Does anyone have any experience with the Duracell inverter generators, specifically the Duracell DS30R1i 3,000 watt model? Are they any better (or worse!) in reliability and quality than the rest of the Chinese-made generators?
Please, if all you have is a rant about Chinese made products, stay out of this: I'm asking for real help here. If there were a really and truly American-designed-and-made generator out there that met my needs, I'd buy it. (Note that Honda, Yamaha and Kawasaki generators, while very good, send a lot of the money you pay for them overseas, no matter where they're assembled!)
I can't comment directly on the DuraCell but I bet it is made in China. Speaking in the vain I have a Kipor and have used it for six years up to 8k feet.
I just had a control module go out. I replaced it for about $30.00. A Honda mod is $99.00. The tech that tested my rig told me he has replaced four Honda mods.
Hmmm, I think I'd be inclined to warn you away from that one....at least, if you plan on camping near anyone else, and if you don't want to become 'unfriendly' with the neighbors. On the other hand, you could always take along a REALLY long extension cord.
I didn't know Duracell even made a generator, so I did a google search for it and came up with one on Amazon. Looking at the open frame motor sitting in the frame, I wondered how loud it would be. When I looked at the specs, the db rating is a rather noisy 70, at 8 yards away!! If you haven't experienced it, you'd be amazed at how loud the sound gets when you have to listen to it for any length of time.
JMHO, worth what you paid for it....just sayin'......
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This ranting business always reminds me of the old CB radio days back in the 60's before they were license free... 50% of the guys and gals are on the CB yaking away and the other 50% of the guys and gals were on there telling them to shut up and get off the frequency etc... Needless to say no one could use the CB radio frequency band haha... and Yes --- up until the early 80's CB operation required a FCC issued individual license to operate a CB device. I think My CB call sign issued by the FCC was KBT5218... Then in the mid 80's the FCC just gave up on trying to police it and made it available for anyone wanting to use it without an license.
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