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Old 08-04-2011, 01:39 PM   #1
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Blackmax 7000 at Sam's Club

Black Max - 7,000 Watt - Portable Gas Generator with Electric Start Powered by Honda - Sam's Club

Has anyone tried one of these? $899 now in the store. Seems like it would have plenty of power for the A/C.

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Old 08-04-2011, 01:53 PM   #2
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Do you really need that much power? Also 2 hours for every gallon of gas. It would be a lot cheaper going to a full hookup site
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Old 08-04-2011, 01:56 PM   #3
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My neighbor has one for on-site construction - they are very noisy. You would probably be kicked out of a campground for firing one up. It can run a lot of tools and a big compressor, though.
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Best check the weight too - could be an impediment even if you are ok with the noise!

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Old 08-04-2011, 05:08 PM   #5
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The smaller Honda's are only 59 DB. An increase of 3 DB is a doubling of the noise level. This unit is 78 DB. You figure it out.
I find the camper friendly ones are noisy. Maybe cause I don't have one.
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Old 08-04-2011, 06:23 PM   #6
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The smaller Honda's are only 59 DB. An increase of 3 DB is a doubling of the noise level. This unit is 78 DB. You figure it out.
I find the camper friendly ones are noisy. Maybe cause I don't have one.
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This unit is about 70 times louder than a small Honda. Or the same volume as about 70 Hondas.

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Old 08-04-2011, 07:51 PM   #7
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That generator would probably be an unwise purchase. It could well run your air conditioner, but you would have to sleep with ear protection with that thing running 25 yards away. Anyone camping near you would like to beat the crap out of you, or would set your new generator on fire. On top of all these great benefits, a good night's sleep would cost you about $30 in gasoline.

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OK, I'm convinced this Blackmax is not a good choice. Honda seems to be the preferred brand due to reliability and low noise. The question is how big do I need to run the AC a few hours a day? The AS has a 30 amp plug, so is 3600 watts surge about right or do I need to go a little higher. I don't necessarily need an inverter because I wont be using electronic gear while camping, the whole purpose is to get way from all that.
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I have 2 Honda 2000's. They are lightweight so I can load and unload them by myself. You only need one to run everything except the AC. They can be piggy backed so that I have 4000 watts, which is what you have to have to run the AC. They are quiet and have done a good job for me. Hope this helps.
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