Kipor used portable generator

15 Feb 2010
Posted by Laptop Junction

Kipor 2000Ti used portable generator

Wondering how a Kipor used portable generator performs? Well you found the info - and it probably won't get any better than this. You're looking at a Kipor Sinemaster 2000 Ti used portable Generator. It’s been (ab)used for 4 years on an overland trip through Asia and the Middle-East.

And it still runs well, no need for a replacement or any big time maintenance yet. It was bought new on Amazon and delivered by UPS within 1 week.
 

Kipor 2000Ti used portable generator review

Would there be another Kipor again? For the same trip, probably yes. If  used on a daily basis probably not. This Kipor portable generator model does well when used occasionally, say a few times a month. For daily use the Kipor generator design simply needs more engineering.
 

Used Portable Generator Kipor Sinemaster KGF 2000Ti
The Kipor Sinemaster KGF 2000Ti - had a rough time in Asia and the Middle-East


The Kipor Sinemaster Ti2000 had the worst seat on the journey – far in the back of the truck in an outside box. It’s pretty shock proof – it took the worst beating one can imagine. The roads in India are the worst – less traveled roads are a continuous speed bumper experience. Though the Kipor likes to be stored at above zero degrees, the Kipor fuel pump doesn’t like the cold and started leaking after –5 Celsius in Iran.


Used Portable Generator Kipor Sinemaster KGF 2000Ti in it's home.
Used Portable Generator Kipor Sinemaster KGF 2000Ti - the worst seat in the house in the back of the truck.

The Kipor Ti2000 is not for those who know nothing about generators or combustion engines in general. For one, the manual is written in mechanic style. Secondly, for solving no-starts the manual was no good anyway. Though most of the no-starts could have been easily prevented by a few lines in the manual.

On a journey like this, parts availability is a non-issue – there are simply no Kipor parts. Though designed as a Honda eu2000i look-a-like, the Kipor engineers have been copying a bit too much. Like the fuel pump can be replaced by the much cheaper and better quality Honda version.
 

Used Portable Generator Kipor Sinemaster KGF 2000Ti
  The Kipor Sinemaster KGF 2000Ti - engine compartment


The Kipor generator does deliver the electrical power it’s designed for. Though the electrical design has it’s rough edges. Running dry on full throttle is a messy electrical experience. It managed to fry a battery charger on full load. Again a better electrical design could have prevented this.


Behind the front panel of the portable Generator Kipor Sinemaster KGF 2000Ti

Behind the European cover - top = fuel tank, below = inverter

For the money, the Kipor has proven worth it – when compared to the much more expensive Honda eu2000i. Most likely the Kipor Ti2000 will last a few years more under the same conditions – the experience over the past 4 years overland makes all the difference.


European front for a  portable Generator Kipor Sinemaster KGF 2000Ti
  European Kipor Sinemaster KGF 2000Ti

 
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