Generator Question / Option


Old 01-03-07, 11:29 AM
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Has anybody had any experience with the Coleman 1800 generator? I only need this to power two 60 watt light bulbs and a smaller (22 inch) TV. I'm looking for a portable generator to use with my Fishhouse.

I know there is enough power.
Is the Coleman quiet ?

The only other one I see out there is the Honda which is double the price of the Coleman. I know you get what you pay for, but for what I need it for and the amount of time it'll be used I don't know which way to go..

If someone knows of another generator to look at please let me know which one.

Thanks for the info..
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Old 01-03-07, 02:59 PM
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The Coleman is not quiet at all when compared to the Honda. The 1800 should do fine in a fish house. The Honda will crank a little better. I believe they use an overhead valve system which makes pulling it a breeze. Y'all come south and we'll show ya some really good fishing, and you don't have to freeze your tail off to get them.
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Check some of the Yamaha inverter units which are very lightweight.
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A standard generator may not work for powering a TV.
I'm not up to date on the new TV's, But most synchronize the vertical with the 60 cycles from the power line which is very stable.
Most generators don't have a stable frequency output, it varies with the RPM.

As posted in post #3 an inverter type generator may-may have a stable frequency for running a TV.
Best to call the manufacturer of the generator about running a TV.
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Thanks for all the information. I went with the Honda Eu1000i.

This worked out great. very quiet anf light (29 lbs). This unit has an inverter to kep the units output stable. Running a few lights, a TV and Small Fan for about 6 hours had no problems.

this was all done on less than a tank of gas..
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I have both an EU3000 and EU2000 and absolutley love them. They are not cheap but they always start and I can carry on a conversation when it is running.

Ron R: Make sure you keep your new red generator locked up tight. They walk off very easily especially during a power outtage.

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