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Looking for a small, possibly diesel generator for emergency household power (UK)?

I'm after a small generator (no more than 2kw)I'd like the tank to last at least 3 hours on one fill and if it were diesel and silent that would be even better.If it could also have a built in inverter (for home use) that would also be good. It's for UK power so a 3pin socket would be preferable and 230v power is a must.

Answer:

Honda makes really great self-contained generators exactly like you describe, and, since they're made by Honda, they work well and they last forever (see link, below). Good luck! :-D
Jan 26, 2018
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Jan 26, 2018
You need to START by learning the BASICS about generators. It WON'T have an inverter, because the output is AC from the start. In addition, at 230 volts, 2 kw is LESS that 10 amps. If they make generators that SMALL, they are not worth having.
Jan 26, 2018
Something in my aged memory suggest you need 50 Hz. in the UK If so, A 197 volt @ 50 Hz. generator output would be the voltage AND FREQ. you would need. There is no such thing as a quiet diesel engine. I think LISTER engines builds SMALL DIESEL ENGINE WITH AN ATTACHED GENERATORoR SOME YEARS BACK THEY DID.
Jan 26, 2018
Edit , never mind my previous answer , you want a D fuel gen for emergency household power Which means you will rarely use it . then by all means spend the extra $2000 to save $20 on the fuel. take care ;)
Jan 26, 2018

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