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Old 06-28-2020, 01:08 PM   #1
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Default EGO Power instead of Gas Generator??

I have a 2900SE and have been researching generator options. Lots of gas options (Honda and Yamaha gold-standards out there but double the cost of a Firman which is what I'd buy if going gas).

Has anyone considered or installed an EGO Lithium-Ion system instead?

https://www.homedepot.ca/product/ego...ery/1001384500

Obviously a long re-charge cycle but I have room in front of my engines (there's a platform for where a factory gen may go) and wondering if it could be hard-wired both to supply and to re-charge.

Twice the cost of gas-gens (initially) but no emissions issues.

Really interested if anyone has gone this way
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Old 06-29-2020, 01:59 PM   #2
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It's just a portable battery. You'd be better off installing a larger house battery bank. There is a difference between generating power and drawing power. You're attempting to address the problem of needing to generate power by proposing a solution that simply allows you to draw more power. Not the same thing. Transferring from one battery to another is not generating power.
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Old 06-29-2020, 07:22 PM   #3
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Thanks Shrew - I'm more looking at this vs a gas generator which, as you noted, is just drawing non-renewable power, not banking it. I need to use my A/C and other power on over-nighters and I don't see a bigger battery bank + inverter being able to meet these requirements (unless I am missing something).

So, a generator is what I need - gas is the norm, but loud and emissions issues, hence the potential appeal of the EGO's (downside is recharge time and availability of power on a trip)
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