Were planing a buy a new small generator, the markets full with zillions of chinese brands, And even if u ask them that u need a generator of a brand that is your name, they say thoose are avalible but we would deliver it to you tomorow (sticker change probably)
On roaming around and around, talking to differnt people, mechanics, repairing people, shops aroud the market. (We had Honda in mind as previusly using it, but throug sources came to know the pure Honda Generator in Chines, But the ones coming by the name Elemax Honda are korean and better Generators. Now some people in the market also claimed that Old stock ELEMAX HONDAS are koreans but the fresh arrived ELEMAX HONDA stocks are also chinese.)
So we short listed 2 brands
1) Green Power RS 31,000 (2-2.5 kva model Generates 1800 watts 1 model then comes 5 Kva models)
2) LONCIN RS 24000-28000 (2-3 Kva models Generates 1800-2300watts diferent models)
Green powers engine is made to run on gas and has no petrol option, its a better choice as no alteration would be done and would use it on Natural gas directly, And is avalible with one dealer in the market only who claims to have the agency, and claims il give in written im responsible for every thing with in the warranty period. and that all parts are avalible even after the warranty period ends. But the issue is that many times the presure isnt enough that even my current Honda dies on gas, and further times to come there maybe Gas loadshedding.
One option is to always keep a gas cylinder filled up for backup, but some how doesnt seems feasible.
So now we have decided to go for a LONCIN Generator it generates about 2300 watts, has a gaskit included in the package. Previusly our HONDA 2500 Generated about 1800watts.
Now even in LONCIN there are seperate models, options avalible with about 4k price difference (23k to 27k).
-Some models generate about 1800watts, other generate 2300 watts.
-Some dont have a electric starter (push button like), some come with key starter, some with recoil starter.
-Some dont come with a battery, some you have to buy seperate battery.
-Some dont have a trolly.
The one we finalized wasnt avalible at other shops, and this shop seemed big and reliable too. its model is some thing like LC or LP 3500
This genset has a catchy plastic panel covering the engine, key starting, a bigger FB battery (others have mini dry batterys like in toys), Trolly, etc makes it look bigger and attractive too. But all that stuff doesnt matters, its whats inside that matters.
1 year complete warranty (electronics not included)
1 Gaskit. to run on Petrol and Natural Gas
its price is about Rs 27500 final (with gas kit installed) andd Rs. 27000 without Gaskt.
In market Gaskets are worth 500-2500 with seperate fitting charges.
SO if any one is using LONCIN brand generators or know a reliable dealer im waiting for your feedback, we would finalise the deal in a day or 2 as we have sold our old Honda 2500 (aprox 15 yrs old) as it had completed its life wasnt worth repairing now.