650W (800 Peak) Petrol Generator at Aldi was £59.99 now £39.99
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650W (800 Peak) Petrol Generator at Aldi was £59.99 now £39.99

£39.99ALDI Deals
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Found 10th Oct 2012
Was in Aldi Blackpool and they had these Generators now £39.99, should be national as was same price in Barrow

Use as an alternative power source for remote work sites or jobs with no ready electricity supply. Also handy for caravanning, camping, boating, domestic power cuts and more.

Maximum output: 800W
Constant output: 650W
Engine: 2HP, 2 stroke
Displacement: 63cc
Fuel type: 50:1 petrol/oil mix
Fuel tank capacity: 4 litres
Speed: 3600rpm

AC and 12V DC output. (12V leads supplied)

Comes with 3 year guarantee too
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Be great for the impending apocolypse. Heat added
Cool, if i wire this up to my electric car i will get a better range
lumsdot

Cool, if i wire this up to my electric car i will get a better range



You should be on top gear.
dkwookies

Be great for the impending apocolypse. Heat added



You will have a problem even to boil water in your electric kettle (probably 2000W or something)...
dkwookies

Be great for the impending apocolypse. Heat added


he heheh
Heat added, if only there was an aldi near here
800w seems a bit on the low side I'm no electrical expert as you may be able tell but I can't see this thing handling much thrown at it.
Great if you want to charge your cordless drills/ run a normal light/ power a small desktop PC, but not really enough if you want to use power tools, boil water or do any cooking (better with a small gas stove for that)

Probably not for me this one (would really need to be twice the power) but looks good value given the limitations.
ive used an identical unit for a power drill and angle grinder, no problems whatsoever
bargain price and id buy it but i have 2 already!
Looks good should be great for my i5 2500k and z68 mobo, plenty of power!
Great for small drills and grinders, plus other power tools. Wouldn't plug any sensitive tech into it tho, unless you use a compatible ups with it. Better to have 2000w+ as I have, but then they are not so portable!
poor power output/smelly dirty 2 stroke/not voltage regulated so no use for powering electronic equipment. So only good for very small power tools or the odd spot light. 12v dc side would would be limited to around a 40AH battery or it would blow the overload trying to charge it (unless you put a resistor in line to limit the current draw). But stil a good price for what it is I suppose.....
Sale prices at ALDI as set by the local manager to make space for new items, they are not national. They used to be pretty quick about it, but now it can take weeks or months, depending on the location.
would never buy electricals from there ever again after a faulty microwaven oven, 3 later and had a battle to get money back. appaulling have to deal with the manufacturer not aldi!
lugsy3

Looks good should be great for my i5 2500k and z68 mobo, plenty of power!



What? For when you're gaming in a field?

Anyway I'm not sure about this, but I'm pretty sure that power from something like this would cause all kind of problems for computers.
@jaffacat do they sell dictionarys in your local aldi?? I would pick yourself one up .
marvel1975

@jaffacat do they sell dictionarys in your local aldi?? I would pick … @jaffacat do they sell dictionarys in your local aldi?? I would pick yourself one up .



Pointing out others spelling mistakes on line is actually considered very rude marvel1975, so maybe if they sell manners at Aldi I would suggest you buy some.
Edited by: "djmutters" 11th Oct 2012
marvel1975

@jaffacat do they sell dictionarys in your local aldi?? I would pick … @jaffacat do they sell dictionarys in your local aldi?? I would pick yourself one up .



And some microwaven meals!
djmutters

Pointing out others spelling mistakes on line is actually considered very … Pointing out others spelling mistakes on line is actually considered very rude [...]



Only by those who can't spell! X)

Anybody know what the max current output is at 12V? Presumably it's not 100% efficient so it'll be somewhat less than 650/12...
marty-401

smelly dirty 2 stroke



2 stroke smells bloody lovely !
Edited by: "ad_s" 11th Oct 2012
djmutters

Pointing out others spelling mistakes on line is actually considered very … Pointing out others spelling mistakes on line is actually considered very rude marvel1975, so maybe if they sell manners at Aldi I would suggest you buy some.



No it isn't, it's a good way to encourage a community to communicate better. We are stuck in an online community where spelling is the only means of communication. It's considered rude not to bothering to check your posts before hitting post. It's even less acceptable when there is a perfectly good edit button that could be used to correct any mistakes.

Are you new to this whole thing? maybe if they have a modicum of common sense you could buy one of those.
1duck

Are you new to this whole thing? maybe if they have a modicum of common … Are you new to this whole thing? maybe if they have a modicum of common sense you could buy one of those.



Lidl do small and large modicums, always check between the 2 for best value. You know the 2 stores were set up by siamese twin cousins don't you? They compete viciously for new business and employ a large number of oompa-loompas



I really must get something better to do!
I would just like to point out a few things about these machines. They are very poor and don't run anything more than 500w. At best these are ok for running a few power tools or some lights or camping but don't expect them to last. If you are serious about getting a genny for backup look at these screwfix.com/p/s…ATw get something with a honda engine. I have one of these as I got it very cheap from work (company went bust when I was borrowing it!! brand new) and these will run a telly laptop your fridge and freezer during a 2 day power cut we had. I also have a 10kva Genset Silent I had to run other stuff that come in handy during the power cut that run all my neighbours fridges for them!
Will this thing charge my iPhone. Looks small enough to carry around all day, then at least the range on my iPhone might last a few more hours oO
marvel1975

@jaffacat do they sell dictionarys in your local aldi?? I would pick … @jaffacat do they sell dictionarys in your local aldi?? I would pick yourself one up .



Isn't the plural of dictionary dictionaries? ;-)
Edited by: "eglons" 11th Oct 2012
Bought 5 of these for the 20th December
dognobs

I would just like to point out a few things about these machines. They … I would just like to point out a few things about these machines. They are very poor and don't run anything more than 500w. At best these are ok for running a few power tools or some lights or camping but don't expect them to last. If you are serious about getting a genny for backup look at these http://www.screwfix.com/p/sdmo-hx3000-2900w-generator-115-230v/84152?cm_mmc=Google-_-Product%20Listing%20Ads-_-Sales%20Tracking-_-sales%20tracking%20url&gclid=CMf99LHW-LICFQfKtAodYAQATw# get something with a honda engine. I have one of these as I got it very cheap from work (company went bust when I was borrowing it!! brand new) and these will run a telly laptop your fridge and freezer during a 2 day power cut we had. I also have a 10kva Genset Silent I had to run other stuff that come in handy during the power cut that run all my neighbours fridges for them!



Would strongly recommend that anyone who uses the Screfix model you linked does not run any laptops/electronics from it as it's not voltage regulated. Also for the small generator I would not recommend for camping unless you want to be the most unpopular person on the site.
This place has a good range of generators though justgenerators.co.uk/
This won't be enough to power a Fermi card
how long would 4 litres last?
Perfect for charging my phone!
Great value have some heat:)
marvel1975

@jaffacat do they sell dictionarys in your local aldi?? I would pick … @jaffacat do they sell dictionarys in your local aldi?? I would pick yourself one up .




Dictionaries!
marty-401

Would strongly recommend that anyone who uses the Screfix model you … Would strongly recommend that anyone who uses the Screfix model you linked does not run any laptops/electronics from it as it's not voltage regulated. Also for the small generator I would not recommend for camping unless you want to be the most unpopular person on the site.This place has a good range of generators though http://www.justgenerators.co.uk/



As most stuff is behind a adapter you will find they are fine, However you will find voltage spikes come from high power items being used on the same genny. if the engine is at a standard idle it will be fine.
Nice find OP - shame about the trolls on here - typical forum rudeness - and more and more common on hukd unfortunately.
Now all i need is a kebab van to go with my generator
Banned
Can I use this to run my portable aluminium smelter?
I wouldn`t want somebody camping near me to use one of these !
ooooooooooooooooh gonna buy 500 and start my own lecky firm lol
jaffacat

would never buy electricals from there ever again after a faulty … would never buy electricals from there ever again after a faulty microwaven oven, 3 later and had a battle to get money back. appaulling have to deal with the manufacturer not aldi!



Aldi sold you the microwave and have a legal duty to deal with you and not fob you off to the manufacturer.
_Wilson

Bought 5 of these for the 20th December



Does it work under water?
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