Compact and light weight portable power. I got this generator to provide emergency power as neede...
April 06, 2019
Compact and light weight portable power. I got this generator to provide emergency power as needed in hurricane season. It will be powerful enough to run box fans and lights, keep cellphones and laptops charged through the duration. If you want to keep a fridge running you will need a higher wattage generator. This one can't handle the starting load (power draw spike at start up) and you may damage your fridge and/or generator if you try to use this with a fridge.
I selected this generator because it runs on propane and a standard 20# propane tanks (like you would use for your gas grill) or ultraportable 1# propage tanks (like you would use for a camp stove). The 1# tank should be able to run a couple box fans and a couple lamps with LED bulbs for 2-3 hours, the 20# tank should be able to do that for almost 3 days. Because it uses propane I should be able to stay fueled for the duration of the emergency with one or two 20# tanks and avoid having to search for an open gas station or pay black market prices to privateers for gasoline.
The generator is about the size of a standard backpack and at ~25 lbs. w/o fuel, is easily picked up one handed by an average ablebodied person. Once prepped for storage it should be easy to find a suitable place to keep this in your garage until it is needed.
The box includes everything you need to get running EXCEPT propane and an extension cord (naturally). Included are a small bottle of SAE10W-30 motor oil, a paper funnel, a sparkplug wrench, a 25T Torx (star) driver an adapter hose for 20# propane tank use. The only "accessories" I would recommend are a plastic or metal funnel, feeler gauge for spark plug gap adjustment and a propane tank gauge for your 20# tank. These items are not required for initial operation.
Operating and maintenance instructions are clear and well illustrated.
So far, this looks like a pretty good little generator.
Easy to Clean, Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, Clear Instructions, Light Weight, good runtime
I got the 900 watt propane generator rather than a gas one because after a while the gas becomes...
March 29, 2019
I got the 900 watt propane generator rather than a gas one because after a while the gas becomes stale. this generator uses a one pound or twenty pound propane. I am amazed of how sturdy this is and it only weights 25 pounds.all you have to do is turn the propane on,press the primer for two and pull the cord once. the generator starts on the first pull.
Durable, Easy to Clean, Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, High Quality, Looks Great, Lots of Features, Nice Design, Sturdy, Stylish
I bought this generator to tide me over until my solar array was complete for a radio/camera tower project. This 'little engine that could' is a work horse! I have run it for 500 hours straight (20 days) with propane tanks changed in between and a few oil changes. This thing just chugs along like nobody's business.
The Con: The specs claim it will run for 60 hours at 25% wattage capacity. This is absolutely NOT true. I have only been running at about 100 watts continuous and can only squeeze about 40 hours out of it For this I can only give a 4 Star. Otherwise this generator is very trustworthy and a good buy.
It arrived in good shape and ran as expected. Put in the oil and screw in a propane tank - you're...
July 02, 2019
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It arrived in good shape and ran as expected. Put in the oil and screw in a propane tank - you're done! I have tested the output at 600 watts for an hour, so I'm sure it will handle 700 with no problem. Light, quiet, and I paid just $230 or so on sale. Nice little unit and no gas-crudded carb to worry about.
Bought this gen a few days ago but on the box it is written manufactured in March 2018. the maxi...
February 15, 2020
Bought this gen a few days ago but on the box it is written manufactured in March 2018. the maximum I can do is 590 watts. At exactly 600 watts the overload light starts flashing every 10 seconds. Although it is not mentioned in the owner's manual, I did a 5 hours break-in of the engine (with conventional oil) at 50% load. As others have mentioned, it needs about 10 ounces of oil so the 8.5 ounces of oil in the provided bottle is not enough. Will switch to synthetic oil after break-in.
The noise coming from vibration of plastic components is pretty bad. You need to remove the black plastic piece under where the 1 lb bottle goes and insert some material around the edges of the black piece to reduce vibration. Using a pro sound level meter I managed to reduce noise from 84 db to 76 db when load is 250 watts. Later I added insulation material between engine plastic case and gen frame. This made it a lot more quiet when idle. But only 1 db less when under load. The insulation material I used came from wrapping around items that were purchased. I also put some in the two panels, as well as the small panel for the sparks plugs. I tested the quality of the electricity and THD was around 3% (excellent). Hertz and voltage are also excellent.
Adding insulating materials has definitely made the gen a LOT better. I also removed the support for the 1 lb bottle as I only use it with 20 lb tank.
A great gen if you can live with its limitation. Got it on sale.
Works as advertised. Got it primarily as a great emergency backup for Battery charging. Don't exp...
June 10, 2020
Verified Purchase & Recommended Product
Works as advertised. Got it primarily as a great emergency backup for Battery charging. Don't expect power hungry products to perform. Did not work with 5.25 HP Shop Vac; Did work fine with a 9amp DeWalt Angle Grinder under load. Light enough to tote around the yard with the grinder without having to deal with extension cards. Observe precautions stated by other Reviews concerning cross-threading. Go slow, its fine. Quieter than expected.
Got this generator for a camp trailer to keep the...
February 04, 2020
Got this generator for a camp trailer to keep the lights and heat on while winter camping. It fired up out of the box no problem and is a unreal fuel sipping machine. My only concern is that in the owners manual your supposed to adjust valve lash at 300 hours but they don't give you the valve lash