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Submitted: Tuesday, Jan 10, 2006 at 15:52
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hi all can someone advise me please, looking for a back up power plant if needed saw dingo gen the other day at repco i think it was about 850 watts or so, also have seen scorpin gen at rays out door and gmc at bunnings has anyone used any of these brands and wich is the best one to buy.Will only be using these to charge flat battery like my thumper 105amp hour to run my fridge wich is 60lt when the wife goes drive about, have not got twin batt system yet, later on this year regards stan
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Reply By: flappa - Tuesday, Jan 10, 2006 at 16:00

Tuesday, Jan 10, 2006 at 16:00
Much of a muchness from all the reports I have seen.

IMO just get the best deal.
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Reply By: Ross Horne - Tuesday, Jan 10, 2006 at 16:18

Tuesday, Jan 10, 2006 at 16:18
Hi Stan,
Forget all the cheap genies, nothing but trouble, they either wont start or will catch on fire. Spend the extra dollars and buy a 1000watt Kipor, you can pick them up on Ebay for a pretty good price. They are 4 stroke , so you dont have the mixing fuel worries either. Just my opinion but I am speaking from experience.
Rossco.
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Follow Up By: Member - Bill F (VIC) - Tuesday, Jan 10, 2006 at 16:40

Tuesday, Jan 10, 2006 at 16:40
Hi Ross
In all the talk on Generators on this site, You are the first to mention that they catch fire.
From experience, what catches on fire.

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Follow Up By: Member - Blue (VIC) - Tuesday, Jan 10, 2006 at 17:49

Tuesday, Jan 10, 2006 at 17:49
that's the first I've heard of them not starting or catching fire... I have a generic rip-off as do several mates, they are fantastic. Always start without fuss, none have caught on fire and all have been abused to the point where they probably should've caught fire. Personally I can't see the sense in spending the extra. I don't use mine for camping, just to run power tools while doing maintainance at a property we own. Rated at 850w, I ran a full tank through mine using a 1200w circular saw and yes it grumbled and hesitated a bit but I couldn't kill it.
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Wednesday, Jan 11, 2006 at 09:13

Wednesday, Jan 11, 2006 at 09:13
it is better not to use the 12 volt output unless really necessary, use a 240 volt battrey charger.
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Reply By: Ross Horne - Tuesday, Jan 10, 2006 at 16:47

Tuesday, Jan 10, 2006 at 16:47
Hi Bill,
If some are used on the 12 volt side for too long some part inside gets too hot and melts, not sure exactley what it is called.

Rossco
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Follow Up By: Nudenut - Tuesday, Jan 10, 2006 at 16:52

Tuesday, Jan 10, 2006 at 16:52
its the ooziewhatsit
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Follow Up By: ImEasy - Tuesday, Jan 10, 2006 at 17:26

Tuesday, Jan 10, 2006 at 17:26
No, it's the "Whatsymecallit" or "The Thingamy Jig"
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, Jan 10, 2006 at 19:01

Tuesday, Jan 10, 2006 at 19:01
ITS CALLED A SHOELACE.

its Technical term is a Grizzer.
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Follow Up By: Footloose - Tuesday, Jan 10, 2006 at 21:27

Tuesday, Jan 10, 2006 at 21:27
Is that the ThingamyJig that drives the ThingameBob ?
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Follow Up By: Member - Brian (WA) - Tuesday, Jan 10, 2006 at 21:37

Tuesday, Jan 10, 2006 at 21:37
A GIZZMO
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Follow Up By: Footloose - Tuesday, Jan 10, 2006 at 21:49

Tuesday, Jan 10, 2006 at 21:49
Be careful of your Grizzer
It may be your favourite pet
But
Just be sure to aim your whizzer
Or your Grizzer will get wet.
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Follow Up By: kev.h - Tuesday, Jan 10, 2006 at 22:20

Tuesday, Jan 10, 2006 at 22:20
its called overloaded - can only maintain 600 w continuous - with the 2yr replacement warranty and under $100 how can you go wrong
Kev
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