- Review by Ray
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I then started the generator following the instructions and it started on the second pull (very easy pull start) and gave it a minute to warm up. It is fairly quiet and impressive when running. There are three indication lights on the front panel.
I plugged it into a UPS that I use to protect my 50" Plasma TV and audio/video equipment and it worked flawlessly. I then plugged directly into lamps and again no problems. This is a true Inverter generator!! I tried a non-Inverter generator prior to this purchase and the UPS started clicking off and on and the display reported it was receiving poor quality power which can harm any electronic equipment or appliance.
I gave this generator 4 stars for quality only because I had to drop the fuel bowl to fix the gas dripping problem, however do not let this stop you from purchasing this generator. It appears to be well made for the price and so far I think this is one heck of a great deal. I did not buy a wheel kit. Generator weighs about 50lbs which is somewhat manageable.
There is a difference between Inverter and non-Invertor generators. If you look at reviews the inverter generators always have clean power with less then 4%THD and Pure Sine Wave on this unit. If the generator does not specify the total harmonic distortion (THD) it is probably above 5% which is poor power quality. I would always say to pay the extra money and get the Inverter type which is PURE SINE WAVE.
In this case the price difference is very minimal and it is a name brand.
Duracell has released newer models using Kohler engines instead of these China engines if that makes a difference to you buy the newer model. I'm sure the price is higher. Just Deals shipped this within 3 weeks of ordering it and the shipping was free. I highly recommend Just Deals and this generator. I hope this review helped you.
(Posted on 12/30/13)
- Review by Christian
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