Generator- what to look out for

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  1. errpaul

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    Looking at second hand generators.........what should I look out for? Is there anying specific to look at, or test?

    Also what would be a good price for a used kippor or Honda? Something like the eu20?

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    The only deffo thing I would recommend is to make sure it is a pure sine wave genny...

    JJ :Cool:
     
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    Can't comment on Kipors.. never had one

    Had a Honda EU20 and a finer bit of kit you cannot find.. but as you are aware are pricey and second hand fetch good money.. more than you will pay for a new Kipor

    check ebay for prices.. when I sold mine I got nearly as much as I paid for it.. they hold their value so you will lose little when or if you sell..

    If it's just for very occasional use.. then buy a Kipor.. if mission critical .. buy Honda
     
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    Ive seen a couple of people suffer failures with kipors. Maybe they were unlucky, but Ive never seen a person suffer a breakdown with a Honda sinewave genny.
     
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    When looking at SH models don't just hear one running plug in something very near it's maximum output to check it actually works properly, when I was looking I decided on a new Hyundai with a 2 year warranty rather than a second hand Honda at much the same price, so far I'm very happy with it.
     
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    As mentioned, get a pure sine wave model. I have an EU10i so am biased towards Honda. The EU20i is undoubtedly an excellent product and more robust than the 10i but I did not need the size nor want to haul the bigger model about.
    This chap sells second hand Hondas and appears to know a lot about them.
    http://www.petepower.co.uk/index.html
     
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    As above. I spoke to Pete when I wanted a Honda but he had none at the time. He warned me about buying used, most of the ones he gets in to refurbish, especially Hondas, have had a hard life ( but still look pretty new) and are almost worn out.
    Tread carefully....

    Allan
     
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