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This may be a game changer.....

- on Saturday, 04 November 2017.

Hi Crew,

My brother found a ripper little genset for sale from a mob called iTECH in Perth. After ringing and chatting to them about it, I whizzed down yesterday and picked one up. It was on special for 349 bucks, down from $799 and I felt at that price it was worth the risk. Turns out the electronics and motor are made in Japan, by Fujitsu I think, and its assembled in Hong Kong.

My existing Honda EU10i weighs 15.08 Kg [with 2.1L of fuel] and runs at 68 Db, the new unit weighs 10.75Kg [with 3.2L of fuel] and runs at 72 Db, which technically nearly twice as loud, although it doesn't seem so. I measured the noise level from the rear at 1M and at 45 degrees. It’s a 2 stroke as opposed to the Honda which is 4 stroke. This makes the noise a little more offensive, but as it too is pure sinewave, 1KVA peak and 800 VA nominal [same as the EU] and near to 5 Kg lighter I will give it a serious go. As I tend to charge the batteries as I'm moving and run it for 2.5 hours the noise isn't a great disadvantage. Economy for both units are very close. Physical size difference is significant.

That increadibly handsome socked foot in the sandal is for size comparision. BTW, that foot is up for hire if you ever need a foot model, rates are very reasonable........

Stay tuned for the latest in cutting edge technology..................    :)

 

Comments (2)

  • Pauline

    Pauline

    05 November 2017 at 21:40 | #

    I see you have taken out strips of your sandals too like the ultralighters and their toothbrushes. Quite clever.

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  • Me [Alan]

    Me [Alan]

    06 November 2017 at 00:13 | #

    Very observant, as you can undoubtedly see, it fits in with my overall "Ultralight weight" strategy.......
    PS. I also halved the bristles in the toothbrush......

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