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  1. Wanderingmac

    Wanderingmac Funster Life Member

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    Best generator honda, kipor, Hyundai, yahama
     
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    honda quieter than any other but this shows in the price my preference because i have 1 is the kipor
     
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    "Honda"
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    Sterling B2B charger or solar panel!!!!!!:Laughing:
     
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    After comparing spec on all available I just bought a new Honda EU10i for £699.99 delivered , its a beaut :thumb:
     
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    Honda + 5 year warranty the best Regards Garry Flatpackchicken
     
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    Honda:thumb:.................................I have both Honda & Kipor...but Honda :thumb: wins hands down
     
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    Depends on what best you mean?

    Best quality OR Best value?
    Honda and Clarke IG1000
     
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    I'm going to be different and say the Hyundai, seems every bit as good as the Honda's the Honda maybe very slightly quieter but the price difference is staggering , Honda EU10i also has a rated output of 900w where as the Hyundai HY1000si is rated at 950w, Honda 52db @7m at quarter load, Hyundai 58 db @7m with no load, Honda EU10i £619 plus vat Hyundai HY1000si £365 plus vat after using both at various times I'm more than happy with the Hyundai that I have now, being a little more noisy doesn't really make that much difference to me in the real world.
     
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    Johns_Cross_Motorhomes Trader - Motorhome & Accessory Sales

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    There you are and you can get Hyundai's from Johns Cross! :thumb:
    http://www.johnscross.co.uk/hyundai-hy1000si-generator.html

    Peter
     
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    kippor ? no matter what you use [ do you connect an earth lead] had an expensive lesson at newark this year:cry:
     
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    What happened then, :Eeek: let us all know for future reference Regards Garry Flatpackchicken
     
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    from memory of a different thread he fried the fuse box and charger due to lack of earth.

    general opinion is it was a major power surge/spike...not an earth problem.

    my kipor produces 300volts ac per phase (that s a potential of 900 volts ac) and if that slips past the inverter module it will fry anything.
     
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    After fitting solar panels we left our 3Kw Hyundai generator at home :thumb:
     
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    You might think, that occasional use means it would be better to buy a cheap one, but its just doesn't work like that.

    If you can afford it, I would always recommend buying the Honda. They really are superb and will easily outlive most any other engine out there, especially when there are long periods between use.

    That said. If you are a fulll timer, or you intend using the genny a lot, then you can easily get by with a Kipor as it seems it's the inactivity that kills them. I know full timers that have used a cheap Kipor almost daily for years on end with no problem at all If you only intend to use it a little, the cheap one will probably let you down, unless you are disciplined to run it under load regularly.

    Kipor/Honda/other They are all noisy when under load.
     
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    I have been useing Hondas since 1973.

    Not once have they ever let me down,when it was time to buy a newer version they all sold like hot cakes,I now have a EU2i ,faultless.

    The secret to any Gennys longevity is to make it work now and again, when its connected to your van use the 240 ac to power the water heater ,fridge etc..

    Cheap no good

    Good no cheap

    We are off to the Great Dorset Steam Fair in a minute,so the Honda will earn its keep all of next week.


    Take care Les:BigGrin:
     
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    bought cheep genny to power wife,s mobility scooter / breathing aids , connected it to van, accidently switched heater on ,to much 4 genny surges blew cricuit attached to main fuse box
    water electrick elements / wifes breathing machine, all sorted now bought kippor and fitted earth lead, never 2 old 2 learn:cry:
     
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    Buy cheap, buy twice!

    Done it lots of times :)
     
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    Posed same question on here two months ago, checked out many makes on rallies, eventually bit the bullet and bought a 1kw Honda for £699 with free next day delivery and a 5 year domestic warranty. Brilliant and should we ever pack up motorhoming its nice to know they hold price so well we'd get a good return selling on fleabay. :thumb::thumb::thumb:

    Its also good for powering strimmer around the garden and saves laying out several power cables. :BigGrin::BigGrin:
     
  20. JJ

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    In my full time living Wagon (aka The Black Beast) I have solar panels (4) and a Sterling B2B charger and a CTek mains charger and a (value for money) Kipor.

    I simply never have swallowed this rubbish about something being better because it is more expensive...

    Of the Kipors I have had (2), the older one has been temperamental over the decade I have owned it but still serves me well even after severe misuse!

    The little one has been flawless since I bought it over 2 years ago. I noted at Malvern this model was selling for £269.

    But I think everyone should spend their money however they want. :thumb:

    JJ :Cool:

     
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