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Gentrax 3.5kW Camping Inverter

Gentrax 3.5kW Camping Inverter

MPN: GS-CEDD
4.2 from 234 reviews · View Statistics
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Pros

A reliable power source
Affordable yet quality performance

Cons

Can take a few pulls to start

Reviews

  • Build Quality
    4.6 (36)
  • Value for Money
    4.7 (37)
  • Ease of Use
    4.7 (36)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.6 (36)
  • Noise Level
    3.7 (37)
  • Safety
    4.7 (35)
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Bernie
BernieGoulburn Valley, VIC

Once started performs well.

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I don't find that it starts that easily! I find that it takes many pulls of starter cord to get it to fire! Once started performs quite well and is fit for my usuage

Purchased in for $799.

Build Quality
4/5
Value for Money
4/5
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Bernie
Bernie

Unit has only been started 3 times, up to 20 pulls seems excessive!

Gentrax
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Thank you for sharing further information, Bernie. One possible reason why it takes more pulls to start the gen-set can be a spark plug issue. Please contact the seller whom you purchased the generator from to claim warranty coverage and assistance.

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Corey T.
Corey T.Mid North Coast, NSW
  • 13 reviews
  • 20 likes

Hard to start, and leaks oil.

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I have owned this unit for 3 years and sadly it's out of warranty and I have probably only used it for less than 20 hours all up ( not including the times I start it to make sure it still runs)
From the get-go this unit has been a really difficult to get started,
I have only ever ran it on premium fuel, when running the unit, I sit it on a piece of board so it's not sucking up dirt and other debris, and it leaves a nice oil stain on the board.
When running it does run quite well and is more than capable of running the whole caravan including the 3kw air-conditioning.
In the first year of owning it I had to have a small engine mechanic service it just so I could get it to start.

Purchased in at Outbax for $599.

Build Quality
2/5
Value for Money
3/5
Gentrax
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Hi Corey, apologies. We recommend contacting the seller of the unit for some form of assistance with the unit.

Corey T.
Corey T.
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Hi Corey, we can look into the issue and communicate with the seller of the unit on how they can possibly further offer help and assistance even if the product is already out of warranty.

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Paul R.
Paul R.Darwin, NT

Happy purchase

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purchased to use with camper trailer (air-con) and no problems at all. runs like ti did on start up, relatively quiet and no issues with keeping up with power demand.

Purchased in for $699.

Build Quality
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
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Roger L
Roger LSouth East Queensland, QLD
  • 4 reviews
  • 5 likes

Excellent product

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Machine works well, starts easily, is quiet when running, and is not too heavy. Very happy with it. Very good value for money. I use it on the boat and at home during blackouts.

Build Quality
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
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Thank you for the fantastic review, Roger L.

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Lee
LeeMetropolitan Adelaide, SA

Great for the purchase price

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We use it a lot up at our holiday spot to power most things such as jackhammer, hair drier and other various tools. It hasn't missed a beat. We love it. It would be nice if it was a bit quieter, but it's fine for what we paid. Good value for money.

Purchased for $700.

Build Quality
4/5
Value for Money
5/5
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Thanks for the amazing review Lee!

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mohsen
mohsenMELBOURE
  • 7 reviews
  • 8 likes

Heavy to move a round

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Only used it once to try it out, hard to start but once it stared was fine. I wish it had wheels as it so heavy to move around. There is one with wheels but was not available at the time of purchase. My advice is if you want buy the same size, buy the one with wheels and a handle would be even better.

Purchased in for $739.

Build Quality
5/5
Value for Money
4/5
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Great little generator

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Used it as a backup generator for when the power goes out. Works well and was a great purchase. Would recommend this piece of equipment to anyone. Ten out of ten.

Purchased in .

Build Quality
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
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noneLaunceston, TAS

handy unit

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great backup for off grid camping dull days to help charge batteries run some 240v volt appliances only neg is bit heavy perhaps it would be better with wheels .pleased

Noise Level
4/5
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Dean H.
Dean H.
  • 2 reviews
  • 1 like

Value for money.

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It is a heavy unit and also a bit fuel thirsty but runs our van without any issues. Have also purchased it for power outages at our house which gives us plenty of options because of its rating.

Purchased in .

Build Quality
4/5
Value for Money
5/5
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Dazza
Dazza
  • 2 reviews
  • 1 like

Awesome

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Awesome generator
Runs our whole camp effortlessly, 31 ft caravan, fridge, toaster, coffee machine, lights and even my wife’s thermomix
Very handy in blackout situations as well
Highly recommended
Light quiet and compact
Very economical

Purchased in for $599.

Build Quality
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
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Kerry T.
Kerry T.Greater Melbourne (Outer), VIC

Very happy with performance and price.

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For use on my property when I need remote electricity and to take in the caravan for the same reason. While it is heavy and not as quiet as the more expensive generators, it is great value for money.

Purchased in at Online for $750.

Build Quality
4/5
Value for Money
5/5
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Peter
PeterNortheast, VIC

Seems to be a decent genset.

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Seems to be a decent genset. A little heavy but the price makes up for a little extra weight. It’s not something I use a lot but it works when I need it to.

Purchased in for $800.

Build Quality
4/5
Value for Money
5/5
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WAYWEGO
WAYWEGOPerth, WA

Great Product

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Great genni, it handles all of our needs for our Motorhome ( ie All 230V outlets, Microwave, Fridge and most importantly the Air Con ). It also starts easily first time. Our big test is still to come now that we can leave WA Safely!! when we head to the NT, Qld & SA starting next month.

Purchased in at Outbax.

Build Quality
5/5
Value for Money
4/5
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Thank you for the great review, WAYWEGO. Enjoy the great outdoors!

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Fishinrockhound
FishinrockhoundSouth East Queensland, QLD
  • 2 reviews
  • 1 like

Functions perfectly and the price was right.

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Build Quality
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
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Thank you so much for the detailed and fantastic review, Fishinrockhound. Stay Safe always.

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A great backup

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Performed well as a backup when power was out. Was able to run tv as well as lighting for the house as long as the power drag didn’t exceed the 3.5 kw limit

Purchased in .

Noise Level
4/5
Safety
5/5
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Questions & Answers

Geoff C
Geoff Casked

Can I attach a 100ma solar panel to the 12vdc socket for trickle charging on 3.6kw gennie

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Gentrax
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Hi Geoff, our Gentrax generators purely run on petrol.

Geoff C
Geoff C

Not sure what you mean but my enquiry was to do with setting up a trickle charging solar panel to keep the battery alive during long periods of no use. I can do the same by attaching a pair of wired to the battery with an external socket. Thanks

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Yes, our gennies can charge batteries via the DC 12V outlet.

Rod
Rodasked

Just a bit concerned about the recent question asked about plugging the generator into the 240v socket on the side of the van, that is the reason that I was looking to purchase a 3.5 kw gennie and you don't recommend it, how else can you run the air con and also charge your battery system if the sun doesn't shine

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Rod
Rod

Thanks for your quick response, I have the Enerdrive 200amp lithium set up with the 40amp charger so hence my confusion with your response to a previous post

Corey T.
Corey T.

The Gentrax is more then capable or running our caravan,
Ibis 2 AC, Suburban hot water heater and the battery charger all at the same time.

Arthur
Arthurasked

I have read that you recommend to plug straight to the unit you want to charge.
Why can't it be plugged into the external Caravan 240v inlet to charge the batteries if there is no sun for the fixed solar panel, just to charge the batteries. I have a charger plugged in and connected to the batteries for charging when I connect to 240v. The charger is a 22.5 amp charger.
Thank you in advance.

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Details

Features

  • This generator is equipped with 2 x 240V outlets and 1x 12V outlet.
  • Gentrax states that (depending on the individual wattages of each appliance) you can use this generator to charge your camping fridge, television, laptop, a small microwave, your mobile phone and camping lights. You just shouldn’t plug them all in simultaneously.
  • Offers a max AC output of 3.5kW, which is the maximum power when starting the generator. The rated AC output, or running power, available is 3.0kW.
  • Pure sine waves make the current of electricity steadier and safer for charging personal electronics like mobile phones and laptops, and other sensitive electronics.
  • Powered by Unleaded 91 petrol, this Gentrax generator has a 5-litre fuel capacity and a 1-litre oil capacity.
  • The running time for this generator is 8 hours in economy mode and 6 hours in full mode.
  • Includes overload and surge protection as safety features. Overload protection will disconnect the power if the combined wattage of electronics exceeds the maximum load. A surge protector helps prevent electronic equipment from voltage spikes.
  • Operates at a noise level of 57dB, which is marginally louder than the hum of a household refrigerator.
  • This generator weighs 28 kg, a weight that’s made lighter by the fact that it uses an air-cooled engine, rather than one cooled by water.
  • The brand carries all spare parts and offers ongoing tech support.

Here’s what reviewers thought

The consensus was that this generator offered quality performance at an affordable price. Reviewers were happy to note that this generator works well and reliably in power outages as a source of home back-up power. It was also used with satisfaction on camping trips, and also to power electric garden tools and farm equipment.

Some reviewers noted that there can be a few issues when starting with the pull cord - the generator doesn’t immediately start. However, it was also noted that once you learn the proper method to start up the generator, it quickly stops being an issue. Once it starts running, there are minimal issues.

Reviewers were also divided about the noise level that this Gentrax generator produced. Some people found it too noisy, while others found the noise level to be deliciously quiet.

CategoryGenerators
Power3,000 W
Fuel TypePetrol
Fuel Tank Capacity 5 L
Running Time 480 min
Weight28 kg
Dimensions 470 x 320 x 565 mm
ManualDownload manual
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  • GTIN12: 657664801957, 691036846160, 691036846351 and 691036846641
  • MPN: GS-CEDD

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