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Old 09-14-2010, 01:00 PM
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Seems to me, by finding a used Honda/Yamaha inverter, you would be money ahead. There are so many good deals on Craigs list for 1000/2000/2400/3000 inverters. They go quick, but good deals can be had. They are so reliable, that buying used really is not a issue. (with normal maintenance)

My little Yamaha 1000 is impressive in the load it can start and run.(much better then the model it replaced) Although sometimes a quality old school type of generator can kick butt on the newer inverters in certain applications. I picked up a Thermal-arc scout with 17 hours on it, and it only puts out 2k on each 120 leg.(It is 240 volts unlike the Honda 3000) It can't be combined for a full output 120 like a Honda 3000 inverter can, but it's more then a match in motor starting capability.
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