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.
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.
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
The newer version 2018 is a TOTAL failure
I bought this generator 2 years ago and it worked well for 4 months, used regularly. When it failed i had lost the receipt... I bought a new one this year, looks the same, but it only worked for a couple of weeks. I was able to return it and get a refund. As the store still had some on the shelf, I bought a replacement, which only lasted 5 days. That's 2 identical generators fail within a month for the 2018 model. The current manufacturer of this generator obviously has substantial quality issues in their production process!
Pile of rubbish
Exhaust stud snapped off and the other one rattled loose while running. Broke remaining cast mounts essentially ruining all components. Still starts and runs but obviously very loud. Just using up Remaining fuel and will return ASAP. Will probably get another one as the two year warranty is attractive.
(ALDI) Work Zone T I G 3600W
Purchased from new ALDI Store Dalby QLD. Firstly great service from staff at store. Set this Geni up day after purchase and have not yet had any issues with it. have no mains power only off grid solar then Geni to run Pulse charger to keep deep cycle batteries charged at night and geni runs TV & Powered extension speaker system also at night and computer with extension monitor. Not a huge load but works great . It runs from 4pm till 10pm each night . Fuel economy is good on pare with the Fuji Micro of the same KW that I have . I intend using this work zone to also run washing machine ect. Paid only $360.
Great Product for the right people.
OK a 3.6kw or 3.4kw Inverter Generator for $399.00 I thought I was imagining things. This unit has some specification inconsistencies on the box. The first being the noise output pressure, it's either 72db or 69db depending where you look on the box. I was not expecting too much for the price but then I was not the one making the claims and since this unit has a supposed 3 Year Warranty and a 60 Day money back Satisfaction guarantee I had nothing to loose as I was in the market for a spare Generator anyhow. So here are my findings after buyin...g one. The box itself had some wear and tear and a number of technical inconsistencies were noticeable straight away however everything was in the box that was supposed to be and it was all undamaged. There was even a small tool kit in a cloth bag. This unit requires some assembly and a fair bit of attention to detail as I found a large number of the already fitted components loose with a number of the nuts and bolts barely finger tight. I had to tighten all the engine mounts and a number of other retaining bolts. It seems the engine and generator were fine but who ever mounted the unit to the frame did not own a spanner. There were also a few cables not clipped into the supplied mounting clips.So after I did the factory workers job for them and fitted all the rubber mounts, wheels and handle I filled the oil and put some fuel in the unit. A few pulls with the switch in the off position to circulate the new oil and one pull with the switch turned on and it was away. Adding various loads up to and including the Maximum for various periods over the five or six hours I tested the unit I found everything worked OK and the Fuel Economy is EXCELLENT! Voltage and frequency outputs were within tolerable specification. OK for an inverter, great for normal geny and better than what you probably get from your household power point. More expensive units like the Honda EU30I etc. that cost like ten times the price do have better output! This unit was fine over a large range of power outputs with the voltage dipping a little as the load increased and spiking up as large loads were released. Motor starting Capacity was OK but you knew you were starting a motor as this unit has a slightly sluggish recovery so there is a noticeable fluctuation of voltage when changing load conditions. I would highly recommend using a UPS with this unit for sensitive equipment like computers especially if you have motors or other high load devices turning on and off like hot water units, fridges, freezers and water pumps etc. The unit has good airflow and remains relatively cool even under high load. Noise however is possibly an issue for some. This unit is light for it's rated output and while easy to move around it's probably the lack of bulk that adds to the noise output. The unit is no louder than most standard 3000 RPM Generators but you tend to expect an Inverter unit to be more quiet. This one is not quiet and in a public camping ground you would be told so. Use this unit in a Sound Damping Bunker or on a LONG LEAD and all is good. The Pros: Three 15A Power Outlets (Needless to say the MAX POWER is only available as a total of the three. Cheap to Buy and to Run, Great Economy, large fuel tank, long run times. Light, easy to wheel around and even lift. It's an INVERTER. Looks Good, works well and starts easy. The Cons: Noisy. You better have and know your way round a good tool kit and give this unit the once over lest it fly apart on the first run. Motor starting and fluctuating load performance a bit sluggish with some voltage spikes on switch over. This is expected on a cheap generator but not on an Inverter. No 12V Charging output. To sum up: I am keeping Mine, I have it on a LONG Lead and have tightened up all it's bits. I even moved the pull start around (3 bolts) for a right hand pull as it was set up for a left hand pull. All in all I think I got a Bargain I will add comments later if things turn bad.
Cannot fault it, great generator for the price.
I have a rural property that is off the grid. I have in excess of 400 hrs on the Aldi 3600watt Inverter genset and use it to recharge/top up my solar batter when necessary.....and whilst it is on, I use the microwave/toaster/coffee machine and it handles it with easy. It is fairly good on fuel.......It would be a bit noisey for camping use and caravaners......However, this is not an issue for me, as I don't have anyone to annoy !!!!
I have just purchased another today 23/6/18 as a back up, and to be honest...I didn't think the original one...would be still going as I certainly give it a workout !! If anyone wants a nice quiet quality inverter.......get the Yamaha or Honda 3000....Super-Quiet !.....However, $4000 and not $400....Well worth it though in the long run. Cheers
Questions & Answers
Geneator shows warning lights .red and green. And also he does not make ignition. Plz help me
Contact the service number for help
Howe many KVA?
The generator is being used on my fridge.
After about 30-40 mins, the red “overload” light comes on and the power to the fridge is cut off.
I’ve replaced oil, fuel, cleaned air filter.
Cleaned spark plug.
I'm no mechanic, but your/my generator is air cooled, to me the overload is also connected to overheating maybe? Try setting the generator more out in the open to let more cool air flow around it, this is a safety/health issue as well. Like Humans a generator in a confined space starts consuming unbalanced air, (less oxygen more carbon), and starts to work harder, some people put a box around it to weather protect and/or reduce the noise, this could cause a restriction to oxygen; your generator actually runs on Oxygen the Fuel is only there to cause the oxygen to burn/explode, less oxygen means less power, thus the harder the generator will have to work to meet the load this will then cause overloads. I do know that multiple leads, (long leads joined together), multiple connections reduce power and could cause a gradual heating and overload, also a skinny lead in the middle, some chinese leads might be underrated, try putting a heavier lead to your fridge; I'm assuming you are using an RCD device, is this old and causing the generator to push the flow through a constricted connection, which also makes me wonder if any of your leads have a build up of corrosion on the positive or negative contacts; also is there a replacement plug on one of the leads and is it not done well and maybe has a few strands missing where the cable connects to the pin, causing an obstruction to the flow of power? A hot plug junction is evidence of this. One more suggestion, if a lead is coiled up, this too chews up available power and causes overheating in the lead, (very unsafe, melting of the lead and fire are the end result), and this can cause overload to your generator. That's all I've got since you have done everything else.
Thanks for your response!
I don’t have an RCD, not sure what that is.
I saw someone said best to have a UPS for devices like computers and fridges, but I don’t have one of those either.
I tried a couple of different leads.
The unit was out on the deck, with I believe plenty of air, didn’t feel like it was getting hot.
Maybe the inverter can’t keep up with the fridge when the the motor kicks in and is drawing big power?
I’ve had a Honda unit in the past which was running the same fridge, tv and computer.
An RCD is vital for your safety, it stands for Residual Current Device, your Generator can kill you if there is a breakdown in the motor insulation in the device you are powering, your generator instruction book is very clear on having one of these, they are easily purchased from any hardware store. What is the rating Watts altogether of all units connected to your generator, the instructions say that you must times it by 3 for the initial start. Example: a small grinder rated at 900 watts needs 2700 watts to start; I don't think this is your problem as you say it runs for about 30-40 mins; if you have multiple devices with 'watts' that add up close or only just exceeding the rated wattage this also could cause the problem, if only one device and the wattage is well under it leaves only 3 things, either your gen is faulty or the fridge is faulty, or maybe a faulty lead, sorry that's about all I have.
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|Release date||June 2018|
|Discontinuation date||Apr 2019|
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