Looks can be and usually are deceiving.
Ran ok for about the first 20 odd hours then it would crank and not start with remote unless manual choke was used. Always used clean fuel. After servicing and difficulty changing spark plug (supplied) it was no better. Persisted for many more hours then it wouldn’t stop using key (yes, remote switch off). Had to press red stop button. Output would trip periodically even when running a constant 2.4 kw load. Another 30 hours later fuel primer bulb started leaking. Also motor would rev up with no change in load and when checked output voltage spiked at 192 volts.
Purchased in February 2017.
Older F6200 Carburettor version fantastic !!!
I seem to be the lucky one. Bought mine about 10 or more years ago at a really good bid price from Auctiondottcom (associated with Edisons and Mytopia), and it's been fantastic even though I mistreated it very badly over the years. My luck may have been that it was a carburettor type, and NOT fuel injected. It was run for weeks during trips without any care except adding more fuel. Used to get 12 hrs continuous running on ECO from 8pm to 8am keeping up power to my batteries (20 Amp charger) and fridge and freezer, and Foxtel. A little less whe...n running the aircon during the day or night. Only gave it fresh oil when it stopped and wouldn't start because oil was low. (About 4 or 5 times in it's whole life.) This may have been it's death knoll. Started it earlier this week for power outage. Display was blank, but power was ok. Tried to start it later in the week, and it wouldn't start. Oil was very low, so I refilled it. When started, motor ran very slowly like an old chaff-cutter and wouldn't rev. I wonder if the recent problems people are having might reflect on new electronics and fuel injection. I'm now looking to purchase another OLD model like mine, which runs more than 10 minutes like new ones.
Purchased at auctiondottcomm for $450.00.
This is my second Fuji micro 3.7kw F6200 gennie over 5 years . John from Queensland .
First one , carburettor model became difficult to start until I sprayed Wd40 on carb links . Fuel injected model is magic . Tip for flat battery , fit 20amp isolation rocker switch on bat pos lead and mount switch on top near carry handle . No more flat battery . After viewing it ,3 Carravanning friends have purchased same and fitted switches .
Purchased in May 2018 at Ebay for $699.00.
when purchased new, battery did not last overnight, always flat. gen purchased as a back up therefore over 5 years only used as emergency and no more than 10 minutes each time to a total of approximately, 15 hours. Today we had a bad storm and lost power I wanted to use it as usual and it struggled to start, within 2 minutes it started to rev up high, no power, then just died. I pulled it apart and found all electrical cable ties deteriorated most parts loose, spark plug impossible to pull out and the primer rubber cover cracked loosing fuel. ...Spent the rest of the day looking for a replacement does not exist in Perth and told to take it to the tip, online it cost $51.17 "Pick attached" you have to be kidding, even had problems finding a spark plug. Would not buy another Fuji micro any time soon. Oh by the way, this unit is given as a 4KVA. nowhere near.
Purchased at online can't remember for $500.00.
Of doubtful integrity
Interesting to read these reports. I bought one of these generators and was very happy with it until at about 30 hours on the clock. I gave it a service (qualified mechanic) and took the covers off to get to some loose studs. Cut a long story short I started it after the service and it ran ok. Few days later started it and it ran poorly, revs fluctuated (clearly electronic throttle not functioning) all over the place and no read out on the digital display and no 240v output. Pulled the covers off again and found a fault which I blame myself ...for. Bought a new inverter/ mother board for about $200 dollars fitted it, no better. Asked for advice and didn't get any so ordered a new regulator for about $90, still no go. Checked all the phase windings and no obvious fault there. so everything checked and still a problem. Each time I asked for advice or clue was told to send it back to Sydney (I too live in Adelaide) and they would charge me $90 just to look at it plus $90 an hour for any repairs so just not economical. The thing is still sitting under the bench and each time I look at it reminds me not to buy anything from them again. Having said that I would buy (at the right price) a stuffed one I can use for parts just to prove a point
Purchased in April 2016.
Reasonable generator for the money.
Apart from being a little noisey the generator has run well over the last 4 years. I regularly change the oil and run it for 20 mimutes every 8 to 10 weeks to keep battery charged.
Purchased in January 2016 at Utopia for $475.00.
You can't get a quart out of a pint pot!
All of these cheap Chinese generator inverters claiming around 3.7kW output should be banned and the importers distributors given steep fines for misrepresentation. Look at the engine specifications; usually a 150cc engine producing 3.5 hp at 5,000 rpm. 3.5hp is 2.6kW and that is gross output from the engine, less (power factor due to transmission loss) will be delivered to the generator. So where does the other 1.1Kw come from? These generators are either the magic wonder of eternal power, forever sought by mankind or they are the heaps of garbage reported by buyers.
I purchased the Fuji Micro F6200Ri in December 2016 during the week long SA power outage. It has been used for a total of less than eleven hours and now has no 240VAC output and of course is out of warranty The USB and 12v outputs are OK. A local SA repairer has told me a new one is cheaper than repair. I contacted Edisons for a circuit diagram or any technical tips on what might be wrong and was told to bring it to Sydney ( not practical, I am in Adelaide) or to take it to a local repairer who should contact them.Already done that. They say get a new one. Stay away from Fuji Micro no practical back up. I have read three reviews with the same problem at approx the same running hours
Purchased in December 2016 at Mytopia for $750.00.
Fuji Micro is a piece of S..T
I purchased one of these units from Mytopia and within 10 hours of use the revs were running high and low with no 240 volt power out of the outlets...
I called Mytopia to recieve no back up service but lip service that went no where. hopeless!!!!
Do not buy from Mytopia they are a scam
Purchased in January 2019 at Mytopia for $850.00.
Same problem - as other reviewers
Have had the generator for over 12 months but only has 6 hours on the meter. I sent to a small engine mechanic and he said to take it the tip. Would not buy another unit. Starts and runs but no 240V power. What, what else can i say the generator is no good and no back up from the sales, have now dumped it at the tip.
On second one and still no good.
Purchased first one on ebay, at exactly 10 hours unit started revving crazy no power, unit replaced by seller no worries, second unit - same problem at same hours.
What a piece of junk. Have had similar ones that are magnificent, but note there were not the EFI units? Damn
Excessive revs when started with nothing connected also there is no 240 volts AC power output
To MYTOPIASTORE on Friday 02/02/18 (E-Bay return request, Product faulty - current)
At the present time I have a Inverter/Generator which looks good but is of no value to me and I also feel that pulling the Generator apart will void any waranty. I will find out the cost of sending the Generator back to you. If the cost is very high, I may as well take the Generator to my local Rubbish Tip in Tyabb. I have only started this Generator 3 times since receiving it and found it to be faulty. I am very disappointed in this product and would not recom...
Glad some folks had luck with theirs. Had problems with mine from day 1. It is hard to start, battery is forever flat. To start you need to unscrew the back to access the choke, bad design, then you need to connect the battery to a external one then it starts good, so much messing around. Of course the battery is a special so you cannot go buy one off the shelf as the shelf ones are 10mm too wide to fit the space. Gave up trying to start it with pull string, too hard. Informed Mytopia but got messed around till warranty expired. Gave up with them. Will not buy or recommend anything from Mytopia. If you have a problem, you will be stuck with it. Also these generators are not 3.2kw as advertised, they are 2.8kw at best.
What a great generator
Bought this on special at Edisons for the caravan. Great unit runs the aircon and charges the batteries no problems. Does Not even break a sweat, Remote start a great feature especially if its cold and wet in the morning and you want that heater to run to warm up the van before you get out of bed :)
Not too bad for the price
The 6200RI is made by Fuji Micro as is the 5200RI which is the same except for the LCD readout (6200 has one but 5200 doesnt).
The 6200RI does come packed with features over some other generators. The main ones being - An electric keystarter, a remote starter (as well as the standard pull start), The LCD which indicates output in watts, oil condition and overall run time.
The true advantage of this generator (for me) is that at 3200 watts nominal and 3700 watts peak (for a few minutes) its capable of running all appliances in my motorhome INC...
Questions & Answers
My Fuji Micro has done only 8 hours, it starts, runs, but doesn't produce ac power. It does produce 12 v dc power and it does not idle , but high revs and does not idle back
Is the eco switch on? Does it stop with the key? If it revs too high when started the inverter will cease ac output because of over voltage probably from faulty signal from the voltage regulator. Also, will it start with the remote?
ECO switch is ON, It stops with the key and it will start with the remote
Hi, Is that all the info you can give me to help me find a solution to the problem
if u replace old petrol because it looked like lacquar,and there is no fuel getting into the carb,should u flush the whole line,as when i pump it,no fuel is going into the carb
Empty tank and use metholated spirits (hydrocarbon) to flush through checking that the fuel tap and filter are clear to the injector pipe which should be removed. Check primer pump bulb is ok when pumping . Good luck
Bruce, The 6200RI version is fuel injected, not normal carburettor like the older model 6200. Definitely replace all fuel. Clean or replace the fuel filter, and ensure fuel is coming through from the tank and tap to the filter. Clean the reservoir at the bottom of the inlet/carby for the injector, and if necessary, the injector and fuel pump.
My habit is to turn the fuel off while the unit is still running, so all internal fuel is used, and the unit is ready for a clean start next time I need it. If the fuel smells funny like paint stripper (it probably won't start), then drain it immediately and fuel-up with fresh fuel. I've had this smelly old-fuel problem with whipper-snipper, mower, and chainsaw.
Petrol loses it's octane rating fairly quickly when older, so fresh is best. Good luck
Im after a fuel tank for my F5600R1 or a generator thats no use to any one !
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