KIPOR Generators 980W Sinewave $549!!!

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Hi all,
if anyone is interested KIPOR generators sinewave 980W model, $549 RRP is $899. Big special at Anaconda
Also Engel mt45 fridge with free transit bag and separator basket $1199 and stupid fishing book

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Reply By: Mike Harding - Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 13:37

Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 13:37
Whilst doing a bit of research on this I discovered the following website:

This UK company is selling the same gen (980TC) for UKP165 including 17.5% tax. At current exchange rates that's about A$412. Makes you wonder who's making all the profit on gens in Australia doesn't it?

Mike Harding
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Reply By: Member - Bouncer (WA) - Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 13:44

Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 13:44
I purchased one of the 2kva models and got it at a great price. Must say that I am impressed very quite starts first go and quality is equal to the Hondas I have owned in the past.
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Reply By: TerraFirma - Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 15:34

Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 15:34
Forget Anaconda, they are way too dear. Best place to buy Kipor gennies is via Ebay or calling Novasmic direct. Wich model are Anaconda selling, there isn't a 980w model but a 1000ti which is 1000 watts or 1kva
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Reply By: Flash - Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 16:16

Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 16:16
I bought Kipor 2Kva model on e-bay from Novasmic, $899 plus freight.
Very happy with it, though after about five uses it had a minor problem with the carby overflowing. It's a cinch to remove the carby- 3 X 10mm bolts- blew out some dirt from the needle and float valve, and all was well again. (may have been dirt in the fuel or may have been there from manufacture.) Took all of ten minutes to fix.
IMHO the Kipor is probably as good as Honda at less than 1/2 the price.
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Reply By: Member - Mike DID - Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 16:29

Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 16:29
Kipor makes two types of "Digital" generators in the 1000kVA range.

The cheaper Red Tg series - KGE980Tc maximum output 0.72kVA, 10kg

and the more expensive Yellow Ti series - KGE1000Ti maximum output 1.05kVA, 14kg

The Yellow one is 9db quieter, uses 55cc instead of 37cc motor.

I bought my Yellow one from Novasmic via eBay.

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Reply By: arofs1 - Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 16:34

Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 16:34
I have a 2kva Kipor also and while I haven't used it all that much, it appears to work great. I also store it in the back of the prado when not in use and was amazed that there is no petrol smell in the vehicle, even on hot days when it is left in the sun with all the windows closed.

On a recent trip to Tasmania I met a guy who has been travelling around Australia for over a year and has had a Kipor 3kva all that time and he uses it for many hours nearly every day to charge his batteries to run a large 12 volt fridge and run his air-conditioner and it has never missed a beat.

I would certainly not say they are better than a Honda, but value for money they are great.

Brian DJ

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Reply By: Firiebob - Saturday, Apr 15, 2006 at 14:44

Saturday, Apr 15, 2006 at 14:44
I got my Kipor 1000ti a few months ago. Ran it in on half load for a couple of tanks, and changed the oil a few times. It ran every time, though not as quiet as the Honda or as smooth. But that was ok because it was the right price.

When cyclone Larry came through and we lost power, I went to start her up so I could run our engel and some lights. But it wouldn't start. Took it in for warranty and got her fixed here in Cairns nice and quick. The on off switch was earthed out.

I started it maybe 20 times over a couple of weeks to make sure all was ok.
I then went camping this week, started it up, and it ran for an hour, then it gave up again. Now it wont go at all again. Luckily friends had their 15 year old Honda EX650.

I know it'll be fixed under warranty, but I'm worried I made a mistake getting a Kipor. We do a bit of camping through the year, sometimes on our own for a week at a time. I need a reliable genny, so now I'm worried if it'll work when needed.

Sorry if this is the wrong place for this, just my 2c worth.
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