Had mine for 4-6 years broke rope yesterday put new spark if in started 2 nd pull hadn't been started in 18 months with old fuel in no probs
or any attention to shutdown just turned off and put in shed. I would get another if needed but this one seems fairly indestructible... Touch wood lol
Unreal little generator. travelled the west in a caravan and put the gene on, and on with the air conditioner and cooked in the micro wave. Little bit of a grunt from the engine, but that's good, means it's doing what it supposed to do. One problem is the starter rope. it broke. rope too far in chassis and always on an angle when pulling to start putting pressure on rope and snap. Now looking for new starter.
Good for anything around property or caravanning. Gutsy.
Starter too far in chassis causing rope to snap.
I've one of these for only about 6 months, and it's done relatively low hours. So far it's shown no issues, and I've loaded it up considerably, probably more than peak output, and it's only tripped the breaker a few times.
It's been used for blackouts, and has no problems running the fridge, tv, computers playstation etc..., as well as lighting, small hot water system and a pump. Despite not being an inverter model, it has no issues running more sensitive equipment, although anything thats been plugged in has always been going through a sui...table surge protecter power board, and with tank water the pump cuts in and out regularly, and the generator keeps supplying constant power with no noticeable fluctuations. At one point i plugged a large-ish wall mounted air conditioner into it to see what would happen, and although it definitely feels the load (you can hear the engine working harder), it still runs it, both for cooling and heating, flat out. The only issue here was if the a/c compressor cut in and out repeatedly, the circuit breaker on the generator occasionally tripped. As it only has low hours, its hard to say how the quality is long term, but so far its been great machine. Seemingly good value, starts easily, surprisingly quiet (it's not and inverter), it'll take a surprising amount of load before it trips it's circuit breaker. A bit expensive from Bunnings, relatively heavy, cosmetics have a bit of a Chinese feel about them.
Questions & Answers
Do you do anything in the 8 to 10kva range?
I have a kge2500x and havn,t started it for 4 years. I decided to change the fuel and oil but I have a problem with the fuel tap. I need a washer at the base of the tap and also at the fuel filter gauze. Im happy to send the $ If you could post them.
I would like to run a small food caravan, it contains a small chest freezer, hot plate, deep fryer, 2 small fridges, a microwave, pie warmer, a small display fridge, a range hood, 1 double LED tube lighting, could this KGE4000X model handle this and some?
Hi there, I personally have the KGE2500x model, not the KGE4000x, and I don't think the smaller one would be quite enough, because I'm guessing you're planning to run all these items at the same time? I also have the KGE6500 model, and i've run a welder on this without much drama, so I think this model would suffice for your needs. Hope this helps.
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