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monkeyman  [Member]
7/9/2008 5:35:37 AM EST
A number of years ago, someone came out with a tiny portable gas powered generator for camping. I think it was 200-300W, maybe smaller. It was often pictured in the ads next to a coffe cup. I don't think the whole thing was more than about 9" square and weighed under 10 lbs. It had a 2-cycle engine and I am guessing that it was Chinese.

Anyone remember the name and who made this?
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Waldo  [Moderator]
7/9/2008 5:46:10 AM EST

I can't see it being very useful at 2-300 watts except for charging a battery.

This one belonged to my father. Must be well over 20 years old. I consider it a gas powered battery charger.





Gunlover66  [Member]
7/9/2008 6:16:52 AM EST
That was called the Power Pony. It was a 300W generator that claimed to have an 8 hr. run time on a gallon of gas. They listed around $300 around '99.

I believe they went TU after Y2K.
Cpt_Kirks  [Team Member]
7/9/2008 6:56:25 AM EST
I had one.

It was LOUD, and didn't put out much power. Enough for a little TV and to charge a deep cycle.

I sold it for what I paid for it.

TVLL62CAL  [Team Member]
7/9/2008 7:19:46 AM EST
I still have a Power Pony...dont run it anymore I have a 4000w that I use on occasion...it was handy though...I was able to run a small window unit air conditioner with it but nothing else at the same time...
dablues  [Team Member]
7/9/2008 7:25:19 AM EST
not quite as small, but a truly deluxe version of micro power in Yamaha and Honda

www.wisesales.com/YamahaEF1000iS.html, a true sine wave ouptut with variable throttle for gas savings.



and also, www.wisesales.com/EU1000.html



MarkWiskey  [Member]
7/9/2008 7:39:40 AM EST


*POWER PONY GENERATOR*

*Up to 8 hrs per gal of fuel!!!!!!!*

The PowerPony/ TM/ Mini-Generator

$260 plus $10 shipping

(extra large fuel tank option now available)

Only 13 Lbs light and about as large as a bowling ball, the PowerPonyTM mini-generator an run lights, charge auto batteries, and provide power for your TV or radio in time of an emergency.

/*Specifications:*/
350 Watts @ 120 Volts AC
4 amps @ 12 Volts DC
Up to 8 hrs per gal of fuel @200Watts
Easy to start 2-cycle engine
Sound level 69 decibals
Only 13 Lb Light
One Year Warranty
Spare Parts Kit Included

ORDER FORM
<https://www.universalweb.com/food/order.htm>

**Prices subject to change with out notice**
06/24/05

Subj: Status of Lightweight Mini-generator
To: All those who responded to our earlier market survey post

We have extensively tested the PowerPony mini-generator (350W) and are
very happy with its
design, appearance (everyone says it is "cute"), and performance. We are
pleased to announce
that we are begining to take orders at this time.

The price is $249 plus shipping (UPS ground is $9). Calif residents,
please add 7.75% tax. VISA
and MC accepted. Please expect delivery within 3-4 weeks at this time.

Here are the specs:
AC Output: 350W, 110VAC, 60 Hz. (1/2 hp)
DC Output: 12VDC (battery charger)
Engine: single cylinder, 2-cycle, electronic ignition, recoil start
Fuel: 1 liter tank mounted for gas/oil mixture
Runtime: 1.5 hrs per tank under full load (350W), 2.0 hrs under 1/2 load
Weight: 13 lb - the smallest, lightest generator we've ever seen
Extras: screwdriver, spark plug wrench, spare spark plug, 4oz bottle of oil for gas/oil mix

We are offering a 30 day money back guarantee and a 90 day warranty (parts & labor)

Please call, e-mail, or Fax us if you have any questions. We can Fax you an info sheet as well.

Bill Hoffman
House of Generators
1661 Gothard St, #D
Huntington Beach, CA 92647

714-375-1742
Fax 714-375-2106

PowerPony is first personal Generator!
---------------------------------------
If you have ever thought how convenient it would be to have a small generator that you could use for camping, boating, outdoor events, and emergencies, take a look at the PowerPony. Check our website at:

http://www.powerpony.com/powerinfo/index.htm

or email to author, call toll-free, or FAX

House of Generators
16601-D Gothard Street
Huntington Beach, CA 92647

800-987-4484
FAX: 714-375-2107


HTH, none of the links work, maybe you'll have better luck with the phone numbers.
monkeyman  [Member]
7/9/2008 8:56:15 AM EST
I don't think it was the Power Pony. The one I remember was smaller. I may have some old magazines in my basement and I will try and find an ad.
EXPY37  [Member]
7/9/2008 9:28:34 AM EST

Originally Posted By MarkWiskey:
www.universalweb.com/food/Pony1.jpg

*POWER PONY GENERATOR*

*Up to 8 hrs per gal of fuel!!!!!!!*

The PowerPony/ TM/ Mini-Generator

$260 plus $10 shipping

(extra large fuel tank option now available)

Only 13 Lbs light and about as large as a bowling ball, the PowerPonyTM mini-generator an run lights, charge auto batteries, and provide power for your TV or radio in time of an emergency.

/*Specifications:*/
350 Watts @ 120 Volts AC
4 amps @ 12 Volts DC
Up to 8 hrs per gal of fuel @200Watts
Easy to start 2-cycle engine
Sound level 69 decibals
Only 13 Lb Light
One Year Warranty
Spare Parts Kit Included

ORDER FORM
<https://www.universalweb.com/food/order.htm>

**Prices subject to change with out notice**
06/24/05

Subj: Status of Lightweight Mini-generator
To: All those who responded to our earlier market survey post

We have extensively tested the PowerPony mini-generator (350W) and are
very happy with its
design, appearance (everyone says it is "cute"), and performance. We are
pleased to announce
that we are begining to take orders at this time.

The price is $249 plus shipping (UPS ground is $9). Calif residents,
please add 7.75% tax. VISA
and MC accepted. Please expect delivery within 3-4 weeks at this time.

Here are the specs:
AC Output: 350W, 110VAC, 60 Hz. (1/2 hp)
DC Output: 12VDC (battery charger)
Engine: single cylinder, 2-cycle, electronic ignition, recoil start
Fuel: 1 liter tank mounted for gas/oil mixture
Runtime: 1.5 hrs per tank under full load (350W), 2.0 hrs under 1/2 load
Weight: 13 lb - the smallest, lightest generator we've ever seen
Extras: screwdriver, spark plug wrench, spare spark plug, 4oz bottle of oil for gas/oil mix

We are offering a 30 day money back guarantee and a 90 day warranty (parts & labor)

Please call, e-mail, or Fax us if you have any questions. We can Fax you an info sheet as well.

Bill Hoffman
House of Generators
1661 Gothard St, #D
Huntington Beach, CA 92647

714-375-1742
Fax 714-375-2106

PowerPony is first personal Generator!
---------------------------------------
If you have ever thought how convenient it would be to have a small generator that you could use for camping, boating, outdoor events, and emergencies, take a look at the PowerPony. Check our website at:

http://www.powerpony.com/powerinfo/index.htm

or email to author, call toll-free, or FAX

House of Generators
16601-D Gothard Street
Huntington Beach, CA 92647

800-987-4484
FAX: 714-375-2107


HTH, none of the links work, maybe you'll have better luck with the phone numbers.


Bought a Power Pony in 1998 and have used it and loaned it out. Good for camping and charging batteries [with a Vector 20 amp charger or similar].

It's 2 cycle and you have to mix the fuel. Not a bad little genny for what it does.

Pretty lightweight.
DocGP  [Member]
7/9/2008 1:04:22 PM EST
My EU2000 will go almost that far on a gallon of gas as it runs on half idle (or whatever they call it). MUCH more power in reserve, but also MUCH more dollars up front.

Not a very fair comparison.

Doc
EXPY37  [Member]
7/9/2008 1:57:23 PM EST

Originally Posted By DocGP:
My EU2000 will go almost that far on a gallon of gas as it runs on half idle (or whatever they call it). MUCH more power in reserve, but also MUCH more dollars up front.

Not a very fair comparison.

Doc


I my experience with a Power Pony, they rate it at one gallon per 8 hours at ~300 watts load.

At small loads, it does about like my Honda EU1000 at no load.
thatguy  [Member]
7/9/2008 2:53:31 PM EST

Originally Posted By DocGP:
My EU2000 will go almost that far on a gallon of gas as it runs on half idle (or whatever they call it). MUCH more power in reserve, but also MUCH more dollars up front.

Not a very fair comparison.

Doc


running with the ECO mode ON - I have gotten right at 10 hours of of a tank full of fuel.. Im thinking its about a 1 gal tank - but I may be wrong..

Brian
RedWoods  [Member]
7/11/2008 8:42:22 PM EST
I have a Ohlsson & Rice Tiny Tiger that is 300 watts that is a neat little 2 cycle. Maybe this one is the one you are thinking of. The engine looks like a model airplane engine but is a lot quieter. The engine is tiny and the generator part is the size of a import car alternator.It has always been reliable and starts as easy as my Honda EU2000. Here is a site with a picture of one.I bought spare parts for it from the manufacturer in 1992 qand received them in a couple weeks. I'm wondering if they are still in business?

http://www.vintage-vee.com/september_2004.html

Red
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