Smaller Generators

Submitted: Wednesday, Mar 17, 2004 at 09:10
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Seeing the Chinese gennies have sparked attention, had a look at the 2 stroke Hurricane in Repco - bit bulky and weighty for my circumstances - would be good to find something a little lighter and more compact - does anyone know of a Chinese copy scenario for the more compact, lighter units like the Yamaha at [ http://www.yamaha-motor.com.au/power/index.htm?model_cat.asp?ID=1 ] - the Honda would be good of course, and both exc quality I'm sure, but $1500 would be spent on higher priorities.
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Reply By: Peter - Wednesday, Mar 17, 2004 at 12:21

Wednesday, Mar 17, 2004 at 12:21
The Yamaha model ET950 looks identical to the GMC model which is now on sale in Bunnings for $198. I have one, works well and is pretty quiet.

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Follow Up By: Member - Bear - Wednesday, Mar 17, 2004 at 19:21

Wednesday, Mar 17, 2004 at 19:21
Peter

I purchased one last week but did'nt need it on the weekend and also did'nt have time to play with it - have you used yours yet?

Did you think it seemed heavier than 20kgs

With the 2 yearreplacement warrenty why would'nt you go this way!!!

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Reply By: Member - Des - Friday, Mar 19, 2004 at 11:09

Friday, Mar 19, 2004 at 11:09
What do they output? 12DV? 240v AC? Both?

Have they got a noise rating?

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Follow Up By: The Banjo - Friday, Mar 19, 2004 at 11:19

Friday, Mar 19, 2004 at 11:19
Hurricane
Noise is around 65 db I think. 12 -14 V DC - 240 V AC.
50:1 - 2 stroke fuel
21 KGS - 3.5 L tank I think.
If the size and the weight is not an issue for users, its great with a 2 year warranty....thats if you can get warranty backup - but regulation of output could be an issue.....don't want to cook you battery..... One thing noticed with all of these cheap imports is NO INFORMATION !! No brochures, no handouts - you have to get a handbook for the unit (IF there is one in the box) ...people selling them often "know nothing".

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Follow Up By: Member - Des - Friday, Mar 19, 2004 at 11:25

Friday, Mar 19, 2004 at 11:25
Thanks Banjo. Sounds pretty good. At that price, it could be worth getting one for when the power goes off at home!

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Follow Up By: The Banjo - Friday, Mar 19, 2004 at 11:34

Friday, Mar 19, 2004 at 11:34
Research I did suggests the name Hurricane is in line with a huge business around the equator in making cheap gennies for people who frequently lose power to big blows. Seems most houses in these areas have a genny as a standard appliance - if power prices in some parts of OZ keep rising, maybe we will all have one too.
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