• Generator

    Posted by cloud on September 26, 2022 at 1:12 am

    Can someone please recommend a generator? It would be intended to function for emergency use not daily.

    Jason-REF replied 1 year ago 5 Members · 6 Replies
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  • BiggKidd

    September 26, 2022 at 1:19 am

    It depends on what size? But I will say Honda’s outlast every other brand I’ve used by tenfold and I’ve run a lot of generators. If you’re just trying to keep a fridge and deep freezer going along with a few lights and a laptop or two I HIGHLY RECOMEND a Honda EU2000 or EU2200. I’ve had 3) of the 2000’s go over 23,000 hours each and they sip gas!

    I run my house off a EU2000 while it also recharges the battery bank.

    • This reply was modified 1 year ago by  BiggKidd.
    • cloud

      September 26, 2022 at 2:23 am

      Thanks! I will check into that. I think it is 1200 square foot and I need to keep my mini-split going in case of ice storm!

      • BiggKidd

        September 26, 2022 at 4:57 am

        Okay an EU2000 is not going to run any sort of HVAC unit it’s a small portable generator. I never think of heating with electric since I have used wood most of my life.

    • JerseyGiantChick

      September 26, 2022 at 4:59 am

      Honda does his job for sure, mostly Honda over here not just generator.

  • Maytag

    September 26, 2022 at 1:49 am

    I have an EU2200i and I’m happy with it. Got it for hurricane emergencies; fortunately have not really had to use it for that! If
    you are getting one for uncommon use be sure to pay attention to the
    instructions about long-term storage once you’ve used it (aka, put oil
    and gas in it). Either run it briefly regularly or make sure to store it dry.

  • Jason-REF

    September 27, 2022 at 4:00 pm

    Harbor Freight predator. Had one for 5 years now. use it more or less once a year. Ran it for 8 days during an ice storm a couple years ago. starts right up every time. its the smallest one with 220V so i can run my well, i think 4500 watts and i paid $270 new. Its not a Honda of course, but for emergency use only you just cant beat the payback. May run your minisplit which is probably 220V. TIP – when looking at something to run your minisplit or any large device – you cant just look at the wattage. you need to check the amps on the particular circuit. 4500/220= 20.45 amps but the circuit is limited to 13 amps.

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