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It leaks oil ,
Seeals are shoty, oil greats into air filter badly, its a wonder it could still suck air in, and it only good point, is it starts easy and doesnt cut out with jug like the gentrax did
Purchased in April 2021 for $290.00.
Started first pull and it was quieter than expected.
I purchased the ALDI Ferrex 3300w generator on sale for $349. I think people were reluctant to buy them so they have been marked down from $399. ALDI generators have had a few bad reviews. I though I would give this new model Ferrex 3300w unit a try as most reviews were of older units.
It's a small unit, smaller than I thought it would be. It suits my needs as I won't be running it continuously. I'll use it for a back up, a portable 240v generator is big enough to run my large fridge freezer. I'll also be using it on the odd camping tri...p. I filled it full of 5w-30 oil and 91unleaded fuel then pulled the cord. It started first pull, a little rough for 10 seconds then steady. I was anticipating half a dozen pulls to get the fuel circulating before it fired up. It was a pleasant surprise. It was powerful enough to run 2 fish tanks with lighting, water and air pumps. It wasn't a very scientific test, but it did make power. My Makita lawnmower has a Briggs and Stratton e500 4 stroke ohv engine and the Ferrex was quieter than my idling mower. I would of been happy with that, but then I noticed a power saving mode switch. I pushed it and it dropped the revs 30% (guestimate). It still made enough power to run my fish tanks. It is quiet enough to run in my backyard during the day. I probably would only run it after 9am till around 3pm. It would be an annoyance to my neighbours outside those hours.
Purchased in April 2021 for $349.00.
Very Satisfied, worked from 3rd pull, restarts everytime.
A well constructed compact design, I followed all the instructions and it started perfectly.
Note: I noticed a vacuum hose from the air-filter to the OHV cover not positioned in the OHV cover hole, this could be due to transport or handling as its easy to dislodge, it took no effort to reinsert.
It was surprisingly quiet and only just a few decibels more when under load with a 900 watt 127mm grinder, both on Eco and Normal. If you are certain to only use it intermittently make sure you add an additive to your Jerry can to preserve the fuel as ...
Purchased in April 2021 at ALDI for $399.00.
got two work zone generator's 1 lasted 3 hours, was repaired, then failed again ,opened second one new from the box, no spark .real Chinese rubbish do not buy one!...or even two like me how would l rate them, rubbish, you would think Aldi would test its goods and have a department to test goods but no, they just sell. buyer bedwear
Reliable and useful
I bought the generator three years ago. With a move to Melbourne's outer east it has been getting a lot of use lately, due to regular power outages caused by trees. Recently the power was out for 2.5 days. Other than refuelling I ran the generator continually for that period. It didn't miss a beat. A tank of fuel lasts about 12 hours, so as an alternative to mains power it's expensive. But it's either that or torches and a fridge full of spoiled food. For the average power outage, 3 to 8 hours, the running cost is acceptable.
I can run ligh...ts, the PC/internet then one of kettle, washing machine, dishwasher or clothes dryer. No effect on PC/NBN. When starting a large load, e.g., kettle, there is a brief drop in voltage before the inverter tells the engine to speed up. This isn't a problem and I suspect any generator of this type would do the same. It's fairly noisy and I wouldn't like to operate it after dark in a suburban area. I'm in a semi-rural area and can run it all night without annoying the neighbours, some of whom are running their own generators. I find it starts first or second pull and, for me, is not a hard pull.
Purchased in April 2017 for $399.00.
Exactly, You get what you pay for !
Having purchased the Ferrex Generator in April 2020 at Aldi. After a few test runs of about 5 to 10 minutes each over a period of 2 months I found that the generator did not produce any electricity anymore . So I decided to return the generator to Aldi for a refund. Faulty / bad designed product. Looks nice, but is useless !
Purchased in April 2020 at ALDI for $349.00.
You get what you pay for!
I purchased the first one on the 2nd April 20. purchased oil, prepared generator. As has been posted here previously, pulled cord , engine raved out and stopped. No amount of sweat and cursing should get it to run. Returned item and took another one home. Went through the start up and no problem. Roll forward to 17 March 20 and pulled generator out to operate a 600w transfer pump. Engine kicked into life but no power to pump with the green run light not showing. End result is a generator engine that starts every time but no power production. Back to Aldi tomorrow for a refund, looks well made but you get what you pay for.
Purchased in April 2020 at ALDI for $364.38.
Great machine great price to just done 306hrs had it a month still going strong like the day we purchased it. Turn on economy switch and it won't rev it's guts out use 95/98 octane fuel for good fuel economy we run ours for 9-11 hours a night and still have 1litre of fuel left in the morning running a 800 watts heater on economy mode. Thanks aldi.
Purchased in April 2020 for $349.00.
Ran for 20 seconds and then seized
I bought one of these "Special Buys" 2 weeks ago. I attempted to test it yesterday after following all instructions re oil (not included in purchase), fuel, settings etc. and after 10 pulls it burst into life at an incredibly high rev. speed. Before I could get to the kill switch it stopped "dead" and the recoil pulley start would not budge so it appears the engine has seized. I took it back for a refund and left the $10 worth of oil in it. Bad experience.
Purchased in April 2020 at ALDI for $349.00.
made in china
You will think its made in Germany but no its made in china, then comes the noise ,no reading is given that how much db it is.i think iys waste of money and time.also its bulky.
I weld with this unit on farms. Has not let me down in 3 years. Outputs a beautiful sine wave that my most delicate electronics work on. I jave properly load tested this unit on a 30 degree day at its continuous output rating (hint - its not 3500w) and it performed well for a full tank of gas.
The only thing I would wish for is a 12v output but not critical. Keep it under cover as some of the chrome bits get rusty but no biggie.
Purchased in March 2018 at ALDI for $199.00.
You get what you pay for but it was a good short-term fix
I live off grid and rely on a solar setup, bought this cheap gen as a back-up (which ended up seeing almost full-time use last winter..!). Worked great (albeit noisy) for quite a few months until the inverter died. It was repaired under warranty but then died again a few months later- by then my nearest service centre had stopped dealing with these due to bad rep) so I had to return for a refund. Did the job until I could afford to buy a better one.
Purchased in April 2019 at ALDI for $399.00.
Failed to generate power
Brand new, worked fine for a couple of weeks then failed. No power from any outlet. Must be an electrical design fault. Didn't want to open it up as I didn't want to risk the guarantee. Haven't taken it back yet. Bought a replacement as I am dependent on and after just two weeks looks like it's going the same way. Spend the money and buy a known brand. This generator is a piece of garbage. Very inconsistent reviews seems to indicate luck of the draw. Very disappointing.
Purchased in May 2019 at ALDI for $350.00.
Generator ran great for a few months then all of a sudden stalled and would not start again. I was told it wasn't covered under warranty because the 2 month old fuel was too old (which is a load of rubbish).
I ended up stripping the carby and eventually got it going again but it is not reliable. It has happened again since and with fresh fuel.
27/2/2020 - Update.......bought a 3.5kVA generator from 4wd Supercentre for $389.00. Has been working great for almost 12 months.
Purchased in April 2017 for $399.00.
Piece of crap
First time I used this ganerator it ran great for about 30 to 45 minutes using the air conditioner inn the caravan , it then. Started to run flat out as it was going to blow up , the went back to idle and then speeding up and down and not producing any power . Switched the generator off and left it for about an hour . After restart it was just hunting up and down with no power from the generator turned it off. For the day and tried it again the following day with the same problem. You’d think that at least the generator would last more than a day . NOT HAPPY AT ALL
Questions & Answers
Geneator shows warning lights .red and green. And also he does not make ignition. Plz help me
Howe many KVA?
What kva are the 3300 w inverter generators please
The generators rated power is 3000w with a peak of 3300w. I found the link below that shows how to convert watts to kVA. The example actually uses 3000w.
3000w or 3kw is about 3.750kva
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