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Old 01-23-2012, 11:22 AM   #41
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Has anybody ever heard of Big Jack Digital inverter generator? Also for noise level how may DB is a good quiet one? Is 68DB(7m) loud?
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Old 01-23-2012, 12:31 PM   #42
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68 dB is fairly loud....and that might be at low power. Hondas and Yamahas typically range for the mid 50s at idle, to around 60 dB at rated load.
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Old 01-23-2012, 07:03 PM   #43
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At 7 meters too. That's just over 23 feet.
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Old 01-23-2012, 07:28 PM   #44
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So that is quiet loud?? Could a guy build a insulated square box that goes over it and cut hole for exhaust? would that work or kind of stuipd?
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Old 01-23-2012, 08:32 PM   #45
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many people have tried to build a quiet box for loud generators, with limited success.
you have to build in intake fans and exhaust fans to prevent overheating and it makes an even bigger thing to haul around.
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Has anybody ever heard of Big Jack Digital inverter generator? Also for noise level how may DB is a good quiet one? Is 68DB(7m) loud?
yes, 68db is loud, especially for an inverter generator.
the Champion open-framed 4000w generator is that loud and it's not even an inverter generator.
do you have a link to this Big Jack gennie?
all i could find is a Big Jack Tools website that was selling the Magna generator which has been around for a number of years.
the same generators are sold under other brand names and colors. they all come from the same factory in China.
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Old 01-23-2012, 09:51 PM   #47
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Boliy Pro3300SIE

Last year I bought a Boliy Pro3300SIE 3300 watt electric start inverter generator on Amazon for $990. Very light (78lbs - half of most this size), quiet and runs both my 15K AC and microwave at the same time. Very satisfied with the generator's quality. Biggest negative is the availability of parts but getting better. This has become a very popular inverter generator because of it's specs.
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Old 01-23-2012, 10:52 PM   #48
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Generator...

...for the kind of RV lifestyle you are aspiring to, my advice is to forget the generator and stick with KOA.
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Old 01-24-2012, 09:27 AM   #49
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...Could a guy build a insulated square box that goes over it and cut hole for exhaust? would that work or kind of stupid?...
Like other people have said it is difficult. Generators need to get rid of heat and exhaust, so building a container that meets those requirements and is portable is difficult...not stupid...but difficult...oh, and I should add not easy either.

The superquiets (maybe we should just say "quiet") have had a lot done to them to cut down on all the internal mechanical noise. There is a lot more to that than adding a bigger muffler and putting a blanket over the generator to absorb the noise.

Also these types of gensets tend to be more fuel frugal when running lower than full power load.

Still you need to determine not just how much power you need, but how often, where you will use it.

If you are going to use it in a noise rich environment (like at NASCAR event) quiet genset may be less important; or maybe just to top off your batteries. In situations like that, the contractor type genset, which is far cheaper may serve quite well.

If noise levels are a concern gensets like Honda, Yamaha, and maybe the Boily may be a better purchase. They are better on fuel and provide cleaner power.

A lot of people really like the dual Honda concept for the same reason passenger aircraft frequently have two powerplant...engines turn or passengers swim. One can fail and you still have some power. Additionally, in the cooler months, most people can get by with just one of 2KW generators. Other times you may need to use one at home and another for some other activity elsewhere and that is rather hard to do with one generator.
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Old 01-24-2012, 10:08 AM   #50
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i am looking hard at the Boliy Pro3300SIE it is a good price and will do what i need it to do when i to have to use it.
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