Generator Advice

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  1. Cavendish

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    Why do we always leave things until the last minute! :Doh: Matt's on his way over to Machine Mart in Coventry to buy a generator for the weekend. We've seen a Clarke 1000w inverter generator advertised for £264.99. We'll mainly use it for weekends, do you think it looks alright for what we want it for? HELLLLLLLLPP :shout: :BigGrin:
     
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    Stop panicking, its probably too late to stop him now anyway:BigGrin: For putting a bit of charge in your batteries that generatorwill be fine. :BigGrin:
     
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    Hi

    It looks a decent genny and price looks good but it all depends on what want it for ?

    a 1kw is big enough to charge the battery and run a few low wattage items like a TV, charging laptops or phones etc.. but not big enough for a kettle..

    jim
     
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    Good good so there's nothing drastically bad about it. TV, phones, DS's ideal. Luckily we've got a whistle kettle. Thanks Jim and Jim! :BigGrin: :BigGrin:
     
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    No, it looks like a good deal:thumb:
     
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    That's just what I'm doing right now. Recharging hab and engine batteries, leccy razor and laptop
    All on a similar genny-1kw 'kipper'. No probs at all. :thumb::thumb
     
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    Anybody have any ideas about a Genny to power a hairdryer and straighteners (for Mrs Colpot you understand:Smile:) We are thinking of getting one just to run for short while each morning when we are away.
     
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    For a hair drier you will need a 2kw genny. As for straightners, why not get the Mrs some [ame="http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_ss_d_0_8?url=search-alias%3Ddrugstore&field-keywords=gas+hair+straighteners&sprefix=gas+hair"]Gas Ones[/ame] My Mrs swears by them :thumb:
     
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    A 'short' while? Yer avin a larf mate ain't ye? :Doh::help:
     
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    We use a 1kw kippor and find it ideal, I bought a 800 watt hairdrier for Mrs S and that dries her hair fine all be it a bit slower than the one at home.

    Andy
     
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    No need for genny ... or hair dryer ..

    Buy one of these and give her a No 2 .. sorted :thumb:

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    Why not look at a Planet 1 instead? £60 more but 2 year warranty, delivery, mark 2 version of that one and fully tested.
    Si
     
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    I bought a new 3kw generator a couple of years ago and it still hasn't been used. I got as far as bringing it home and puting petrol in the tank but, strangely, didn't do anymore. It still has the manufacturer's warning sticker to remind me that there's no oil in the sump, for goodness sake.
    I've been thinking about a generator for the Scout but this thing's a bit big - in every sense. :Eeek:
    Anyone out there want it, or swap it for a smaller one?
     
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    Honda engine screwfix

    I have a 1kw Kippor and for the money it's Ok runs a 800w hairdryer fine mind you all i need is a quick towel dry.:Rofl1:
    For the Honda enthusiasts check out the latest Screwfix catalog
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    a 1kw "Honda powered" generator for £460 they also have various other generators
    worth a look or check out the web site SDMO Booster 1000 900W Generator - Screwfix.com, Where the Trade Buys
     
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