Reviews

Harnessed Jimmy

Easy, Compact, High-Quality Solution to Intermittent Power Loss At Home

We got ours installed this past week with the home integration kit, and it works like a charm! So easy. Idle the car outside the garage, plug the generator into the house, visit our electric panel, flip one or more transfer switches, and our furnace, fridge, freezer, and/or sump pump is seamlessly running off the CarGenerator. Beautiful!

Tom Loveland

A Wonderful Device

I bought one and my friend Jonathan Schloo came over to my house and hooked up a prototype, easily done by someone comfortable with a little bit of DIY.

Jeremy Swampillai

Harnessed Jimmy

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Received as ordered

Waiting to install the plug to my heater and then I will be ready for a bad storm

It works as promised

The on/off switch should be on the outside of the unit and it should be bigger and easier to see, so should be the electrical plugs. To have them underneath the unit is very awkward. Other then that, it works.

New user

Haven’t used the 1000 under normal conditions yet, but have run test to check it out. Works great, will put it to the real test in a couple weeks while boondocking for a week.

Performs As Advertised

My primary reason for purchasing the CarGenerator was to provide power to my travel trailer when boondocking. We were boondocking in Maine last weekend which provided me the opportunity to try it out. As long as I was careful with not running high current draw devices at the same time, it worked fantastically. It ran the microwave, TV and provided the power for my converter to charge my batteries. I am very happy with your product.

Received but not sure what to do with it

I received 2 boxes and a notice that says I need an electrician to hook things up so waiting for my electrician to schedule an appt. So now the boxes sit under the bed until then. Hopefully no power outage until then or I have waisted $1000 ++ dollars.

Winter

Got it to run my furnace and more won't get a chance to try it on my furnace till October I will let you know how it works then but have used it on some lights and fridge and worked great.

Car Generator

Products as advertised but haven't used to date....however you have to improve your free delivery time, a bit to long for my liking. My visa payment in full came due before receiving products ........backorder far to long.

2000/4000 Watt Cargenerator

It works as advertised. It is a great idea. For improvement, an 30 amp outlet on the car generator would be helpful. I want not to need to take my heavy gas generator around.

CarGenerator

This is a great generator. It was so easy to setup and works fantastic. It is lightweight and very compact. This generator does everything it is advertised to do. In my opinion, it’s the best generator out there.

Be patient

We have not been able to use it yet. Still stored

Dry generator works great~

I received this generator and promptly hooked it up to see how it works. Simple to use and efficient. Powered everything I tested out my Airstream. Can’t wait to get it out on the road where I really need it when boondocking at Harvest Hosts and the like. I’ll be the envy of others who have their large, heavy, noisy and gas using generators!!! I’m sure.

Exceptional, Ingenious Product

I was thinking about buying a Generac back up generator until I saw this. With few power losses here in Saskatchewan, I saved quite a bit of $$ by not buying a Generac. Plus, with it being portable, I can take it with us to the cabin at the lake!

Install Delayed

Was delivered on Feb15. Will have to delay my comment as have had to delay the install for personal reasons....spoke to Jonathan...will let you know as soon as it is unwrapped, installed and tested.

so far great. just a test

we just tested CarGenerator. worked great. easy easy. we plugged in lights and some power tools. thank you.

Personal support

I was very surprised when Johnathon actually offered to deliver the generator himself. He also asked questions as to why i ordered the 1500 w version when my vehicles could only provide output of 1000 w. He gave me a credit for the difference and showed me how to connect the product. I really like the product and the service was exceptional.

CarGenerator All Weather 1000w

Great idea, excellent product. Followed the instructions and had the furnace running in no time. Ready for the next power outage!

Happy customer

Excellent customer service. Patient and knowledgeable in answering all my questions. Looking forward to never needing the product, but relieved to know it’s there. Kind of like a fire extinguisher.

J
Custom options for CarGenerator All Weather 1000w
Jim Hance
Good so far!

Ordered my CarGenerator and accessories on 11/28/20 and received on 12/14/20. The main unit is as expected. I was able to easily attach the unit to my vehicle and test the functions with my refrigerator and a lamp. I still need to have an electrician add the plug to my boiler. I am pleased with the build quality and the watt meter I added to the purchase. I also bought the furnace connect kit and although it contained the basic parts, I had to go out and buy additional needed parts to wire the box (wire nuts, screws, cable clamps, junction box & cover). I feel these should have been included. I also purchased the Bluetooth feature. The customer service at CarGenerator is top notch and once I interacted with them I was able to find & install the Apple app. This feature looks to be very useful and I would recommend it - so you know how many watts are being consumed by your appliances. I’m actually looking forward to our first power outage so that I could fully test the CarGenerator. I ended up buying three extension cords, a 25 foot and two 50 foot 12 gauge outdoor cords. Its worthwhile to measure in advance to see what your needs are. I’d suggest they offer extension cords as an add-on item. I’d also suggest that you have your furnace pre-wired for an extension cord intake so you are ready to go on day one - unless you can DIY.

The package is fine, I haven't got around installing the quick release cable

I didn't try the unit. I still have to find a way/someone to install the quick connect cable to the battery.

They are Christmas gifts and will be opened tomorrow. Very pleased with the delivery service.

Generator Review

Very slow delivery of product. Have not had time to connect generator and try it out. Hope to do so in January.

Must have item

This is a genius product which allows you to have a compact, quiet generator wherever you take your car.

CarGenerator is a wonderful device. I had thought of purchasing a whole house generator (significant cost, space issues, _might_ never use it) or a portable gas-powered generator (noisy, fuel storage danger, constant refilling, might not work when needed), but didn't like either solution. Finally started thinking, "Gee, my car has gas, is safe and quiet, runs for hours and hours; there must be a way to use it as a house generator." The Internet immediately revealed CarGenerator.com.
We got ours installed this past week with the home integration kit, and it works like a charm! So easy. Idle the car outside the garage, plug the generator into the house, visit our electric panel, flip one or more transfer switches, and our furnace, fridge, freezer, and/or sump pump is seamlessly running off the CarGenerator. Beautiful!
Finally, the company offers good old-fashioned warm and personal customer service. I post reviews only when I'm absolutely delighted with a product/service; only 4 in 3 years. CarGenerator makes it 5. I'm delighted to recommend CarGenerator to anyone considering an easy, compact, high-quality solution to intermittent power loss at home.

Exceptional, well-designed product. We're excited about the potential this holds. Great job!

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