Impax IM800I 700W Inverter Generator 230V
Great little generator
Like many people I bought this to charge a battery bank which powers my inverter for a remote work unit.
Start with the cons:
This is not specific to this particular unit, but even though it's stated as 'silent' and 'low noise' by the marketing material, it's not silent by any stretch of imagination, unless you're half deaf. It's quieter when compared to the super cheap metal framed gennys, it still creates a racket especially when you're pulling 500w+ from it.
It also kicks out a lot of stink, even when it's warmed up I can't seem to get it running with a closed choke - maybe it's still running in. So make sure to run it outside.
It's very frugal - 2l of unleaded lasts about 4 hours on medium load.
It's pretty easy to start once you prime it, open the vent, switch the fuel valve to ON and the engine switch to on.
When it's to be used near people I suggest you build an enclosure like i did using scrap bits of plywood, sandwitching leftover rockwool, with a fan and exhaust and it's almost inaudible now, having a more pleasant 'rumble' than a moped sound.
I'd definitely recommend it just check it's powerful enough for what you need!
19 Jul 2015
Impax IM800I 700W Inverter Gen
Great little unit perfect as a spare back up for emergency jobs and great price too
10 Apr 2015
good price brought to power my shop as my electric had been cut good working generator couple little things connected up to itt grate.. just staff Need to no more about there products..
28 Mar 2015
Can't charge, cuts out
First thing, the 12v charger won't charge any battery over 80 amp - the generator will cut the 12v supply when it figures out what amp your battery is.
I have had it only a few weeks, run it a few times each week but it cuts out after a hour or 2 then on restart it will run for a few minutes if lucky. Oil is fine no over load (only running LED lights and laptop).
Can't find any information as to why this is so will be returning it for a exchange, wishing the next one better luck.
23 Feb 2015