Honda Eu10i or Yamaha Ef1000is generator

Submitted: Wednesday, Oct 15, 2003 at 15:29
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In the market place for a new generator ,I know how
good the Eu10i is what about Yamaha Ef1000is the
price is about the same is it as good as the honda
Friar
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Reply By: Fish - Wednesday, Oct 15, 2003 at 20:35

Wednesday, Oct 15, 2003 at 20:35
A mate and I saw them both at a show earlier this year, and although the Yamaha specs claimed to be a tad quieter, it was making slightly more noise than the Honda. Then we noticed that the Honda was sitting on a hay bail and the Yamaha was straight on the concrete......... I wonder if that made the (small) difference. My mate reckons he will get the Yamaha, and if I was still in the market I would probably get the Honda, but only because I have heard so much about them. Either way, they both look like excellent units, and the price was about the same.
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Reply By: Member - Martin- Wednesday, Oct 15, 2003 at 23:45

Wednesday, Oct 15, 2003 at 23:45
Have heard that the Hondas are more expensive to fix do not know if this is true but maybe worth looking into.
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Reply By: Mick - Thursday, Oct 16, 2003 at 08:46

Thursday, Oct 16, 2003 at 08:46
Dont let the quietness fool you at the shows, as they have them running with no load on idle.
Once loaded up with a power tool or 240v battery charger the automatic governor cuts in and they both become quite noisy!
I build the outback battery chargers which use the same engine as the EU10i and unfortunately are quite noisy when charging at 55 amps.
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Follow Up By: Member- Rox - Saturday, Oct 18, 2003 at 17:39

Saturday, Oct 18, 2003 at 17:39
A battery wont acept more than 10% of its capacity / hour.
I have a honda eu10i & battery 3 stage chargerHave 4WD will Explore
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Follow Up By: Mick - Wednesday, Oct 22, 2003 at 08:00

Wednesday, Oct 22, 2003 at 08:00
Yes, a deep cycle battery wont, but i wont get into that.
But a cranking battery or an optima will.
Optimas specs say that you can charge at a rate of 120 amps if dead flat and WILL because we have tried it, and takes about 1 hour to fully charge with our 120 amp battery chargers!
We receive 100's of calls per day on battery problems.
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Reply By: David N. - Saturday, Oct 18, 2003 at 07:59

Saturday, Oct 18, 2003 at 07:59
A good friend has the Yamaha and is delighted with it.
Couldn't be happier.
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Reply By: Glenno - Sunday, Oct 19, 2003 at 13:11

Sunday, Oct 19, 2003 at 13:11
Havent looked into the specs however Honda have a reputation of the best small engine company on the planet. That must count for something.

Cheers,

Glenn.
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