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Old 05-15-2013, 10:00 AM   #31
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A little side-question if I may: Do these Inverter-Generators produce pure sine-wave, or is it square-wave (aka "modified" sine-wave)?
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Old 05-15-2013, 12:36 PM   #32
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Isn't it funny that we will spend 50K or more on our rolling houses and yet many then penny pinch on everything else for it. Not saying that the champion generator is not a fine unit. Hopefully the longevity is there to. I'd personally would rather throw away one honda after ten or fifteen years than 10 POS's

My honda 2000i is over 10 years old and still runs fine and handles all the load I need it to. I'm thinking of a turbokool for the front AC spot so that we can cool the bedroom to. Out here in the dry west ya know..
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Old 05-15-2013, 12:37 PM   #33
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A little side-question if I may: Do these Inverter-Generators produce pure sine-wave, or is it square-wave (aka "modified" sine-wave)?
I think the honda's and yammerhas do, but donno about the newer ones.
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Old 05-15-2013, 12:40 PM   #34
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I looked at a few and they all claim to produce a pure sine wave.

The champion 3100 inverter specifically does.
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Old 05-15-2013, 12:41 PM   #35
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Isn't it funny that we will spend 50K or more on our rolling houses and yet many then penny pinch on everything else for it. Not saying that the champion generator is not a fine unit. Hopefully the longevity is there to. I'd personally would rather throw away one honda after ten or fifteen years than 10 POS's

My honda 2000i is over 10 years old and still runs fine and handles all the load I need it to. I'm thinking of a turbokool for the front AC spot so that we can cool the bedroom to. Out here in the dry west ya know..
I went cheap because I won't use it very often, maybe a couple times a year
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Old 05-15-2013, 12:52 PM   #36
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I'm quite confident that even the cheapest one you can find won't have
a 10 to 1 lifespan disadvantage with a honda or any other brand.

Remember the OP was asking about a $400 option. I think a champion
1kw inverter will fit there. My only concern would be noise and the jury
is out on that one. I haven't looked for specs re: db noise rating on this one.
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Old 05-15-2013, 01:12 PM   #37
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maybe the op is camping where noise isnt an issue ?
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Old 05-15-2013, 01:14 PM   #38
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Isn't it funny that we will spend 50K or more on our rolling houses and yet many then penny pinch on everything else for it. Not saying that the champion generator is not a fine unit.
If I used my generator for every trip and boondocked often where others were around I would agree with buying a different one, and I don't view myself as penny pinching here but instead using logical sense for my situation. Where I use it nobody else is around that cares about sound and this one fits my needs (and I didn't have to spend high $$ to get it.) It is a win-win for me and could be the same for others.
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Old 05-15-2013, 01:25 PM   #39
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I have a 6875 watt gennis on 4 wheels and takes 2 to lift in the truck for 648.00.
we use it three times a year on private property with a dozen others whom also have loud gennies.
when the air is on you hardly hear it .
my thought was I always have it at home for power failure in an ice storm "commen in midwest" and I can run everything " not all at once" but the well pump and water heater .
mainly furnace and fridges.
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I still stand by my post #6 for what the op ask for......let him check things out (with all the good and the bad) and hopefully he will come back and give us feedback what he think he will buy.
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