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Old 01-21-2005, 08:18 AM   #1
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Default Generator of outdoor racing

I've been thinking that a gas generator might be a good idea for racing outdoors (parking lot tracks) this summer.

Anyone have any recommendations for output wattage? Manufacturer?

I'd be running a hakko 936, 1 or possibly two chargers, an ott light, 20A PS and maybe a radio/CD?


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go to Home Depot and geta Coleman 1850, it's a little bigger and louder then the Honda1000iu, but it's way cheaper!
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Hondas are definatly the way to go if you can afford it.
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i agree, the coleman is cheaper, but the honda will be easier to lug around and is quiet, and i mean quiet.
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How about just a power converter attached to your car and an extension cord? You could also make up a connector to connect to an extension cord to run 12v through it and run your chargers off of it.... 2 aligator clips and a 2 or 3 prong female 110 plug....
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UMM cause car batteries dye and then you could be walking home?? Standard car batteries aren't designed to provide continious power, they are there mearly to provide starting power and on the rare occasion that your electrical system needs a little extra momentary boost.... Running accessories off of your car battery will cause it an earily demise....
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Coleman pulse 1850 there 399.99 at home depot, and a (100 foot even a 50 will do, extention cord) one hell of a lot cheaper than spending an extra 500 bucks on a honda!!!
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That Coleman is the most cost effective. Mine got me through Hurricane Jeanne too...
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