I am going to be moving to the Big Island of Hawaii soon and I have to make a decision regarding what type/model/make of a "all purpose" generator.

I will be 'off grid' and I will be using the generator for household power as well as welding work. I will be using Deep cycle batteries for low power appliances and the generator will resupply batteries when the generatoris needed for high power appliances.

The welding gear I have is a Dynasty200DX, Millermatic 180 w/auto set,and a 373extreme Plasma cutter ( and of course the usual,, compressor,angle cutter/grinders, chop saw).

Can anyone with experience give me some suggestions as to a suitable generator for this situation? Is there a convertor for feed back to the deep cycle batteries?

Thanks guys!