Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 24
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by OpaMan It works like it should
Observations after 5 days of running it to charge boat and car batteries as well as running a 700 watt microwave.
1. Turn on gas valve, motor switch and full choke and it starts on 1st or 2nd pull.
2. Charge batteries and run microwave at the same time. No problem.
3. Oil level did not drop in 5 days of running about 9-10 hours per day.
4. I spilled gas every time I filled it up since you can not tell how full it is till it is overflowing.
5. Twice as loud as the Honda 2000w generator in camp but 1/4 the cost..
6. It is heavy so I bought a nice roller cart to move it.
7.Had to bend the metal shield around the spark plug so the sharp edge would not cut the wire.
April 17, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ansaldo49 The Only 2200W Lifan Generator available at the time of purchase!
I needed a small generator to take camping. All other models of this size Lifan were out of stock and I needed the generator. I didn't catch it's noise rating when reading the specifications: 72db at 26 feet. I knew that it was noiser than the higher priced competition but it was considerable cheaper. The generator worked as advertised right from the box. It came shipped in peanuts inside of another box and arrived from clear cross country in excellent condition. It was supposed to be shipped without oil and take 32 oz to fill. There was oil in it already, so use caution when filling. The muffler actually is pretty good but there is a lot of mechanical noise associated with the valve train.
I needed the generator to charge the battery on my trailer when boondocking. The spouse likes to be able to use more than one light, the furnace, and the fresh water pump for her comfort. The battery needs about two hours of generator time for a daily recharge and to run the rice cooker. It didn't like the rice cooker and microwave at the same time, as well as charging the battery. At the Mora Campground in the Olympic National Park, the silence there was highly disturbed by the clatter of this unit. I need to come up with a "cone of silence" to remain in harmony with my more sensitive camping neighbors. Because of the level of noise, I can not recommend this for camping. As a quality product at a reasonable cost it certainly fills the bill for other uses, just not for quiet campgrounds.
June 5, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by r2devil2 does the job
Bigger than expected and idles higher than I thought it would but then it produces good power at idle.
I cut a 2x4 with a circular saw whose blade was so dull it mostly just burnt through the wood and the generator never slowed down or popped a breaker.
It is over 50 pounds so unless you are healthy use a dolly.
The general instructions are junk so when you buy the unit (the money difference makes up for the rest) buy a quart of 10-30 oil and expect to put 3/4 of it in to begin.
The muffler has a fitting on it and I will be experimenting with that to put a pipe up to raise the exhaust gasses.
July 23, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by IdahoJewel So far so good ....
We bought this for our Camp-Trailer, only used it once so far (actually, only tested it to make sure it runs), ... it started easy and ran a full load without any problems. It also runs pretty quiet, hopefully it will do the job when we actually go out camping. For now I have to say it is a very good product for the price.
April 28, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by MrCan great little unit for the price
I bought this unit for camping, Though I have not taken it on a trip yet, I have run it, and put various loads on it
without any problems. Including a 1000W electric heater. However at 1500W the motor did bog down, and ran slower.on a heavy load.
August 23, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by squirrel69 awesome little generator!!
my husband wanted a small generator to take on our bowfishing excursions. this generator is perfect. it provides plenty of electricity and it is very quiet.
September 7, 2011
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by James Worth the money !
Pulled it out of the box cranked up on the 2nd pull took it froggin in a little ganoe worked great !
March 12, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by fishingfool I am very satisfied with this generator
I am very satisfied with the shipping time and performance of this generator so far. I am using it on my dock as a sourse of power for lights, cleaning station, ect. It has started on the first or second pull every time and is very stable at governor speed.
January 7, 2014