Rated 2.5 out of 5 by 2
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Kalydosos Generator stopped operating during second use for no apparent reason. Bad product.
I used the product a few days after I received it. I ran the generator for 3 hours and it worked fine. The second time I used it was a week later at a festival. I purchased the generator to drive business to our table at the festival. The generator worked for 20 minutes at the festival - then stopped working. I had to return the generator to the shop after the second use because it wouldn't start.
This is a poorly manufactured product and I strongly discourage anyone from buying this product.
July 15, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ChrisPE Great value; quiet, easy starting
I bought this item for powering work lights and hand tool battery chargers at job sites where power has been disconnected, or not yet connected. The generator is light, starts easily, and is reasonably quiet even at full load. My lights draw 900 watts max, and it seems like the fuel useage estimate provided by the manufacturer of 4.5 hours per tank at 50% load is a slightly conservative. So far, the generator only has about 30 hours of run-time, so I can't speak to its longevity, but so far it has exceeded my expectations. I checked the plug after about 10 hours of run time and it looked like things were burning well. I have a number of 2-stroke engines in my mobile equipment lineup, so having a tank of pre-mix around is no big deal. As with any 2-stroke engine, it is critical to use new fuel and a good 2-stroke oil (such as Husqvarna synthetic or Stihl HP Ultra synthetic) to keep the muffler from building up carbon deposits, to keep plugs from fouling, and to keep starting easy.
December 19, 2012