Worst product ever
Bought this generator on a Saturday afternoon to use for a 1100 watt aircon whilst camping. Did all the checks oil, fuel etc etc started first pull was awesome.
2hrs later was off on an overload, unplugged aircon and just left the baby monitor plugged in.
10 min later overload, reset and tried to start again. This thing was lighting up the overload whilst I just pulling to start.
Took back to A Mans Toy shop where purchased, not much can be said about their service either. They have tried to tell me that I caused it by using 91 fuel? I don't think so. Just trying to get my money back now as it is a terrible product and didn't even last 3 hrs
Better than a Ryobi and cheaper than a Honda
After battling with my Ryobi RIG2000 which in all honestly was probably the worst piece of equipment I've every bought I eventually settled on this upon recommendation from the sales person. I didn't want to spend big coin on something I was only going to use in emergency situations to run my submerged garage pump when the power goes out during storms. It will mainly be sitting in long term storage and prepped ready for the Qld summer storm season.
So far so good. Easy to set-up and I can already see that it will be much easier to service than ...
Purchased in February 2020 for A$990.00.
I have a 34ft motorhome. We camp self contained remote near Karratha and require something that starts and wont stop. Bought this unit second hand hardly used. Ran this Cromtech 2.4 everyday over 6hrs a day for for 5 weeks Ran everything with ease. 2x 20 amp chargers; tv; micro wave when the wife needed it. Handles AC no problem' better than my Honda eu 2. Quiet as though has a different exhaust note than the honda when under full load. I used normal unleaded 91 Fuel ' consumption was maybe a little better than my honda. This Generator e...xceded my expectations and I was impressed with the additional power compared to my Honda. Only Time will tell if it lasts though I have seen a few hondas die and the repair bill has been more than a new Cromtech. For the price they have more power to run more items with ease. I did take my trusty old honda as a spare but it stayed in the compartment the whole trip.
Purchased in January 2019 for A$700.00.
Not happy with this. Never been able to run several of my appliances, microwave, kettle, AC. Also become difficult to start after only a handful of uses. Do not recommend the product, just from my own experience. Maybe recieved a lemon? I had a smaller quieter Honda which lasted years and ran everything. It hasn't proven reliable for me.
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Fantastic Generator runs like a dream .....
Bought this on special It was shipped immediately Recieved it in a few days Put oil and fuel in started first time instantly.Exceeds all my expectations for output quietness and is simply great on all fronts ... Considering you can have 3 of these with higher output compared to the red and the blue competition not that there is anything wrong there This is just a delight to have by comparison and price Support Australia wide as well ..
Was working great
Was working great, drove the air con in my caravan no problems, a little noisier than I would have liked at full grunt.
Biggest problem was the fuel tank split around the seam so was only good for short burst before running out of petrol as could only fill it 1/3rd.
Nice small unit
Bought this unit for standby power, as we too live in S.A.
Very fuel efficient and reasonably quiet. Haven't used it a lot but its handled everything ive thrown at it. My only critism of the generator is, that its not that easy to start. 5 good hard pulls to get it going, easy enough for me. But the rest of the family have struggled. Having said that, i have not regrets at the price i paid.
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cromtech outback, nice surprise!
Purchased my Cromtech Outback from L&V Forklifts via EBay for $879 with free shipping.
We had a new Honda EU20i prior which was great but it was going to struggle with the new Air Command Cormorant aircon in the caravan. Very happy with the unit, well built, all the outlets are solid and weather protected. Quiet and runs the aircon plus fridge no worries on eco idle. Glad we took the punt.
Does what it says it does
We bought this on a whim after a cyclone knocked out power. It was literally one of the last gennies in town at that moment so snapped it up without question. It feels solid, starts easily and works well. About as quiet as a Honda too! We had it running for about 4 days straight during the outage and it was fine. Until.. on the third evening everything just stopped. I went out to refill fuel but it only took a litre to the 5l tank. We thought it odd. Went to bed to wake at 3:30am with no power. Did the same thing, only took a couple litres and ...then died within minutes once again. I played with the fuel cap on/off pressure valve and it didn't fail again after that so hoping this was the problem. Otherwise it's a good value for money piece of kit. Has all the same outputs as the Honda for much more except only 1yr warranty vs 4yrs with the Honda.
Purchased for free camping purposes. Unit has to run for about 10 minutes before eco mode decides to engage. Runs an engels 40lt fridge and a small tv while alao charging 2 mobile phones and thats about its limit. Wont run a coleman a/c in a 20ft jayco sterling on low cool.
Wont even run the a 1300watt output microwave with nothing else connected. For a 2100watt output genny it makes a wonderful boat anchor
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Dose everything they say it dose!
I mostly use my unit for work runs all my refiguration machines, a 1500W air compressor, I can run a catty welder on low and it will even run my 2400W drop saw easy. I have used it camping running 3 engel fridges lights and I get 22hrs out one tank. If i had brought a Honda I would have paid $3000+ to do the same job. Best value genny you can get.
still need to use it.
ordered this product based on reviews.the company have great service we even have one near us.we aregoing away so cant wait to put it threw the test.will add more when we get back.im hoping it lives up to its review.it is light and heard others are better but hey im a money for value person.
April 12th 2019 Update: Well it was good while it lasted
We have used it like 3 times and had no trouble this time we went to kilcoy set up plugged it in and ran great ran out of fuel hubby refilled it and nope didn’t want to go so it’s in repair shop they are saying it looks like the inverter has gone. May I add at this point not happy.
Purchased in November 2017 for A$899.00.
Mid price standby generator
Bought the generator after the last cyclone. Installed a transfer switch in my meter box. Plugged in the generator. Added about 2l of fuel & it ran all day. Tested it out. Ran most household lights, ceiling fans & microwave. Was not comfortable with the electric jug!. Seems to be a good standby unit with plenty of power for most requirements! Would like to run it more, but no real reason to.
Ran it again today. About 7 hrs on 3 l of fuel. Started first pull.
Love it hope it lasts.
Light and quiet. All you could want. Australia wide service network. May not be as good as a yamaha but 10 kgs lighter, just as quiet and $1000+ less. If I was going to use a generator every day for months on end then yes I'd buy a yamaha ..... Update. 12/2017 On my first use the invertor failed. Took back under warranty and they immediately blamed bad fuel for the generator not starting. Some weeks later they admitted it was not the fuel but a failure of the invertor. The first time they had encounted this after selling "thousands" (their words). Bottom line they gave me a new generator so I'm happy about that. Still believe it's a good gen set, I was just unlucky to get a faulty one.
Awesome generator at an awesome price.
I live on Scotland Island and from time to time storms come a trees take down our power lines. I've previously owned a HONDA 2.0 EU which I foolishly sold last year. When the power was taken out yet again last March I went to the same dealer to buy another Generator. The result was the Cromtech 2500i. At half the price and the same output as the Honda I was sceptical. But not any more! I ran a modem, 65" 4k TV, fridge, two desktop computers, 2 laptops and the first night started it up at 5pm and expected it would be stopped next morning. It ran...all night on one tank and was still going at 8am. Added another 3.5L of fuel (yes it still had some in the tank and left it going while I went to work. When I got back over 8hrs later it was still going with almost half a tank to go. AWESOME is the only word I can use for this generator.
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A must in South Australia!
Yes I live in SA (we have excellent wine, but a lousy power supply). I picked up the Cromtech Outback in Melbourne (had difficulty finding a SA supplier - def a business opportunity for someone). Its first trial was when the power was off for 15 hours yesterday - no problems. Connected the fridge/freezer, fan, light, modems (kids would have gone crazy without internet), and small TV. All good & no probs. Certainly chugs when boiling the jug! Seemed to use 5lt of fuel after the first 7 hours. So a fridge and freezer full of food saved. Easy to start. I am sure I will get to use it a few more times here in beautiful SA!!!
A Value For Money Inverter Generator That Works As Well As It Looks & Backed By Nation Wide Crommeli
I unpacked my Cromtech CTG2500i 2400w Inverter Generator, read instructions, filled with synthetic SAE10-40, (my choice), & 0.5L of fuel as instructed, second pull of the starter cord & all was good!
Connected 1KW load + 100w lamp to Generator & left running to see how long 0.5L of fuel would last?
Was very impressed to find it lasted 1/2 an hour which equates to 5 hours running on a full tank of fuel, I think that's very good!!
Generator is a very quiet unit so no problem with excess noise to upset neighbours!
I then set-up for purpose G...
Questions & Answers
Not so sure about it!
It does NOT run my 2.2 KW Heron AC. I am using unleaded 91 octane fuel. Would it make any difference if I would use 98 octane premium?
Hi Norbert, apologies for the blunt reply, struggled to type on this forum with my phone.
I don't think higher octane will make much difference. My Cromtech will run my sons split system AC in his Jayco expanda. I believe that is a heron 2.2. Also runs father in laws Jayco split system. Not sure why yours doesn't. Maybe Crommelins can help.
When I fill my crometech 2500i, Petrol goes into air filter and floods won’t start until I dry it all out! This now happens almost every time I fill it. Help anyone?
I dare say one of the check valves is not working properly and allowing fuel to flow when it is not supposed to... Unless it is a bowl type carburettor in which case your needle and seat which shuts the fuel off when the bowl is full is not sealing and flooding, and also flowing back into the air filter, needs a carby kit and/or a good clean out.
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