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woOdy
30-03-2007, 09:55 AM
anyone know where i can get a generator from? I have spoke to Carl Lathem and he cant get any anymore. Had a look on ebay but I dont trust it. Need one good enough for 2 or 3 chargers.

Bathy
30-03-2007, 10:05 AM
Ebay!

losixxx
30-03-2007, 10:08 AM
have another read of woody's post dave u muppet! :D
screwfix direct
b and q
makro

jim76
30-03-2007, 10:08 AM
If you have a costco anywhere near you they do great little ones for about 60, same as the little Wolf ones.
Or B&Q used to do their one little one for 50, again same as the Wolf.

mark christopher
30-03-2007, 11:05 AM
http://www.screwfix.com/search.do;jsessionid=4RAL2ZCEGUNKGCSTHZPCFEY?_dync harset=UTF-8&fh_search=generator

bit dearer but go for the 150 one its 4 stroke and higher wattage, i have the 2200w one and it powers my small compressor too
with any of them i would advise the use of a surge protector.

DCM
30-03-2007, 11:34 AM
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Wolf-800-Portable-Generator_W0QQitemZ150106215060QQcategoryZ46412QQs sPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Southwell
30-03-2007, 11:44 AM
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Wolf-800-Portable-Generator_W0QQitemZ150106215060QQcategoryZ46412QQs sPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

How much could you run on that?

DCM
30-03-2007, 11:50 AM
I worked out, about 4 chargers, as I run off PSU's

Southwell
30-03-2007, 11:53 AM
How about a psu with a soldering iron, charger, smart tray and laptop?

super__dan
30-03-2007, 12:28 PM
You should get more than 4 chargers I think, we normally have 3 or 4, plus a tele and other stuff charging

Lindsay
30-03-2007, 12:32 PM
Check out your nearest Aldi Store if you have one.
Generators @49.00
Lindsay;) ;)

Danny McGee
30-03-2007, 12:36 PM
I heard that the kipor ones where really good, about 150 i think.

My question about this lot is, What do people think the power rating in Watts would be if i were to run. 2 chargers, my laptop, soldering iron and a 500Watt heater (for when it gets cold, im from the south you know and its warm down there) ??

Do you think that a 980W would suffice?

Ta

Danny
x

Lindsay
30-03-2007, 12:49 PM
Danny, Having lived up North for the past few months you should know that we Notherners put cloths on when it gets cold

Lindsay;) ;)

super__dan
30-03-2007, 12:52 PM
touch and go with the heater mate, when they get to the rated power they start hunting which on the cheap ones will mean the voltage will be a bit spikey, I wouldn't want to put my laptop on that. Make sure you get a surge protector for defo.

I got a 1000W over the winter for 80 off ebay, 4 stroke. The only thing 'wrong' with it is it's louder than I would like. Tested it on an 800W toaster and you could tell it was bogging a little but did run it.

Also Danny, running a 500W heater will use loads of petrol, you'd be better getting a gas heater to be honest!

super__dan
30-03-2007, 12:56 PM
Actually I tell a lie I got it for 70 + P&P

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=130065098378

mark christopher
30-03-2007, 01:46 PM
danny the kiss is a bit worrying!!

buy a thicker jumper!!

most generatoer ratings are peak and not continuous

as above rated at 1000 but on its limit for 800w

the one i posted would do both for you
i prefere 4 stroke as no messing mixing oil and no smoke

Lee Martin
30-03-2007, 02:23 PM
yeh i want a kipor gennie

MattADH
30-03-2007, 02:39 PM
I am sure that Brian Preddy (Tyreman) knows a good source as he tracked down Ellis' one.

Talking of Ellis, as he is some kind of bod in electrics, he always quotes to me what a certain rated generator can supply in terms of amps, etc... Can't remember though - sorry!

With all these generators running next year, staying warm wont be a problem - it will be the fumes!!!!

JCJC
30-03-2007, 02:46 PM
yeh i want a kipor gennie

http://stores.ebay.co.uk/PJL-ALLSORTS_generators_W0QQcolZ4QQdirZ1QQfsubZ2QQftid Z2QQtZkm

These are in Thame, carries Kipor and you can collect.

Danny McGee
30-03-2007, 03:00 PM
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/2-6KVA-4-STROKE-PETROL-GENERATOR-NEW-AND-BOXED_W0QQitemZ280076432413QQcategoryZ46412QQcmdZV iewItem

what about this one. would this work?

losixxx
30-03-2007, 03:46 PM
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/2-6KVA-4-STROKE-PETROL-GENERATOR-NEW-AND-BOXED_W0QQitemZ280076432413QQcategoryZ46412QQcmdZV iewItem

what about this one. would this work?

danny that would power half the entries :D

ashleyb4
30-03-2007, 03:57 PM
I wonder how many chargers i could run on this

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/KIPOR-7000ti-DIGITAL-PETROL-GENERATOR-ELECTRIC-START_W0QQitemZ280099515443QQcategoryZ46412QQcmdZV iewItem

A

super__dan
30-03-2007, 04:19 PM
Danny, that's like a site generator, will be massive, loud as fook (like pitting near Butch's one :( ), use a shed load of fuel etc.

Sack off the heater idea and get a smaller one, anything up to 1KW will be PLENTY. You might even get your hair straighteners to work on it ;)

mark christopher
30-03-2007, 04:30 PM
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/2-6KVA-4-STROKE-PETROL-GENERATOR-NEW-AND-BOXED_W0QQitemZ280076432413QQcategoryZ46412QQcmdZV iewItem

what about this one. would this work?
hell yes danny, that would power half the pits, mine is a 2.2kv but there big and heavy

ps im the one who was sat to your left at indoor finals 2wd

mark christopher
30-03-2007, 04:49 PM
I am sure that Brian Preddy (Tyreman) knows a good source as he tracked down Ellis' one.

Talking of Ellis, as he is some kind of bod in electrics, he always quotes to me what a certain rated generator can supply in terms of amps, etc... Can't remember though - sorry!

With all these generators running next year, staying warm wont be a problem - it will be the fumes!!!!


watt diveded by volts = amps, so 1000 watts div by 250 volts = 4 amps

dont think thats what will supply your chrger though as thats 4 amps on a 250 mains output

Oscar
30-03-2007, 05:07 PM
At 12v a 1kv generator should easily supply approx 75 amps by my calculation. ( I think its watts/volts = amps)
Someone please shoot me if i'm wrong:D

bert digler
30-03-2007, 07:06 PM
At 12v a 1kv generator should easily supply approx 75 amps by my calculation. ( I think its watts/volts = amps)
Someone please shoot me if i'm wrong:D

i like that little genny:D just buy 4 stroke more reliable pref honda lump;) 2.6 kva is a piss pot genny just been to the power station twin 500megawatts now that should be ok pipe:D

tyreman
30-03-2007, 07:15 PM
Both myself and Ellis use the Kipor 980 camp mate.

Off one generator we once ran 5 power supplys with 2 chargers on each one and it was fine with 4 of us charging off it.

At Nationals 1 run 1 14amp power supply, 2 lrp chargers, soldering iron, motor dyno, desk fan and my laptop and it uses 5 litres of fuel over the weekend.

Ellis ran 2 10amp power supplys with chargers, his laptop and a 500watt skirting board heater through the winter.

jimmy
30-03-2007, 07:20 PM
Those kipor jobbies don't look a bad size either... hmm... How about one of those woOdy?

Bathy
30-03-2007, 07:25 PM
Ebay!

Danny McGee
30-03-2007, 08:24 PM
So mr preddy, how much does one of these bad boys go for?

and

where abouts do i get one from?

Ta

tyreman
30-03-2007, 08:25 PM
They are around 150 including shipping on ebay

tyreman
30-03-2007, 08:31 PM
Double post

tyreman
30-03-2007, 08:33 PM
The Kipor 980 are hard to find at a reasonable price at the moment, but if you spend a little more 219 will get you this posted.
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/KIPOR-KGE1000TI-PETROL-GENNIE-WITH-FREE-POPST-PACKING_W0QQitemZ280099535645QQcategoryZ46412QQrdZ 1QQcmdZViewItem

tyreman
30-03-2007, 08:42 PM
This one seems ok http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/SIP-T1000-4-STROKE-QUIET-PORTABLE-GENERATOR_W0QQitemZ300095748573QQcategoryZ46412QQs sPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

jimmy
30-03-2007, 08:45 PM
Is this one yours preddy?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/KIPOR-980TC-DIGITAL-GENERATOR-NEW-AND-BOXED_W0QQitemZ280089055628QQcategoryZ46412QQcmdZV iewItem

tyreman
30-03-2007, 09:05 PM
Is this one yours preddy?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/KIPOR-980TC-DIGITAL-GENERATOR-NEW-AND-BOXED_W0QQitemZ280089055628QQcategoryZ46412QQcmdZV iewItem

It is indeed;)

shinytopman
30-03-2007, 10:39 PM
Got my genny from B&Q 32.98 it was , they had a special on at the time only an 800w but for that money im not complaining.

http://www.oople.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1965

Would befinately recommend a surge protector tho, buy a decent one tho !
Always better to be safe than sorry....;)

Northy
30-03-2007, 11:36 PM
I need a new genny.

G

PS Cheese is the future!

Body Paint
31-03-2007, 02:15 PM
I have heard the SIP medusa hunts quite a lot. Which is apprently reflected in it's out put. I am sttering cler of this one.

B&Q one seems to have been a clearance item, appears that they have none left.

I have found Aldi has one, I will be checking this out Monday.

You can find Kipor 980 on ebay for 150 plus 10 p&p if you look hard enough

DCM
31-03-2007, 02:28 PM
Craig, the guy I bought one off (crosskeys), just tried it, quiet and stable, 40

Body Paint
31-03-2007, 10:03 PM
;) cheers Steve, I am now the proud owner of a Wolf :o :D

DCM
31-03-2007, 10:55 PM
runs alright, mine does, steal at 40

Spencer Mulcahy
01-04-2007, 12:23 AM
Focus DIY are doing generators for 59 think they are 650w. I have just bought a genny brand new from a bloke from work only 650w but tried it today and it will do what i need it to do (one charger and soldering iron and maybe t.he speakers from my mp3 player). Its going to be like nascar at 7.30 in the morning at nationals GENTLEMEN START YOUR ENGINES!!:)

ashleyb4
01-04-2007, 10:22 PM
What do you lot think of this little genny all its for 2 people charging at about 4 amp and a soldering iron every now and then. It wont have a problem with that will it?????????? It will proberly be easier and smaller than the 2 12v's and it wont go flat.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/720W-2-Stroke-Generator_W0QQitemZ130093542457QQcategoryZ46412QQs sPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

A

super__dan
02-04-2007, 07:38 AM
It'll run that in it's sleep Ash

mattym0310
02-04-2007, 08:35 AM
I heard that the kipor ones where really good, about 150 i think.



yeah we have a Kipor 'suitcase' generator that we use, it is super quiet and powered by honda. but they aren't available anymore because only honda had the rights to be making them, so there was a huge court case and all the kipor generators, which did come out of the same factory as the Honda ones got crushed. apparently anyway. heres the link...... (http://www.ybw.com/auto/newsdesk/20070212135748mbmnews.html)

kipor do still sell them though but not these specific ones... http://www.peakgenerators.co.uk/index.asp

hope this helps

JCJC
02-04-2007, 02:05 PM
yeah we have a Kipor 'suitcase' generator that we use, it is super quiet and powered by honda. but they aren't available anymore because only honda had the rights to be making them, so there was a huge court case and all the kipor generators, which did come out of the same factory as the Honda ones got crushed. apparently anyway. heres the link...... (http://www.ybw.com/auto/newsdesk/20070212135748mbmnews.html)

kipor do still sell them though but not these specific ones... http://www.peakgenerators.co.uk/index.asp

hope this helps


How's the market for spare parts, do Honda parts fit, do you need spare parts? (as there still seem to be a few on eBay, still thinking bout'one)

mattym0310
02-04-2007, 10:29 PM
i dont know, im guessing its exactly the same as a honda one but dont take my word for it:p.

PaulRotheram
09-04-2007, 11:43 AM
I'm looking for a genny/new 12v for nats, what's the crack with 2 strokes? i've found a cheapish 2 stroke near me, puts out 650w. Would a tank last me a weekend?

super__dan
09-04-2007, 11:44 AM
No, not assuming you run it all day or it has a freakishly large tank.

PaulRotheram
09-04-2007, 12:14 PM
I'll run it just whilst the racing is on, and itl be off when its over, as in when i no longer need to charge etc etc..

neiloliver
09-04-2007, 12:31 PM
Horrid noisey things!

Should be banned at electric meetings. There was life before these things were made so cheap, wots wrong with a 12V and an invertor?

im a grumpy old man at 34 :(

Neil

PaulRotheram
09-04-2007, 12:56 PM
find me a 12v that'l last a weekend cheap enough around here and i'd get one.. they are silly money here!!

Spencer Mulcahy
09-04-2007, 01:14 PM
I have the same one Paul and I will only be running it for charging so it will only be used every so often and hopeing two tanks will last the weekend. As for the noise everybody else will be running generators so that should not be a problem. I got mine so I dont have to buy a expensive leasure battery and have it run out half way through sunday.:)

DCM
09-04-2007, 01:16 PM
just point the exhaust under your car/into a bush, that will muffle the exhaust noise. Under no-load, the gennie will take very little fuel, it is under load the fuel consumption increases.

ashleyb4
09-04-2007, 01:22 PM
I dont disagree with generators i just think they should make sure they are not annoying other people because ive been to a couple of meetings where you get ther smoke blowing across and it choaks you. And there ok when there not under to much load becuase its just a constant BBBBRRRRR but then people increase the load to much it starts making a right noise.

At the moment i have a 12v and an inverter.

Also paul have you not got a Car?? And what do youhave in your car a Battery so if your leisure battery goes flat you just charge off your car battery.

A

AndyM
09-04-2007, 01:25 PM
charge off your car battery.

A

but if that goes flat, he has no way of startin the car...so he will hav a long way to walk.:o

tc2k
09-04-2007, 01:30 PM
I got a 50ah battery for doing the regionals. Although its only one day, I only need it for batteries and so thats only charging two batteries which means about 8ah used, plenty left. Hwoever, if you runa laptop, discharger, soldering iron etc then you could be cutting it close, then again you could just buy 2 batteries but thatd be about 150, more than a genny.

mark christopher
09-04-2007, 02:18 PM
in the usa they have stck all the gennies in one area and run extrension cables to em, that way the noise and fumes are in one place!

PaulRotheram
09-04-2007, 02:25 PM
That was an idea SRCC were having for our national.

I think it is a good idea personally, as then you don't have people putting their noise + fumes to other people.

DCM
09-04-2007, 02:31 PM
in the usa they have stck all the gennies in one area and run extrension cables to em, that way the noise and fumes are in one place!

Then who, for the club, is going to do the Risk Assesment of that and supply the cable guards? Plus, you are not suppose to trail 240V cable across walkways, they must be 110V too.

Rob
09-04-2007, 02:33 PM
Been looking at getting an inverter just for running soldering iron occasionally, can get a 150W one for 20. I take it a 150W one should be fine for 45W soldering iron? How much battery power do they use. I have an 85A battery which I only use for 1 day meetings so I guess it should be fine?

ashleyb4
09-04-2007, 02:48 PM
I have a 200w inverter a 80ah battery and a 80 watt iron and it doesnt draw that much electricity. The other week i went to a BCL one day event i had my iron on for about an hour in total and i charged all day and my battery lasted fine so as your only running a 45 watt iron and you have a bigger battery than me it should be fine.

A

mark christopher
09-04-2007, 05:53 PM
Then who, for the club, is going to do the Risk Assesment of that and supply the cable guards? Plus, you are not suppose to trail 240V cable across walkways, they must be 110V too.
probable the same guy who wil do the risk assesment for fire (all them little engines with petrol sat on top of em, and fumes)

you ever been to a caravan site?

DCM
09-04-2007, 07:10 PM
been to many, but the gennie's have hassed inspection, so are deemed 'safe', running 240V across ANy walkway is deemed unsafe, and 240V outside is just a definate no-no, I have worked on enough sites to know that one. When you assess the risk, you have to assess what is the greatest risk, and the chances of a cable being cut or broken is far greater than a tested gennie igniting.

burgie
09-04-2007, 08:19 PM
just to go back a post or two....

it is usually only the cheap gennies that throw out noticeable smoke and fumes as well as noise.

I have a kipor (uncrushed :D ) that runs very quietly, especially when the exhaust is placed in the vicinity of a bush or patch of long grass. (that is getting harder to find now the groundsmen are back at work!).

And as for fuel - it ran from 11:00am to 6:00pm yesterday, powered four chargers all day and a couple of soldering irons and only used just over half a tank.

it's true that with gennies as with all things, you get what you pay for.

MATTY
09-04-2007, 09:12 PM
Yes you can run 230V outside (& on site!!!), you will need a plug-in RCD on the Geny or point of supply !!! ;)

ashleyb4
09-04-2007, 09:28 PM
My dad electrician for about 27 years says on a building site your not alowed 230 but at a national etc you can use 230 and you wont need a trip switch as there should be one built into the generator and if there isnt you will need one.:)

A

MATTY
10-04-2007, 12:27 AM
Ok Ashley, I am also and electrician and sorry your dads wrong in both cases

230v can be used on site with RCD protection but not the preferred way.
A generator cannot be used at nats or outside without the protection of a 30mA RCD. A trip as you say is for over load protection purposes only, not protection against electric shock. I know my new geny has no RCD pre-installed!!!! I have a plug-in one
(RCD) Residual current device for peeps that not know.
(Trip) MCB or CB, modern fuse

bert digler
10-04-2007, 12:57 AM
Ok Ashley, I am also and electrician and sorry your dads wrong in both cases

230v can be used on site with RCD protection but not the preferred way.
A generator cannot be used at nats or outside without the protection of a 30mA RCD. A trip as you say is for over load protection purposes only, not protection against electric shock. I know my new geny has no RCD pre-installed!!!! I have a plug-in one
(RCD) Residual current device for peeps that not know.
(Trip) MCB or CB, modern fuse

yesssssssssssssssss

mark christopher
10-04-2007, 09:16 AM
just to go back a post or two....

it is usually only the cheap gennies that throw out noticeable smoke and fumes as well as noise.

I have a kipor (uncrushed :D ) that runs very quietly, especially when the exhaust is placed in the vicinity of a bush or patch of long grass. (that is getting harder to find now the groundsmen are back at work!).

And as for fuel - it ran from 11:00am to 6:00pm yesterday, powered four chargers all day and a couple of soldering irons and only used just over half a tank.

it's true that with gennies as with all things, you get what you pay for.
sorry but all petrol generater produce fumes that can kill and you can not see em

bigred5765
10-04-2007, 10:02 AM
theres a easy answer to all this dont wana here or see or smell genies move to the other side of the site problem solved
batteries are more damaging and dangerious,
have u ever had a acid burn i have and trust me they hurt
mark im sure u have seen them explode

ashleyb4
10-04-2007, 10:45 AM
He lost me on that bit. But most generators have RCD's built in i think.

A
Ok Ashley, I am also and electrician and sorry your dads wrong in both cases

230v can be used on site with RCD protection but not the preferred way.
A generator cannot be used at nats or outside without the protection of a 30mA RCD. A trip as you say is for over load protection purposes only, not protection against electric shock. I know my new geny has no RCD pre-installed!!!! I have a plug-in one
(RCD) Residual current device for peeps that not know.
(Trip) MCB or CB, modern fuse

mark christopher
10-04-2007, 11:38 AM
theres a easy answer to all this dont wana here or see or smell genies move to the other side of the site problem solved
batteries are more damaging and dangerious,
have u ever had a acid burn i have and trust me they hurt
mark im sure u have seen them explode

yes i have a big bang and lotss of acid everywhere, highly corosive and causes serious injury, hence why my 12 volt is in a proper 12v container

burgie
10-04-2007, 12:58 PM
sorry but all petrol generater produce fumes that can kill and you can not see em


Read the post again...I never claimed that more expensive gennies dont produce fumes. I know they do. I said noticeable fumes and smoke.

YOu mst have nothing else to do. :rolleyes:

mark christopher
10-04-2007, 01:05 PM
Read the post again...I never claimed that more expensive gennies dont produce fumes. I know they do. I said noticeable fumes and smoke.

YOu mst have nothing else to do. :rolleyes:

its not the noticable fumes that kill you though noticable is mainly from the 2stroke oil

burgie
10-04-2007, 04:58 PM
i refer you to the last paragraph in my previous post

mark christopher
10-04-2007, 06:52 PM
i refer you to the last paragraph in my previous post
yup i get paid good money to surf the net and post
seeing as your one here at the same time as me though, the same must apply to you :D

Lee
17-04-2007, 04:53 PM
The Kipor 980 ones seem to be pretty hard to find at the moment:(

PaulRotheram
17-04-2007, 06:38 PM
Ended up buying a 'nutool' generator from the focus local to me, 59 with 650w. it ran my charger, iron, phone charger, bathys big ipod speaker plus other things like my smart tray etc all fine, i think on saturday it used about 2.5 litres of fuel, topped it up for sunday and theres still pleanty left.

Chrislong
17-04-2007, 07:00 PM
The Kipor 980 ones seem to be pretty hard to find at the moment:(

They're big and yellow (or some are red) and buzz nicely, how can you loose one! :D

Lee
17-04-2007, 07:31 PM
Chris, im sure you will lose yours on sunday:D

Chris Doughty
17-04-2007, 07:39 PM
we had Junior/Senior going on with KIPORS at the weekend :p

rich_cree
17-04-2007, 08:37 PM
we had Junior/Senior going on with KIPORS at the weekend :p

I had a bad case of generator envy, his was twice the size of mine!

ashleyb4
17-04-2007, 09:19 PM
his was twice the size of mine!

A:o :eh?:

Chrislong
17-04-2007, 10:21 PM
I had a bad case of generator envy, his was twice the size of mine!

Not that ive ever heard this but.... its what you do with it that counts.

Southwell
17-04-2007, 10:38 PM
Not that ive ever heard this but.... its what you do with it that counts.

Thats just another way of saying his geni is bigger and better than mine, but mine does the same job, just cant handle heavy applications....:p

Lee
18-04-2007, 09:38 AM
Is this one that people tend to go for?

http://www.nwtractors.co.uk/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=127

bigred5765
18-04-2007, 10:41 AM
yip its what we use, there ace

losixxx
18-04-2007, 10:50 AM
if you are using the red kipor make sure you use a surge protector extention lead though

Lee
20-04-2007, 11:15 AM
i cant find them anywhere:(

JCJC
20-04-2007, 01:17 PM
i cant find them anywhere:(


Generators or surge protectors ?

Lee
20-04-2007, 08:54 PM
a kipor 980 gennie, :(

b4rs
20-04-2007, 09:40 PM
whots the fuss bout these? do we need them? for outdoors or jus a novelty?

emzy
20-04-2007, 11:22 PM
Well unless you can find another mains source in the middle of a field...

Col
21-04-2007, 12:03 AM
or do the same as indoors - use a 12v

emzy
21-04-2007, 12:11 AM
Can't see it lasting all weekend. Or running the tent lights. And we don't even have a TV, laptop, heater...!

Personal preference - generator is a lot more convenient for what we want.

Plus, we don't have a 12V!

b4rs
21-04-2007, 09:50 AM
since when do we pitch tents and race all weekend, id rather book a hotel lol, but i dont have enough funds to buy a generator, a heater, a laptop and a tent and a weekends race fees .......lifes hard and so is money at 15.:(

emzy
21-04-2007, 04:21 PM
We pitch tents and race all weekend at Nationals...!

The laptop and heater aren't exactly essential items... heaters are only for southern softies, not hardcore northerners like myself. :D

b4rs
21-04-2007, 06:26 PM
and me :cool:

bigred5765
21-04-2007, 06:40 PM
since when do we pitch tents and race all weekend, id rather book a hotel lol, but i dont have enough funds to buy a generator, a heater, a laptop and a tent and a weekends race fees .......lifes hard and so is money at 15.:(

the funds for one hotel would buy you a ace genny, which is lighter, safer, and lasts longer than a brick of a 12volt.

JCJC
21-04-2007, 06:54 PM
i cant find them anywhere:(

Try eBay item 280103024219

mark christopher
03-05-2007, 08:16 PM
780watt genny at B&Q 32

Lee
04-05-2007, 08:20 AM
Its 92db though mark?

im not sure what this would equate too at about 5 m?

Northy
04-05-2007, 08:35 AM
Very loud!

G

mark christopher
04-05-2007, 09:03 AM
Its 92db though mark?

im not sure what this would equate too at about 5 m?
so at that price buy a 50 meter extension cable then!!!
question one generator at 90 db or 50 at 90 db, which will make the most noise?

PaulRotheram
04-05-2007, 07:10 PM
so at that price buy a 50 meter extension cable then!!!
question one generator at 90 db or 50 at 90 db, which will make the most noise?

and put it where..? im pretty sure any one near one of them which isnt theres will not be pleased at all.


On the subject of the matter, a reminder to all for the southport national, the long bush along the side of the camping feild is a quiet area, no generators are to be used here. the rest of the feild is ok for use.. last year we had some issues with the croquet club with noise and pollution.

Southwell
04-05-2007, 07:31 PM
On the subject of the matter, a reminder to all for the southport national, the long bush along the side of the camping feild is a quiet area, no generators are to be used here. the rest of the feild is ok for use.. last year we had some issues with the croquet club with noise and pollution.

Yars quite, what, what old chap.

bigred5765
04-05-2007, 08:54 PM
and put it where..? im pretty sure any one near one of them which isnt theres will not be pleased at all.


On the subject of the matter, a reminder to all for the southport national, the long bush along the side of the camping feild is a quiet area, no generators are to be used here. the rest of the feild is ok for use.. last year we had some issues with the croquet club with noise and pollution.

thats would be this guy then with the very sensitive

link (http://www.oople.com/rc/photos/southport290407/imagepages/NO5E0324.html)

losixxx
04-05-2007, 08:58 PM
and put it where..? im pretty sure any one near one of them which isnt theres will not be pleased at all.


On the subject of the matter, a reminder to all for the southport national, the long bush along the side of the camping feild is a quiet area, no generators are to be used here. the rest of the feild is ok for use.. last year we had some issues with the croquet club with noise and pollution.

so thats the place that most of the caravans go and most of the caravans run genny's. that will be interesting

PaulRotheram
04-05-2007, 11:06 PM
caravans wont be situated on the hedge this year.

telboy
05-05-2007, 09:35 PM
Very loud!

G

WHAT!

MK999
06-05-2007, 12:21 AM
Can't see it lasting all weekend. Or running the tent lights. And we don't even have a TV, laptop, heater...!

Personal preference - generator is a lot more convenient for what we want.

Plus, we don't have a 12V!

Mate of mine has a 140Ah 12v, weighs a ton but it does a fair few charges :D Tent lights I dunno about though, how does anyone sleep with 30 generators running lights anyway? :o

emzy
06-05-2007, 12:38 AM
Mate of mine has a 140Ah 12v, weighs a ton but it does a fair few charges :D Tent lights I dunno about though, how does anyone sleep with 30 generators running lights anyway? :o

They have to be turned off between 11pm and 7am (or something like that)... and well, if you're in bed before 11pm, you DESERVE to be kept awake.

chris68nufc
17-05-2007, 10:32 PM
Just received my new Kipor Generator but im having bother getting a spark from it. Has anybody had bother when new with these Generators.Shall i try it with a branded type Spark Plug? I know i have left it to the last minute but im a bit stuck now.Cheers. Chris.

bigred5765
17-05-2007, 10:46 PM
put some oil in it
it has a cutout and they dont come with oil in

banksy
17-05-2007, 10:54 PM
Once you have put the oil in don't try and start it straight away. Leave it switched off and pull the starter coard about a dozen times to get the oil to the parts that other beer can not reach:mad:

bigred5765
17-05-2007, 10:55 PM
good call

banksy
17-05-2007, 10:56 PM
It's not that often i have good advice, make the most of it:D

telboy
17-05-2007, 11:19 PM
I just bought one too and I am having probs with it. It came with oil in, I made sure i checked when it wasn't playing.
Keeps starting, running for about 1min then cutting out and not starting at all.
But it seems to have a phobia of race meetings. I tried it the first time I got it at a race meeting and it kept cutting out. got it home checked the oil, fired up first time and ran for about an hour. got to my second meeting and it fired up first time, then as I walked towards it with the extension it cut out and wouldn't start.:wtf:

I got home cleaned the plug up and it fired up....then cut out after 1min, and won't start now.

Come back my trusty 12v!

banksy
17-05-2007, 11:35 PM
Once you have started it are you switching it onto run from start. If so this is why it will be cutting out as it is being over fueled:p

telboy
17-05-2007, 11:46 PM
yep, once it warmed up i was switching to 'run' from 'start' just as it said in the instructions. I'm wondering if the choke isn't switching properly.

bigred5765
18-05-2007, 12:37 AM
ahhh but have you turned on the breather in the filler cap

telboy
18-05-2007, 10:54 AM
Yep.:)

I've done pretty much everything it tels you to do in the instructions.

mark christopher
18-05-2007, 11:02 AM
take it you pput petrol in it tel ;)
mates did this and it had oil in but not enough, low oil switch was cutting it out, have you topped the oil up to max or even changed it?

rcracer
28-05-2007, 12:53 PM
what could you run off a (650watt continuous ) generator :confused: ie how many chargers and stuff you would use on race day

PaulRotheram
28-05-2007, 01:01 PM
ive ran my charger, iron and smart tray, also bathys i pod speaker from my 650w genny and it hardly flinched.. i'm yet to try anything to stretch it limits..

super__dan
28-05-2007, 04:34 PM
what could you run off a (650watt continuous ) generator :confused: ie how many chargers and stuff you would use on race day

You should be able to run a fair whack, a few power supplies, with 2 chargers on and the odd iron or two. Petrol consumption will go up though the more you put on it

bert digler
28-05-2007, 04:45 PM
You should be able to run a fair whack, a few power supplies, with 2 chargers on and the odd iron or two. Petrol consumption will go up though the more you put on it

no no no get a proper genny them two stroke thingy me bobs are shite get a four stroke cheapy to run bit louder downside but they are reliable;)

B&H Racing
28-06-2007, 02:43 PM
I know certain questions have been asked before,

Just wondering if the Kipor Generator listed below will be fine to power the following:

4 or 5 racers using :

5 x 20 amp power supplies
5 x chargers Protrak / Much More etc
5 x smart tray

Also because its a sinewave Generator I guess it does not need any extra protection against power spikes ?

KIPOR KGE 1000TI
PURE SIGNWAVE PETROL GENNIE
THIS HAS A MAXIMUM POWER OUTPUT OF 1.05KVA AT 3.9AMPS
230 VOLT
5 HOUR RUNNING TIME ON A TANK OF FUEL
2.6 LTR TANK
FOUR STROKE PETROL ENGINE
A VERY LOW NOISE LEVEL OF ONLY 54~59dB
14.0 KG IN WEIGHT