Friday, July 27, 2007
New Camping Generator
For quite awhile now, I've been looking at those cheap 2-cycle portable generators, and wondering just what they are capable of; and more to the point, will they start a small air conditioner?
Well, look what showed up on my front porch today! I plan to put it through its paces, see if it will indeed run a window unit air conditioner, etc. Then I'm gonna write a review, right here. I have looked all over for a real-world article about these little units, to no avail; so I'm doing something about that.
My initial impression is that it has the look and feel of quality. BTW, I didn't get the absolute bottom-dollar, $89 version that some places have, nor do I link to those. I've seen some bad reviews of those. Instead I got what appeared to be a higher-quality generator, with a one-year warranty, for $129. That's the one I link to in my store, for the same reason. I had to pay the same price you do if you buy one, too. I don't get a discount. I hope that if it performs well for me and you decide to buy one, you will buy it from my store; but my primary motivation is to have fun, learn a thing or two, and write good articles about it so you will want to keep coming back. So keep watching this space and I'll share whatever I find, good or bad.
P.S. The Mini-Maglite is for scale.