No transparency, lack of technical information.
Disappointed with this Re-badged Xing Yue generator that will not give technical information to owners that wish to do self repair. Parts almost impossible to buy in this reseller monopoly.
Purchased in January 2016.
Gentrax 3.5kW Camping Inverter
This genie is ideal for my needs. It runs the whole caravan Inc.A/C when needed. Very quiet even when standing next to it. Starts very well after following the instructions.
Purchased in November 2020.
Not bad for the money
Look, you get what you pay for. I have had this unit about 2 years. It has not played up until recent. I found it hard to start to begin with because I would run the carby dry when shutting it down. "Wrong", don't do it. As soon as I stopped doing that, I found it would start as per manual. The next issue was very rough running when under load. It would overload & sputter to a stop when running a 1560-1850W coffee machine.
My fix was to change the fuel filter & the plug, along with adjusting the spark gap to 0.6m, as per manual. Gap on old plug was wider. I did have some trouble finding a plug for it. Since learnt that they are a standard Ryobi type plug used in their machines & available at most Bike shops or Bunnings.
Hope this helps.
Purchased in July 2019 at Outbax for $800.00.
THE perfect budget generator!
Bought this little beauty last year as an emergency backup when Sydney was going through massive black outs. When it arrived, we fired it up AFTER READING ALL INSTRUCTIONS and tried it out by connecting fridge AND using toaster at the same time. Total of about 3kW...Absolutely NO PROBLEM!
Using it now mainly for electric garden tools. Hasn't missed a beat. Takes a couple of primes before start, but it's all stated in the instructions when you read them!
A LOT noisier than the specs claim. Cannot imagine using this in a camping environment at night, unless you're in an isolated area with no one else within a 50m radius.
Highly recommended as a budget backup.
Purchased in September 2020 for $610.00.
Gentrax 3.5 kW Camping Inverter
Bought new Generator for Easter FROM OUTBAX leaking fuel called company will not exchange so no power for our Easter break Stay away from this company have no service what so ever
I live off my generator everyday!
Have no hesitations in recommending this generator. I have had two of these and will buy a 3rd if need be. I can run so many things at once without any apparent effort. Have had two prior generators of different brands with supposedly higher outputs. This generator out performs the both of them with ease. My 1st one of these I ran for approximately 2,200hrs over 18 months until it finally gave out. Motor still starts and runs perfectly. But suspect the generator finally died. Worth every penny and more. Read some negative reviews... surprised, ...but nothing is perfect. I would speculate that they were just unlucky to get faulty ones. But there is a reason that the vast, vast majority of reviews rate this generator very highly and it is deserved.
Purchased in April 2018 at eBay for $519.00.
Not happy with this generator at all. Will NEVER start. Always have to tilt it back and over fill the oil reservoir. Not sure how this generator could will any award.
Can't recommend this product.
Purchased in November 2019 for $750.00.
I have owned this Generator for over two years, it has never let me down.
I live on a farm and run grinders and other electric tools with no problems.
Last year we went on a 11 week holiday with the caravan and ran the AC no problems for 10 hrs at a time without missing a beat.
Purchased in March 2018 for $569.00.
Cheap generator problems.
I bought a new Gentrax 3.5 kva generator a couple of years ago. First thing was the automatic choke not working properly, and once going after holding it shut, has a rough idle. Probably because the air/fuel mixture is not adjustable. I rang the company I got it from, they listened to it over the phone, and said it was ok. I am a mechanic with near 40 years experience, so I wondered what else could be wrong with it. Taking the air filter cover off I noted that the housing was split, and would have been letting dust in. Fixed that myself. Noise?...For a silenced machine it was rattly and loud. I used foil backed insulation to quiet it, making a big difference. The original battery would go flat after a short period of cranking. Got a good quality bigger one. I know you get what you pay for, but compared to my 2kva Yamaha unit, it is rubbish. The Yamaha has clocked over 2000 hours, and still stars and runs perfectly. Sure, it was $1650, but is ten times the machine the other thing is. Also, under 1/4 load, the Yamaha uses about 250cc fuel per hour.
Purchased in August 2018 at outbaxcamping for $779.00.
Bought Gentrax 3.5Kw Inverter Generator late 2017. Complemented our solar powered motorhome and occasional home electricity interruptions. Recently started cutting out after a few seconds, so I did the recommended checks per User Manual without improvement. Emailed Outbax who suggested carby adjustment/clean but found maintenance awkward for layman. Recently, purchased lighter and quieter Yamaha 2000, but, miss the extra power and much lower price.
Purchased in July 2017.
Purchased our General 3.5 generator approximately 2 years ago. We use it on a monthly basis and it has never let us down. Starts 1st or 2nd pull every time and runs like a dream. Highly recommend this to anyone.
Purchased in March 2018.
I've had this unit for a few of years now and it has been a very handy unit to have whether away in the caravan or at home during blackouts. It's a great unit putting out all the power I need. Very happy with the purchase.
Purchased in February 2017 at Outbaxcamping for $639.00.
An essential in our bush-fire strategy.
Required a reliable portable pure sine-wave generator as a component in our bush-fire strategy.
The specification and reviews Gentrax 3.5kW Camping Inverter indicated this was suitable. Will use full synthetic oil.
Purchased in November 2020 for $591.00.
The ideal partner for my camping and my yacht
This is a good all round generator which covers all my electrical needs. I live between a yacht and a camp trailer travelling the country and need more than solar power to complete some of the repair jobs that require powerful electrical tools.
Purchased in November 2020 at eBay for $590.00.
great little machine and nicely priced,highly recomend.
Bought my generator to run the airconditioner on my six berth dog trailer.Traveled from Sale to Warrnambool and never missed a beat. except to refuel,running three and ahalf withput a stop.
Great will buy another.Would recommend to all.
Purchased in November 2020 for $689.00.
Questions & Answers
Any one know how to get the bloody things to start, and all I’m getting from the dealer is a heap of ….have you tried this…..have you tried that …all bullshxt…..I’ve had a small engine mechanic go over it completely and in his opinion unless you are prepared to pull you guts out with up to 50 pulls forget about it, I have repeatedly asked outback camping for assistance but got nowhere……I have managed to start it about 6 times in 3 years and have never used it yet for backup power as our power hasn’t gone out in that period, however it is still unused but out of warranty period
Are spare parts available for these generators.
I've not needed any Pete, but you will find plenty of suppliers on line.
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