Kipor generators update on reliability please

Submitted: Tuesday, Oct 15, 2013 at 22:23
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Searching the archives there has been no discussion on these since 2009 or thereabouts. (apart from a comparison query in earlier this year)...I am seeking members first hand or at least reliable anecdotal comments on the modern day Kipor...specifically the 2600

I have always been a Honda fanatic...our farm generator's (3 of them)...fire fighters etc...so I am aware and supportive of them.....but I have a Honda 2000ui and it is simply incapable of running the 'van air con...and yes there are plenty of internet threads supporting this.

The trouble is the specific boot/ cubby hole will not take the Honda 3 or the Yamaha 2800 (width is the problem on the Yamaha)............I think the Kipor 2600 will fit but tight...........so my option are purchase another Honda 2000 and parallel couple....but cart two of the damn things

OR take a punt on the current day Kipor and cart one of them....some $500 cheaper

No comments on running jenny's and air con please....we have a specific reason for a specific time period why the air con will be required

As stated I am keen to hear from modern day Kipor owners or those with knowledge
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Reply By: Shaker - Tuesday, Oct 15, 2013 at 22:48

Tuesday, Oct 15, 2013 at 22:48
Have you tried the Honda with a 2 metre heavy power lead?

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Follow Up By: Member - bungarra (WA) - Tuesday, Oct 15, 2013 at 23:03

Tuesday, Oct 15, 2013 at 23:03
Yes Mate......kept it to 3m with a purpose made heavy duty industrial lead.....runs for a while but soon trips into over load under ambient around <30 deg
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Reply By: Racey - Wednesday, Oct 16, 2013 at 09:23

Wednesday, Oct 16, 2013 at 09:23
I have had a Kipor 2600 for over 5 years and found it to very reliable and have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone. These units are nominally rated @ 2.3 Kva, whereas the Honda 20ie is only 1.6Kva. So you get more bang for your buck. Since Primus became the national distributor there is a national service network if needed.

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Reply By: TerraFirma - Wednesday, Oct 16, 2013 at 11:25

Wednesday, Oct 16, 2013 at 11:25
I have had one on my boat for a long time now. Apart from having to clean out the fuel system once and the usual servicing it has been fine. I think mechanically they are great, the build quality is not the same as the Honda and I have broken 2 of the rubber feet through rough handling at my end, but for the money they represent true value imo.
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Reply By: Dennis Ellery - Wednesday, Oct 16, 2013 at 12:31

Wednesday, Oct 16, 2013 at 12:31
Be aware that the Kipor 2600 noise level is 63 - 72 dB.
A fair bit noisier than the than a Honda 2kva or 2.4 kva Yamaha
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Follow Up By: Member - bungarra (WA) - Wednesday, Oct 16, 2013 at 12:57

Wednesday, Oct 16, 2013 at 12:57
thanks for that...I am aware of it but the damn cubby hole it has to store in is limiting me...........in use it will most likely be well away from anyone.......we are normally fully solar...this is just a one off situation that may be developing if we need it
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Reply By: Malcom M - Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 07:15

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 07:15
Are you going to have a heat problem shoving it into such a small cavity?

I have a Kipor and a Honda. The only black mark against the Kipor is noise
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Follow Up By: Member - bungarra (WA) - Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 11:47

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 11:47
Hi Malcom
Thanks for comment....its a storage area/travel area only...wont be used inside that cavity
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