chinese generators

Submitted: Sunday, Jan 09, 2005 at 08:28
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Gidday All who live here,
I have just received a broshure!!!and Action here in Mackay have these generators for $99.Is this the normal price for these things.They are 850watt output.If so they could run my microwave in the caravan or not.
Seeya Locallaw
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Reply By: Member - Jimbo (VIC) - Sunday, Jan 09, 2005 at 08:40

Sunday, Jan 09, 2005 at 08:40
I think you will find 850 peak watts and 650 constant. Most microwaves draw at least 1000 watts, so the answer is probably no.

Cheers,

Jim.
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Reply By: Lone Wolf - Sunday, Jan 09, 2005 at 09:59

Sunday, Jan 09, 2005 at 09:59
Lots has been covered here on these.

Some folks swear by them, and others swear at 'em.

One things for sure......

..... if China went to war on us, we wouldn't have to worry too much, 'cause all their stuff would pack up by the time they got to New Guinea, and they'd have to walk back home again!

Cheers

Wolfie
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Follow Up By: hl - Sunday, Jan 09, 2005 at 10:55

Sunday, Jan 09, 2005 at 10:55
Hi,
I wouldn't bet on that. Some of the chinese stuff is getting very hi-tech and very good!
Cheers
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Follow Up By: TonyH - Sunday, Jan 09, 2005 at 10:59

Sunday, Jan 09, 2005 at 10:59
You reckon they send us the reliable stuff do ya Wolfie? :-)

My little $99 special(750w GMC) will run a 950w drill easily but the 1200w vacuum cleaner in the workshop makes it bark and kicks out the breaker after about 5 mins.

I've just picked up a 13hp electric start honda chinese copy for $550 only has a 60 day warranty but for the job it'll do on a feed-out trailer can't hurt to give it a go and I've got a stack of dead or dying honda motors so parts shouldn't be an issue, assuming they will fit of course ;-)

Tony Harding- supporting both the Australian and Chinese economies :-)
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Follow Up By: Nudenut - Sunday, Jan 09, 2005 at 14:33

Sunday, Jan 09, 2005 at 14:33
there's so many of them they'd be able to walk on their own to get here
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Reply By: Shane (QLD) - Sunday, Jan 09, 2005 at 10:47

Sunday, Jan 09, 2005 at 10:47
I have one (bunnings). It seems to run well and when I tried it out on a electric saw, there was no problem, but what got me was that when I looked at the rating of the saw it said 1350 watts. Its obvious that they put what rating they like on them. I paid $198.
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Follow Up By: hl - Sunday, Jan 09, 2005 at 10:54

Sunday, Jan 09, 2005 at 10:54
Hi,

I have also run an electric chainsaw with it that is rated at 1600W. It does slow it down, but runs it.
You will find some of the newer, smaller microwave ovens will easily run. The ones with switch mode power supplies. You can tell it's a sw mode if your Mrs can lift it.

Cheers

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Follow Up By: Frshn - Sunday, Jan 09, 2005 at 21:24

Sunday, Jan 09, 2005 at 21:24
manufacturers spec power comsumption at full load and unless there is full load applied, actual power consumption will only be a fraction of the spec.
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Reply By: Member - 'Lucy' - Sunday, Jan 09, 2005 at 16:27

Sunday, Jan 09, 2005 at 16:27
G'day Local.

In Melbourne the $99 units are 750W with the 850W units being anywhere from $168 - $198.

The 850W ones are like Jimbo says - 850W peak 650W normal.

Ihave one of these and run power tools off of it easily.

Regards

Ken Robinson
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Reply By: CUM800 - Sunday, Jan 09, 2005 at 17:04

Sunday, Jan 09, 2005 at 17:04
Hi Local

Off the subject but what the weather been like up there. Leaving tomorrow for airle and will be in Mackay on wednesday week.

John
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Follow Up By: locallaw - Sunday, Jan 09, 2005 at 18:05

Sunday, Jan 09, 2005 at 18:05
Gidday,The weather at the moment is "blowing its guts out".As far as I know there is a cycloon wandering around out there somewhere and according to reports if it continues this way by wednesday we should know a bit more about it.I havent checked the www.bom.gov site lately.
Seeya Locallaw
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Follow Up By: locallaw - Sunday, Jan 09, 2005 at 18:10

Sunday, Jan 09, 2005 at 18:10
Gidday,Update.The cycloon is approx 1100 ks east of Mackay heading west.Catogory 3 with winds 170 ks.So before you come check the www.bom. site first.
Seeya Locallaw
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Follow Up By: Dennis (Mackay) - Sunday, Jan 09, 2005 at 20:50

Sunday, Jan 09, 2005 at 20:50
First Cyclone bulletin issued @ 4.30pm

http://www.bom.gov.au/cgi-bin/wrap_fwo.pl?IDQ20065.txt
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Follow Up By: CUM800 - Sunday, Jan 09, 2005 at 22:04

Sunday, Jan 09, 2005 at 22:04
Thanks Locallaw and Dennis.

Will keep an eye out on the way up and check both BOM and this thread at my sons place in Brisbane. Unfortunately we are committed to a wedding on Hayman on the 20th and reception on Hamilton on the 22nd, From Brisbane we head to Caloundra for a couple of days where we are at to check out an upgrade for our van and then in towards Emerald before coming back out at Mackay. May see you around the track. At this stage we are staying at Mackay for a night so keep an eye out for the rig with the Exploreoz wheel cover and stickers and say hi.

John (Local Locallaw)
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