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The Generator That Could – 2 Years Later

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About 2 years ago I wrote about this little 1000 watt Chi-Com generator sold by various merchants including Northern Tool for from about $100 to $150. I tested this generator and found it to be a superb bargain. It outputs its rated power and does so without making much noise. Several people questioned the longevity […]

Posted by neonjohn on January 29th, 2011 under Power Generation, RV/Camping | 16 Comments »

The Little Generator that could – Part Deux

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In response to my first article about little generators, specifically the little $100 ChiCom Special, Mike Hendrix asked the following When I plugged my motorhome in to it I notice that my circuit tester says the Neutral & hot wires are crossed. Do you think I should disassemble and switch the connections on the output […]

Posted by neonjohn on December 31st, 2008 under Cool Stuff, Power Generation, RV/Camping | 11 Comments »

The Generator that Could

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There’s been quite a bit of discussion about small generators in several Usenet newsgroups of recent. These two little generators have been the focus of most of the the discussion. At the top  we have the Universal ChiCom 1000 watt 2-stroke generator, here represented the one sold by Northern tools who supplied the photo. This […]

Posted by neonjohn on December 24th, 2008 under Cool Stuff, Power Generation, RV/Camping | 25 Comments »

Stuff that Drives You Nutz!!!

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Several months of Torment just ended. It started innocently enough. I bought a Wacom Intuos graphics tablet, thinking that I’d learn to cartoon. Problem was, this top of the line pad never worked well enough for me to get started. The mouse worked OK but the pen was jerky sometimes and sometimes not. The mouse, […]

Posted by neonjohn on November 17th, 2008 under Computing, Cool Stuff, Power Generation | Comment now »





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