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vermilye

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Posted: 10/30/19 07:48am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

About the same, although with the smaller engine, probably a bit quieter when running full out.


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Posted: 10/30/19 08:42am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have owned my Ryobi generator for 2 years it has worked really well for us. Most of the time my solar will keep batteries charged up but if the sun isn't shining it's my back up.

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Posted: 10/30/19 09:53am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

That's a cool little generator.

The best part is small and that it is propane (not gasoline) you can just toss it in the living quarters with no fumes I bet.

If small and fumeless are your goals then this is great. If you can upgrade to the Ryobi 2300 watt, but it runs on gas, then that is way better selection, and the 2300 will runs a 9,200BTU AC unit easily. I have the older Ryobi 2200watt and on the one gallon (0.9) it will run 10-12 hours with the AC unit cycling on and off.

A bigger motor will last longer since it will be under less stress than a small motor running wide open.

But, for your immediate goal, this 900 seems perfect. If, errr, when SHTF, you will wish you had a bigger one, one that can run on the more abundant gasoline, sitting there.

Also, consider going solar. 200 watts solar should keep you charged up plenty , assuming you are not using an unusual amount of power each day, and are not in the shadows all the time. Just a few hours of sun is enough to keep mine topped off, and they are usually charged back before I even wake up.
200 watts panels, MMPT controller (20 or 30 amps) and your existing batteries. $200-250 shipped to your door from ebay seller - plus wire.

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Posted: 10/30/19 10:39am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Of course 900 watts is the surge performance. Rated at 700. Mostly just a battery charger. Should drive 30 to 40 amps into the battery depending on the power factor of the charger.


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