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This generator good?

Postby RBphoto » September 26th, 2016, 9:42 am

Saw this in pricesmart and I want to get something like this that has parts and support locally. Is this a good brand and is there a dealer for it locally?Image

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Re: This generator good?

Postby sleepertercel » September 26th, 2016, 11:03 am

Get the one qith the SR20DET

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Re: This generator good?

Postby SMc » September 26th, 2016, 12:15 pm

It really depends on what you want to power with it. Check that first then decide if it will work for you...also check the decibel level as its a 2 stroke.

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Re: This generator good?

Postby RBphoto » September 26th, 2016, 12:47 pm

I don't need much load capability, maybe 400W, but I need small and portable. Quieter would be better. Is there any small 4-stroke on the market?

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Re: This generator good?

Postby Goolie » September 26th, 2016, 1:24 pm

i have this, worked for me, used it to power a fan, electric heater and a fluorescent 2 feet light. (not all the same time though).
It serves its purpose, portability was key, so thumbs up.

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Re: This generator good?

Postby sMASH » September 26th, 2016, 3:36 pm

We have the 7000 w Honda generator to do light welding. It trips with the 110v stick welder, but it is just about that amount of current single line. 220v shouldn't be a problem.
But if we don't need to weld, just drills, saws etc we use a big 2000w inverter. It runs the 7 amp equipment good, I would say that 10 amps could work for short durations. The noise of the advan is preferable to the generator.

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Re: This generator good?

Postby pugboy » September 26th, 2016, 3:55 pm

popular chinese generator sold under a variety of names
I think a tuner also sells them in the misc section

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Re: This generator good?

Postby Ted_v2 » September 26th, 2016, 9:35 pm

great unit, really wanted to buy one but i cant see the use for this.

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Re: This generator good?

Postby BRZ » September 27th, 2016, 7:40 am

BUY locally from a dealer, there are certain things you should never buy from Pricesmart and one of those is a generator/

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Re: This generator good?

Postby pugboy » September 27th, 2016, 7:43 am

I have a Coleman power mate(Subaru engine) from them, works very well, use it for welding too
The powermates are very well reviewed compared to the Chinese no name engine generators

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Re: This generator good?

Postby killercow » September 27th, 2016, 10:51 am

RB I bought about 6 months ago and it didn't last. Would recommend you look elsewhere if you really need one.

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Re: This generator good?

Postby RBphoto » September 27th, 2016, 11:27 am

Well anybody know a local dealer who has something this size? (as in physical size, more power would not be a problem)

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Re: This generator good?

Postby 3stagevtec » September 27th, 2016, 3:47 pm

Check the reviews from Amazon on the unit.. for the price, the risk seems well worth it for those on a tight budget.

The 2000W Honda equivalent sells for around $8000 IIRC.

The Yamaha dealer has a 1000W model (ET1) for $2100 and a 2600W model for $5700. Call to confirm prices (contact 623-1221).

I'd personally go with the Yamaha for price / parts / reputation

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Re: This generator good?

Postby Phone Surgeon » September 28th, 2016, 5:00 pm

tell pricesmart hdmc

i realize most things they only giving 1 month warranty these days

even products that have 5 year manufacturer warranty. 1 month warranty iymc

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Re: This generator good?

Postby sMASH » September 28th, 2016, 5:35 pm

Bought a grinder from them last week, 1 month warranty. But it is the cheapest and 6amps, so it will work.

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Re: This generator good?

Postby pugboy » September 28th, 2016, 9:52 pm

plenty ppl buying the grinder and yellow(nondewalt) chop saw
time will tell if they last

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Re: This generator good?

Postby Phone Surgeon » September 29th, 2016, 12:16 pm

depending on what credit card you use to purchase, the original manufacturer warranty can be used though

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Re: This generator good?

Postby chingMAN » September 30th, 2016, 11:49 am

Yamaha is the original make of those products and after they a while they sell the rights to re produce thus you have a lot of these clones built in china for U.S. companies with limited warranties and no parts . At that price is buy and if not working throw away . The Yamaha dealer is on 71st vincent street . p.o.s. I have a yamaha generator over 4yrs now and not a day of problems and yes $2,100.00 is the price

link : https://www.facebook.com/Yamaha-Trinida ... 737637351/

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Re: This generator good?

Postby TrinbagoMan » February 24th, 2019, 9:06 pm

I am in the market for a generator. who has good prices locally?

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Re: This generator good?

Postby pugboy » February 24th, 2019, 10:15 pm

The bigger pricesmart ones not bad, I have one with a Subaru engine and it works well

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Re: This generator good?

Postby gastly369 » February 24th, 2019, 10:19 pm

TrinbagoMan wrote:I am in the market for a generator. who has good prices locally?
For what use?

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Re: This generator good?

Postby hondablood » February 25th, 2019, 7:03 am

i have one 3 years now,no issue.Really wanted it to push a water pump when electricity goes,but it is too small.But it works 2 fans and aquarium pumps normal

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Re: This generator good?

Postby adnj » February 25th, 2019, 7:53 am

TrinbagoMan wrote:I am in the market for a generator. who has good prices locally?
If you are running an electrical drill or a few lights at a job site

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If you want a jobsite generator for a circular saw or demolition hammer

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Re: This generator good?

Postby AliceTowler » February 25th, 2019, 8:08 am

What are you going to use the generator for? I would advise you to pay attention to more or less well-known manufacturers of generators. Patriot, Yamaha, etc.? helpful resources
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Re: This generator good?

Postby pugboy » February 25th, 2019, 8:47 am

you could also go to an engine/wacker repair shop and ask their opinion of the engine reliability/parts of the ones on the market
they usually have a good idea

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Re: This generator good?

Postby gastly369 » February 25th, 2019, 10:46 am

Got the pricemart pulsar generator for camping /fishing ddi etc...ran for 3hrs and couldn't start back .. checked the spark plug and found some unknown plug burnt out ..got a ngk replacement and well running strong 2 years now normally use lights n 3 fans n holds up well

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Re: This generator good?

Postby TrinbagoMan » February 28th, 2019, 9:13 am

I checked pricesmart and FT Farfan's. I saw the pulsar, which i may get. but also interested in a bigger generator.
Pricesmart had a 4200 Watt generator, but no bigger. Farfan's only had a 1200 Watt one.

This generator will be used for welding, and other general stuff, so i would like it to have at least 5000 W.

Any other places carry generators that i can check out?

I am considering ordering them online and shipping them in.

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Re: This generator good?

Postby tr1ad » February 28th, 2019, 9:32 am

pugboy wrote:The bigger pricesmart ones not bad, I have one with a Subaru engine and it works well


how cylinder #2?

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Re: This generator good?

Postby pugboy » February 28th, 2019, 9:33 am

Yeah pricesmart presently only have max 4250 sized
The 5000 will struggle to weld
Ideally you want min 6-7k
Starting the arc puts a big current surge

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