Generators

Submitted: Saturday, Feb 14, 2004 at 16:48
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I have just been looking at a Pro Tiger 950 (950 watt) Generator. It is a chinese made one but appears to be an exact copy of the Yamaha ET950 but at a fraction of the cost. I realise as with most things "You get what you pay for".

Could anyone tell me if they have one and how it has performed. It is 240 volt only and by using the 240Volt adaptor for My Waeco Fridge I hope to be able to run the fridge and maybe a fluoro or two. Does this sound possible?.

I'd love some feedback before deciding on buying a generator?.

Macca
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Reply By: Shaker - Saturday, Feb 14, 2004 at 18:00

Saturday, Feb 14, 2004 at 18:00
These are marketed under many names, Millers Falls, Warrior, Pro Tiger, Bunnings have them for $249.00 under the GMC brand name. Probably the safest way to buy as GMC are pretty good with their warranty.
I have one branded Millers Falls, as have several of my friends & we couldn't be happier. It would certainly run what you asked about, but I would definitely not run anything sensitive like a laptop computer.
As you say, 'you get what you pay for', but these are damn good value!
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Saturday, Feb 14, 2004 at 18:02

Saturday, Feb 14, 2004 at 18:02
Sorry I forgot to answer your other question, yes they have a 12 volt battery charger inbuilt.
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Reply By: ThePublican - Saturday, Feb 14, 2004 at 18:25

Saturday, Feb 14, 2004 at 18:25
Macca, did get the trouble and strife to buy me one for xmas,,diferent name, same genny Scorpion 950,, have had no problems ,although 2stroke,is actualy quieter than a friends yamaha 4 stroke gen and very economical to run,,only used 4.5lt in 10 days running from 4pm to 7.30 pm each evening , the yamaha 1kva used 18lt in the same period,,,,,had the recent storms +resulting power losses in Brisbane,,the little genny saved the day,ran fridge + tuckerbox freezer +2 fluros ,,never missed a beat,,,,, you will find that it has an inbuilt 12v charger pushing out 14.8v
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Reply By: Diamond(due to duck season) - Saturday, Feb 14, 2004 at 19:04

Saturday, Feb 14, 2004 at 19:04
gday macca.
i bought one over 12 months ago and couldnt be happier.
quiet and very cheap to run.
but there have also been some people who have had nothing but trouoble with them.
but thats what warantys are for.
cheersdue to duck season coming
ive decided to hide out
love jemima puddle duck
back after the season
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Reply By: DenisL - Saturday, Feb 14, 2004 at 19:38

Saturday, Feb 14, 2004 at 19:38
I think an oil tanker must have been empty returning from China and filled up with them. I also have one and had no problems. I was recommended to run a best quality oil possible in them. Check out the plug and I would suggest a change to a regular brand would be advisable. I don"t know what a NGK replacement would be. If anyone can help in that regard I would like to know. They must have hurt the big brands.
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Reply By: Mick - Sunday, Feb 15, 2004 at 10:19

Sunday, Feb 15, 2004 at 10:19
There was a recall on all of these types of gennies, the 12 volt lead can be placed in the 240volt socket, causing death of course, and blown up appliances, so watch out if you all have one.
The recall was on the news here in sydney, but i dont know where you could take them to get altered.
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Follow Up By: ThePublican - Sunday, Feb 15, 2004 at 12:31

Sunday, Feb 15, 2004 at 12:31
Yes there was/is a recall,,the 2pin 12v plug can be FORCED into the 240v outlet,,took less than 15min to change the 12v outlet to a 2 pole socket,,solves problem.
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