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04-22-2011 01:09 PM  7 years agoPost 141
Tyler

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Yamaha noise specs are exagerated. Hondas tested to be significantly quiter in my personal units, even though the specs reported in favor of the Yammy.

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04-22-2011 01:29 PM  7 years agoPost 142
psych-lick

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I used to have a Yamaha 1000. It was very quiet. However, my PL8 could only charge to ~22 amps (on 5S) before it would stop due to unstable voltage.

With the Honda 2000, I can charge a 6S pack at 40 amps no problem.

-Jeff T.

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04-22-2011 04:45 PM  7 years agoPost 143
Band1086

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With the Honda 2000, I can charge a 6S pack at 40 amps no problem.
Yeah, and even more. With my MW RPS-1500-25 power supply I can charge up to 56A @ 25.2V using 2 X 3010B's charging 2 or 4 5000 6S's. The Honda does it fine. The PS is working pretty hard, but they can perform up to something like 130% of rated load.

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04-22-2011 05:25 PM  7 years agoPost 144
Tyler

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The most I have hit was 30A with one 3010b and 8A with another 3010b at the same time. This is because my first pack was ramping down from 30A by the time I hooked up the second charger and pack. These were 10s 5000mah packs x 2, btw. I believe my power supplies and generator can deliver more but I don't see it as really practical with these quick turn over charge times.

I use three server power supplies wired in series to deliver 37.8v @ 40A.

Tyler

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06-17-2011 02:13 AM  7 years agoPost 145
altima1779

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Well i finally bit the bullet and bought the Honda eu2000i.

I had nothing but frustrations with charging a deep cycle off the Harbor freight. With a fully charged deep cycle i could only get one set of batteries charged @ 1c. The second set the charger would drop below the input voltage cutoff point.

I probably paid more buying local $999 but it made me feel better. They also filled the oil and put a little over a 1/2 gallon of fuel and test ran it for me.

Now i just need to get through the next couple days of work till i get a chance to really test it out.

Anyone running the honda have any advice? Should i be able to run it in econo mode? and if so how many amps can i draw in that mode? At full bore it really doesn't seam any more quite than the Harbor freight.

By the way the harbor freight started every time and never missed a beat, just not great for my application.

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06-17-2011 04:35 AM  7 years agoPost 146
SwingWings

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http://www.walmart.com/cp/Generator...428607&ic=48_96

They are all made in China even the Hondas...cheap works for me.

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Buffalo-T...erator/11418343

This is what I have and for the money it can't be beat even has low oil shutdown. Motor seems to be a copy of either a Robin or a Honda...runs very well and not too loud.

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06-17-2011 05:43 AM  7 years agoPost 147
Futura SE

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That little jewel doesn't even have an inverter on it. Same as a Honda, you better think again.

Open frame it is freight train load too.

Norman Ross Jr.

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06-17-2011 12:22 PM  7 years agoPost 148
Ace Dude

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Check out the warranty on that puppy. Even Walmart doesn't stand behind it:

Buffalo Tools 2000 Watt Portable Generator

Assembled Country of Origin: Imported

Components Country of Origin: USA and/or Imported

Warranty Length: Warranty not available for this item

Supplier Warranty: Warranty not available for this item

The Honda has a three year warranty.

  

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06-17-2011 12:30 PM  7 years agoPost 149
jsenicka

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Wow "Surge Watts"

We used to speak of car stereo equipment rated in "FMW" as in "Flea Market Watts"

Jim Senicka
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06-17-2011 01:26 PM  7 years agoPost 150
MartyH

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I have a 1500 watt non-invertor Lifan generator that I really like. It is quieter than the standard cheapy but not in the league of the Hondas. It starts on the first pull and works perfect for a non-sensitive charging of my hydroplane's starter/ignition Absorbed Glass Mat battery. At this weekend's hydroplane race I saw three of the above pictured green 2000 watt generators. They are non-invertor so may not be suitable for r/c charging but I can attest to how easy they start and how quiet they are. Much smoother and quieter than the Lifan, still not as quiet as a Honda but not objectionable either. I think they all paid about $200 each. I wouldn't hesitate to try one.

Marty

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06-17-2011 03:23 PM  7 years agoPost 151
AirWolfRC

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Inverter generators produce AC in their alternator at some frequency, not necessarily 60 cycle, convert that to DC and invert it to 60 cycle AC. That allows the unit to run at a lower RPM when less than full load making it quieter. A cheap inverter may produce square wave output that some electronics don't like. If you have a switching power supply, however, that doesn't matter because the power supply takes whatever the input is and immediately rectifies it to DC. A good inverter can produce a stepped sine wave that gives a good approximation of a sine wave. A choke in the output can smooth out those steps even more.

Non-inverter types have to run at the same rpm all the time regardless of load to be able to produce 60 cycles . . . a sine wave 60 cycle.

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06-17-2011 03:40 PM  7 years agoPost 152
Band1086

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Anyone running the honda have any advice? Should i be able to run it in econo mode? and if so how many amps can i draw in that mode?
I have 2 of them. You can run eco mod all the time if you want. In my testing of them, when I was pulling 1600W, the motor revs automatically and drops as the need drops. I could not tell any difference in high rev eco mode and non eco mode in terms of how much power it would give.
At full bore it really doesn't seam any more quite than the Harbor freight.
If you had them side by side you would hear a difference...

BTW, Put a hour meter on on it immediately so you can tell when to change the oil(50 hours for break in, and 100 hours thereafter) other wise you will not be able to keep track. I know a lot of people who have them, and they all say the same. If you care for it properly, I believe it will last you a life time.

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06-17-2011 03:57 PM  7 years agoPost 153
red_z06

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That sounds like a great idea.

http://www.amazon.com/Sendec-Digita...X/dp/B001V9DERU

Only thing is that it costs 1/3 of a HF genny.

www.JustinJee.com

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06-17-2011 05:13 PM  7 years agoPost 154
Mike Fortin

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I was able to find a Honda 2000 and a Honda 1000 for $650 and $350 respectively...

Debating on which to go with.

Have Rotors, Will Fly!

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06-17-2011 06:06 PM  7 years agoPost 155
rstacy

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I was able to find a Honda 2000 and a Honda 1000 for $650 and $350 respectively...

Debating on which to go with.
After all of that campaigning that you did for the Harbor Freight unit?

BTW, get the 2000. You will be glad that you did.

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06-17-2011 06:16 PM  7 years agoPost 156
courtney2018

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Mike, my Generac 2000 was $585 delivered to my door. Some people might poo poo Generac as "cheap" or "crappy", but they're not. I've been using mine nearly everyday for several months now and not one problem. They're one of the biggest names in generators, from personal use all the way up to industrial applications.

As far as what wattage, the Honda is max peak at 2000. It runs at 1600. The Generac is max peak at 2200 and runs at 2000. Its always better to have more watts available and not need them than to need them and not have them.

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06-17-2011 07:01 PM  7 years agoPost 157
Ace Dude

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After all of that campaigning that you did for the Harbor Freight unit?
Yeah Mike, What's up with that?

  

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06-17-2011 07:24 PM  7 years agoPost 158
MartyH

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Who care's WHY he wants the Honda now, we want to know WHERE he found that pricing?!!!

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06-17-2011 07:52 PM  7 years agoPost 159
Mike Fortin

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I love my Harbor Freight but it seems the peer pressure is just too much for me. Plus since I'm a cheap SOB and can get a HONDA for 350/650 I figure I am still "1 uping" everyone...LOL

Have Rotors, Will Fly!

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06-17-2011 08:11 PM  7 years agoPost 160
MartyH

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and these can be found where?.......

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