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Old 5th April 2007, 13:42   #1
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Guys, the summers have arrived in Delhi and as usual the electricity problem is very bad. I am thinking about buying an inverter or a generator that can support a refrigerator and 1 ac or 2 acs at a time.

Any ideas on what brand and model to go for and what would be the approx comparative prices between the two choices?

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Besides the argument of Noise Pollution air pollution etc., from a practicality standpoint, if your locality gets 8-10 hours cut a day with continuous cuts more than 3-4 hours, a generator makes more sense. You can get LPG or Diesel one to save costs.
Inverter will be more expensive initially, but you will recover the cost within 2-3 years if you go for a good branded product.
Su-Kam and Hyundai are good candidates.
Of course a Desi inverter will cost less, but the headache is not worth it. Have already suffered.
You can get easy EMI on most leading brands for 4KVA-5KVA inverters, but the cost will be very very high, initially that is.
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Man, I feel so lucky. My builder, Shipra Estates, provide 100% power back-up. Ghaziabad is notorious for power-cuts but we don't even come to know about those :-)

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mrhap going by your requirments inverter makes little sense so go for a generator
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ya ...I was thinking of adding a solar panel to charge the battery in the day even when there is a power cut....so atlest we have full charge battery at night.....
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mrhap, as you need to run 1 or 2 ACs on the inverter/generator, a generator is the better choice.
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Thanks for your replies, guys in NCR, any idea how much a generator supporting 2 acs would cost?
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Thanks for your replies, guys in NCR, any idea how much a generator supporting 2 acs would cost?
I have seen such sets in villages.

They use a tractor engine, last time I enquired the cost for such a generator to be made was about 80,000RS. That was for a complete set using a mahindra engine.
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A 10KVA generator will cost around 40,000 all inclusive. It will of course be a non branded unit. It will run 3 ACs + some other appliances.
Check with Su-kam for inverter of same capacity.
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We are buying a su-kam 30kva invertor with a 2hr backup to run everything including ACs and its coming to about 5lacs. Its all in the batteries, the more backup you want, the more batteries you need to buy.

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30KVA! ankur,
That will power 15ACs!
I guess a 5KVA one will cost around 80K?
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30KVA! ankur,
That will power 15ACs!
I guess a 5KVA one will cost around 80K?
No just about 7-8 ACs along with all the other stuff. No idea about 5kva models.

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Sorry for going way off topic but couldn't resist asking a question that i cant find a true answer of.

How much a simple 500VA home inverter enough for 3-4 fans,tubes consumes electricity while at fully "charged" and also when it is "charging"?Some one told me that even when its fully "charged" it consumes electricity equal to 100 w bulb and 500w when its "charging".
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A 10KVA generator will cost around 40,000 all inclusive. It will of course be a non branded unit. It will run 3 ACs + some other appliances.
Check with Su-kam for inverter of same capacity.
Please where can I pick up one of these from ?

40,000 is ok if it can power 3AC. Any idea on how much diesel it consumes for an hours use.

I have been told that the Mahindra tractor engine powered ones consume about 1.5 litres of diesel per hour. No idea how many KVA they are.
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check the kirloskar/cummins websites for gen stes. you can get them with sound proofing and warranty. 5 KV gen set can also power AC. even honda makes small genstes upto 10 KV. recently i enquired for 62.5 KN genset from kirlosakr . quoted price was 4.5- 5 lakhs all inclusive with sound proofing ans installation

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