|Forum topic by JTTHECLOCKMAN||posted 06-28-2010 01:45 AM||931 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
06-28-2010 01:45 AM
Started looking into getting a portable generator for the occassional power outage in my area. I have seen power outages here anywhere from 1/2 hour to 3 days. The more I look the more I am unsure what to get. I looked at Honda because of the reputation of being reliable and quiet. I started looking at the Handi3000watt unit and was told this is not enough power for the things I want. I like the idea of the clean power aspect which is done with an inverter but it is adding quite abit of money. With todays electronics in just about everything I thought it was a good idea. I am being told to get at least a 5000watt unit and the one I am looking at is a 6500i unit which runs about $4000.
My question is what are you all using and is it a good reliable unit and why did you choose it?? I want to run a sump pump, refrig, lights, and possible a tv or computer, also a circulating pump for heat. Not worried about air cond.
Looking forward to reading some advice. Thanks in advance.
-- John T.