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monty3777
01-25-2011, 10:21 AM
http://www.farmandfleet.com/products/637694-2000_watt_ix_series_inverter_generator.html?lref=% 2fcatalog%2ffind.aspx%3ft%3dgenerator

I need a generator for my FEC, but I also need as much of my $$$ as possible! :becky:

Is this a quiet generator?

Ron_L
01-25-2011, 10:37 AM
I can't find a sound level spec anywhere, so that leads me to say, no :-D Usually when a generator is quiet the manufacturer claims that and publishes a spec.

Unless you want to power something besides the FEC, you don't need a generator. A deep cycle battery and an inverter will be plenty.

Ron_L
01-25-2011, 10:38 AM
Oh yeah... If you do want to power other things, look at this thread...

http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?t=98750

There is a link in there to a discussion on the rv.net forum about a lower cost generator that is quiet.

monty3777
01-25-2011, 12:09 PM
I remember a thread about inverters from last year. http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?t=84117

I also remember that I couldn't figure out exactly how all this would work. Would I need a inverter and several batteries? Or would an inverter like this work by itself?
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000TKHMWK?tag=my155-20

Balls Casten
01-25-2011, 02:15 PM
I really wish you would quit screwing around. You could take what you guys have spent on classes and been in either of these trailers. :-)
http://www.rvtraderonline.com/find/listing/2010-Forest-River-Work-And-Play-16ez-97691451

or
http://www.rvtraderonline.com/find/listing/2008-Forest-River-27dfwp-97872022

zwylde1
01-25-2011, 02:34 PM
Check out this generator/Inverter Kipor IG2000 2000-Watt Inverter Generator $600....online...extremely quiet!

Ron_L
01-25-2011, 02:48 PM
That will work, Monty, but let's take a look at how long it will last...

***WARNING*** Math is involved :becky:

The FEC draws approx 400W when the ignitor is on and about 50W after that. At 12V (the battery operating voltage), 50W is 50/12 = 4.2amps. The battery pack that you linked has a capacity of 28 amp hours, so ideally it will last 28/4.2 = 6.6 hours, but realistically you won't get that out if it. At some point the voltage will drop too low.

I use a marine battery with 100AH capacity and an inverter/charger with an automatic transfer switch. When the AC power is on it send that to the FEC and charge the battery but when the AC power fails it automatically switches to the inverter and battery. With the 100AH battery it will last about 20 hours if needed.

Redheart
01-25-2011, 04:21 PM
Here is your specs
http://www.cpogenerac.com/generac-5793-ix2000-ix-series-2000-watt-portable-inverter-generator/grcn5793,default,pd.html?cgid=generac-ix-portable-series

Generac says 65db

kyle corn
01-25-2011, 04:42 PM
I'd rather go with a used Honda EU1000is and call it a day. Super quiet, VERY compact and reliable. Check CL, I'm sure there are a bunch on there.

monty3777
01-25-2011, 04:48 PM
I really wish you would quit screwing around. You could take what you guys have spent on classes and been in either of these trailers. :-)
http://www.rvtraderonline.com/find/listing/2010-Forest-River-Work-And-Play-16ez-97691451

or
http://www.rvtraderonline.com/find/listing/2008-Forest-River-27dfwp-97872022

That first link is pretty cool! I called the dealer and it's a bit too small - the usable space is 6.5' x 9.5' - but still pretty cool.

BTW, you should take all the money you have saved NOT taking classes and buy a bunch of whiskey. That way you'll have something to pay me with when you lose all those chicken bets I plan on making with you this year. Going to Minnesota in May???

monty3777
01-25-2011, 04:51 PM
That will work, Monty, but let's take a look at how long it will last...

***WARNING*** Math is involved :becky:

The FEC draws approx 400W when the ignitor is on and about 50W after that. At 12V (the battery operating voltage), 50W is 50/12 = 4.2amps. The battery pack that you linked has a capacity of 28 amp hours, so ideally it will last 28/4.2 = 6.6 hours, but realistically you won't get that out if it. At some point the voltage will drop too low.

I use a marine battery with 100AH capacity and an inverter/charger with an automatic transfer switch. When the AC power is on it send that to the FEC and charge the battery but when the AC power fails it automatically switches to the inverter and battery. With the 100AH battery it will last about 20 hours if needed.

I lost you at "math.":heh:

I'm going to check out some of these options. I should have remembered the inverter thread before I started all this again. I have a short memory :redface:

Balls Casten
01-25-2011, 09:02 PM
BTW, you should take all the money you have saved NOT taking classes and buy a bunch of whiskey. That way you'll have something to pay me with when you lose all those chicken bets I plan on making with you this year. Going to Minnesota in May???

He He He .. I've been playin with my chicken all winter, new things coming out of Purgatory this year. :-D

Prob doing St Joe in early May and still waiting to see if the Great American sets a date.

Do it right and get a Honda, we run our heater, fridge (RV), lights, Kingfisher and FEC. If we need the air ... Rick brings the same gen and we plug the two together and can run the air all day long.

BBQchef33
01-25-2011, 09:11 PM
just for comparison, the hondas are 59db.

Vince RnQ
01-25-2011, 09:50 PM
http://www.phl-caw.org/bwine/air-airport-noise.gif

big brother smoke
01-25-2011, 10:40 PM
just for comparison, the hondas are 59db.

Yup and I believe that is on a full load!

monty3777
01-26-2011, 10:27 AM
Thanks again for all your help! It always suprises me how generous you folks are with info! I may have a line on a used Honda 2000. If that doesn't pan out I'm going with the inverter and battery combo. Thanks again, everyone!!

monty3777
01-26-2011, 10:31 AM
He He He .. I've been playin with my chicken all winter, new things coming out of Purgatory this year. :-D


You are going to go blind if you keep that up!