Generators

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  1. kennygd

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    :Smile:Good day to all,
    Is anyopne using a generator and if you are what size are you using? as a back up I will need to run the fridge/freezer, TV and a bit of lighting mainly, anyone recommend a good make?
    Thanks
    Kennygd:thumb:
     
  2. pappajohn

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    this will go down well....

    BUY A KIPOR !!!!!!

    2200watt Kipor = c£450

    2200watt Honda = c£1000

    over £500 more for a quieter silencer :Eeek:

    this is the model i use to run all the electrics including the roof aircon unit.

    Kipor IG2600
     
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    Ohh dear I feel another long Kipor versus Honda debate coming on :Laughing:

    I'll kick off..

    IMO .. you want the best ? ... buy a Honda.. In saying that there are plenty of happy Kipor owners . ... or so they say :Rofl1:

    As for size, I have a 2kw ...which I used recently during a power cut at home, fridge, freezer TV etc all running from it .. bigger than that are heavy and unwieldy.
     
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    Hi
    i have just bought a 2kva hyundai generator 58 db @7mtr priced at 449.99 yet to load it but tried it in the garden to see how noisey it was
     
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    Put bicycle on a stand then attach an alternator to rear wheel and tell her indoors that if she wants to watch Corrie she has about 4 hours of pedalling to do:Rofl1:
     
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    "HONDA"

    ..Rules..

    :whistle:
     
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    I have had my KIPOR 1kw for 2 years and it's only been used a couple of times, and has served well topping up my batteries the odd time or so.
    nice size not too heavy.... check out before buying one that needs a crane to lift

    Yes the Honda is the one to have!!

    but if you are only going to use it now and again and your life doesn't rely on it , then buy the yellow half price honda clone!!.:thumb:
     
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    we have had (and been happy with) a 2.6 Kipor for 2 years, and although we will keep it for 'heavy work' we have just lashed out on a 900w Honda, it will power what we have to have and only weighs 13kgs, and will only sip fuel to keep us running.
    Nigel & Pamala
     
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    It's a wonder nobody has come up with a generator that uses the vans engine (just think of the power :RollEyes::RollEyes: 2-3-4-5................. Kwatts) instead of struggling lugging these yellow or red boxes. I'm sure somebody could come up with something that you could engage with the engine to produce electricity. Even if the initial outlay was high the convenience of being able to just start the engine & flip a switch instead of messing filling it with petrol, plugging cables in & then trying to start it :Blush:. The other alternative is just have a decent sized inverter & run the engine while your using it :Eeek:
     
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    imagine the fuel consumption on a 7ltr V10 RV petrol engine...:Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    kipor v Honda

    Hi All,

    Just a point that might help, the kipor is larger in size than the Honda.
    ie. kipor ig 1000 = 460 L x 248 w x 395 h weighs 14kg. price £275.

    Kipor 2000 = 520 L x 300 w x 425h weighs 22kg. price £375.

    Kipor 2600 = 564 L x 317 w x 453 h weighs 26kg. price £475.

    Kipors come with 2 yrs warranty.

    Honda eu10i = [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]450 L x 240 w x 380 h weighs 13kg. price approx £645.[/FONT]

    Honda eu2000i = 510 L x 290 w x 425h and weighs 21kg. price approx £1020.

    Hondas have a 5yrs warranty though this could depend from where you purchase.

    Hope this helps.

    Rob and Chris.
     
  12. JQL

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    The best Kippers come from Craster on the Nortumberland coast.

    You just can't beat a Craster Kipper for breakfast...



    oops wrong kipper:Blush:
     
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    They have its called an electrolux unit made by a company called Mase, still available today, no idea of cost etc, try googling it.:Eeek::RollEyes:
     
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    Kipor 2600 just arrived, mmhh a tad larger than I thought it might be :Eek!:

    Still it`s a lovely yellow and sooo quiet, mind you we haven`t started it yet. :Rofl1:

    Just have to decide where we are going to keep the bloody thing...:Doh:
     
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    KIPOR - Every time.
    • Cheaper (you can buy 2 and half for the price of one Honda).
    • Almost as quiet - well who's going to split hairs over a few decibels?
    • No-one will ever nick it with forums like this and if ever it is you will see it for miles before it disappears in the sunset.
    • Reliable - always start after a couple of pulls
    • Likely to outlive a Honda by donkey's years - like VW Camper does in the motorhome world.
    We have the 2600 and are more than happy with it. A bit like the working man's Mason's.:thumb:
     
  16. Biker

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    12v plug


    I agree,


    I have the 1000 but trying to get the odd 12v flat pin plug so I can make up a longer charger lead, anyone know where to get one?

    :thumb:
     
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    Norton........same thing happened to them,didn't it ,when Honda turned up....now its KIPOR !!?





    Have you tried a caravan shop ? or even B&Q ? :BigGrin:
     
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    Tried everywhere and searched the web,, no luck

    Something like this
     

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    have you tried the guy on here who runs planet generators? he usually has a solution


    members name planetgen
     
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    Recently asked the auto electrician the same question, which is best as I have a honda 1.0 and a Kippor 2. KW. He replied unless you run air con units, or a microwave. A 1kw one is ample. Also they charge the leisure batteries through the M/Home unit at about 10 amps. The engine altenator however puts out 70 amps. So he recomended that I run the engine when needed, and manage without. The Honda runs everything with lots to spare, and less than a gallon a day, compared to two gallon with the Kippor.
    Rgd's Graham.
     
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