Hybrid Car – More Fun with Less Gas

anyone play with the Honeywell inverter generators?

register ::  Login Password  :: Lost Password?
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.


honeywell's page:

Knowledge may be power, but communications is the key
[to foil spammers, my address has been double rot-13 encoded]

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
equiv honda.

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

z wrote:

There are auto mixing 2 strokes that could use such an indicator.

This Thread
Bookmark this thread:
  • Subject
  • Author
  • Date
please rate this thread