800w 2 stroke generator £29.99 at aldi
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800w 2 stroke generator £29.99 at aldi

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LocalFound 6th Aug 2013
2 stroke generator in stock in Halesowen aldi. About half a dozen in store.
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    is that 29.99? Handy to have the price in title or description.
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    I can see it has DC claims and a 230V socket but what sort of current output?
    Sid Harper

    I can see it has DC claims and a 230V socket but what sort of current … I can see it has DC claims and a 230V socket but what sort of current output?



    P=VI, I=P/V, I=800/230, I= ~3.5A max (probs wont be too happy running at its maximum)
    Got one when they were £59.... haven't got much use for it apart from starting it up when my nuisance neighbours kids have gone to bed...
    stealth666

    Got one when they were £59.... haven't got much use for it apart from … Got one when they were £59.... haven't got much use for it apart from starting it up when my nuisance neighbours kids have gone to bed...



    £59 well spent I say. X)
    dennis123123

    P=VI, I=P/V, I=800/230, I= ~3.5A max (probs wont be too happy running at … P=VI, I=P/V, I=800/230, I= ~3.5A max (probs wont be too happy running at its maximum)

    OK I feel stupid not having registered the fact it's 800W. But there must be a stated max output based on the efficiency of the thing unless the 800W is an output and not an input rating.
    Man you got a bargain. None in my local yesterday
    Edited by: "warlockuk" 6th Aug 2013
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    Man you got a bargain. None in my local yesterday



    Don't be too upset at 800W it's too weak for anything useful (obviously I'm generalizing). And it'll be noisy.

    Saved yourself nearly 30 bucks.
    800w max output (about 650w continuous). Its a generator so it makes power and does not have any input power. It is a smelly 2 stroke and won't power your average kettle and is not voltage regulated so don't try using it on any electronics. Fine for a small angle grinder/drill ect.
    Thanks for the spec' warlockuk.
    I like the bit about suitable for caravaning oO . You would soon get told to turn it off or do one
    Edited by: "marty-401" 6th Aug 2013
    Like someone explained above I=P/V which at its max constant power output will generate 2.82 amps of current. Should be ok for lighting and not a lot else. If your thinking of getting one to power a cooking appliance/heater don't bother. If it creates heat as its main function then it draws a large current. You might get away with a 500w microwave in a caravan with some lighting but you'll be lucky if your consumer unit doesn't trip from the current spike on startup unless you have a specialised microwave.

    Still really cheap for a useful item. Hot
    Sid Harper

    I can see it has DC claims and a 230V socket but what sort of current … I can see it has DC claims and a 230V socket but what sort of current output?



    It has enough output to GO GO POWER RANGERS!!!!

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    Be honest, what red-blooded male doesn't secretly hanker for a petrol powered generator with a 240v outlet. We don't need one, but REALLY like the idea of having one.

    This is just £30, an 800w inverter would cost a fair bit more and run your car battery flat in no time. Good enough for laptop, mobile phones, lighting, etc. Probably too noisy, but hell, just £30...
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    Probably too noisy, but hell, just £30...



    Never too noisy.

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    marty-401

    800w max output (about 650w continuous). Its a generator so it makes … 800w max output (about 650w continuous). Its a generator so it makes power and does not have any input power. It is a smelly 2 stroke and won't power your average kettle and is not voltage regulated so don't try using it on any electronics. Fine for a small angle grinder/drill ect.Thanks for the spec' warlockuk.I like the bit about suitable for caravaning oO . You would soon get told to turn it off or do one



    Hardly surprising that it won't power your average kettle, an average kettle uses 3kwatts! But will probably power your gas central heating and pump if there is a power cut for instance with power to light at least a few led lamps as well


    Edited by: "jasee" 7th Aug 2013
    Had one of these power central heating pump and electronics, for hot water and heat for 16 hours a day, 5 days in a row during long power cut. Also did TV, lights, broadband box and charged phones/tablets. Absolutely superb. Now I use it to power jigsaw/drill.

    Worth every penny at the £59 I paid.
    jasee

    Hardly surprising that it won't power your average kettle, an average … Hardly surprising that it won't power your average kettle, an average kettle uses 3kwatts! But will probably power your gas central heating and pump if there is a power cut for instance with power to light at least a few led lamps as well


    Kettles are a bit of an exception though - they're high-power devices like cookers or hairdryers or vacuum cleaners - anything that heats or blows really. It'll run computers, laptops, lighting etc fine. I'm tempted to get one in case there's a power cut during the next flood.
    ...though I'd need something to regulate the voltage
    Ideal for the power cuts from the Zombie attacks, oh they are coming.

    In all seriousness Aldi offers like this are very store specific, price reduction is reliant on stock being left and Managers discretion.
    Edited by: "oberlisc" 7th Aug 2013
    warlockuk

    Kettles are a bit of an exception though - they're high-power devices … Kettles are a bit of an exception though - they're high-power devices like cookers or hairdryers or vacuum cleaners - anything that heats or blows really. It'll run computers, laptops, lighting etc fine. I'm tempted to get one in case there's a power cut during the next flood.



    I know what it will run, I didn't suggest it would power a kettle.
    These are a bit rough and ready, but bargain for the price, so Hot!
    Brilliant for a Zombie Apocalypse
    Probably not bad for making a go-kart X)

    Even although I've had loads of 2-stroke bikes, I'd be more impressed with a 4-stroke engine - have you seen the price of 2-stroke oil these days?

    If anybody buys one of these - I've found ASDA to be the cheapest place for a Litre of 2-stroke oil.
    Now just a random question how much would I be looking at for a generator to give decent power for a small safe room and perhaps an automated door? I don't want one that takes ages to fill up while zombies are attacking me either. This is a serious question.
    Or just make your own .. Infinite power!

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    Hahah.. No problem!

    Neckbeard

    Now just a random question how much would I be looking at for a generator … Now just a random question how much would I be looking at for a generator to give decent power for a small safe room and perhaps an automated door? I don't want one that takes ages to fill up while zombies are attacking me either. This is a serious question.



    If you had the spec of the door/power requirements it can be worked out
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