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Old 02-07-2012, 01:52 PM   #29
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We have had more noise from people partying late in the evening, then we have ever had from a generator; especially a Honda or Yamaha. Now to just figure out how to get invited to the party.Ed
Me too, in those times I have primative I rarely here the gens over the partying that is going on. And those times I do here the gens they really dont bother me as long as they are on steady noise level. Now you take the ones that have little or no muffler or any kind of noise suppression and they are constantly up and down on the throttlle then there is a problem.
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Old 02-07-2012, 01:58 PM   #30
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Just so everyone knows, since I started watching this thread I have been also watching news on various gen companies and have noticed that there are more and more comming online with gens made with inverters and toneing down the noise on all their gens as many of the neighborhoods are also beginning to complain about Gen noise on construction sites. I know some cities are actually passing ordinances on this, Bristol TN/VA is looking at the issue, as I had a call from a friend on the city board who knows I have a camper and use gens and wanted to ask questions on them.
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Old 02-07-2012, 02:09 PM   #31
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How quiet do you feel your insulated housing will be able to get the Champion?
You will have to take into consideration the cooling/fresh air needs of the unit.

Our 2000 Honda will charge our two grp 27 AGM's in about an hour while doing the Breakfast thing every morning. "quiet" times are usually posted at check-in or listed on your receipt.

POI...have camped around many noisy generators and people, not aware of anyone being asked to leave. It's more of a PITA and courtesy thing.
We like to follow all the rules..., well maybe all except for the one about hogging the water tower to top the tank.

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Well lets see if we can find out, I have a Northern Tool 5500 construction gen in the garage, which is about the same as the champion. I will try to see if I can locate someone who has a noise meter and take readings on it before and after, that will tell the tale.
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Honda takes it's db measurement at 9', not sure what Yami does.

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Old 02-08-2012, 01:03 AM   #33
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Well lets see if we can find out, I have a Northern Tool 5500 construction gen in the garage, which is about the same as the champion. I will try to see if I can locate someone who has a noise meter and take readings on it before and after, that will tell the tale.

If any of you have an iPhone, there's an app that's either free or $.99 called DecibelMeter. I've used it for all sorts of noise measurements and it seems reasonably accurate when I've compared it a real db meter used by some audio geek friends.
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Old 02-08-2012, 11:36 AM   #34
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I don't belive you can use the manufacturer's data for comparing the noise levels. You may not have the same distance, location or accuracy of the measuring equipment. I would say that you need a head to head comparison with the two models side by side. I don't even think that you need a db meter. Just listen to them with the human ear and determine which one is quieter.

I assume somebody has tested the Yamaha and Honda (2kw) to determine which one was quieter. Can anyone provide the link?

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I assume somebody has tested the Yamaha and Honda (2kw) to determine which one was quieter. Can anyone provide the link?

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When deciding on a generator, I checked out the Honda and Yamaha 2kw gen sets' specs and they db levels varied by, I seem to recall, about 1 db. I believe they were measured at about 10' away running unloaded. All that said, my experience wandering around campgrounds where Hondas and Yamahas were being used, was that either is very quiet and I can have a conversation easily within 10 to 15' of my running generator. I run mine almost always around mid day for approximately an hour; I've never had a complaint.
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The EF2000iS is powerful, portable and retro-modern and delivers maximum output with minimum effort. It weighs a mere 44 pounds and very compact (2.2 cu.ft.), making it easy to transport and store. Maximum AC Output of 2000 watts/16.7amps with 1600 running watts. It’s so quiet that you can have a conversation near one and may not realize it is running. (51.5 dBA to 61 dBA – ¼ rated to rated load). Meets the strictest environmental standards.

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I know folks run their genertor on bed of a pickup truck.
Can I run mine in an SUV with the back hatch and all windows open and to make sure that the exhaust is facing outword
It will save me the hassle to loading and unloading the bugger.
Any comments will be appreciated
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I know folks run their genertor on bed of a pickup truck.
Can I run mine in an SUV with the back hatch and all windows open and to make sure that the exhaust is facing outword
It will save me the hassle to loading and unloading the bugger.
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Yes...if you don't mind the exhaust fumes that may very well permeate the interior.

Our 2000i stunk up the back of our 95 Burb running for 2hrs with everything open, all 5 doors, sitting in rear w/exhaust facing out. This was before converting it to LPG, much less stink now.

Believe me the doghouse got lonely...it was the DW's DD at the time.

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Personally, we place our generator away from occupied areas and downhill, if possible, to reduce noise and avoid carbon monoxide poisoning. C02 is heavier than air and settles in low areas. In marine applications, care must be taken to avoid deadly fumes; and it seems that similar caution would be advisable for RVs.
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We don't need to run it very often, but when we do we locate the Honda 1kw about 50 ft from the Airstream to minimize the noise.

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