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Low noise Generator and A/C U units

Postby NugHunter » Fri Dec 04, 2015 11:55 pm

Hi all new here so thought i would jump in head first with 2 of the main things i am interested in at the moment.

A small low noise generator...prefer 1500w or less...quieter the better ...
a very Small a/c window unit...of coarse low wattage and if it has a heater too that would be great

my camper is appox 4x5x8


any comments ,tips or observations are appreciated...
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Re: Low noise Generator and A/C U units

Postby noseoil » Sat Dec 05, 2015 9:09 am

The best generator for what you need is the little Honda at 53-59db at low speed. Yamaha also makes one. It's plenty quiet & runs efficiently. They both run at 80-85db with a load, so take your pick. Ryobi makes one as well, but I don't know about it. It's less expensive than the Honda or Yamaha at $600 at Home Delay.

A small window AC unit is about where you will end up, but how it gets installed is always the issue. It can run on low, so just figure it's a trade off between noise & cool....

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Re: Low noise Generator and A/C U units

Postby Tomterrific » Sat Dec 05, 2015 9:21 am

I went to an autox where the small two-cycle generator powering the equipment was loud. At least on the side away from the timing stand. Someone had taped together a foam box with an open side that faced away from people. I was impressed how much noise reduction a simple box gave that generator.

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Re: Low noise Generator and A/C U units

Postby Redneck Teepee » Sat Dec 05, 2015 10:47 am

You will pay for a quite generator, it's not primarily about a muffler, it's knocking down the mechanical noise from within the unit as well.
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Re: Low noise Generator and A/C U units

Postby MtnDon » Sat Dec 05, 2015 11:43 am

Honda or Yamaha inverter generator. These will run forever given the recommended care.

Small window shaker A/C. Most are too big but they are about the best you can do.
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Re: Low noise Generator and A/C U units

Postby drhill » Sat Dec 05, 2015 3:10 pm

I don't use a generator when camping and am usually not too pleased when my neighbour is. But I was surprised last summer by a guy with a Honda EU3000is. It was really quiet, especially as he had it lightly loaded. He had a really big 5th wheel trailer so weight was no concern.

If I was to buy a generator - the EU2000i would be my pick. It is only 30% more $ for double the engine size and peak power and could normally be run at a lower percentage of loading than the EU1000i with the same load. So the EU2000i would run quieter. A EU1000i would likely have a tough time starting even a 5000 btu a/c unit. I am not familiar with the Yamahas & they are likely worth a good look too.

MODEL EU3000is EU2000i EU1000i
CDN Price $2,349 $1,299 $999

MAXIMUM AC OUTPUT (WATTS) 3000 2000 1000

MAX CONTINUOUS OUTPUT (WATTS) 2800 1600 900

DISPLACEMENT 196 cc 98.5 CC 50 CC

NOISE LEVEL dB(A) 58** /48*** 59** /53*** 57** / 52***
(100% load/25%load)
DRY WEIGHT 59 kg (130 LB.) 20.7 KG (45.6 LB) 13.0 KG (28.7 LB)
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Re: Low noise Generator and A/C U units

Postby lrrowe » Sat Dec 05, 2015 3:58 pm

http://www.electricgeneratordepot.com/ has the EU20001 on sale for $859 with free shipping. Not sure how long the price will last. I would order one now except I have a few other high dollar priority items on my list.
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Re: Low noise Generator and A/C U units

Postby rowerwet » Sun Dec 06, 2015 3:37 pm

Harbor freight now sells a quiet generator, read up on it first, some stuff is good and some isn't there.
https://youtu.be/wFF073UpZuM
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Re: Low noise Generator and A/C U units

Postby Redneck Teepee » Sun Dec 06, 2015 4:48 pm

rowerwet wrote:Harbor freight now sells a quiet generator, read up on it first, some stuff is good and some isn't there.
https://youtu.be/wFF073UpZuM
http://m.harborfreight.com/2500-peak220 ... 20provided

One of the problems with these offbeat brands is service or warranty work (parts).... I'm not knocking them, I'm just saying should the need arise, I think you are in for a long turn around repair time vs a common name brand.
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Re: Low noise Generator and A/C U units

Postby rowerwet » Sun Dec 06, 2015 5:24 pm

Depends where you live. I have a HF store 15 min away. I can return the unit for a new one if they can't get me replacement parts.
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Re: Low noise Generator and A/C U units

Postby lrrowe » Sun Dec 06, 2015 5:49 pm

Or how about this one.
http://www.generac.com/all-products/gen ... ies/iq2000
It also looks interesting.
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Re: Low noise Generator and A/C U units

Postby bdosborn » Sun Dec 06, 2015 6:18 pm

drhill wrote:If I was to buy a generator - the EU2000i would be my pick.


I wouldn't buy anything smaller than a 2kw. My 1Kw Yamaha generator will not run an A/C unit.

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Re: Low noise Generator and A/C U units

Postby booyah » Mon Dec 07, 2015 10:01 am

FWIW I did some research on the various inverter generators a few years back when I was looking at doing an off grid cabin

The ranks seemed to be

1. Honda
2. Yamaha
3. Hyuandai / Ryobi
4. Champion
5. Generac
6. Everything else

I did a ton of research, was all set to pull the trigger on either the Hyuandai or the Ryobi as the price/review point was good for me.

Then I got a 2 cycle harbor freight one from my dad as he got a good deal on em. That and a 50ft cord that puts it on the other side of the TV, and its good for me.

As far as noise bothering others, I only run a generator if I am off in the boonies somewhere, and only to either recharge the battery, or run a load that is too large for battery (heat or AC) and turn it off after I'm done with that load.
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Re: Low noise Generator and A/C U units

Postby lrrowe » Mon Dec 07, 2015 10:09 am

booyah wrote:FWIW I did some research on the various inverter generators a few years back when I was looking at doing an off grid cabin

The ranks seemed to be

1. Honda
2. Yamaha
3. Hyuandai / Ryobi
4. Champion
5. Generac
6. Everything else

I did a ton of research, was all set to pull the trigger on either the Hyuandai or the Ryobi as the price/review point was good for me.

Then I got a 2 cycle harbor freight one from my dad as he got a good deal on em. That and a 50ft cord that puts it on the other side of the TV, and its good for me.

As far as noise bothering others, I only run a generator if I am off in the boonies somewhere, and only to either recharge the battery, or run a load that is too large for battery (heat or AC) and turn it off after I'm done with that load.


Like I do with my not so portable Champion 2000 which is not a light weight version. But I would like more quiet and portability.

And a few years ago the Generac was a IX2000 which did not have good reviews from what I can see. In July of this year, they introduced a new model, IQ2000, which looks promising. It is so new that it is not in all the retail locations yet. MSRP is $799.
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Re: Low noise Generator and A/C U units

Postby booyah » Mon Dec 07, 2015 2:05 pm

That new IQ2000 does look pretty nice, I like the fuel gauge and load meter.

Definitly looks nicer than the old one.

Dont know if its $200 nicer than the Ryobi the Hyundai though...

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http://www.amazon.com/Hyundai-HY2000si- ... B004919NEK
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