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Posted: 11/18/20 05:32am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Now's your chance to pickup one of the best values around in a 3500 watt generator. The https://www.harborfreight.com/3500-watt-super-quiet-inverter-generator-63584.html just went on sale for $799.99

Some of its robust features are:
  • 11 Hour Runtime
  • Super Quiet @ 57db
  • Electric Start


I just purchased the Champion 3400 for $989.99. I liked it's built in duel fuel capability. Of course, after the fact I stumble across a YouTube video showing how to add that mod to the Predator. Note that there are more than one videos for this conversion. Find one that matches your learning style.

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Posted: 11/18/20 06:20am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Is that made in Communist China? Or?

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California I think?!

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I have serious doubts about 27db, maybe when it's not running.

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Fisherman wrote:

I have serious doubts about 27db, maybe when it's not running.


My Champ 2K inverter seems loud, when working hard, standing right next to it. Maybe the 27db is measured from 300 ft?? Looks to be a great deal though, and many seem to like the Predator gens.

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The Predator 3500, Echo Bearcat IG3500E and Northern Powerhorse 3500i are all the same generator, and are a good quality unit for the price.

But $799.99 is the regular price at both Harbor Freight and Northern Tool, so it’s not on sale. Harbor Freight occasionally has a coupon that applies to the Predator. I think it was 15% a few weeks ago, but they are rare.


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Posted: 11/18/20 08:19am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

It is 57 db, not 27db!


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#1Flyboy wrote:

Is that made in Communist China? Or?

That would be my guess. If you do a Google search on where they are manufactured you get a bunch of question avoiding responses.
If they were manufactured in California they would be marketed as made in the USA.

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I was recently camped near one of these, and it wasn't quiet at all. I should have, but didn't ask the owner if he had the Eco switch off. Of course, running any generator from a mounting rack on the back of your trailer just turns it into a sounding board.

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Good choice for home usage when the power is out? Or go with something a little bigger? Pretend its your average family with a couple kids.

My friend wants those giant built in units hooked up to the service panel. To me that seems like a good choice for an older couple with medical machines and want it to automatically change over.

I keep telling her just get a smaller gen and run eletrical cords as a cheaper option. This summer they warned about shutting the power off is why its an issue. Has to do with preventing fires from the main electrical lines.

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