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In-store @ B&Q - generator - £32.98

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9y, 10m agoFound 9 years, 10 months ago
power tool clearance - third off selected lines instore

Performance power petrol generator 780w

this is the cheapest I've seen anywhere for one of these,
might be handy this winter, we have had power cuts already.

(p.s. I have an image but can't find out how to load it)??

Now further reduced to just £25.98
- Premier

still £32.98 at ipswich today 22/01/07,
any other area price reports??
- money-talks
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#1
Added a bit to the title. See the help thread in my sig for adding the piccy :)
[helper]#2
Excellent deal - these are usually at least £50

Probably won't be voted highly cos its not a sexy piece of consumer electronics........
#3
much more useful info on the item in the thread on the MSE forums where it was originally posted hour and half before here ...
#4
The links takes you to the B&Q home page, tried a quick search but couldn't find it :-(
#5
This unit is 780W max output, that means when it's running flat out. This unit would only be suitable for camping and very light use due to the low power output. The average kettle runs at 1.2KW.
banned#6
a7awo
The links takes you to the B&Q home page, tried a quick search but couldn't find it :-(


Quote from money-talks "[SIZE="4"]In-store[/SIZE] @ B&Q - generator - £32.98";-)
#7
A very good price.

One thing to be aware of is that these cheap generators tend to give a very 'rough' output with poor voltage regulation. Fine if you are powering things like lights or whatever. However, take care if powering something like a laptop as it would probably invalidate any warranty *if* something were to break.
#8
sicknote
The average kettle runs at 1.2KW.


Kettles tend to be 2.2KW-3KW. Point taken though that these generators will not power one.
#9
I have a spare Belkin 500VA UPS from when ebuyer had them for £17

Can I assume that should I need to use the generator (it'll be the emergency backup for 3 family houses since I seem to be Mr. Emergency for relatives) that the UPS would smooth out any unreliability in the electrical current?
#10
It'll give out enough power to keep the freezer running but not a lot else in an emergency situation
#11
schizoboy
I have a spare Belkin 500VA UPS from when ebuyer had them for £17

Can I assume that should I need to use the generator (it'll be the emergency backup for 3 family houses since I seem to be Mr. Emergency for relatives) that the UPS would smooth out any unreliability in the electrical current?


Yes, but you'd get even less wattage due to the draw by the charging circut! The three families would be able to huddle in an unheated room with a small TV :)
#12
Can anyone please give me a direct link as a search doesn't show any generators.
#13
Can anyone please give me a direct link as a search doesn't show any generators

take a little time to read the thread!

Originally Posted by a7awo
The links takes you to the B&Q home page, tried a quick search but couldn't find it :-(

Quote from money-talks "[SIZE=4]In-store[/SIZE] @ B&Q - generator - £32.98";-)
#14
(p.s. I have an image but can't find out how to load it)??


Money-talks,

I posted this yesterday in response to someone who didn't know how to insert images - hope this helps anyway...

When you want to post a picture there are two ways of doing it and it depends whether the image is stored on your home computer or already posted on a website.

If the pic is on your home computer then you have to upload it to the internet in order to link to it. To do this use something like this: http://www.picturehost.co.uk/ which is free to use and doesnt require registration.

Once uploaded, it will give you the link which you can copy and then paste when you click the Insert Image button, for example, using Quick Reply in this forum.

The other way of posting an image is simply linking to its URL if its already on some website. Right click on the picture and select Properties....you will see its Address (URL) which you need to highlight and then copy and paste - make sure you highlight the whole address starting with http bit all the way to the .gif or .jpg bit, and then right click > copy. Then as above, use right click > paste when prompted for the image link.
#15
datamile
It'll give out enough power to keep the freezer running but not a lot else in an emergency situation


Yes, or to run your gas central heating and a few lights.
#16
AndyToys
Yes, or to run your gas central heating


How would you do that?
#17
If you are after one, theres an oap day wednesday I think, and they get 20 or 25% discount on anything... take granny for a spin ;)
#18
Popped into Nursling, Southampton and grabbed one - excellent value.
Funny enough, I had planned to do the same as AndyToys and get it to run the central heating during a power cut!
#19
Picked this up today, small thing, it would be great to know what my fridges/freezers use up and say a small tv and oil heater.

Impulse buying means this will sit on the garage shelf for many years.
1 Like #20
Bargain Hunter
How would you do that?


A lot of central heating systems connect to the mains via a fused spur. Get this changed to a conventional plug & socket and bob sherunkle.
#21
Sinbad
Popped into Nursling, Southampton and grabbed one - excellent value.


Hello neighbour!
#22
If anyone has actually got this working, please post!!!
#23
Nice spot :thumbsup:

http://img297.imageshack.us/img297/8141/generatoriw8.jpg
#24
schizoboy
Picked this up today, small thing, it would be great to know what my fridges/freezers use up and say a small tv and oil heater.

Impulse buying means this will sit on the garage shelf for many years.


I believe the 780W relates to peak power output of this generator. Continuous output is probably rated at 600W or less

Power requirements of all appliances should be on the appliance. A typical portable TV should be fine (typical power requirement ca. 150W)

A portable heater will not operate on this unit (typical power requirement 1000W minimum)

A fridge/freezer is a bit of a problem. The issue is with the power requirement when the compressor starts up. As fridge/freezers require a 13A fuse fitted, then they should not be operated either using this small generator.

schizoboy
If anyone has actually got this working, please post!!!
I've not got one, but these things don't come much simpler. The simple 2 stroke engine means the oil needs to be mixed with the fuel, you pour it in and away you go.

What problems are you having?
#25
Portable TV 150watts? are you nutz? A 28" FS uses that much.

I've run a 12cubic feet fridge freezer off a 500VA UPS with a max output of 300watts without problems.

No problems, just wanted an idiot proof guide should I need to unpack it :)


By the way people are mentioning elsewhere B&Q now have a 1200watt 4stroke generator for £65.98
1 Like #26
Picked one of these babies up yesterday at my local B&Q where the price has been further reduced to just [SIZE=4]£25.98[/SIZE] :w00t:

Continuous power output is rated at 650W


The larger £65.98 was still available at that price but was only 1.1KVA with continuous power output rated at 900W

Also available was a 2.4KVA unit with continuous output rated at 2KW for £118.78
#27
Cheers for this. we had a powercut today and the lights are still flickering from time to time, so headed off to purchase one of these should we be out of power again.

indeed it was £32.98 and seems like a good deal.

this was the cheapest one by far at B&Q and they have others with larger capacity by the same makers for about £80 and £120.

Fingers crossed I don't need to use it!

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