portable generators

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Thinking of buying a portable generator for out back camping . using it for small appliances eg, lights,laptop and battery charging for when we are staying for extended time.Has any body have had any experience with the Honda EU10i or EU20i.
Thanks Robbo.
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Reply By: dave487 - Monday, Jul 12, 2004 at 01:14

Monday, Jul 12, 2004 at 01:14
Hi Robbo
Went to Cape York last year with a Honda belonging to a mate .Not sure which one it was but it was great.Never do another trip without one
Dave
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Reply By: Member - Wim (Bris) - Monday, Jul 12, 2004 at 07:16

Monday, Jul 12, 2004 at 07:16
Robbo.
I have had an EU10i for some two years now. No problems.
Do a search of this site. This has been covered many times.

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Reply By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Monday, Jul 12, 2004 at 07:41

Monday, Jul 12, 2004 at 07:41
Robbo, we've had a Honda for four years now and wouldn't leave home without it (we also have Engle fridges so if camped up for a few days need the Honda for them - especially if fishing). More expensive thatn the Chinese/Taiwanese ones around but neat/compact easy to pack.
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Reply By: pricetec - Monday, Jul 12, 2004 at 12:27

Monday, Jul 12, 2004 at 12:27
Stick with a Honda, do not come into the cheep ones that are around particularly if you are running a laptop. If possible the rated capacity should be double your expected normal load.
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Reply By: captnsnooze - Monday, Jul 12, 2004 at 13:08

Monday, Jul 12, 2004 at 13:08
Gooday Robbo ..I have a eu10i it is used for lighting fridge and recharging of batteries.. my mate has a eu20i they are much bigger and he uses it to power a caravan...too big for me.....wouldnt touch the cheaper ones...the honda is so quiet....cheers
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Follow Up By: Peter Guy - Monday, Jul 12, 2004 at 13:26

Monday, Jul 12, 2004 at 13:26
Robbo
I nearly bought a honda 10 years ago when I was looking but got talked into a "Robin," Subaru make em, and I must say over 10 years it has worked like a charm. It has run all day in 45 degree tempetures and hardly uses any fuel.The Robins probably don't resale as well as the Hondas as the Hondas have the "name" - so if you can find one second hand it would be a good buy!
Cheers P Guy
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Reply By: Mick - Monday, Jul 12, 2004 at 18:29

Monday, Jul 12, 2004 at 18:29
How about a honda outback battery charger?
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Reply By: Member - Robbo - Monday, Jul 12, 2004 at 22:03

Monday, Jul 12, 2004 at 22:03
Thanks for all your replys the Honda EU10 look's the go !
Robbo
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Reply By: pjd - Tuesday, Jul 13, 2004 at 20:33

Tuesday, Jul 13, 2004 at 20:33
robbo the honda range of genies are the only ones to by but all genies will need to run for at least 6 hrs to charge a battery.have a look at the christie engineering battery charger it is a 50cc honda 4 stroke motor with a bosch alternater[55amp]
its smaller & cheaper than a genie & charging at 55amps an hr it only needs to run for around 1 hr to do same job so if you have good batterys & all your camping acc run off 12 volt why by a 240 volt genie yhat you will have to listen all night to run your lights & all day to run your fridge only charge the batterys when they are flat & dont spoil the serenity .
Thats What I Do Any Way & It Works Fine
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Follow Up By: Member - Robbo - Tuesday, Jul 13, 2004 at 22:03

Tuesday, Jul 13, 2004 at 22:03
pjd,thanks for the info I will check it out.
Robbo
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Reply By: Member- Rox - Tuesday, Jul 13, 2004 at 22:26

Tuesday, Jul 13, 2004 at 22:26
Robbo Had the Honda eu10 for 1+ years, Fantastic! 6 hours on 2lt of fuel. I charge up my Deep cycle 100 amp with 20 amp charger + plug in the bread maker charge up all bateries Phone,camera shaver etc very quiet I turn it on 3 hours every 2-3 days to do all this.
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