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ramyankee

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enblethen wrote:

Not sure if you have Harbor Freight north of the border. This would be my genset of choice. 3500 watt genset
I have two Honda 2000s and parallel kit , Not that thrilled with them.


Probably would not power two ACs, correct?


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ramyankee wrote:



Probably would not power two ACs, correct?


For two roof air conditioners Yamaha makes a 4500 watt inverter/generator.

I believe Honda makes a 5500 watt unit. It is apparently equipped with blue tooth.

https://www.electricgeneratorsdirect.com........-EU7000IS-Portable-Generator/p14017.html


Champion makes a dual fuel 4500 starting watt enclosed unit:

https://generatorbible.com/generators/champion/_200991/


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We love our quiet and fuel efficient Honda generator! We also usually take our old, heavy backup along with us too, just in case we should need it for something since we have small children - which was nothing special from Harbor Freight.
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I've been very happy with our Champion generator. It is quiet and very reliable.

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Well, this is one odd thread! Started by a spammer, and added on to.


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bid_time wrote:

In my opinion, the best buy for the buck Clicky
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Great way to Pi$$ off anyone within a quarter mile of you, and you will grow tired of hearing it too. No open frame generators for RV'ers, be a good neighbor, get an inverter unit.

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You must of been having a bad day and skipped right over that word "inverter"

The "inverter" doesn't make the unit quieter. You must have skipped over "open frame".
I would disagree with that assessment; an inverter does make the inverter generator quieter than a conventional generator (how much quieter can vary significantly depending on load). I'm happy with my generator, for my use it has been a great value, and no one else has ever complained about it.

Now, to be perfectly clear, an enclosure would make my generator even quieter, no dispute from me. But for $20 I could build an enclosure with sound insulation, that could still provide the necessary air flow. But I don't need the enclosure, others may need an enclosure. If they do, they may want to go ahead and throw in the extra cash and go all-in for an enclosed inverter generator. What ever floats their boat, I'm good with what i have.


db ratings are not linear. The open frame unit you reference is rated at 64 db which is a LOT louder than one that is say, 56 db which is more in the realm of enclosed RV type inverter units.

60db is the National Park Service limit, that is why all the enclosed RV type generators strive to get under the magic 60db. Yours may not be as loud as a real cheapie non inverter, constant 3600 rpm unit, but it is, at 64 db, more than I would want to listen to.

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CharlesinGA wrote:


db ratings are not linear. The open frame unit you reference is rated at 64 db which is a LOT louder than one that is say, 56 db which is more in the realm of enclosed RV type inverter units.


Decibels are not linear in terms of power (and energy), but they are pretty near linear with respect to perceived loudness. We don't perceive acoustic power in a linear manner, which is partly why decibels are useful units. An increase of 8 dB is definitely noticeable but not what most people would characterize as a LOT louder.





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