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Old 06-01-2014, 04:46 PM   #11
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Would the 1000 watt gen be good enough to run the picture tube for 4-5hrs and charge the battery bank also?
You might not be able to HEAR the TV, but sure.
Noise cancelling headsets might work.

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Old 06-01-2014, 05:44 PM   #12
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A 1000 would be adequate, but might be taxed a bit, a 10 amp charge rate would be 120watts, a 20 amp rate would push that to 240 watts plus there's a conversion loss, so that's more likely to be 200 watts and 320 watts or more. Depending on your TV set it could draw a few hundred watts. So it should be able to charge and run the tv, but no more.

Look into the 2000 watt gensets, they're not much more and would give you a lot of buffer.
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Old 06-01-2014, 06:05 PM   #13
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Tough to beat 129 bucks.

900 Peak/800 Running Watts, 2 HP (63cc) Gas Generator

I just paid 1100 for my Honda Eu2000 companion.
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Is it a rule of thumb the larger the gen the louder it runs. Or do they make a whisper quite 2500 watt gen?
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The Honda generators are in the 55-63db range. I have an EX4500 rated at 61db. With the AC running I can sit on it and hold a conversation with a normal voice. The 2,000 and 3,000 units are even quieter. They're really hard to beat.

I'm about to get an EU2000i for business and camping when I don't want to tote the big genset, 59db at max and 53 at 1/4 load, that thing won't be any louder than a fan!
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Is it a rule of thumb the larger the gen the louder it runs. Or do they make a whisper quite 2500 watt gen?
My Yamaha EF3000SeB is a 3000 watt with 500 watt boost when needed generator that runs as quiet as the Honda 2000 series. It just weighs too much now with all the other stuff I need to carry.

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