IPI Industries Breeze Extended Run Generator System - BERG System: Single Feed, Model# HND1.2-000iS
I live off grid or where there is no public electric service. I used to operate diesel generators until the cost of diesel made operating a business too expensive. I then four years ago switched to Honda 2000 generators and bought new energy efficient appliances. Especially freezers and refrigerators. The Honda generators save me almost 25m dollars in difference in fuel costs compared to the diesel generators per year. Before, I never believed that this was possible.
Years before a person told me about making a system that will do what the B.E.R.G. system offers. I never tried to make one, but filled the tanks every day at our restaurant approximately three times a day. Many times the Honda generators would run out of gas and electricity would go out. Frustrating to say the least. Remembering what a friend told me about the extra tank connection I looked on the internet for such a device. I decided on the B.E.R.G. System. This is what happened...I hooked up the system which is simple enough. The daily fills of gas went from 3 to 1 every day and half. This is two fills per day at about seven minutes each. This is 730 less fills for me a year times 14 minutes a day or 85 hours less per year. The time savings for me are huge not to mention the safety of not having to fill all the time. There are other benefits such as the valve adjustments which are not required as often while using this system.
I will recommend buying the unit with the gas tank, especially if you have not used this system before.
The only problem I encountered is the breather valve on the gas tank. When loosened sometimes it would not open. If there is not a way for air to enter it will stop the generator with the negative vacuum. So I just keep the cap a little loose and all works great. Also, keep the hose from rubbing against itself as the vibration will wear the hose attached to the extra tank.I have bought two systems and I’m very happy with the results.
August 8, 2013
I am looking forward to the ice fishing season with this product. I used it this fall at my deer camp and it worked awesome. I was able to run my generator for days without having to refuel when I used to have to mess with it every day. Thinking its going to be great for the fish house also. I recomend this product for anyone.
December 2, 2010
Great unit. Works flawlessly
Bought this unit to suppliment my Honda E2000i fuel supply.
It has high quality quick release fittings and machined aluminum gas cap (to replace the Honda vented cap).
Refueling cap on the tank has a closeable vent.
The plastic tank has plastic caps for refueling, gas level guage, and hose fitting.
All appear well made & should last a long time.
Gas tank has carry handle on one end which makes it easy to move.
When using handle tank is on it's side with the caps covered by fuel.
I have noticed no leaks or seeping around the caps when moving tank by handle.
Tank is made so you can not store it with the handle up - tank must sit flat with caps facing up - probably a good idea so caps won't seep fuel.
This is minor disadvantage when transporting in the trailer because it takes up more floor space sitting flat.
Over this last motorcycle race weekend it used about 1/2 the tank (10-12 hours run time).
Was used for an electric space heater over 1 night in the trailer while sleeping, the coffee maker the next morning, and the tire warmers (little electric blankets for the tires) over 2 days. (Generator would only carry one of those at a time)
I can highly recommend this unit to keep from refueling the 1 gallon Honda E2000i every few hours on a heavy load (up to 1600 watts)
I plan to change the Honda's oil after every tank of fuel - manual calls for oil change every 20 hours which is about what I estimate one external tank of fuel will last.
February 22, 2010
I cannot say enough good things about this product. I no longer need to worry about passing out and waking up to a freezing cold shack because I didn't fill the generator during the middle of the night. Very high quality parts !
November 4, 2009
Must have for camping!!!
Works great - Keeps my Honda running for days without worry.
October 21, 2009
THIS THING WORKS!!! Quality is second to none. I have four of these at my outpost cabins in northern Ontario and love them. My customers love them.Great product, easy to install and use. If I had more generators I'd have more caps. Just take the cans I use in the boats and plug them in for the night and we're good to go. Awesome.
October 19, 2009
Midwest Fuel Extender
This product is a little piece of heaven here on earth...it works great and is simple to use...whoever designed this I give you props
October 19, 2009
Product works great and is simple to install. It is a MUST if you are an ice-fisherman and utilize a generator on a regular basis.
October 19, 2009