Hyundai 2KVA Inverta Genny

Submitted: Saturday, Jun 05, 2010 at 15:27
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Hi all.

Glenfords have these units adverised at $1199.00. Is that a resonable price or what ???

I know it is not a Honda or Yamaha.....but it does not come with a $2K price tag either.

Just going to use one for camping and charging batts and run a few lights.

Thank guys and gals.

Simon
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Reply By: Tenpounder (SA) - Saturday, Jun 05, 2010 at 16:00

Saturday, Jun 05, 2010 at 16:00
Hi there. Lots of people say the worst thing to do with a genny is the run it without enough load (because of the bore becoming glazed). If all you want is to power a battery charger from time to time, plus a few lights and low-power things around the camp, then perhaps you don't need a 2kv genny either.
I have a Yamaha 1kv, and that's big enough in terms of storage as it is, and it's probably half the weight of a typical 2kv unit. Its also quieter and more economical. Hint: both the Yamaha and Honda brochures have a table showing typical power requirements for various devices (camping and tools). So it may be worth having a look at one of them, and then calculate what you need.
I paid about $1200 for the Yamaha, so the pricing isn't really the issue, unless, of course, you find you need 2kv (or more accurately 1600kv or so as the constant rating of a 2 kw nominal genny).
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Reply By: paulnsw - Sunday, Jun 06, 2010 at 06:57

Sunday, Jun 06, 2010 at 06:57
Firstly the Hyundai generator has NO connection with the Hyundai Motor Company of Korea. Hyundai generator is no different to any other cheap Chinese inverter no service or backup gennie you buy off eBay. Hell of a lot of money to pay $1,199 when the generator does not go and you are in some country area and can get no service or parts and they want you to ship it back to Sydney at your freight expense both ways.
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Follow Up By: Hairy (NT) - Sunday, Jun 06, 2010 at 10:28

Sunday, Jun 06, 2010 at 10:28
"Firstly the Hyundai generator has NO connection with the Hyundai Motor Company of Korea"

Well that's probably a good start then....LOL
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Follow Up By: Isuzumu - Sunday, Jun 06, 2010 at 11:02

Sunday, Jun 06, 2010 at 11:02
"Hyundai generator is no different to any other cheap Chinese inverter no service or backup gennie you buy off eBay. Hell of a lot of money to pay $1,199 when the generator does not go and you are in some country area and can get no service or parts and they want you to ship it back to Sydney at your freight expense both ways"

Well cheap may be in price, I paid $356 two years ago for my 2 KVA on E.Bay and still good as good as the day I brought it. So unless you have owned one may be you should not comment.
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Follow Up By: Isuzumu - Sunday, Jun 06, 2010 at 11:04

Sunday, Jun 06, 2010 at 11:04
PSand I agree if you only need it to charge batteries than a 1KVA is all you need and they are available on E.Bay for as little as $300..
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Follow Up By: Member -Signman - Wednesday, Jun 09, 2010 at 15:32

Wednesday, Jun 09, 2010 at 15:32
Hiya Bruce,
paulnsw has a habit of commenting on stuff/items he knows nothing about, so don't be too concerned about his unfounded comments.


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Follow Up By: Hairy (NT) - Wednesday, Jun 09, 2010 at 17:18

Wednesday, Jun 09, 2010 at 17:18
Settle fellas........whos to say he hasn't owned one...... he is entitled to an opinion, and that's all he's given isn't it?
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Follow Up By: Isuzumu - Wednesday, Jun 09, 2010 at 19:42

Wednesday, Jun 09, 2010 at 19:42
Sorry Hairy, cannot agree with you here, if he owned one he would say so. I just get sick of people telling me that these genny's are crap when they do not really know any thing about them. Most are dead set against E.Bay I believe.
And there has been members from here who have been away with us when we have used our and thought it was pretty good.
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Follow Up By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Wednesday, Jun 09, 2010 at 20:06

Wednesday, Jun 09, 2010 at 20:06
You talkin' about me AGAIN Bruce??



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Follow Up By: Isuzumu - Thursday, Jun 10, 2010 at 06:26

Thursday, Jun 10, 2010 at 06:26
Your a wally Kev hahahahaha hey I am off to the C&C show in a few minutes should be fun.
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Reply By: paulnsw - Sunday, Jun 06, 2010 at 07:01

Sunday, Jun 06, 2010 at 07:01
For what you describe a 1kva would be more than sufficient power.
Yamaha 1kva can be purchased for marginally more than a cheap Chinese generator with few warranty service outlets and who do you call when you need parts! Yamaha service is national and if you need a part in 5 years time you will have no trouble getting the parts.

Do you need a generator or would a silent solar panel system be a better option. A proper solar panel system installed correctly is magic. No fuel, no servicing, no parts and your battery will last substantially longer been charged with pure DC with a quality solar regulator.
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Reply By: robertbruce - Sunday, Jun 06, 2010 at 11:06

Sunday, Jun 06, 2010 at 11:06
my EF1000is yammy has done almost 8000hrs... the chinese one i had previously fell apart within 8 days..
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