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2,000-Watt Generator $150

I am sure the quality is not Honda quality but for the price it is disposable. Figured I would post it for you track junkies on a tight budget who require electricity, or maybe as a spare.
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* great for hunters and campers, building projects and power outages
* runs most portable TV's, radios and small appliances
* 2.8-horsepower, 4-stroke OVH engine
* circuit protection, two 120V AC outlets and one 12V DC outlet
* engine run time of 11 hours at 50% load
* engine noise level <70db

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A bit loud compared to the small honda's too but for that price how do you really complain? Use it till it craps then scrap it.

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A long time ago... I belive in the mid 90s... The Albrecht brothers need to make more money so they can retire...

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I bought a cheapo finish nailer there about 5 years ago and for my limited use it's been a wonderful little $20 tool. So, they've had this sort of thing for at least half a decade.

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They have odd ball hard goods every so often. Super limited supply but they have things from generators to LCD tvs to kids swimming pools. Really wide range of stuff. I heard the computers they have around xmas are pretty nice.

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yep they are, they are made by Medion, I had two desktops and one laptops from them, back in the days.

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at a 70dB noise level, everyone within 200 or 300 ft will be going over and shutting it off every 10 minutes.

That's nearly 250 times louder than the Honda EU2000i

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at a 70dB noise level, everyone within 200 or 300 ft will be going over and shutting it off every 10 minutes.

That's nearly 250 times louder than the Honda EU2000i
Hmmm... that's a drawback, especially in SHTF situations. Any way to help muffle that anymore without destroying the thing?

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Hmmm... that's a drawback, especially in SHTF situations. Any way to help muffle that anymore without destroying the thing?
zombies will totally hear that, you're fucked.

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zombies will totally hear that, you're fucked.
They're welcome to come, I'll have the landbridge cut and have enough ammo to dispatch with all of Bartlett. We'll be fine, I'm concerned about my neighbors hitting me up to tap off the thing, don't really want a firefight over a $150 generator. I suppose it could sit in the attic with the exhaust piped out of the roof though...

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run it through a few dozen mufflers.

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That's nearly 250 times louder than the Honda EU2000i
You might want to revisit your math. From what I recall, human hearing perceives a 10db increase being twice as loud. 1db is the smallest difference most humans can detect, depending on frequency.

For example, if you double the output of an amplifier through a speaker which can handle it, only a 3db increase will result. This is not perceived as twice as loud, but instead 30% louder. That's why it's so difficult to get audio systems to achieve really high volumes & still be clean. It takes an exponential increase in output to double perceived loudness.
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Hmmm... that's a drawback, especially in SHTF situations. Any way to help muffle that anymore without destroying the thing?
yes its easy to muffle an engine if youre not terribly constrained by size/shape

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You might want to revisit your math. From what I recall, human hearing perceives a 10db increase being twice as loud. 1db is the smallest difference most humans can detect, depending on frequency.

For example, if you double the output of an amplifier through a speaker which can handle it, only a 3db increase will result. This is not perceived as twice as loud, but instead 30% louder. That's why it's so difficult to get audio systems to achieve really high volumes & still be clean. It takes an exponential increase in output to double perceived loudness.
Working with amplified sound systems is a bit different than pure acoustical noise. You have the mechanical/air interface, the impedance of the electrical driver and the acoustical impedance of the room, resonant frequencies to deal with, harmonics, reflections, etc. [In a earlier time of life, I designed and tuned sound reinforcement systems.]

Human hearing perception is different than energy emitted. One is linear (the energy level) the other (hearing) is not.

10dB is 10 times the acoustical power.

So, if the Honda is running at 54dB and the other is at ~70dB, then there is a 16 dB difference.

In power calculations, 10dB is 10 times. 6 dB is 4 times. So 10x4 is 40 times more acoustic power coming off the generator.


The old rule of thumb is that a human cannot detect less than a doubling [+3dB] of acoustical power. However, newer research shows this is incorrect. Many humans can detect level changes of as little as 1dB under some conditions.

So, yea, I exaggerated at little [or a lot ]. But it is putting out 40 times more acoustical power than the Honda. BTW: Power and pressure calculations are different. Power/energy uses the power formulas for dB. [dB=10LOG Pout/Pin]. Pressure uses the voltage calculations for dB. [dB= 20LOG Vout/Vin].

If we are talking sound pressure only, then it's in the range of 25 x the sound pressure, not 250. I guess I added a 0 somewhere in my head Sorry 'bout that. I'm in spreadsheet hell here in Montana. When stressed, I should not do quick in-the-head estimated calculations and post them :

But no matter how you calculate it, a generator that outputs acoustical noise at 70dB will not win you any friends among your neighbors that are less than 300' away.

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We're definitely looking at the same thing from opposite sides of the coin. Both ways of crunching the #s are valid.

Still, the Honda is rated at 53db to 59db vs 70db on the other unit. No clue if those measurements are weighted the same, or even taken at similar distances.

Assuming equal measuring technique, with the Honda at it's loudest the cheapo generator is basically 1 db above being twice as loud to a human. If the Honda is at it's quietest, we're still talking between 3 & 4 times as loud, as perceived by a person.

Measuring acoustic energy certainly has it's uses, but in a paddock or campsite, what your neighbors are perceiving is all that really matters. I'm sure everybody prefer their neighbor bought the Honda, but I don't want somebody passing on something that might suit them well thinking it's even 25 times louder to a person.

Wish I was in Montana though! Plenty of snow left & still good sledding to be had at elevation.
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I wonder what it would sound like if I welded up my stock can off the SV to it?

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I looked at an old ice cream truck with the thought of making it a track hauler. It has voltage regulators in it already. If I have good mufflers on the truck and simply let it idle... And have people give $5 bucks a day to plug in, that would cover fuel. I wonder if Mandy will let me park an ice cream truck in front of the house ...
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dave how big are the alternators in that thing?

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It has three. One for the truck, two to run batteries that supply power for the freezers. Maybe the hot ticket is just run on the batteries, and let the truck idle from time to time to recharge them.
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Wish I was in Montana though! Plenty of snow left & still good sledding to be had at elevation.
It's beautiful here in Missoula this week, although a bit cool. I've been coming up here to volunteer with the International Wildlife Film Festival - www.wildlifefilms.org - for about 16 years now, and every time I visit, I have the urge to go house-hunting. Too bad I can't make a living here.

I've been inside helping set up the technical and logistical aspects of the screenings, and this trip is shorter than usual, so no time for hiking or other outside activities this year. But even walking around town is good. The local ski area is still open, as they've had a late spring. Last night's low was 26.

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I may pick one up. It sounds perfect incase I lose power to run my sump pump and/or the refrigerator if we lose power.
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last nights brief power outtage got me thinking its high time I get a generator to power my sump pump in these situations, I worry about how long my battery back up sump would keep up in a HEAVY storm. I'm familiar with the honda eu2000 and love it's size and reliability but not it's price. Are there models that are comparable with less cost? I'm mainly looking for reliability, size, and cost in that order.

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A bit loud compared to the small honda's too but for that price how do you really complain? Use it till it craps then scrap it.
Damn I don't price these often but that seems damn cheap. Even for houshold use it could be invaluable (keeping freezer frozen during blackout). I was told this morning the Hospital is running on their generator.

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