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Posted: 03/06/19 10:52am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I am interested in any experience with the Ryobi 900 watt propane generator. I generally run on solar only, but am looking at something to top off the batteries after a few cloudy days. Would probably only use it once or twice on a 6 month trip, so gasoline would be a PIA.

I dry camp for months at a time, and like the propane only as well as small size/weight of this generator. Listed as an inverter generator, but I can't find any sound pressure levels for loudness.

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That's a cool looking unit.


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Posted: 03/06/19 01:07pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Rather small 900W, maybe for battery charging and lights.


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Are you sure your battery charger only uses 7.5amps or less? Meaning, is it enough oomph to run the charger/converter?


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Posted: 03/06/19 01:55pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

agesilaus wrote:

Rather small 900W, maybe for battery charging and lights.


That's literally what the OP said they wanted it for:

vermilye wrote:

but am looking at something to top off the batteries after a few cloudy days.


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I wonder if the 700 VA would drive my 35 amp converter. I also have a 40 amp PFC Xantrex that might work. I really have been avoiding a generator but this is a very interesting at 25 pounds and propane fueled.


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I have owned one for over a year now. Great little genny I bought a 12 foot gas hose so it would reach my propane tank in my truck camper. It is very quit and will run my frig and furnace if I have to. I also have 150 watts of solar so the genny is a back up.

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I just want to add that when I bought the generator the price was under 300 dollars. Also if you are looking for a generator to run every day for long periods of time I would buy a Honda. But just to charge battery's on cloudy days it works great,we use it more in cold weather than in the summer.

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Old Days wrote:

I just want to add that when I bought the generator the price was under 300 dollars. Also if you are looking for a generator to run every day for long periods of time I would buy a Honda. But just to charge battery's on cloudy days it works great,we use it more in cold weather than in the summer.


A lot of people have switch their loyalty fro Honda to Champion. They run well, have good tech support and are about a third the price of a Honda.

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It would not run my 30 amp converter if the battery bank were hungry.


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