Invertet generators

Submitted: Tuesday, Feb 23, 2010 at 13:45
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Hi all, Has anyone on the forum had any experience with the Hyundai units. They make a range from 1000w to 3300w all inverter and sound attenuated and their 2800w model weighs 28.5k, slightly lighter than a Yamaha 2400
Price seems ok at the $2000 mark.

Thanks in advance for any feed back.

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Reply By: Drew - Karratha - Tuesday, Feb 23, 2010 at 13:55

Tuesday, Feb 23, 2010 at 13:55
That is uncanny - I was just reading about them about 10 seconds ago.... I haven't had any experience with them but in the new Heatley catalogue they have the 2200W version - 65dB @7m, 27kg and $1569.37 inc GST

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Follow Up By: ob - Tuesday, Feb 23, 2010 at 14:04

Tuesday, Feb 23, 2010 at 14:04
Yeah Hi Drew,
The weight of the two units is about the same if what I'm looking at is right. Just the price is different. I guess if your needs are covered by the 2200w model then why not save yourself some dough? The bigger unit should be good for a caravan or motor home if you need to run an aircon that a 20i Honda would struggle with.


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Follow Up By: Dennis Ellery - Tuesday, Feb 23, 2010 at 15:39

Tuesday, Feb 23, 2010 at 15:39
Thats a bit noisey compared to Yamaha 2.4.
Honda and Yamaha the quietest I've seen on the market.
You can get some very cheap gen sets some at 50% of the Honda and Yamaha prices but they are noisey little tackers.
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Reply By: Member - Cantiva Clay (NSW) - Tuesday, Feb 23, 2010 at 14:19

Tuesday, Feb 23, 2010 at 14:19
I read your post and did a quick search of the AU web - seems to be a bit of controversy surrounding them, part of where they are manufactured and its clear they are not a product of Hyundai motors. There is no real way to tell what is factual, accurate information and otherwise. I wonder if they are a bit new to have real information about them? Maybe one way to look at it is how reliable does it have to be and how much will it be used - if yes and a lot go for the established honda/yamaha brands, if no/not much then take this or say the kipor, it doesn't really matter. Note that if it will be used a bit, backup/spares is VIP - see the postings on this for these alternative brands.
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Reply By: Road Warrior - Tuesday, Feb 23, 2010 at 15:53

Tuesday, Feb 23, 2010 at 15:53
Cummins and Robin/Subaru also make inverter generators...
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Follow Up By: Geoff (Newcastle, NSW) - Tuesday, Feb 23, 2010 at 19:36

Tuesday, Feb 23, 2010 at 19:36
Actually, Robin/Subaru make Inverter generators sold as their own brand and rebranded as Cummins.

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Follow Up By: Road Warrior - Tuesday, Feb 23, 2010 at 23:02

Tuesday, Feb 23, 2010 at 23:02
I thought their casings etc looked pretty similar...if not identical.

Any idea whether they are any good? I'd imagine anything made by either Scooby-doo or Cummins would be reliable.
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Follow Up By: Geoff (Newcastle, NSW) - Wednesday, Feb 24, 2010 at 08:35

Wednesday, Feb 24, 2010 at 08:35
Bloody good generator.

They even output real sine wave AC at a controlled voltage unlike a lot of the cheaper variants.

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Reply By: Member - Mike DID - Tuesday, Feb 23, 2010 at 19:16

Tuesday, Feb 23, 2010 at 19:16
. . . and Bunnings now sell the Kipor 1kVA Inverter Generator - a nationwide warranty with lots of stores.

Mine has never missed a beat - great for running the fridge during blackouts.
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Reply By: Johnno_Syd - Thursday, Feb 25, 2010 at 09:48

Thursday, Feb 25, 2010 at 09:48
I have had experience with the Hyundai's they seem to be generally ok. If I had to pick an inverter generator it would definitely be a Yamaha. I have one and have never had a problem. Honda is good and so is Subaru. Kipors are decent but never used one. I usually have a look online in stores like the one below for generators.

http://www.sydneytools.com.au/shopdisplayproducts.asp?id=8567&cat=Silent+Generators
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