Inverter VS Traditional Generators

Inverter generators are a technology that makes it possible to reduce the size and weight of generators while still maintaining the same power and reliability. It also makes it possible to produce generators that are more fuel efficient and kinder to the environment because they give the generator the ability Inverter generators have many advantages over their traditional gas cousins. Automatic digital...

The Top 10 Portable Generators

When you are looking for the best portable generator – the first thing that comes to mind is the size and weight – which of course are important factors – but so it reliability and the value that you are getting for your purchase.  Only only as to look at Amazon for the search term portable generatorsto realize that there is a vast selection of models in all conceivable shapes and sizes –...

What is an Inverter Generator?

Inverter generators work by creating DC power and then converting it to AC use.  This has a significant advantage over the traditional gas-powered standard generator in the sense that the inverter generator creates power and then essentially stores it for continual use rather than having to run constantly as a normal gas mechanical generator does. Typically old school mechanical generators run at...

What is the Maximum Weight for a Portable Generator?

For a generator to be considered portable – it should weigh below 50 pounds so that it can be moved with relative ease.   Even 50 pounds though is still relatively heavy for an elderly or small adult female to move without a high degree of physical effort.   Also keep in mind that that weight is called  ” dry weight ” and doesn’t include the additional weight from gasoline or oil in the...

Stand By Generators for Hurricane Power Outages

Having a reliable, fuel efficient generator for emergencies such as when a hurricane hits can get you through extended periods of power outages. As the last two decades has taught us – being prepared for major power outages caused by hurricanes and tropical storms is an important aspect of planning and preparation. Choosing the best generator for your needs isn’t complicated, but it does require...

Generators Powerful Enough to Run Central Air Conditioning

Powering your home and its air conditioner with a generator requires planning and an understanding of home wiring. Be sure to consult a qualified electrician before undertaking the job yourself. Often when people think about using generators – particularly quiet generators – they think about camping and other such uses. One of the primary uses ( and needs ) for a quality generator is be used during...

How to Calculate the Total Power Needs of Your Home

When trying to determine what type of generator you will need to power your entire home in the case of a residential power outage, there are three things you need to take into account. The first is the running watts of power all your appliances and devices will use. If you are looking at installing a system where you don’t need to give a second thought to how you use your power when running on a...

Inverter versus Traditional Generators

Inverter generators provide steady power for your electrical needs while typically running much quieter than traditional generators. Inverter generators are a technology that makes it possible to reduce the size and weight of generators while still maintaining the same power and reliability. It also makes it possible to produce generators that are more fuel efficient and kinder to the environment because...

How Big of a Generator is Needed to Power an RV

The devices you want to power with your generator will determine how big of a generator you will need. When you find yourself in a campground with no power supply – or taking your RV off the beaten path, having a generator along can be not only a luxury but a welcome necessity if you have slide outs or self-leveling jacks that require heavy duty draws of your batteries.   If you RV doesn’t have...