have been caught out with a flat battery and unable to start my van before. Well
not any longer! As a Wheelchair user I cant afford to have these kinds of
problems. This thing charges your vehicle battery at over 8 amps. So you
can get going after about 20 mins.
Its very useful! And its
yet another way to be prepared. And I like to have all problems covered!
When there was a power cut a
year ago I used it to both charge my powerchair for about 5 hours and to work
the lights, the freezer, and my essential electric bed... Without it I would have
been totally stuck.
And because if you are out for
the day it will run any number of other things too. I use it to charge up model
planes and helicopters, to run lights and power tools and even a power polisher
to shine up my van! I like good tools and I like to be prepared.
this generator in particular? Well its basically half the price of the
equivalent Honda suit case 1000 watt generator. And I am disabled and have to
lift and carry it about. And start it.
Not easy from a wheelchair as I am sure you will know. Well the
1000 watt version weights just 30lbs,(12 Kilogram's). So I can lift it with one
hand, get it onto my knee and start it up easily. I can put it into and
out of the back of my van easily. Its just as quiet as the Honda too. If
anything its even easier to start.
Why is it so small and light? Because instead of running a big
engine slowly to get your 50 or 60 cycles per second (constant 3k or 3.6k rpm's)
and driving the generator directly it does something very clever.
It uses a smaller lighter engine that is allowed to rev to 5,500
to make the same power (variable - as required by the electrical load) instead
generating DC power indirectly from its windings. It means I can lift it from a
wheelchair and it takes up little space in my van.