Originally Posted by bikendan
have you actually listened to a open frame generator, like your 3500, next to a real inverter generator? i have and it'll drown the inverter one out.
i have and there's a BIG difference in noise level. the 3500 is rated at 65db, while a typical good inverter generator is 53db to 55db, because it can run at a quieter level when doing things like recharging the battery. your generator runs at full noise level, no matter what the demand level is.
a 10db difference is HUGE on a logarithmic scale.
YES HAVE OWNED BOTH . i know the noise difference . not so bad !!
i can run my 3500 on the back side of my unit and barely hear it while laying down . at about 35 yards with a little breeze blowing you can't hear it at all .
Have you heard the new champion 3500???? they have upgraded the muffler, the noise on the engine and gen is more then the exhaust noise .
it's not bad at all
no it's not as quite as a honda inverter . when ever i camp without electric hook ups it's running . even quieter when it's in the back of my truck with just the glass on the shell open .
lets see 2 honda 2000 about $2400 . champion 399 . noise not at all as bad as most make it out