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Old 02-02-2015, 03:56 PM   #61
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Originally Posted by J Mac View Post
What does a 600 watt Yamaha generator cost in Canada and where in the Vancouver area is the best place to get one?
I don't know if it is available anymore our is 20 years old and is the first inverter model I'd seen. It's supposed to be 59 decibels. We bought ours at a place whos' name escapes me at present but I'm guessing you know North Vancouver. They are located on Pemberton Ave about two blocks down from Marine Dr. Good luck on your search.

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Old 02-02-2015, 04:02 PM   #62
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Old 02-02-2015, 04:03 PM   #63
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The specs for the Honda eu1000i and eu2000i suggest that the smaller units is only slightly quieter under the same conditions... and that an eu2000i at idle (53 dBA?) is significantly quieter than an eu1000i at full load (57 dBA?). I wouldn't be surprised to find that Bob is correct and in actual use at a few hundred watts output the bigger one is quieter. This applies only in Eco (variable speed) mode; the same would apply to other brands.

I think the roughly 2000 watt size is very common, so it will be a better deal than the more obscure little (600 to 1000 watt) size... plus, some things don't scale well and so an engine half the size will always cost more than half as much. Still, the smaller unit may make more sense for some people, depending on what they can lift, carry, or store in their trailer or tow vehicle.

The Yamaha EF1000IS specs look pretty similar to those of the Honda eu1000i. As Bob said a few days ago, I don't see a current 600 watt model from Yamaha (or Honda).
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Old 02-02-2015, 04:10 PM   #64
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I have a Honda eu2000 as a portable and a 6500 for backup power at home. The Yamaha 2400 gets good reviews also. It is quiet and powers most RV air conditioning units.

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