Kipor Generators

Submitted: Thursday, Feb 15, 2007 at 21:28
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I had the good luck of picking up a Kipor KGE 2000 Ti at cost from a decent chap I know. It had been purchased by him (read the company he works for) as a test model.

When I got it it ran OK but leaked fuel. I contacted Powerlite (the importer) and they told me to send it back to them. Powerlite covered the freight both ways, sorted out the problem and supplied me with the bits that were missing.

It came home tonight, I put oil and petrol into it and it ran like a charm.

I plugged it into the van and it ran the the Heron 2.2 aircon beautifully.

At the modest price I paid for it, I am very happy. Less than half the cost of the similar Honda. Time will tell how well it goes, but it will only ever do moderate work and I'm happy so far.

10/10 service from Powerlite. A delightful and reputable company to deal with.

Jim
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Reply By: ZukScooterX90 (QLD)Member - Thursday, Feb 15, 2007 at 21:34

Thursday, Feb 15, 2007 at 21:34
Jim,don't try & run a kettle off it, it won't do it & i have a 3000i, with the aircon. on or off.Enjoy.:O))))
Bob.
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Follow Up By: Jimbo - Thursday, Feb 15, 2007 at 22:09

Thursday, Feb 15, 2007 at 22:09
Kettle _Affordable_Storage_Drawers.aspx 2400 watts, generator puts out 1600.

I'd be surprised if the kettle boiled LOL.

That's not what we bought it for. Gas boils water just fine for us.

It runs the aircon OK and that makes us happy in the bush.
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Follow Up By: Member - Andrew (QLD) - Friday, Feb 16, 2007 at 07:50

Friday, Feb 16, 2007 at 07:50
....or like friends keep on telling me "won't it just take longer to boil?"

Andrew

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Follow Up By: ZukScooterX90 (QLD)Member - Friday, Feb 16, 2007 at 19:27

Friday, Feb 16, 2007 at 19:27
Jimbo,my line of thinking if the gen is on & you can boil the jug you are saving energy but it wasn't to be was it. So back to the gas kettle with or without the gen.I would not turn the gen on just for the kettle ( that is just plain dumb).
Cheer's.

Andrew, yeh right.
Cheer's.
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Reply By: Member - eerfree(QLD) - Thursday, Feb 15, 2007 at 21:40

Thursday, Feb 15, 2007 at 21:40
Jim
I will back you up on the service deal you got from Powerlite, my KGE1000 was playing up and they trucked it to Sydney- fixed it and trucked it back, as you say, Powerlite 10 out of 10.

eerfree
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Reply By: Flash - Thursday, Feb 15, 2007 at 23:00

Thursday, Feb 15, 2007 at 23:00
I have had a KGE2000 for a year and a bit now. So far very happy.
Had a minor problem from dirt in the fuel when nearly new- (whether muck in the tank or dirty fuel? who knows?) The float valve was sticking causing the carby to leak!! (Same problem as yours Jimbo???)
I pulled the carby off and cleaned it out- soo easy. Very sensible and simple-easy to work on design!!
Has run perfectly ever since.... probably done only 60 or seventy hours though.
So far extremely happy!
Cheers
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Reply By: Member - 'Lucy' - Friday, Feb 16, 2007 at 00:18

Friday, Feb 16, 2007 at 00:18
This decent chap

Does he drive a 100's with the second biggest lift in town and C-STT's.
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Follow Up By: Jimbo - Friday, Feb 16, 2007 at 06:56

Friday, Feb 16, 2007 at 06:56
Could just be the one.
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Reply By: TerraFirma - Friday, Feb 16, 2007 at 14:14

Friday, Feb 16, 2007 at 14:14
I have the 3000TI. Mechanically it has been fine but the rubber feet broke off and you can see they are not made as well as a Honda in terms of construction. The generator/engine aspect of the product has been good to date.
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Reply By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Friday, Feb 16, 2007 at 19:06

Friday, Feb 16, 2007 at 19:06
I reckon they are a top little product, I ran a van aircon (not sure what type, wasn't my van) the van's fridge and engal, a waeco and my supercheap compressor fridge as well as a few lights of a 2kva Kipor. Bloody brilliant.
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Reply By: Gob & Denny - Friday, Feb 16, 2007 at 20:26

Friday, Feb 16, 2007 at 20:26
goodday guys
with relation to a honda how are the kipor 2000 weight and physical size wise

steve
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Follow Up By: Jimbo - Friday, Feb 16, 2007 at 21:02

Friday, Feb 16, 2007 at 21:02
Exactly the same in every dimension Steve.

Apparently the parts from the Honda fit the Kipor according to McFarlane's Generators in Clayton.

Kipor is apparently a "knock-off" of the Honda. Made in China at a reduced cost.

22 kg and nice and slim. Fits well in the boot of the van.

Cheers,

Jim.
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Reply By: lifeisgood - Friday, Feb 16, 2007 at 22:23

Friday, Feb 16, 2007 at 22:23
Any feedback on the noise levels compared to equivalent sized Hondas under the same load?
Do they have that fuel saving eco throttle feature?
I assume the 2000Ti is an inverter model able to stabilize output voltage and frequency like the Hondas.
Jet
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Follow Up By: Jimbo - Saturday, Feb 17, 2007 at 09:46

Saturday, Feb 17, 2007 at 09:46
The tech specs on noise are the same for both.

Having not run it side by side with an Honda, I can't speak for the validity of the specs.
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Follow Up By: Flash - Tuesday, Feb 20, 2007 at 13:04

Tuesday, Feb 20, 2007 at 13:04
The Honda is a little better in most respects..... a wee bit quieter, slightly better build quality maybe..............but not twice the price better IMHO.
Power output on an oscilloscope looks just as good. Honda will put out a better surge/start current for compressors etc

I'm very happy with my Kipor so far. (Mine cost $899 plus delivery for a 2Kva.) I guess if I was using it 24/7 I'd consider the Honda, but for occasional use- no way I could justify the money, absolutely no way.
Cheers
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