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Charging at the field

PostPosted: Wed Apr 21, 2021 1:13 am

I've been considering buying one of those inexpensive 1000 watt generators to power my chargers. Some have an inverter built in to make the volts more friendly to electronics and chargers. What I prefer to buy is a 4-cycle 1000 watt with inverter. What's everyone else using? Am I overthinking this?
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Re: Charging at the field

PostPosted: Wed Apr 21, 2021 2:09 am

i got a 2 stroke 800w off ebay, but don't use it for charging at field.

what i use is a 60w solar panel hooked up to a small battery. got a folding "breifcase" one off the bay. i can charge all day with no issues. noise. gas fumes. maintenance.

was using a 7a gel but going to a cheap lawnmower battery.
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Re: Charging at the field

PostPosted: Wed Apr 21, 2021 10:27 am

We have several bro's using the preditor 2000watts. Have 4 of them at work. One guy even has several hours on his without any isssues. They now make a 1400watt version.
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Re: Charging at the field

PostPosted: Wed Apr 21, 2021 10:49 am

I have been using an 800w from Harbor Freight for many years now.
It’s one of those old blue ones they used to sell for $80.


Similar to this one:

https://www.harborfreight.com/900-watt- ... 63025.html
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Re: Charging at the field

PostPosted: Wed Apr 21, 2021 10:58 am

gus wrote:I have been using an 800w from Harbor Freight for many years now.
It’s one of those old blue ones they used to sell for $80.


Similar to this one:

https://www.harborfreight.com/900-watt- ... 63025.html




Will it run a microwave and a coffee pot? :shock:
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Re: Charging at the field

PostPosted: Wed Apr 21, 2021 6:00 pm

ChuckD,you may wish to try 500watt inverter that runs off car batt. They work well,12vto 110v,good for many things,800watt run skillsaw,if you dont crowd it. Shuts down before killing car batt,leaves enough to start car,great when power goes out. If you have good batt in truck,will run for 8hrs. 30 to 60 bucks. No need to hear gen run,unless you a pro with super charger.
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Re: Charging at the field

PostPosted: Wed Apr 21, 2021 6:10 pm

Our airfield has a track for RC Cars so when we're there we use lots of batteries. Thought about the inverter but dont think it would work for us. Thanks though
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Re: Charging at the field

PostPosted: Wed Apr 21, 2021 6:19 pm

Our airfield has a track for RC Cars so when we're there we use lots of batteries. Thought about the inverter but dont think it would work for us. Thanks though
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Re: Charging at the field

PostPosted: Wed Apr 21, 2021 6:22 pm

doinkedit wrote:
gus wrote:I have been using an 800w from Harbor Freight for many years now.
It’s one of those old blue ones they used to sell for $80.


Similar to this one:

https://www.harborfreight.com/900-watt- ... 63025.html




Will it run a microwave and a coffee pot? :shock:


It runs a coffee pot until it runs outta gas--should heard Wulfie cussing when it sputtered out at CoBro lol
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Re: Charging at the field

PostPosted: Wed Apr 21, 2021 6:51 pm

Those little 800 watt generators are kind of hit an miss, the power can be a bit dirty, an not everything will run on it. I've saw some power supplies refuse to work.

I know it's pricey but I like the 1600 watt quiet inverter gen hf has.
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Re: Charging at the field

PostPosted: Wed Apr 21, 2021 7:22 pm

The 12 to110 units work well,come in all sizes.Your using big batt to charge little batts.Works good if you have good 24 or 27 batt in truck.Charge on way home. Most car batts have 50 plus amp hour rating,heavy ones 100. Thats a lot of power,plus 60amp alt on truck,charge as you go.Gen better if you charge a bunch i guess.
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Re: Charging at the field

PostPosted: Wed Apr 21, 2021 8:59 pm

wyo69cowboy wrote:
doinkedit wrote:
gus wrote:I have been using an 800w from Harbor Freight for many years now.
It’s one of those old blue ones they used to sell for $80.


Similar to this one:

https://www.harborfreight.com/900-watt- ... 63025.html




Will it run a microwave and a coffee pot? :shock:


It runs a coffee pot until it runs outta gas--should heard Wulfie cussing when it sputtered out at CoBro lol


No shit, he was trying to run his 2000 w coffee maker on my wimpy 800 w genie.
Works great on my 700w coffee maker.
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Re: Charging at the field

PostPosted: Wed Apr 21, 2021 9:24 pm

Unlimited power on plug,keep pulling juice till brownout or blows. :tu: :tu:
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Re: Charging at the field

PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2021 10:16 pm

A used Honda generator is better than any other brand, new. They have the best inverters and run very close to a true sine wave.
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