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Old 02-28-2012, 11:41 AM   #1
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Small Honeywell 800 watt Generator

I wonder what you can power with this. It's ultra portable and quiet. If you use Coupon Code: EMCNHHB83 you get free shipping. Anyone know if its a good deal?
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Old 02-28-2012, 11:49 AM   #2
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Not much power is it. I suppose you could charge your batteries and run lights.
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Old 02-28-2012, 11:57 AM   #3
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Cheap enough. I see no decibel rating on it. I would be leary for that fact. There dosen't seem to be alot of good reviews on it from what I can see.
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Old 02-28-2012, 12:35 PM   #4
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Based on the Honeywell Brochure it looks like you would want the 1600watt or 2000watt version.
They indicate that they will charge a 12v battery the 800watt will not.

The single review on the above site indicates the unitis noisier than expected (but who knows what that 1 reviewer expected out of a 4-stroke engine)
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Old 02-28-2012, 12:48 PM   #5
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Here is my take on generators that don't list the decibel rating and are marketed as quiet. Most are not.
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Old 02-28-2012, 03:19 PM   #6
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about all that it would be good for, on a RV, would be recharging the battery and powering some lights and water pump.
not enough to run a microwave.
the Honeywell 2000w was a disaster in returns because it had many issues.

RV.net has a huge Honeywell 2000 thread going.
and it was louder than other chinese made inverter generator.
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Old 02-28-2012, 03:31 PM   #7
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it looks like you would want the 1600watt or 2000watt version.
They indicate that they will charge a 12v battery the 800watt will not.
As others have said, I'd be leery of noise with no DB rating.

OTOH, you can run a 25 amp battery charger on about 300-400 watts so an
800 watt genny will easily charge batteries.

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Power in Watts = Amps times Volts
So 12 volts times 25 amp charger = 300 watts plus normal losses.
That's why I said 300 to 400 watts.

Still that's half the max output on that genny.
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FYI,
Power in Watts = Amps times Volts
So 12 volts times 25 amp charger = 300 watts plus normal losses.
That's why I said 300 to 400 watts.

Is that a 12v charger or a 120?
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Old 02-28-2012, 08:13 PM   #9
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I bought a 3600 watt generator at Sams Club. It is not an inverted generator and it isnt as loud as a commercial generator for $320

If you run the A/C - you cant hear it running outside.

I do not plan on using it at a campground because most of the place I camp have Electric and Water - If I decide to run it at a campground I will most likely make some sort of a dog house for it to help reduce the noise
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You know I have a 4cycl Weed trimmer that broke at shaft. I wonder how hard it would be to make my own generator. hmmm
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