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The Generator That Could – 2 Years Later


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


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 | 12 Comments »

The Generator that Could


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 »

Two Stroke 1kW Generator Test


A few days ago on rec.outdoors.rv-travel (RORT) someone asked about the capacity of my little 2-stroke generator. He also asked how much juice my little electric chainsaw consumes and how well it operates with the generator. So, dear readers, I decided today to brave the cold winter weather of the mountains here in Tellico Plains […]

Posted by neonjohn on January 21st, 2008 under Power Generation, RV/Camping | 9 Comments »


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