Posted by danny burstein on June 17, 2010, 2:26 pm
They've got them in the 1kw -> 7kw range (although the
web page only shows the 1 and 2 kw units).
I've seen the smaller one (not sure whether it was the 1
or the 2 kw assembly) for about $00, and the 7 kw
unit - which includes electric start, for about $,000.
That's a lot better, pricewise, than our beloved Hondas.
Anyone have experience with them? I'm particularly interested
in how well they throttle down, so to speak, on partial loads.
Knowledge may be power, but communications is the key
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Posted by z on June 17, 2010, 5:54 pm
Hmm. That's a tempting little gen. I've been eyeballing honda inverter
alternatives for a while and have been seeing these
But they are 2 stroke and I don't want to dick around mixing fuel. The
Honeywell looks like a better choice and roughly 1/2 the price of the
Be interested to know how they perform.
Posted by wmbjkREMOVE on June 17, 2010, 6:48 pm
Hmm, it says 4 stroke *and* 50:1 oil mix. Weird, but I'm guessing that
it's actually a 4 stroke. I can't vouch for their generators, but I
have an ETQ pressure washer and it's quite nice. Very close copy of a
Posted by z on June 17, 2010, 7:51 pm
YOu know you are right. Thanks for pointing that out. I had always just
saw the oil mix and just assumed. A quick search of ETQ gens looks like
they are indeed 4 stroke.
(some other sites talk about a low oil indicator so clearly it is 4
Now what we need is for ETQ, Honeywell, Honda & Yamaha to each send us
all some free inverter generators and we'll torture test them and write
our own reviews
Posted by Bob F on June 18, 2010, 5:28 am
There are auto mixing 2 strokes that could use such an indicator.