Those Chinese Generators

Submitted: Monday, May 05, 2003 at 07:33
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Hi all, I'm curious about the "Cheap Chinese Gennys" from a thread a while ago. So how are they going and are they still available? Anyone got a current price on them, or a site etc?
Thanks all.
Wayne
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Reply By: Member - dolfn - Monday, May 05, 2003 at 10:49

Monday, May 05, 2003 at 10:49
I just bought a brand new Honda Ex 7 Off ebay for $800. Retail >$1200

There are many more there much cheaper. Try this one

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2320628787&category=632
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Reply By: crowie - Monday, May 05, 2003 at 17:46

Monday, May 05, 2003 at 17:46
Wayne

Can't remember the brand name but saw one of those at a "Magnetmart" hardware store in Canberra on special for around $350.00 about 2 months ago. Thought about buying one, it but they look large, from memory the weight was prohibitive and they are probably very noisy. Not suitable for my needs.

Horses for courses though.
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Reply By: diamond - Monday, May 05, 2003 at 18:15

Monday, May 05, 2003 at 18:15
gday wayne if you check out post 3458 you should find all you need to know.took ours away at easter for a week and couldnt fault it.friend of ours came down from qld for a week and he was looking at bying a honda.seen ours and was impresed.sold my one to him and picked my new one up on monday.they still $350.there is a couple of gennys from china about.probly from the same place but some are 650 watt where as theese ones are 950watt.im guessing we used ours for 30-40 hrs while we were away but mrs says heaps longer and we used 12ltrs of fuel. hope this is of some help
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Follow Up By: Craig - Tuesday, May 06, 2003 at 20:27

Tuesday, May 06, 2003 at 20:27
We brought one as advise by Diamond Post 3458 and its a gem . We ran two fridges , three flouros and a laptop. no prob The others at camp were quite upset they outlayed heap more $$$. 3lts of fuel had us running for over 10hrs weighs about 18kg although Post 3458 will prob fill you in on the stat`s . Just one thing we found upon delivery we also found the unit would not run but found the fuel line kinked once fixed (2min Job) the bloody thing ran like a dream.
Craig.
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Follow Up By: diamond - Tuesday, May 06, 2003 at 22:15

Tuesday, May 06, 2003 at 22:15
gday craig.im glad the gennie was great .ours to at easter.funny you mentioned other people upset about the price they paid for theres i forgot that when we were away the kids cameback saying the campsite behind us had the same gennie.when we had a few and wandered over to have a chat we found out they had the original yamaha one $1000 they said.geez were they not happy.the other good thing about theese gennies is even though spares are available if you do get stuck the yamaha ones will also fit.we had friends come down for holls over easter and bought my one off me and i bought another one on monday.
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Follow Up By: Cobes - Tuesday, May 06, 2003 at 22:50

Tuesday, May 06, 2003 at 22:50
Hi Diamond.
Just a quick question:
When you run all of your accessories off your gene do you use 12volts or 240?
If running off 240 do you use any spike protection?
Which model fridge were you running?

Thanks
Chris.
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Follow Up By: Cobes - Tuesday, May 06, 2003 at 22:54

Tuesday, May 06, 2003 at 22:54
Hi Diamond.
Just a quick question:
When you run all of your accessories off your gene do you use 12volts or 240?
If running off 240 do you use any spike protection?
Which model fridge were you running?

Thanks
Chris.
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Follow Up By: diamond(bendigo) - Tuesday, May 06, 2003 at 23:25

Tuesday, May 06, 2003 at 23:25
gday cobes.no i didnt use any surge protection im a big believer in if they tell you it will do a job and it dosnt then take it back.i also asked the guy i bought the gennie from about waranty in a case of the gennie blowing things up and was told all covered.i use repco for our spare parts at work .thats how i got on to theese gennies.as f fridge i actually use a 80ltr bar fridge 240 volt($200)couldnt afford $1200 waecoeaster fun at jamison
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Reply By: Terry - Monday, May 05, 2003 at 21:48

Monday, May 05, 2003 at 21:48
If you find one take a multi-meter along and see what its output is, I think you'd be surprised at what they put out, a client of mine had one and it was running at 350v, did quite a bit of damage to some of his gear.
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Follow Up By: diamond - Tuesday, May 06, 2003 at 18:00

Tuesday, May 06, 2003 at 18:00
gday terry.we used our gennie to run fridge/tv/video/dvd/radio/battery charger/andlights with out a problem.
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Reply By: rodeoowner - Monday, May 05, 2003 at 22:08

Monday, May 05, 2003 at 22:08
My old man was thinking of buying one of these, or actually he was trying to get me to buy one, so he could borrow it off me! We have a couple of local tool shops that have them. My old man asked to see one going and it apparently idled really badly, like coughing and spurting. He went to another tool shop and asked to see one running and they couldn't get theirs started. He didn't end up buying one. I suppose ask the store to fire it up for you.... and stick a multimeter on it if you want to, and see what happens!
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