Rated 3.2 out of 5 by 30
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by bob12157 good product so far
Got this unit as back up power for our travel trailer,it runs everything in the trailer as long as you do not try to run everything at once. The trailer has a 5 battery 3000 watt invertor so the battery charger feature is a real plus. The generator starts easy and runs a long time on a single tank of fuel depending on the load it is under. I like that it is a light weight unit easily carried with one hand and compact for easy storage, when inside the trailer you hardly hear it running when placed 10 ft from trailer. This is the second small gen I have had first one lasted 4-5 years but was damaged in flooding otherwise it would still be running
March 5, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Todd Works as advertised
Was surprised as this unit looks identical to my 800 watt generator. In testing, I pulled 1040 watts from it and it kept on going. More than enough power to run my 32' travel trailer with all lights on and refrigerator running. No AC of course because that's 13 amps (1560 watts by itself not including start up). Follow the instructions. Mix the oil/gas correctly. Break in and connect power 'after' the unit has warmed up as it says in the instructions. Was easy to start with just a few pulls with the choke set to full - again as it says in the instructions. It's not the best generator, but for the price it's a great deal and will do what I need it to do.
June 4, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Doug You get what you pay for
If a cheap generator is all you need, this is it. The good side: it will produce current and the current will run lights, appliances, etc. But this thing is certainly not a quality machine--as anyone with half a brain could probably figure out by looking at its price. So, the downsides (of the one I got anyway): 1) The 12v feature is a hoax. It produces absolutely no "juice" through the 12v plug. 2) The screw that controls the governor works in the sense that you can make the engine run faster and slower. But how do you know how fast it's supposed to run? 3) When I got my machine, before using it, I went over it. I found the bolts that hold the gas tank to be loose. This not good. Tank probably would have fallen off. 3) This thing is pretty loud--about like a lawnmower. 4) It won't run appliances that need "good" electricity like automatic battery charger. My charger just switches to "charge complete" shortly after hooking it up.
August 5, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by opjose Decent Generator... but...
For the money this is a decent generator. The cost hardly covers an engine of this size alone.
Note that there is a large Phillips head screw between the two gas tank mounting screws on the right side. Turn this screw to adjust the voltage output of the generate.
My 12v output produced 30volts (!!!) until I changed the screw settings.
Immediately replace the spark plug with a Champion RN9YC to prevent oil fouling.
Note that this generator is certainly NOT quite.
April 28, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by rssw Worst purchase ever !!!!!
Was able to run for total of 5 min on nothing but a box fan, and A/C power went out. Troubleshooting guide just says Faulty Generator and contact Dealer. Nothing but an answering machine, with promise to call back for Tech Support, that never happened, having to result to website and email, in hopes of a reply of what to do next. Run far away from this product, terrible support and poor product !!!!!!!!!!
May 8, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by AllPower98611 Great Generator
I got the Generator because our son has a special formula that ust be refrigerated and we could use it to power the fridge in case of power outages. which seems to be more frequent as the climate Changes We lost power two times this year.
But, the unit looks nothing like the one as advertised.
it is 8.3 amps.on the dc side and is 1000 watts on the ac side and peaks at 12000.
it will.not only run the refrigerator 780 watts or 6.3 amps but it will Run our food steemer at 900 watts. I was surprised to find a plug for the DIY person.
My advice is if you know nothing on wiring..Toss it.
All in all I am peased with the purchase.
It was affordable, and is a good runner.
How. ever it is outputting 24 volts on the dc end with out a load and with a load..18 volts. triggers an over load on an inverter
My answer to that was buying a voltage regulator at raidio shack and connecting it to th e inverter.
it is however very unfriendly towards the APC I have.
the gen throws out variable voltages between 110 to 130 So the apc is probaby getting confused. This is when generator is at idle.
Oh and it will do the dishes to. Yes it will run a Ge Dishwasher Model number GSC35000NBB .
nice to know we can have clean dishes.
So for power, affordability, runtime, and usefulness it is a great deal. especially if you are on a budget.
November 9, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DavidKay good portable gen.
noise free and portable good price ideal for camping lights, ipod and small grill
August 28, 2011
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by et1usn Satisfied so far
Before starting this for the first time I checked the gap on the spark plug, checked the wiring and called customer service to ask about high altitude operation. Plug no problem, wiring looked great. CS says there is an adjustment on the carb. for using at high altitude. Filled it up and started on the second pull. let it warm up and plugged in my Travel trailer to recharge its battery. Worked perfectly. I give 4 stars only because of the noise it creates. Definately louder than the far more expensive Honda and Yamaha units out there but for where and when I'll use it. I'm happy (so far) with my purchase.
May 14, 2013