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Old 06-15-2011, 04:25 PM   #1
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GENERATOR FOR ONE LIGHT

i was wondering how big of generator do i need to run just one light for myself..any suggestions??
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Old 06-15-2011, 04:33 PM   #2
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Depends on wattage of the bulb/set-up. I am sure one of those little Honda 900 watt generators would be more than adequate. Don't eat up much gas, compact and fairly quiet.
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Old 06-15-2011, 04:35 PM   #3
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yes i forgot to mention its for a single stage light w/1000 watt..since its just for myself i need something small and easy to get on/off the truck.
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those 2 thousand watt hondas for $900 are great they are quiet especially with just one light.
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Old 06-15-2011, 04:42 PM   #5
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thanks redman i def. will looking to the honda one.
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Old 06-15-2011, 04:50 PM   #6
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so for a 1000 watt light i need at least a 2000 watt generator, right??
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No, you won't need 2000, but you may need additional juice as a "buffer" some things that are powered require additional wattage to "start up". if you had a 1K generator powering a 1K light, would probably trip the breaker.

Go 2K and you have some versatility. That size will also come in handy during a hurricane as well. I have a 2900 watt and can run 2 fridges, a chest freezer and a 500 bottle wine cabinet.
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thanks fangard!!
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The Honda EU2000i is probably the best small generator out there
. Small, quiet, and you can power your laptop off it without problems. I have powered 2, 1000 watt lights off mine, but it sure didn't like it. Try to allow yourself at least a 25% buffer. (2KW genset, 1500 watt load)
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I run a EU2000 watt generator to power my 1000 watt stage light. With the eco switch on the generator only runs as much rpm needed to power the light which is a little over half throttle and it makes it really quiet. I looked around online and found one on sale for like $750 with no tax and free shipping good luck.
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