posted on Aug, 8 2014 @ 09:56 AM
I agree with Psynic when it comes to petrol generators go red, you cannot beat a Honda, the Repco powertek are not to bad as well for the price point.
Do be careful when it comes to purchasing some Chinese generators, especially the diesels, which I have had bad experiences with.
If you want a good diesel, go Lister, and yes the diesels are loud compared to petrol ones, the best diesels are 1500 /1800 RPM which is good, many of
the cheap Chinese diesels run at 3000 /3600 RPM and are generally lighter, hence some of the problems.
If you want to use your generator to boost batteries, go for a 12 Volt or 24 Volt generator head, hook it up to a 1500 rpm small diesel which is
rather efficient. If you want 240 Volts than get an AC power head on a diesel generator and use a suitable battery charger to boost your batteries,
this way you can use the 240V to run other items as well. If you intend to live off the grid you will possibly go through a few generators, to
discover the above.
Which ever generator setup you decide on, make sure it has an oil cut off system inbuilt.
edit on 8-8-2014 by marsend because: typos