honda EU2000I Super Quiet 2000 Watt Portable Generator with Inverter...

Honda are okay for a caravan, but 2000W won't be sufficient if you need to power up a full-sized fridge-freezer for example plus other stuff in the house at the same time. The current draw form large motors at start up will (probably) shut the genny down. And don't even think of running any decent-sized air-conditioner.

BTW, you need to know that the brand name "HONDA" attracts a price premium that makes it too expensive when compared to similar-rated other brands.

I've got a Generac ix2000 inverter generator. 2000 watts continuous 2200 watts surge. It runs the fridge, flat screen and a couple of lights all at the same time without any problems.

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13-10-2017, 01:48 PM
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(13-10-2017 12:24 PM)Dom Wrote:  Use it indoors?

I sure hope that's a joke...

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13-10-2017, 01:57 PM (This post was last modified: 13-10-2017 02:01 PM by pablo.)
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(13-10-2017 12:24 PM)Dom Wrote:  
(13-10-2017 12:23 PM)Chas Wrote:  Why do you want to carry it?

Use it indoors?

They setup the larger ones outside the house with a cover over them like a central A/C unit.

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13-10-2017, 02:34 PM
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If we can stay cool in one room, we'll make it through the rough times. Especially at night!.

Portable AC is sweet.
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