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Duke-44

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Posted: 09/19/21 01:15pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Are there any lightweight quiet generators like this out there. I am not sure what I am looking for. I have a small Honda 1500 watt now just wondering.
I actually would like something I could install in a 30 ft fiver garage.

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Champion makes a 3500 inverter gen that meets most requirements, maybe not so lt wt, but has wheels.

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You can find propane conversion kits for many of the Honda generators online, so if you're happy with the one you have, you may be able to convert it to dual-fuel.

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You will burn a LOT of propane in a generator. Go thru a 20 lb bottle a day. Propane has much lower energy density compared to gasoline.


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For occasional and short term usage, LP is fine for a generator. The convenience and reliability make it worthwhile. If you need generator power for long term use (like air conditioning) you’d be better off sticking with gasoline. You didn’t say what your needs are, but those are the two ends of the spectrum.

I’ve got both ends covered with my built-in LP powered Generac, and my portable gasoline powered Yamaha 1000. The Generac occasionally gets used, typically for just 10-30 minutes. At 20 years old it only has about 125 hours on it. The Yamaha doesn’t have an hour meter on it, but I’d bet it has hundreds, maybe even 1000’s of hours on it.

I always appreciate being able to start the Generac from inside by just pushing a button though.

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I use a Champion 4500/3500 Inverter generator that works for me. Weighs about 100 lbs with full gas tank, so is a bit on the heavy side.


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Use case is critical.
- If you are just charging the batteries, making some coffee or watching some TV, your little 1500w is a great option.
- Once you want to run the air/con, something in the 3000w or better is my recommendation.

Yes, you can dink around and make a smaller generator work but it's hit and miss. We have a 2400w Yamaha and there are times, it struggles to get the air/con to start up.

The other issue with propane is the engines generally put out less power when on propane. So a 2400w generator may only be good for 2000w on propane.


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I'm not finding anything with a remote in that size. This is 2500W Peak on propane but only 1665 running watts.


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Generally, you won't find remote-start gennys < 3k watts. Personally, I can't think of a single one < 3k with remote start.

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There is soft start which has a good rep and supposedly lets a 2.3K run the a/c. But the dual fuel plus remote start combo does not exist so far as I know in that size range.

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