generators

Submitted: Sunday, May 25, 2003 at 08:58
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anybody ever tried these 'Scorpion 800 watt 2 Stroke Camping Generators' and are they allowed in national parks
many thanks
Frank
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Reply By: Flynn - Sunday, May 25, 2003 at 09:24

Sunday, May 25, 2003 at 09:24
Do yourself and everyone else a favour and leave your generator at home.
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Follow Up By: diamond(bendigo) - Sunday, May 25, 2003 at 10:51

Sunday, May 25, 2003 at 10:51
thata a bit harsh flyn.hope you never camp near us with our gennylooking foward to september(landcruiser park/fraser island)
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Follow Up By: Member - Moggs - Sunday, May 25, 2003 at 10:53

Sunday, May 25, 2003 at 10:53
Flynn, that was very informative. I will keep a look out for any questions you may post and follow with interest how any answers are phrased. I think it is a decent question, not warranting your response. I agree that generators can be annoying in the bush for fellow campers, however most people use them frugally and with respect to other peoples peaqce and quiet. Not everyone can afford the wiz-bang solar set-ups or multiple deep cycle batteries. Some peoples only option is to go for a $300 to 350 generator to get by with their fridges etc. Oh, and by the way, pay your membership ya cheap bastard!! :-)Moggs ( Normanhurst NSW)
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Follow Up By: diamond(bendigo) - Sunday, May 25, 2003 at 10:59

Sunday, May 25, 2003 at 10:59
lol you just bet me moggslooking foward to september(landcruiser park/fraser island)
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Follow Up By: cranki-franki - Sunday, May 25, 2003 at 13:51

Sunday, May 25, 2003 at 13:51
Geez Flynn,
the reason i asked the question was to find out if they were any good and quite enough so not to annoy anyone, i hate camping with wankers and there roaring noisy generators., tvs, radios blaring.
i only wanted one to run my fridge / freezer as we have 10 kids and cant carry that much ice and i refuse to listen to radios tvs etc. thats y we go camping to get away from that krap and just relax.
i seen a 2kva Honda at Red Falls and it was so quite i did not know it was running but i cant afford the $2,090 price tag.
sorry to bother everyone with my inquiry
Frank
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Reply By: diamond(bendigo) - Sunday, May 25, 2003 at 10:58

Sunday, May 25, 2003 at 10:58
gday cranki.
not sure of scorpion but if there the one im thinking of(blue)chineese copy of yamaha.(about $350)i bought a different name one and cant fault it .took it away at easter.no probs running eveything from fridge/tv/dvd/battery charger/video/stereo.(we had a lot of kids to keep quiet).im pretty sure you cant use a genny in national parks.but i may be wrong.
we only use ours when eveyone else is awake and dont run it for to long.because like us other people are there to enjoy them selves.if its the same as im thinking of there actually very quiet.looking foward to september(landcruiser park/fraser island)
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Reply By: Member - Shawn - Sunday, May 25, 2003 at 11:25

Sunday, May 25, 2003 at 11:25
Diamond/Moggs
How quiet is quiet, I went to the Sydney camping show and was looking at the Yamaha generators (small blue ones) thats all I can tell you, but they were rated at around 140db (from memory). When the bloke started it it up, it was a lot louder than I was expecting. I thought you could buy gennies now that barely made a sound when muffled.
Question is: Is there a quiet gennie you can buyKeep your powder dry
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Follow Up By: David N. - Sunday, May 25, 2003 at 13:52

Sunday, May 25, 2003 at 13:52
The Honda EU10I is rated at 52dB and the EU20I is 59dB- you won't get much better than that.
The downside is they are not cheap, and not cheap to repair if kaput.
If I had one I would be looking after it very carefully....
Cheers
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Follow Up By: GaryInOz (Vic) - Monday, May 26, 2003 at 00:07

Monday, May 26, 2003 at 00:07
Shawn

Generator by your estimation 140db

747 at take off about 130-135 db

Methinks memory needs adjustment!!!

;-))
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Follow Up By: Member - Shawn - Monday, May 26, 2003 at 13:11

Monday, May 26, 2003 at 13:11
either memory or generator, can't remember which one though, but I did say it was loud :)Keep your powder dry
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Reply By: cranki-franki - Sunday, May 25, 2003 at 13:47

Sunday, May 25, 2003 at 13:47
Geez Flynn,
the reason i asked the question was to find out if they were any good and quite so not to annoy anyone, i hate camping with wankers and there roaring noisy generators., tvs, radios blaring.
i only wanted one to run my fridge / freezer as we have 10 kids and cant carry that much ice and i refuse to listen to radios tvs etc. thats y we go camping to get away from that krap and just relax.
i seen a 2kva Honda at Red Falls and it was so quite i did not know it was running but i cant afford the $2,090 price tag.
sorry to bother everyone with my inquiry
Frank
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Reply By: gerry from www.australianoutdoors.com - Monday, May 26, 2003 at 11:42

Monday, May 26, 2003 at 11:42
Hi frank

Did you buy one of those 'Scorpion' Generators?, If so, I would like to know your opinion of them. I have very little knowledge of them. They are definately well priced. I am told they are Australian made. Do you know if this is so?

Have a great time camping with you and yours, as it is 'the spice of life'.

Regards Gerry

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Reply By: Brett - Monday, May 26, 2003 at 21:45

Monday, May 26, 2003 at 21:45
As for the dB rating.
Make sure the specifications you are reading measure te sound level at the same distance from the generator.

Some standard measurement distances are
1 mtr
7 mtrs
9mtrs

Even 1 mtr change in the distance the meter is placed away from the generator can make a big difference to the specifications.

Also consider the frequency of the sound which is best measured by listening to the unit whilst loaded and unloaded. On occasion, a generator with a larger dB rating can infact sound quieter than one with a lower rating due to the pitch or noise freqencey.

Food for thought..........Trust your ears!!!!!!

Brett
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