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|12-14-2012 08:52 AM|
Tripp-lite LC series (600,1200,1800,2400 etc) power conditioners have been used endlessly with basic ac generators with great results,i was never aware of that warning, but i did just check the site and i see exactly what you mentioned, i only know they work well from many others who have recommended them to me.
the idea does not even make sense, if my generator ( or any other power source have "filtered computer-grade output" why would i need a line conditioner with filtering at all, when an AC voltage regulator for ~$25 would work just fine.
Not sure if they are just saying that for longevity or something, but i know these boxes being used for camping , with 300-400 hrs or maybe more and no failures.
did you try it yet, or are you returning it?
|12-13-2012 09:49 PM|
|12-13-2012 03:14 AM|
|12-13-2012 02:37 AM|
Called Home Depot online sales. Told them that another customer service rep said when they come back in stock (mid-dec) then HD.com would price adjust back to the $199 due to the lack of stock(from Hurricane). At first she couldn't do it (because they are capped at a 15% max discount), I asked to speak with a manager...5 min later she was able to sell it for $199 shipped.
It worked for others as well.
|12-07-2012 06:56 AM|
Quieter than i expected, large muffler, not quiet like a honda inverter gen of course, but much quieter than a lawn mower ,snowblower,pressure washer etc.
anyone buying a generator be sure to break it in, change the oil, and drain the fuel when storing it for more than a few weeks.
|12-07-2012 06:15 AM|
Inventory has been trickling back in stock at a few Home Depot stores.
However, the price keeps rising ... $199 ... $239 ... $249 ...
|11-29-2012 01:52 AM|
This here is a great power conditioner for sensitive electronics, other wattage amounts are avail too.
|11-28-2012 05:51 PM|
Thanks OP, I ordered online Monday and picked up in store Tuesday evening @ $199.
Two commenters have asked a similar question without a response, but I'll try again:
I was reading the manual that came with this generator and it stated that if your refrigerator has a digital display (which the temp control is digital on mine...same way with my deep freeze) then it is a "Solid State Device" and a "Power Line Conditioner" should be utilized between the generator and the fridge. A quick google search for power line conditioner came back with some ridiculously pricey apparatuses...like $700. If I really need something like that, then I should have just bought a $900 Honda or Yamaha inverter generator...or do I really 'need' that. It isn't a surge suppressor, but I'm not knowledgable enough about what a power line conditioner does to know if I need it or not. Anyone care to share some knowledge??
|11-28-2012 03:03 AM|
has anyone who ordered online received a ship notification yet?
mine still says pending.
|11-27-2012 09:35 AM|
|hashmander||check your local store inventories online. by chance i did a search of the orlando area and found 21 (20 now) available at 6 different stores.|
|11-26-2012 07:38 PM|
|ColoradoPenguin||Checked local HD and then went on-line and picked up the genny for $199 instead of the displayed $239. I can had my own wheels and hour meter for less then the $200 difference that the same model has with those options. Great Deal.|
|11-24-2012 03:16 PM|
|Deadhead||Ya well, with most of the people here without power for multiple weeks between the last 2 years, 21 days total for me, I wasn't holding out hope.|
|11-24-2012 02:52 PM|
Set your alert on slickdeals for generators. There will be some deals at some point in the next 6 months.
|11-23-2012 09:23 PM|
|Deadhead||Was at my home dept at 4am, they had 7 of them. all sold out by people in front of me when they opened the doors at 5.|
|11-23-2012 07:53 PM|
|goodtoberich||yes- noticed that! will rig my own- am not too worried. just bought a generator wheel kit.|
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