So, apart from Honda, Yamaha generators which I've heard that the Honda EU201 is the best, where does the Aldi model fit in? It is 3,500 has wheels, 3 x 240 power sockets/outlets
I worked in the generator industry for the past 8 years. We dealt with rentals, sales of both new and secondhand sets and repairs/maintenance of sets ranging in size from 2kva to 2000kva.
My personal opinion is I would never touch a Chinese/ cheap set.
I have seen them not only fail when most needed but also damage electrical equipment that's plugged into them. Power spikes caused from crappy avr's.
The cheap genes often run at higher rpm also rather than 1500rpm like the hondas.
Basically my theory is that you will only ever buy 1 generator in your life if you buy a Honda. Yeh it's about 3 times the price of a Chinese unit but it's ten times better.
I have a question about earthing a generator.
I see earth spikes are very long and have to go deep, this could be hard to do on some ground with a rocky base.
So the question is do I need to earth? If so is there a easy way to do it.