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650W (800W peak) Generator £59.99 at Aldi
650W (800W peak) Generator £59.99 at Aldi

650W (800W peak) Generator £59.99 at Aldi

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Available from Sunday 8th July 2012 whilst stocks last

Always an annual favourite. These little generators typically cost about £100 in places like B&Q, Screwfix, Toolstation, etc.

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)

At just £59.99 backed by a 3 year warranty, you can't go wrong.
They are bound to sell out fast, so if you want one, I suggest yoy get there early Sunday. Posting this early so you can check out in advance the Sunday opening time of your local store.

54 Comments

Sounds like something every man should have. No idea if I'd ever find a use for it though.

Aren't these quite noisy?

pete_l

Aren't these quite noisy?



Yes.

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pete_l

Aren't these quite noisy?


Pardon? oO

what is the approximate weight of this product?

Bring on the zombies!

On a full tank how long will the petrol last?

Opheliac

On a full tank how long will the petrol last?

It'll last forever if it's always full

pete_l

Aren't these quite noisy?



My thoughts exactly. Especially being 2-stroke.

Every year I want to buy one of these.. But every year I come to the same conclusion that I don't know what I would use it for....

I am gadget mad and couldn't live without electricity.. But I can't think of a time where I have ever needed 'remote power'.. There MUST be a use.. Surely, I can think of somethign which will justify this...

Jon

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valluri

what is the approximate weight of this product?



Typically about 18-20kg

Original Poster

Opheliac

On a full tank how long will the petrol last?



Typically 5-6 hours, perhaps a little longer depending on load

I've had one for years, we put it in the wheel barrow and push it around the garden with the hedge trimmer and strimmer. If power goes off I power an UPS with it to run the tv, central heating, and fridge. It needs the UPS to smooth the wave form out.

Hmmms.... Are these ridiciously loud? im a photographer and film maker and sometimes i dont get a area with eletricity ..... would this be good?

Don't waste your money. There are very few power tools that this will run. I have owned one of these, and all they are really any good for is running a string of lights. Two Stroke Engines are more bother than they are worth, and are useless for running a generator. Spend a little more and buy something, (4Stroke), that will do the job.

hilla008

Don't waste your money. There are very few power tools that this will … Don't waste your money. There are very few power tools that this will run. I have owned one of these, and all they are really any good for is running a string of lights. Two Stroke Engines are more bother than they are worth, and are useless for running a generator. Spend a little more and buy something, (4Stroke), that will do the job.



Spot on advice, you would not even have enough power to start the average 240v drill.

Crapshot

Hmmms.... Are these ridiciously loud? im a photographer and film maker … Hmmms.... Are these ridiciously loud? im a photographer and film maker and sometimes i dont get a area with eletricity ..... would this be good?



Very Loud. You need a sinewave generator if using computers, camera power leads, flash units etc. I have a Honda Eu10, cost £300 2nd hand, 2KW and very quiet and will power anything under 2KW start up without problems. Note, lots of electricals may be rated 1.8kw for example, but will need lots more to start up, possibly 2.5kw.

Unless you are in a field on your own with 200m of cable, this generator deal is for you

paul.jacobs

Very Loud. You need a sinewave generator if using computers, camera power … Very Loud. You need a sinewave generator if using computers, camera power leads, flash units etc. I have a Honda Eu10, cost £300 2nd hand, 2KW and very quiet and will power anything under 2KW start up without problems. Note, lots of electricals may be rated 1.8kw for example, but will need lots more to start up, possibly 2.5kw.



Sounds like you got a bargain there.

The Honda EU10 typically costs £840 new, and even on eBay used ones sell for £400-£500 especially if offered with delivery.

However, the EU10 is only 900W (1000W peak), so I'm not sure how you manage to run 2kW items on it.

honda.co.uk/ene…ns/

Great, with 800 watts peak I should be able to boil my kettle in twice the time it normally takes.

sicknote

Great, with 800 watts peak I should be able to boil my kettle in twice … Great, with 800 watts peak I should be able to boil my kettle in twice the time it normally takes.



I don't think you quite understand electricity, do you?

Relative bought a similar one for power cuts. Started fine when he bought but he's been unable to start it for several years. I suspect the fuel has "gone off" and there is a block in the fuel system.

So unless you use these regularly (or add a fuel stabiliser), be prepared to run the generator dry and drain off the petrol after every use. Of course the disadvantage to this is that when you really need it, it won't have any petrol in

gari189

Relative bought a similar one for power cuts. Started fine when he … Relative bought a similar one for power cuts. Started fine when he bought but he's been unable to start it for several years. I suspect the fuel has "gone off" and there is a block in the fuel system. So unless you use these regularly (or add a fuel stabiliser), be prepared to run the generator dry and drain off the petrol after every use. Of course the disadvantage to this is that when you really need it, it won't have any petrol in



Just store the petrol in your kitchen?

..oh.

Man plants bottom onto running generator, leaping suddenly into the air he proclaims loudly "definitely hot"...

Premier

I don't think you quite understand electricity, do you?



I know it stings like a live wasp in your back passage when you step on it...or is that a snake; electric is the one that doesn't come in pipes....?
Edited by: "sicknote" 7th Jul 2012

800 watts? Well you could always buy three, join them together, and that way your kettle should boil OK.

If you overload these, do they just drop the supply voltage, or do they cut out?

Premier

Sounds like you got a bargain there.The Honda EU10 typically costs £840 … Sounds like you got a bargain there.The Honda EU10 typically costs £840 new, and even on eBay used ones sell for £400-£500 especially if offered with delivery.However, the EU10 is only 900W (1000W peak), so I'm not sure how you manage to run 2kW items on it.http://www.honda.co.uk/energy/generators/EU10I/specifications/



Yes, 1kw, I collected it so saved delivery and got lucky. Got confused with my 2.6kw kippor one.

Shawno

I've had one for years, we put it in the wheel barrow and push it around … I've had one for years, we put it in the wheel barrow and push it around the garden with the hedge trimmer and strimmer. If power goes off I power an UPS with it to run the tv, central heating, and fridge. It needs the UPS to smooth the wave form out.



What is a UPS?

Is this any good to use abroad where there are frequent power cuts? To run an Air Con unit or watch TV/charge & use laptops/mobile phones etc?

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paul.jacobs

Yes, 1kw, I collected it so saved delivery and got lucky. Got confused … Yes, 1kw, I collected it so saved delivery and got lucky. Got confused with my 2.6kw kippor one.



Shocking! oO

Ive used this with drills and angle grinders no problem, bosch ones
As for not having the juice to power a drill cobblers unless youre talking a mahoosive sds jobbie

what it do

furbix

what it do



It's a standard piece of preparation kit for the inevitable zombie outbreak which should keep the coffee flowing while your neighbours are being dismembered and are screaming for their lives as you listen to AC/ DC's "If you want blood" on repeat loop and posting a final witty comment on HUKD as you slowly accept your fate.

You'll all be sorry when the zombies come and you've no power for the spotlights, electric fences, motion sensors and automatic sentry guns! Buy them now, before it's too late....!
Edited by: "leaston" 6th Jul 2012

CAN IT BE USED IN MARKET STALLS, ESPECIALLY IN THE COLD WEATHER!!

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choice4

CAN IT BE USED IN MARKET STALLS, ESPECIALLY IN THE COLD WEATHER!!



eh?

oddballjamie

Bring on the zombies!



Not another person preparing for world catastrophe. Thought it was just me, I already considered wheelie bin at the side gate, garden slabs in the bottom to stop those pesky Z's breaking through. Rest of rear garden is pretty secure.

Then need to make a risky trip into town as the TA depot must have guns somewhere. Then stop off for supplies at Tesco's on the way back as got vouchers to use up.

choice4

CAN IT BE USED IN MARKET STALLS, ESPECIALLY IN THE COLD WEATHER!!



If you want only zombies as customers then yes.

Probably only if you and all your customers are so deaf you have to shout all the time...oh

choice4

CAN IT BE USED IN MARKET STALLS, ESPECIALLY IN THE COLD WEATHER!!

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