Self Energy Generator

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  1. TheDogMan

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    Might be the same thing with a rename, at the NEC show there was a £100k plus Merc Hymer with one fiited in a locker
     
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    A lot cheaper to buy a generator and have an LPG conversion fitted...
    Or am i missing something ????
     
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    Smudger is your man. I believe he has had one for some time now. Having said that, there is not much he hasn't got in his gin palace:Rofl1:
     
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    We have had one since 2006. They were originally made by Gasparini in Bologna in Italy. The firm went bust in late 2011 and the company sold the rights in 2012. I think ours would be the very last unit to come out of the Gasparini factory.

    They are two stroke. Very quiet, Use 1 litre of 100% synthetic 2 stroke every 100 hours. They need the exhaust replaced at about 600 hours or 3 years (It cannot be cleaned and reused). The exhaust can be smelly so we try not to use ours where there are other vans parked near-by

    They are designed to be used for no more than 200 hours per year. They produce 20 amps at 13v. Snr Gasparini was surprised that we had clocked so many hours so fast. We had clocked up 500 hours in summer 2011. The cooling fan fins kept breaking off. We had 3 fan units fitted in 800 hours of use. Then the main bearings failed. This is a factory only repair job.

    We went to Bologna though the factory was in liquidation in Jan 2012. Snr Gasparini came to the factory and had a fitter come in. They condemned our unit that had just been repaired by Conrad Anderson. We had to buy a replacement which was built up of the remaining parts in the factory. Ours had only done 800 hours but most of that was in one year of full timing.

    The replacement has now done about 100 hours since Feb 2012. We now use it sparingly. The fan has held out OK. We were relying on this for charging our batteries. We now have 260w of Solar to supplement the generator and a B2B as well.

    It is a very good back up unit.

    In hindsight we would have not paid so much for a generator as they are not robust enough. They do cost a lot to buy and then maintain.

    We could have bought a number of stand alone generators for the amount we paid.
     
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