Kings Generators

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Kings Generators

Post by VK2CSW » Sat Nov 09, 2019 4:29 pm

Hi All,

The generator I have (a 2kVA chinese thing) has developed an oil leak.

Just spent an hour taking the covers off. I reckon there's another hour getting the engine shrouds off before I can even begin to look for the oil leak.

It looks like I can get a Kings 2kVA for about $450 or a 3kVA for about $650.
https://www.4wdsupacentre.com.au/produc ... rs-24.html

I use (used?) this one to run household fridges and to charge batteries during extended power outages and to run a water pump from the tank during bush fires.

Although having a clean output for using with radios would be nice, for the price I wouldn't expect that.

Has anyone used a Kings genset?

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Re: Kings Generators

Post by VK4GHZ » Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:16 pm

Although we live in disposable society these days, replacing a 'cheap Chinese' something with a different 'cheap Chinese' something often ends the same.

The URL you posted appears truncated (returns a 404 error), and should probably be:
https://www.4wdsupacentre.com.au/advent ... power.html

It's widely acknowledged that Honda generators are hard to beat.
Add the cost of the original generator and a replacement, and you're approaching the Honda.
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Re: Kings Generators

Post by VK6NI » Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:00 am

I've had two Honda generators. The first one (1KW) I sold to get a bigger one (2KW). Both worked exceptionally well on IOTAs, etc. The 2KW unit had some slight RF issues that were solved with filters. The 2KW unit now sits in the shed and gets pulled out when there is a power failure, starts on third or fourth pull no matter how long its been standing without use. I have had it serviced over the years at a Honda dealer to keep it reliable but often goes several years without service. While writing this I'm trying to work out how long I've had it - it must be 15+ years!
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