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2oldman

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Don & Barb Bogue wrote:

Last time edit.shut down our area was at 3-am. I work up at 330. could not breathe.
I'm not sure what that means, but an inverter would be much better than a generator. Not too many places you're going to be able to run a generator all night.

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Seon wrote:

WNYBob wrote:

Here is a 2300 watt inverter/ Generator with electric start.
Electric start generator


Awful pricey for a 2300w.



Since they are sold out the price must be acceptable.





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IMHO, a good set of batteries and a small inverter/charger/automatic transfer would be optimal. Yes, it would be a lot more expensive, but no one is going to have to hook up anything when the power goes out.

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o2 generators are power hungry devices. They are essentially a compressor that is constant run. It would take a massive battery bank to run one overnight.

There are portable units (back pack) that use less energy, but they are $3K and up. They may not have the flow rate that the OP needs.


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pianotuna wrote:

o2 generators are power hungry devices. They are essentially a compressor that is constant run. It would take a massive battery bank to run one overnight.
That's not what I find. They all have small batteries that can run it from 4-10 hours.

The internet is really something. 5 minutes after making this post I got an ad on my FB page for an o2 concentrator.

* This post was edited 08/01/21 11:15am by 2oldman *

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With no specification on power draw, we are all just shooting in the dark !

The Samlex EVO-1212F is a simple "plug and play"

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Just add batteries like a Zooms 12V 200Ah LiFePO4 Battery Lithium Iron Phosphate Battery Deep Cycle

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You also need a some battery cables and a mega-fuse.

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While pricey, for night time use, to avoid the noise of a generator, you should consider a Bluetti portable power station (lithium batteries, charger, inverter, power outlets, all in one box) https://www.bluettipower.com/

There are other brands also, this is the only one I can think of off hand.

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Re-reading your post, it sounds like you are not camping but instead preparing at home for when your local utility shuts you down for whatever reason (or no reason) with little or no warning.

If I'm that reading correctly, your not moving it and its basically life or death. In that case in my opinion I would get the Honda 3000 (or two, for redundancy.) The electric start add-on kits for the 2000 are slick but I'm not sure I'd trust a Chinese add-on kit in this critical application.

If I'm mis-reading and you are in fact mobile, I would still get the Honda 3000. And if you end up somewhere where someone has an issue with a EU3000 running at idle overnight to sustain life, I'd tell them tough ****.


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