Kipor Long Term Test (NOT)

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  1. Ant&Debs

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    Oh for the love of God why did I convince Debs that Buying a Kipor Generator would be a good idea:Doh:. In my defence it was £900.00 for an IG6000 which I am under the impression would power a small town.

    I am sure you can see where this is going!

    Well it would if the thing would work! well the engine runs but it does not produce any electric.

    we brought it (or rather I did) 12 months 8 days ago because our departure on our travel was running some months late it went into storage when it was delivered. I took it out about a month ago gave it a run and checked that it was producing electric all good.

    So long term test:-
    Day 1 Ran for 5 hours All ok
    Day 2 Ran for 5 hours All ok
    Day 3 Ran for 10 mins Lost electric

    Rang the supplier, they gave me number for engineer. Spoke the very nice man who talked me through what could be wrong. Its the Inverter card thats gone down.

    Ok, I know its out of warranty so I'll just buy the new bit job done. Whats the price of that then I ask. £450.00 ish plus delivery to Portugal £39.00:Doh:

    After a lot of searching online it seems that the Inverter Card is a common problem with the kipor

    So the moral of the story is yes you can by a kipor more cheaply than a Honda
    but in my opinion you would be mad too!:Wink:

    Ant (would normally be Ant&Debs but she is still not speaking to me):Rofl1:
     
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    but please bear in mind, IF the Honda inverter goes down (nothings infallible) the replacement cost will be double that of the kippor :Doh::Laughing:
     
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    12 months 8 days, the designer chappy must be top flight.

    900 quid was cheap and I have to say 450 is also cheap, you price a 6000W inverter.

    Sorry I can't come up with anything positive.

    I could in the UK, I would say that the small claims court would definitely say that such a piece of kit should last a lot longer than 12 months 8 days of continuous use. The manufacturers warranty is NOT absolute.
     
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    BARGAIN :thumb::Rofl1: Do you know anyone who could repair it
    terry
     
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    Not with mine thank goodness :thumb:
     
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    The card I mean :thumb:
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    True PJ but the Honda warrenty is 5 years so 12 months and 8 days would be well in time (Psst wanna buy a cheap Hyundii 1k :Rofl1:)
     
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    Why oh why are these inverter boards so expensive,if this is the true cost then the engine and generator side of Kipor must be worth absolute peanuts.

    Having just had dealings with the carb. on one, the above statement is probably near to the mark.

    alan
     
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    Thanks Terry working on that! Kipor headoffice emailed me the importer's details for Portugal but not been able to make contact with them as yet.

    Ant
     
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    My Kipor was so good some bar stew ard stole it. I had it 4 years and never missed a beat.

    Only thing I had to be precise with was oil level as had cut out on it when underfilled.

    If I had any spare ca$h be out the like a shot to replace it.


    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    That board cost more than my complete genny:Doh::RollEyes:
     
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    Think you could be right alan:cry:
     
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    Have you tested the 12v output ?

    You should still be able to use it as it is tapped off the genny output before the inverter board.. connect it straight to batteries for charging .. and powering 12v kit
    won't be as good at charging as the on board charger, but would keep you going ..
     
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    Thanks, will try that tomorrow:thumb:
     
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    I had a problem with my kipor generator and contacted R.E.B Small Plant Repairs (www.smallplantrepairs.co.uk) and the advice they gave me enabled me to fix the gennie. They specialise in Kipor generators.


    Ian
     
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    Personally I would give them stick as it was not fit for purpose under sale of goods act.

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    Be aware
    Whle manufacturers would LOVE you to accept what they say, get busy talking to a lawyer who knows EU law.
    I have just fallen foul of this ( by accident and if the chap had just asked I would have sorted out the issue anyway !! ).. Two years nowadays .. and that is 'de law' under EU consumer rights ( so I am told by my little man with a funny wig on ! )
    Manufacturers/shops etc will insist it is 12 months but..........................
     
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    Hi Ian

    Already spoke to them, very helpful. They gave me the number for their engineer. They don't hold the part but gave me the number for the only company in the uk who has the part.

    Regards

    Ant&Debs
     
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    I am just looking at the paperwork that came with the Generator its says
    " Kipor have 12 months (90 Day Commercial/Business use) warranty"

    If over warranty they will repair but there will be a charge for parts & Labour

    Ant&Debs
     
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