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What size generator for backup?

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That is the plug that is used on aircons here, it must be possible to get it at almost any hardware store

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2 hours ago, fred42 said:

It looks exactly like this..

 

Japanes-Plug.png

@fred42, where did you purchase the generator? 

Like @Woolf stated, plugs of almost every variety should be found in the Electric Departments of hardware stores in country. Try Belmont or Ace, for sure.

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I can second Paul's Honda generator suggestion, I have the EU2000 for a couple years now. I paid right at $1kUSD for mine new. The selling point for me on the Honda was that it was "smart" and adj fuel to meet the load requirements unlike "dumb" generators that flow the same amount of fuel regardless of load. So the Honda is very fuel efficient. But cost more to buy.

Lots of cheaper generators out there.

I run only ethanol free gas in mine so as to avoid carburetor problems related to ethanol. I got tired of rebuild carbs because they sat with ethanol/gas mix too long. Might not be a problem in Cebu--but I do not know. Anyways mine can sit with fuel in the carb for extended periods of time without any issue, starts right up when I need it.

I do not connect mine to the house wiring yet but I have proper transfer switch on hand that I need to install. The one I have will properly disconnect three circuits of my choosing for connection to the generator through the switch. Until that gets installed whatever appliances I need to run get plugged into the generator directly and not thru house wiring. I have a battery backed solar power system that supply's power to one discrete circuit separate from house wiring. I can use the EU2000 12VDC output to help charge those batteries if I need to (cloudy days).

I can buy a kit to run my EU2000 on natural gas and a kit to connect a second EU2000 together for increased capacity. I am considering both.

 

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22 hours ago, fred42 said:

Anyone know where a genset plug can be purchased??

If you provide a photo of the plug needed, I can probably tell you where to find it. I've looked at a lot of plugs at various hardware stores in the past 2 months.

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19 hours ago, Paul said:

That's what I was thinking, that he had a genset with a twist-lock, full power socket. But, any hardware store in the Philippines would carry this plug, I am almost certain.

The several hardware stores I've been to didn't have that type of plug in stock. Since Belmont Industrial Supply has such a large selection of generators, I'd be asking them if they have that plug in stock somewhere in the store. I only looked at plugs upstairs in the electrical area.

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10 hours ago, fred42 said:

It looks exactly like this..

 

Japanes-Plug.png

They do have these type of plugs in stock at Belmont Industrial (Mandaue). I noticed them a week or so ago because I had 5 of these type of plug outlets in my condo (now have only 2!). Instead of changing the plugs on my appliances to match the wall outlet, I changed the wall outlets. :)

Note: they did not have this plug in stock at Citi Hardware, Cebu Builders or Ace Hardware.

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1 hour ago, Mikala said:

They do have these type of plugs in stock at Belmont Industrial (Mandaue). I noticed them a week or so ago because I had 5 of these type of plug outlets in my condo (now have only 2!). Instead of changing the plugs on my appliances to match the wall outlet, I changed the wall outlets. :)

Note: they did not have this plug in stock at Citi Hardware, Cebu Builders or Ace Hardware.

Thank you..I will buy 5 of them on my next trip to Cebu!

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