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road-runner

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Posted: 06/08/19 08:26am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Doh, I just figured out this isn't an inverter generator.
EF1000 = non-inverter
EF1000iS = inverter


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Posted: 06/08/19 10:03am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Based on the history of this generator, I believe it is a gummed up carb and probably easily fixed. However, after doing more research I just do not think it is as quiet as I want so I am going to pass on this one and get something newer that is quieter. For those who had anything constructive to say, thanks for the input.

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I use an earlier version of this generator https://www.homedepot.com/p/Sportsman-1-........ital-Inverter-Generator-802085/300792167
It's chinese, of course, and sold under various brand names: Earthqualke, Porta Source, Dirty Hand Tools, Sportsman, and others. It has become my main generator for battery charging when boondocking because it's smaller and lighter than my eu2000i which now sits most of the time. Within its power spec, it performs well. It starts easily and runs reliably. It's not as quiet as the Honda, but not too bad in the big picture. Similarly, its output waveform isn't as clean as the Honda's, but beats any small non-inverter generator waveform that I've seen. If you want the very best, go with a Honda eu-series generator. I would have gone with an eu-1000i if it weren't bigger and heavier than this one. I paid about $250 for it a few years ago and even if it melts down tomorrow I'll consider that I got my money's worth out of it. With any generator smaller than about 2000VA output you need to have a battery charger that won't overload it, a small power converter, or one that you can throttle down to the 20 to 30 amp range.

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