Can't Get Enough
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: SW Montana, USA
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Re: O/T The *least noisy* generator you know?
Great info from the other responses, but I must add, Honda makes a half dozen different "lines" of generators. If quite is what you want, a Honda, I believe, "EU or EM" series. The contractor or economy grade will be much louder. Also, check out Yamaha and Kawasaki. They also make some very quite units.
My suggestion is to oversize. When sizing a generator, evaluate the type of load you will be installing. A TV is probably about 200w, depending on size, but a blender could be easiy 500-600 watts. Also, a motor requires lots more power to get it going than its operating wattage. For example, a 500w motor could draw 1500w to start up. That same motor if it dosn't have 1500w will take longer to start, and will produce tremendous amounts of heat in that short period of time. In other words, the motor will burn out if underdriven. A seriouse consideration if the motor is expensive.