This is an excellent first choice inverter for those occasional uses. Great power supply with an easy start and simple maintenance. It's much lighter in weight than I had expected and very quiet. The manual notes the noise level to be approx. 65db from a 7m distance however, it's quite unnoticeable just standing from the otherside of my van. As mentioned because of the light weight even when fuel is full make sure to firmly hold down with your opposite hand when pulling the starter cord.