inverter generator

Submitted: Friday, Jan 29, 2010 at 22:55
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anyone used those gen sets advertised on e bay ---looking at the 2.6 kva 2010 model ---would like a personal view
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Reply By: ABR - SIDEWINDER - Friday, Jan 29, 2010 at 23:38

Friday, Jan 29, 2010 at 23:38
I would not use a seller that marks items as 'Private' , you have no way of tracking the eBay-feed-back.

It is good you ask here and perhaps on other forums too.

(That is if you are referring to this item: 2.6-kva-2010)

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Follow Up By: Member - Andrew (QLD) - Saturday, Jan 30, 2010 at 08:51

Saturday, Jan 30, 2010 at 08:51
With a genset advertised as 2.6kVA yet lists it as max loads of 2.2kW and nominally 2kW running, they surely must be misleading prospective buyers.

Why have a 15A socket on the genset when it doesn't even deliver 10A's?

I agree with your thoughts on the private feedback.....what's so secretive about this item that it needs privacy protection?

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Reply By: Member - ross m (WA) - Friday, Jan 29, 2010 at 23:45

Friday, Jan 29, 2010 at 23:45
There is so many coming on the market its hard to keep up.

Other members on here who know about electrical matters have usually recommended they not be used where sensitive electronics may be involved.
They are usually noisy and use more fuel than the top shelf generstors.

I think if your are using it for camping,you need to at least have a very quiet genny,even if you will be a few hundred metres from the nearest other camper.
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Reply By: Member - John and Val - Saturday, Jan 30, 2010 at 08:08

Saturday, Jan 30, 2010 at 08:08
Interesting specs for a 2.6 kva unit: 240V x 3.6 A = 2.6 kva ? Don't think so. Seems pretty dodgy.

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Reply By: Bonz (Vic) - Saturday, Jan 30, 2010 at 08:46

Saturday, Jan 30, 2010 at 08:46
Well its definitely NOT 2.6kVA, as mentioned above the voltage and current specs dont support that output (at 240v, 3.6A is around 1 kVA - allowing a little power factor correction)

It looks to me to be a 2kVA unit based on the model number, but given the sussness of the specs and the "advertising" I wouldn't risk MY $549.
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Follow Up By: Who was that again? (Vic) - Saturday, Jan 30, 2010 at 09:31

Saturday, Jan 30, 2010 at 09:31
Don't think it would run anything much more than a small drill. The Buy Now price is an indicator being less then 1/3 price of a reputable generator that it claims to be above by model designation.
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Reply By: Road Warrior - Saturday, Jan 30, 2010 at 11:22

Saturday, Jan 30, 2010 at 11:22
Any sort of no-name appliance like that being sold on fleabay is a sure fire route to failure. More than likely, they are being offloaded on ebay because no retail outlet worth its weight in kilowatts would touch them with a barge pole.

I see Hyundai is getting in on the generator/inverter act too - are these some Chinese knock off as well or a product of Hyundai Heavy Industries like all their other stuff?
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Reply By: Isuzumu - Saturday, Jan 30, 2010 at 11:33

Saturday, Jan 30, 2010 at 11:33
I've have a cheap Chinese one for over a year now, would have done a couple of hundred hours at least. People come up to me and ask if it is a Yamaha, cause it's blue, and say how quite it is, then I say no just a cheap Chinese s'it cost me $356 on e-bay. Only wish I had brought a 1KVA like a mate did at the same time I brought mine, he paid $220 damn.
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Saturday, Jan 30, 2010 at 12:11

Saturday, Jan 30, 2010 at 12:11
Same here, I have the 1 KVa version, certainly a Yamaha knock off.
No problems with mine either, sometimes it pays not to be a brand name snob!
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Follow Up By: Member - Nick (TAS) - Saturday, Jan 30, 2010 at 14:17

Saturday, Jan 30, 2010 at 14:17
But 99% of time it does........
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Saturday, Jan 30, 2010 at 17:42

Saturday, Jan 30, 2010 at 17:42
Sorry, but I have to disagree, these days with "badge engineering", quite often that is the only differeence, particularly with electronics.
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Follow Up By: dbish - Saturday, Jan 30, 2010 at 19:46

Saturday, Jan 30, 2010 at 19:46
Big Brand advertising comes at a price!!!!!!!
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Reply By: Wimmera - Saturday, Jan 30, 2010 at 20:42

Saturday, Jan 30, 2010 at 20:42
Good to see a couple of responses that actual have one these newer chinese inverter generator.
When using e bay always check feedback, freight costs, specifications and fine print.

The 2.6 kva 2010 model on ebay would be a better choice to the link posted earlier. But could also be better chioces that are not 2010 models.
I have no affilation with seller, and sorry I don't own a generator but I am seeking to buy one.
My experince with Honda engines mostly good with one dud.
My experince with Chinese equipment Mostly fair.

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Reply By: keviny6 - Saturday, Jan 30, 2010 at 20:45

Saturday, Jan 30, 2010 at 20:45
ok fellers here's another on ebay its a yellow colour -- 2.5 kva silent inverter --purewave
MACH EQUIPMENT
MEGG 2500LB1PO
what do you think of this
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Reply By: gbc - Sunday, Jan 31, 2010 at 20:17

Sunday, Jan 31, 2010 at 20:17
Don't know if it will help you, but a bloke a work with got the new kippor series 2 2.6kw genny from bunnings for $1340 odd. Found one on sale at a camping shop then took the price to bunnings and made them take off another 10%.
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