Generators again!!!!

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  1. colmorangie

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    Looking to buy a geni to run electric drill, 4" angle grinder, soldiering iron, etc and to charge my leisure battery in my camper.
    Drills etc all appear to be 800watts ish so why do I feel I need a 2 kW generator?
    I assume the 1kw are quieter ?
    Thanks for the advice as always in advance.......
     
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    Can't help you with medical advice but 2kW is BIG, expensive and not needed.
     
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    Iv got a Honda 2.0i Generator for my tyre warmers.Its one of the quietest available.
    Iv only used it once while away in the motorhome as can be annoying! download (1).jpg
     
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    I've got the Honda 1.0 which does everything I need it to for topping up camper batteries on the few odd occasions it has been necessary. I've yet to find a way however, of stopping the fuel smell even though it is triple bagged and in a box.
     
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    You don't! Carried all that sort of stuff around with me for years, never ever used it, took the lot out the van, had an all singing/dancing inboard 2kva geni, used to cost me more to service than getting a mr fixit. Nowadays though the 12v stuff is so good I'd spent the money on solar panels, they'll keep your batteries topped up as well!
     
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    In reality you dont,
    You will be running at the top end of your output though with a 1kw
    If you anticipate longish use cycles as opposed to say a 5 min bursts go for the 2kw otherwise a 1 kw will do

    I would suggest starting with a new cap and seal or fuel tap I have a 1kw Honda with no fuel smells at all, I do use the filler cap vent as it should be used though some folk miss that. ie closed for traveling
     
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    Good grief man, generators are unpopular enough but using an electric drill and angle grinder on site - you will get lynched.(n)
     
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    Cheaper to use 18 volt Makita LXT power tools and a gas soldering iron
     
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  11. Peter A Forbes

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    Lidl are doing a 1200W inverter generator for £130 this week, our son bought one for use with his trailer, it's a four-stroke with load sensing and speed control.

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    Not bad for the money.

    Generators are for those situations and locations where you need the power and sod the noise!

    Peter
     
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