Power Craft 800w Generator £59.99...Sunday 10th July Special Buy @ ALDI
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Power Craft 800w Generator £59.99...Sunday 10th July Special Buy @ ALDI

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Found 8th Jul 2011
Ideal for caravanning, boating, domestic power cuts
Maximum output 800w at 230v
Constant output 650w at 230v
Engine 2HP, 2 stroke
Starting system recoil (electric ignition)
Fuel type 50:1, petrol/oil mix
Speed 3600 rpm
AC power output 1 x 330v/13 amp socket
DC power output 12v battery charging lead and clips facility
Maximum fuel tank capacity: 4 litres
3 year warranty.
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cracking deal and for only £60 is a bargain
no doubt will be knocked and mocked for been rubbish , but what are you comparing it with ?

scorching hot from me
3 year warranty makes this a brilliant deal.
aberfal

cracking deal and for only £60 is a bargainno doubt will be knocked and … cracking deal and for only £60 is a bargainno doubt will be knocked and mocked for been rubbish , but what are you comparing it with ?scorching hot from me


My dad bought a generator a little while back, it was 1000w and paid £160. He only wanted for television and lights and charging batteries on a caravan site with no electric. I dont know anything about generators but thought it a good price for a generator for light use.
aberfal

cracking deal and for only £60 is a bargainno doubt will be knocked and … cracking deal and for only £60 is a bargainno doubt will be knocked and mocked for been rubbish , but what are you comparing it with ?scorching hot from me



second hand brand name generator?

But anyway these with a 3 year warranty who cares? lidl are always quick to sort out problems too. Hot deal.
Aldi you mean :P

I'm buying one to use on my boat
Theyre all made by the same outfit, thay are all identical in build
Good price
Great deal.... if only I had a use for it/ place to store it!
man just enough to power my computer!
How long would it last on 1 'tank' of fuel??
li4m79

man just enough to power my computer!



you don't want to connect a computer to this, the output is too rough,
better to get an inverter type genny, or run via a UPS
I could get a record player... and a generator, to generate the music to make you feel better!!
focaltucker

I could get a record player... and a generator, to generate the music to … I could get a record player... and a generator, to generate the music to make you feel better!!



Brilliant
Hot deal.

Just wonder what sort of appliance can you run on this? Like if there is a power cut, will it run for a 'typical' size fridge/freezer?

Cheers
money-talks

you don't want to connect a computer to this, the output is too … you don't want to connect a computer to this, the output is too rough,better to get an inverter type genny, or run via a UPS



Disagree!
Since 1995 most PC's use switching type power supplies, generally these are insensitive to the waveform of the AC line and provided the voltage peaks of any non-sinusodial transients are not more than about 1.5 time RMS value then all will be fine and dandy!
Plus provided your PC's PSU is a decent one it will even have additional filtering and power factor correction for greater efficiency mandated by EU and other regulatory bodies.
Should be fine to run a freezer, Eden188

Interesting spec, though: Speed 3600 rpm

Wonder if it's output is 60Hz, not 50Hz.
Leftfield_2k2

Disagree!Since 1995 most PC's use switching type power supplies, … Disagree!Since 1995 most PC's use switching type power supplies, generally these are insensitive to the waveform of the AC line and provided the voltage peaks of any non-sinusodial transients are not more than about 1.5 time RMS value then all will be fine and dandy!Plus provided your PC's PSU is a decent one it will even have additional filtering and power factor correction for greater efficiency mandated by EU and other regulatory bodies.



Ah, but assuming its a SEIG, a non-linear load such as a SMPS may cause demagnetisation and collapse...
Some_Bloke

Should be fine to run a freezer, Eden188Interesting spec, though: Speed … Should be fine to run a freezer, Eden188Interesting spec, though: Speed 3600 rpm Wonder if it's output is 60Hz, not 50Hz.



Good point, might be its rated max rpm, normally runs at 50Hz/3000RPM?
800w!!! Be better to get some hamster wheels and dynamo's, I wouldn't consider anything under 3.5kw!
Sucks - wont even boil a kettle.
would this have enough power for my flux capacitor?? lol
hansolo

would this have enough power for my flux capacitor?? lol




How about an Interocitor
hansolo

would this have enough power for my flux capacitor?? lol



Only a Mr. Fusion Home Energy Reactor has enough juice to provide the necessary 1.21 gigawatts!

If my calculations are correct, and they always are, you'd need 1,423,530 of these, meaning your delorean would be too heavy to reach 88mph!
Edited by: "Fowlet" 8th Jul 2011

lol - it's £60 to make some power when the grid goes down - heat from me.

As for the brand, who cares, Chinese stuff isn't bad at all these days, particularly stuff like this - I've got 2 4 stroke gennys, a 2.8kva & a much bigger 5kva jobby, both cradle types with Honda GX clone motors (GX200 and a GX390), both chinese, both very reliable as long as maintained.

This one won't boil a kettle, but it'll run a few essentials when you need it.

hansolo

would this have enough power for my flux capacitor?? lol



I'm afraid not, it falls short of the 1.21 gigawatts required lol
How much noise do these make?
Geemac

How much noise do these make?




Much less than the folks moaning about the deal...

But in all seriousness they aren't that noisey, think of a petrol mower at idle, they're no where near the noise level of a strimmer for instance.
I have a similar one.

The actual power is around 5-600 watts on mine. Thats 25 x 20 watt energy saving lightbulbs.

I use mine on the motorhome to power a 400 watt hairdryer and to charge 12v batterys.

Yes there are quiter and more powerfull ones. Costco are selling hondas for about £1,000 at the moment if youre made of money.

At £60 its well worth having one to power the TV and a lamp if there is a power cut.

Ive never had a problem with mine but on motorhome forum some people have reported these damaging delicate equiptment due to the voltage not been controlled accurately.
richto

Sucks - wont even boil a kettle.


Seeing as a kettle is one of the most power-hungry devices you plug into a 13 amp socket, that's hardly surprising.
Wow - it's got electric ignition! No glow-plugs?
pibpob

Seeing as a kettle is one of the most power-hungry devices you plug into … Seeing as a kettle is one of the most power-hungry devices you plug into a 13 amp socket, that's hardly surprising.


HA! loved it
I have one of these, and it is very handy to power electric tools away from the mains. I have used it with my caravan but it is noisy when compared to the 4 stroke suitcase types. Those are very expensive though. For occasional use they are brilliant. I bought mine four years ago and have used it 5 times: £12 a go! Worth every penny. Heat added
Good price for what it is. 800W isn't much use if you need a brew though. 2kw would be the minimum output I would look for in a generator otherwise theres not much point to it for me.

You can't beat Honda generators, they are almost silent when running and go forever but you pay for that bonus BIG time.

Just noticed it's a 2 stroke too, another minus point for me.
Edited by: "euro" 8th Jul 2011
Just a thought, but for the tea lovers on here, you can get 12v travel kettles that should run off the DC output from this little genny.

Honda gennys are the best, but they are priced accordingly - for occasional use then a cheapy makes more sense and if the great unwashed break into your shed they'll probably leave a cheapo genny behind.
Alright as a stand in but no-one has questioned its engine. Its two stroke -

pro's, light, powerful, cheap to make.

Con's - dirty, noisy, expensive + hassle fuel/oil mixing, short life.

If you have any seriously need for a jenny cough for a 4 stroke but for light users this is a nice little unit and at a great price.
crap

buy a honda

cold
I'm a man, so i need one of these, and a stick to stir paint with.


Question is, what would i use it for? Not the stick, that's for stirring paint, obviously.
For making tea you'd be far far better with a <£10 single ring gas burner than spending hundreds more for a 3kV generator for a kettle lol
Rich44

For making tea you'd be far far better with a



Pointless it would melt my kettle
Geemac

How much noise do these make?



This is a good valid point.

If I'm thinking of using it during a zombie apocalypse, would it just telegraph my location to the hoardes of the undead?
Cheap and nasty-I had one of these units and found them unreliable. Mine did not have a fuel filter so any tiny particle would block up the carb. My advice if you don't need it don't buy amd if you do buy something more reliable albeit more expensive.
I bought one of these from B&q for £29 a couple of years ago. This looks smarter, but the spec and design is the same. It will easily power all the lights, computer and Tv and boiler. But the small 70w freezer almost makes it stall and doesn't even start the compressor. I am led to believe this is due to the high kva rating of refrigeration - a huge jolt required to 'kick-start' it. The fridge ran fine. If you overload it, it just runs slower and slower Hz and lower voltage which could upset some things, but not my computers or LCD TV (backlight went dimmer, but everything else fine)
Edited by: "snapdragon" 8th Jul 2011
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