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Old 02-21-2019, 09:45 AM   #1
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Champion 5000W hybrid inverter generator

Hi,

I am looking at the below generator for emergency power at home. It would be replacing a Subaru sgx 3500.

House has a 240Vac connector and a manual transfer switch.

It seems very be cheap for an inverter.

Is it s true inverter?

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Old 02-21-2019, 10:17 AM   #2
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It seems to be the real thing. Inverter technology and variable speed.

The big difference is that its an open frame ( that means loud ) engine.
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Thanks Twinboat,

I had noticed it was open frame, is that common?
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Yes, most cheap contractor generators are open frame. Just an engine sitting in a protective frame.

Quiet generators are closed up so the engine sound is contained.
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I am not so concerned about the noise, I am more interested in the inverter part.
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We got a new furnace installed and not sure will it play nice with our existing generator. We are waiting for spring to come to test it and change the generator if needs be.
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Old 02-21-2019, 06:08 PM   #7
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The real question is: what does the "hybrid" mean?

There are standard 3600 rpm alternator generators and then there are inverter generators. So how is this a "hybrid"?
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Great question. I have no idea.
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You must show us the procedure for recoil starting this engine.
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I have not purchased the generator.
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