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Username Post: Which generator to use during blackout?        (Topic#362833)
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Reg: 10-06-20
10-06-20 08:21 PM - Post#2805022    

Hey guys, any way to power my rig during blackout? I am thinking about getting a generator so I can do stuff on my computer in every situation, but I dont know which one to pick. After long hours of research I am keen to get this device from Honda, I found it for a great price in my local shop: per...

What do you say? Could this option damage my computer? Any experience with generators on inverters? Is a 2000 Watts machine enough? Thanks for any input!


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10-07-20 12:04 PM - Post#2805063    
    In response to jonah87

Honda generators have always been highly rated for use in homes. Low noise level and good clean 60 cycle power suitable for electronics.

For what it is worth the cheap no name generators have always had a bad reputation for both noisy operation and poor quality A/C. Historically the lower priced generators have used for lighting and for running motors and tools but were not suitable for electronics.

It is not wise to run a generator at full capacity for extended period of time. Would you drive your car at 100 miles per hour for a few hours or longer?

A 15 amp 120v A/C circuit delivers 1800 Watts of power (120v x 15a). A 2000 watt generator is a good choice if you intend to restrict it's usage to one 15 amp circuit. Keep draw to about 80% of the generators full capacity.

If you intend to add refrigerators, freezers, heaters or to run the generator for extended periods of time a larger capacity may be a better choice.

Edited by Lorence on 10-07-20 12:29 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

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10-07-20 06:19 PM - Post#2805078    
    In response to jonah87

Honda or Yamaha

2000 to 2200 will be fine if your not running everything in the house and yell at the kids whenever they open the fridge door for no reason

My personal preference is Yamaha,last time I did any research Honda was using plastic belt driven cams in the small generators

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10-07-20 07:13 PM - Post#2805083    
    In response to 2plus2

Are you trying to do this on your house?


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10-09-20 01:52 PM - Post#2805165    
    In response to CowboyTrukr

Ryobi makes a 2000 watt inverter generator. If I'm not mistaken is powered by a Honda engine. About half the price of the Honda generator. Seems to get good reviews.

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