Hello all!!! I am in need of a generator. I dont have much to spend (under $1000). I was wondering if anyone knows of some of the less expensive quieter portable generators. If you know of any or even have one please give me some advice.
Hi legofire, welcome to the forum, tell us more what you want to do with a generator, $1000 can get you a generator but it will not be very big, like around 1000 watts which will power a tv, charge the batteries, power a computer, provide power for lights in the rig, but it will not power a microwave, the air conditioner or even the toaster. Let us know what you are looking to do. :laugh: :bleh: :approve:
First of all, avoid construction-grade generators, as they are usually really loud. For quietness, check out the Honda line http://www.hondapowerequipment.com/gensup.asp#EU2000i
Their 2000W is about $1100, and their 3000W almost $2K. I used to have a little Honda 1000W, and it worked great--very light, reliable, and quiet.
yes, 4K should power the AC. Some people get by with 3K, but not everyone. I had to install an 'easy start' kit in my A/C to get it to work with my 3K Honda generator. Many people use 2 2K Hondas hooked together (small, light, clean power, quiet, but pricey).