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Submitted: Saturday, Jan 15, 2011 at 13:28
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Hi, Has anyone out there had any thing to do with the Generators they have advertised on LHP, who sell solar panels & other stuff on E bay? they are 4.4 kva look the same as a Honda Inverter they offer 2 years warranty & read pretty good
cheep $499 at that price it has me wondering just what they are like & worth a look at further any info would be much appreciated Thanks.
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Reply By: Member -Pinko (NSW) - Saturday, Jan 15, 2011 at 14:27

Saturday, Jan 15, 2011 at 14:27
I too, wonder what they would be like. At twenty five percent of the of the price of a Honda.
We always use Honda as the benchmark of reliability and performance so I suppose these cheap ones would perform seventyfive less than that.
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Reply By: landseka - Saturday, Jan 15, 2011 at 15:14

Saturday, Jan 15, 2011 at 15:14
Before you jump in & spend your 'hard earned' have a read of this thread.http://caravanersforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=13553

You may just change your mind.

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Reply By: going fishen - Saturday, Jan 15, 2011 at 16:48

Saturday, Jan 15, 2011 at 16:48
Yes cheep generators seam to have there issue's more than the tested brands, I have a 2i kva Honda my self but it is just a bit small to run my air con, that's why I was looking at the bigger k's but I think I will steer clear at present & look further at other brands which are known. thanks to all.
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Follow Up By: Motherhen - Saturday, Jan 15, 2011 at 16:54

Saturday, Jan 15, 2011 at 16:54
The Honda runs ours although it did cut out on a very hot afternoon, but ran OK after re-starting, however for those who have air cons that don't do so well with the Honda or they live and use their gennies and air cons in the the tropics during summer, the Yamaha 2.4 kva has done the job. Bigger to store and heavier than the Honda 2 of course.
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Reply By: OREJAP - Saturday, Jan 15, 2011 at 17:29

Saturday, Jan 15, 2011 at 17:29
Yep the Yammy 2400 is a great genny however it is 10 Kg heavier than the Honda,auqward to carry & store. It only has a 12 mth warranty where Honda has 2 plus dealers are offering extra 2 yrs warranty free on purchase. The trick with the Honda is turning A/cond off start & run Honda for a few minutes on normal NOT economy after running for a few minutes turn on a.cond & it works fine. The initial stuggle is on start up of a/cond in my experience.
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Reply By: murrayman - Saturday, Jan 15, 2011 at 18:15

Saturday, Jan 15, 2011 at 18:15
hi, The domectic ibis and the heron 3 have a LR rating, [ locked rotor] of 20 amps. 20 amps x 240 equals 4.8 kva. Any thing less and on start up the unit is struggling. While your a/c will start its a bit like taking off in your 4wd in second or third gear all its life. While it will do it, it is not doing it any good and it will eventually crap itself. When i had my new van built a few months ago I rang dometic direct and talked to there tech and he said they were very annoyed with honda dealers selling 2 kva units to power up there a/c units. He also said while it still is not powerful enough they recomend a minimum of 3 kva for caravan a/c units. He also went on to say iff you had a larger capacitor fitted to the unit it would start easier with a smaller generator. It was very interesting talking to the man. I mounted a 3kva honda inverta geny on my van. cheers mm.
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Reply By: Member - T N (Qld) - Sunday, Jan 16, 2011 at 00:51

Sunday, Jan 16, 2011 at 00:51
Have had discussion's that the 2.8Kva Yammy gennie is the machine,sorry do not have the
specs, but it does not have to much extra weight over the 2.4 Yammy,If you get my drift.
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Reply By: Member - Barry H (WA) - Monday, Jan 17, 2011 at 12:14

Monday, Jan 17, 2011 at 12:14
Going fishen,

I would be a bit wary dealing with LHP, there have been some horror stories regarding their solar panels doing the rounds.

Cant comment on the genny's but the small amount of dealings I have had with LHP would make me think twice.

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Reply By: Member - Barry H (WA) - Monday, Jan 17, 2011 at 12:25

Monday, Jan 17, 2011 at 12:25
Going fishen,

I would be a bit wary dealing with LHP, there have been some horror stories regarding their solar panels doing the rounds.

Cant comment on the genny's but the small amount of dealings I have had with LHP would make me think twice.

Barry H

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Follow Up By: going fishen - Monday, Jan 17, 2011 at 13:58

Monday, Jan 17, 2011 at 13:58
Thanks Barry, for that info about LHP that alone is worth knowing as I was also looking at there Solar panels & could not understand why they are so cheep, also you are not the only one that has not given then a favorable report once bitten twice as shy so they reckon, & I think I will go along with that.?
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