Impax IMDY2500LBI 2200W Inverter Generator 230V
My first suitcase generator
Had a job on the moors miles away from anywhere that needed my 1600w demolition hammer.
Ordered the Impax 2500 and collected next morning on the way to the North York moors.
Unpacked it on Screwfix car park in Burnley.
Excellent packing, no chance of damage in transit, unless dropped from the sky.
Quick read ot the manual, filled with oil, already had the quantity od the web site, checked the spark plug was tight. Filled with petrol, pulled the starter rope 10 times, as per label, choke lever to on, tanl vent to on, petrol tap to on, ignition witch to on, eco switch to off,pulled the starter, nothing, pulled it again the engine started.
Cold morning, 8 degrees C, after about 20 seconds, pushed choke lever to off.
Plugged 1600w hammer in, ran OK, Eco switch to on, again hammer swithed on, small change in engine speed.
Packed it all away and off to the job. total running time about 4 hours, very quiet, ran on Eco all the time, stopping and starting as reqired, needed choke every time, but also started on first pull every time.
Fuel consumption most probabley better than stated, choke lever a bit small, had to take glove of to operate it, no noticable rise in temperature after 4 hours. First impresions, very good build quality, very quiet and easy to use. Good buy at reasonable price.
24 Nov 2014
Great little unit though somewhat disappointed that the little bits of detail are forgotten.
Got the generator out of the box and it comes without oil in the engine. A trip out to find the required quality oil was a pain, why not include a bottle in the box?
Advice is that an earth peg should be used, (obtainable from camping shops) the earth connection point is there, why not include a peg and piece of wire??
Otherwise all cool so far, but am putting it to the test this week.
25 Aug 2014
Only used once since purchasing.
Good build quality
Easy to use
Pretty quiet for a generator of this size
Compact and well designed
11 Jun 2014
Great little Geny
Great Price for a Geny of this type. Seems to be built ok "Except for Choke Lever" this seemed to have snapped in transit, not an issue really as I have repaired easily with a screw, but worth checking before taking ownership at the counter.
Loading is smooth and seems to handle demand loading fairley reactively. All in all a great product for the price.
14 Mar 2014