How to Choose a Generator: All The Essential Factors You Need To Know

When selecting a generator, keep the following in mind:

When choosing a generator, there are a few important things to think about:

  • Make sure the generator gives off enough power for your needs.
  • Types of Fuel
  • Size and weight
  • Noise level
  • Reputation of the brand
  • Price
  • Safety features

Ensure the generator can provide enough power to fulfil your needs.

Choose a generator with a larger wattage to ensure it can handle the load after taking into account the wattage of the tools and appliances you’ll be utilising.

Generators’ range of power output can be very wide.

While bigger stationary generators used for backup power in homes or companies can have power outputs of up to several hundred thousand watts, portable generators typically have power outputs ranging from a few hundred watts to about 12,000 watts.

Watts are the unit used to measure a generator’s power output (W). The amount of electrical power that a generator is capable of producing is measured in watts, which are units of power.

The wattage of the tools and appliances you want to use should be taken into account when choosing a generator; choose one with a larger wattage to ensure it can manage the load.

For instance, a portable generator with a 2,000 watt power output might be enough to run a few small appliances, such as a television, lights, and a refrigerator, but it wouldn’t be enough to power larger equipment, such as a central air conditioning system or an electric range.

On the other hand, in the event of a power outage, a stationary generator with a power output of 20,000 watts or more might be able to supply power to an entire house.

Fuel type:

Gasoline, diesel, or propane are the three most common fuel types used to power generators.

When choosing a generator, take into account the cost and availability of the fuel in your region.

Different forms of fuel can be used to power generators, including:

The most popular fuel for portable generators is gasoline because it is easily available and reasonably priced.

To avoid problems with your generator, it’s necessary to use new fuel and store it carefully because gasoline can degrade over time.

Diesel:

Compared to gasoline generators, diesel generators typically use less fuel and last longer.

They are frequently used for backup power in homes and companies as well as in industrial and commercial environments.

Bestseller No. 1
TBVECHI Diesel Engine, 4 Stroke 10HP Diesel Motor Engine Heavy Duty Single Cylinder Air- Cooled Recoil 3600RPM, Single Cylinder Air Cooled Machine
  • 【Engine Product Parameters】Displacement Capacity(CC): 406CC; Speed(rpm): 3600 rpm; Max.output(kw): 6.3; Fuel: 0#diesel oil; Fuel Oil Tank Volume(L): 5.5 L; Fuel Oil Consumption rate(g/kw.h): ≤280; Starting System: Recoil; Engine Cooling Type: Forced Air Cooling.
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SaleBestseller No. 2
Intelligent Diesel Generator Charger Device Generator Lead-Acid Battery Charger Generator Accessory 12V/24V 4A for 12/24V Battery with LE
  • Working voltage AC80~275V, working frequency 20~600Hz, can ensure that the engine can still be charged at low speed (idle speed).
  • Applicable to the charging of various brand models 12V and 24V batteries, select 12V or 24V battery charging mode by jumper.
  • The electric energy of the diesel generator set can be directly charged to replace the fuselage charger.
  • The casing is made of aluminum and the product has good heat dissipation performance and corrosion resistance.
  • All electronic components are selected according to military grade, and the whole circuit board is sealed with epoxy resin, which makes the product more resistant to moisture, corrosion and vibration.
Bestseller No. 3
WANGYONGQI 12V 24V 48V 1000W Low Rpm Generator with High Efficient Brushless Alternator for Wind Water Turbine Diesel Engine(White),48v
  • ★ Low start up speed & Low torque
  • ★ Gear-less, direct drive, low RPM generator.
  • ★ High quality bearing and magnet, easy to send out quantity of heat and keep magnetic property.
  • ★ With the best NdFeB Permanent Magnet, high-grade pure copper winding, the generator can product power stably and high efficiently.
  • ★ Gearless, direct -drive, and low rev rare earth Permanent Magnet Generator, easy and safe for operating and maintenance.

Propane:

Generators powered by propane are a common option for people looking for an alternative to gasoline.

A fuel that burns cleanly, propane is generally more effective than gasoline and emits less carbon monoxide. In addition, it is less likely to deteriorate and is simpler to store than gasoline.

SaleBestseller No. 1
Westinghouse 12500 Watt Dual Fuel Home Backup Portable Generator, Remote Electric Start, Transfer Switch Ready, Gas and Propane Powered, CARB Compliant
  • 9500 Running Watts and 12500 Peak Watts (Gasoline); 8500 Running Watts, 11200 Peak Watts (Propane); Remote Start With Included Key Fob, Electric and Recoil Start; Up to 12 Hours of Run Time on a 6. 6 Gallon Fuel Tank With Fuel Gauge
  • Features Two GFCI 120V 5–20R Standard Household Receptacle, One Transfer Switch Ready 120V L14-30R, and One RV Ready 120/240V 14–50R; All Outlets Have Rubber Covers for Added Safety
  • Powered by a Heavy Duty 457cc Westinghouse 4-Stroke OHV Engine Featuring a Long-Lasting Cast Iron Sleeve With Automatic Low Oil Shutdown and Digital Hour Meter. VFT display gives you real time updates with the voltage output, frequency, and lifetime hours
  • Plug-and-Play: Comes With a Remote Start Key Fob, 12V Battery Charger, Oil, an Oil Funnel, a Tool Kit, and a User’s Manual to Get You Started Right Out of the Box (Minimal Assembly Required)
  • All Westinghouse Portable Generators are Functionally Tested in the Factory and May Contain Minimum Residual Oil and/or Fuel Odor; EPA and CARB Compliant; Backed by 3-Year Limited Service, Labor, and Parts Coverage with Nationwide Customer Service Network
Bestseller No. 2
Westinghouse 4650 Watt Dual Fuel Portable Generator, RV Ready 30A Outlet, Gas & Propane Powered, CARB Compliant
  • 4650 Peak Watts & 3600 Rated Watts (Gasoline); 4650 Peak Watts & 3240 Rated Watts(Propane); 4 Gallon Fuel Tank (with Fuel Gauge); Up To 14 Hours of Run Time Per Tank
  • Features One 5-20R 120V Household Duplex Receptacle, One RV-Ready TT-30R 30 Amp Receptacle, and One L5-30R 30 Amp Receptacle; All Outlets Have Rubber Covers for Added Safety
  • Plug-and-Play: Comes with Oil, an Oil Funnel, a Tool Kit, and a User's Manual to Get You Started Right Out of the Box (Minimal Assembly Required)
  • Powered by a 212cc Westinghouse 4-Stroke OHV Engine Featuring a Long-Lasting Cast Iron Sleeve with Automatic Low Oil Shutdown
  • All Westinghouse Portable Generators are Functionally Tested in the Factory and May Contain Minimum Residual Oil and/or Fuel Odor; EPA and CARB Compliant; Backed by 3-Year Limited Service, Labor, and Parts Coverage with Nationwide Customer Service Network
SaleBestseller No. 3
DuroMax XP12000EH Generator-12000 Watt Gas or Propane Powered Home Back Up & RV Ready, 50 State Approved Dual Fuel Electric Start Portable Generator, Black and Blue
  • Powerful DuroMax Engine: the XP12000EH is powered by a DuroMax, 457cc OHV engine..With Gasoline : Peak Wattage - 12,000., Running Wattage - 9,500., Running Amperage at 120V - 79.17., Running Amperage at 240V - 39.58., Runtime at 25% Load - 19., Runtime at 50% Load - 8With Propane : Peak Wattage - 11,400., Running Wattage - 9,025., Running Amperage at 120V - 75.21., Running Amperage at 240V - 37.6., Runtime at 25% Load - 14., Runtime at 50% Load - 7Please read the detailed safety instructions in the manual before operating.
  • Dual fuel technology: the ability to run on propane or gasoline allows the freedom and flexibility of fuel choice. Protects your investment by automatically shutting the generator off when it senses that the oil is low
  • Plenty of power: with 12,000 starting watts and 9, 500 running watts, This unit can handle heavy loads from lights and a refrigerator to a home air conditioner and high amperage power tools.
  • Maximum power: with DuroMax MX2 technology, get the maximum power from each of the 120 volt receptacle. Choose between operating the generator at both 120 V and 240 V Simultaneously, or at 120 only with full power.
  • Powering everyone anywhere: like all DuroMax generators, the XP12000EH is EPA and CARB approved For use in all 50 States.

Natural gas:

This abundant and clean-burning fuel source can be used to power some stationary generators. Typically, houses and businesses use natural gas generators as a backup power source.

SaleBestseller No. 1
Champion Power Equipment 100416 10,000/8,000-Watt TRI Fuel Portable Natural Gas Generator, NG/LPG Hose Kits and CO Shield
  • Your 8000-watt portable generator operates on natural gas, propane, or gasoline, plus natural gas and propane hoses are included so the unit is ready to run on any fuel right out of the box
  • Power up the 459cc Champion engine with the handy rocker switch, battery included. Gasoline Tank Material-Steel
  • Track voltage, frequency, session run time, and total run time to monitor output and track maintenance intervals, plus the UL-recognized sensor uses an LED to indicate CO shutoff or fault
  • Gasoline: 10,000 starting watts and 8000 running watts, propane: 9000 starting watts and 7200 running watts, natural gas: 8750 starting watts and 7000 running watts and engine oil is included
  • Includes 3-year limited warranty with FREE lifetime technical support from dedicated experts
Bestseller No. 2
DuroMax XP13000HXT 13,000-Watt 500cc Tri Fuel Gas Propane Natural Gas Portable Generator with CO Alert
  • Tri Fuel Technology: This generator runs on gasoline, propane, and natural gas, giving you the freedom and flexibility of fuel choice. Gasoline is a tried-and-true fuel option that’s readily available. Propane is a cleaner burning fuel that is cost effective, fuel efficient, and has a long shelf life. Natural gas has the benefit of providing you with unlimited fuel supply and hooks up directly to your home’s gas line, so you don’t have to worry about storing tanks and spills.
  • Home Power Backup Ready: With 13,000 watts of POWER, the XP13000HXT will power your lights, appliances, AC system and other household essentials with ease during a storm or power outage. It comes equipped with a 50 amp plug that hooks up directly to your home via a transfer switch.
  • Powerful 500cc OHV Engine: At the heart of this generator resides a robust DuroMax engine designed to provide you with the most power.
  • CO Alert: Protect your family from dangerous engine fumes. DuroMax offers the safest generators on the market with our CO Alert technology, which turns off the generator automatically when an unsafe level of carbon monoxide is detected.
  • Push Button Start and Remote Start: Turn on your generator with a simple push of a button, or use the remote to conveniently start your generator from a distance.
SaleBestseller No. 3
Westinghouse 12500 Watt Dual Fuel Home Backup Portable Generator, Remote Electric Start, Transfer Switch Ready, Gas and Propane Powered, CARB Compliant
  • 9500 Running Watts and 12500 Peak Watts (Gasoline); 8500 Running Watts, 11200 Peak Watts (Propane); Remote Start With Included Key Fob, Electric and Recoil Start; Up to 12 Hours of Run Time on a 6. 6 Gallon Fuel Tank With Fuel Gauge
  • Features Two GFCI 120V 5–20R Standard Household Receptacle, One Transfer Switch Ready 120V L14-30R, and One RV Ready 120/240V 14–50R; All Outlets Have Rubber Covers for Added Safety
  • Powered by a Heavy Duty 457cc Westinghouse 4-Stroke OHV Engine Featuring a Long-Lasting Cast Iron Sleeve With Automatic Low Oil Shutdown and Digital Hour Meter. VFT display gives you real time updates with the voltage output, frequency, and lifetime hours
  • Plug-and-Play: Comes With a Remote Start Key Fob, 12V Battery Charger, Oil, an Oil Funnel, a Tool Kit, and a User’s Manual to Get You Started Right Out of the Box (Minimal Assembly Required)
  • All Westinghouse Portable Generators are Functionally Tested in the Factory and May Contain Minimum Residual Oil and/or Fuel Odor; EPA and CARB Compliant; Backed by 3-Year Limited Service, Labor, and Parts Coverage with Nationwide Customer Service Network

Solar:

Photovoltaic panels are used in solar generators to turn sunlight into electricity, which is then stored in batteries for later use.

For individuals who desire a clean, renewable energy source and are prepared to make the initial setup investment, solar generators are a good option.

Bestseller No. 1
Solar Generator - Portable Generator with Solar Panel,Solar Power Generators Portable Power Station with Flashlight,Emergency Generator Solar Powered for Home Use Camping Travel Hunting Emergency
  • MULTI-PURPOSE SOLAR GENERATOR - This portable generator has built-in LED flashlights and 3 LED lamps with individual switch&3m cable which brings light with low power consumption.Equipped with DC/USB outlets, used for charging small-capacity devices such as mobile phones, e-books, game consoles, cameras, MP4, etc.Perfect emergency power backup for home, travel, camping.
  • 12500mAh Power Supply - Solar Powered Generator, Using high quality battery, can cycle more than 3000 times.This portable power station with 5W solar panel,, supply power to LED lights and mobile phone. Ideal portable generator for home and outdoor use.
  • 2 CHARGING WAYS Power Generator- Our outdoor generator provides 2 charging ways. 5W solar panel charging and AC charging. With and light bulbs, convenient to carry, Compact design, easy installation. Anti-dust, DC& USB output, safe and reliable. Integrated packing, easy transportation.
  • LIGHTWEIGHT & COMPACT Solar Generator Kit - The small and quiet solar generator with panels included, comes with a handle, easy to carry.It is not only for emergency backup power at home, but also for camping or wherever you need power when you are on the go.
  • Solar Power Portable Generator - This Power Supply makes more fun for your outdoor activities. more fun.Widely used for outdoors camping, travel.If there is any problem with our solar power generator for home & camping, we will provide you with a return service within 30 days.
Bestseller No. 2
Jackery Portable Power Station Explorer 300, 293Wh Backup Lithium Battery, 110V/300W Pure Sine Wave AC Outlet, Solar Generator (Solar Panel Not Included) for Outdoors Camping Travel Hunting Blackout
  • SPEED UP YOUR RECHARGEABILITY: It takes only 2 hours to recharge 80% battery of the power station through the wall outlet and 60W PD USB-C port simultaneously. You can also recharge your power station with an AC adapator when at home, through the car outlet during a road trip or simply use a Jackery SolarSaga 100.
  • SAFE & STEADY POWER SUPPLY: Armed with a 293Wh lithium-ion battery pack, the Explorer 300 features 2 Pure Sine Wave AC outlets that deliver stable and safe 300W power. The portable power station weighs only 7.1 pounds. You can simply rest assured in outdoor off-grid activities.
  • POWER YOUR EXPECTATIONS: Featuring 2* AC outlet, 1* PD 60W USB-C port (input/output supported) , 1* fast charge 3.0 port, 1*USB-A port and 1* DC car port, the power station can recharge itself and charge (up to) 6 devices (e.g.Drones, Macbook, Cameras, etc.) at the same time to satisfy your outdoor needs.
  • GREEN POWER SUPPLY: The power station is compatible with the Jackery SolarSaga 100 solar panel. The integrated MPPT controller enables the solar generator set to operate at its max power point, so that it speeds up the battery recharge, making them ideal portable power kits for tent camping, overland journey and etc.
  • WHAT YOU GET: 1* Jackery Explorer 300 Portable Power Station , 1*AC adapter, 1* car charger cable, 1* user guide
Bestseller No. 3
Jackery Solar Generator 1000, 1002Wh Capacity with 2x SolarSaga 100W Solar Panels, 3 x 1000W AC Outlets, Portable Power Station Ideal for Home Backup, Emergency, Outdoor Camping
  • Clean and Unlimited Solar Energy: 100% green energy with smart MPPT controller for optimal charging efficiency. The power station can be fully charged with 2 Jackery SolarSaga 100W solar panels within 6 hrs or only 5.5 hrs via AC wall outlet charging. Ideal for your camping or family emergency storage.
  • Easy to Use in Seconds: Just one simple touch to finish setup within 60s to enjoy outstanding charging efficiency.
  • Safe & Reliable for Outdoor Camping: Features industry-leading cylindrical batteries (popular with manufacturers of Electric Vehicles) that meet UL safety standards. Certified with Impact-Resistance Class 9, passing the UL drop test (withstanding 3 drops from 0.9m height on any surface). The pure sine wave inverter delivers constant voltage that protects equipment from damage.
  • Power Pretty Much Anything: Power 90% home appliances with 1002Wh (1000W AC output power) and 8 outlets (3*AC outlet, 1*USB-A , 1*USB-A quick charge 3.0, 2*USB-C PD, 1*Car outlet). Ideal for outdoor off-grid activities and home backup power to power refrigerator, TV, mini cooler, electric grill, fan, and more for your outdoor and home needs.
  • Quiet & Strong: At such a large capacity, this Explorer will leave you with VERY LITTLE to NO noise, giving you the peace and power all at once. Extra bonus for the built - unlike most other portable generators, this supports pass-through charging while its battery life is protected.

Hydroelectric:

Water-moving energy is harnessed by hydroelectric generators to produce electricity. These generators can be a clean and sustainable energy source provided the water source is replenished naturally.

They are frequently utilised in distant locations where other fuel sources are not easily accessible.

Bestseller No. 1
Beduan Micro Water Turbine Generator Hydroelectric Power G1/2" Male Thread 12V Micro Hydro Generator Changeing Tool
  • The output voltage :12V DC; The outlet opening maximum pressure 1.2Mpa
  • Mechanical noise ≤55dB; Generator life : ≥3000h
  • Can give the 12V radio power, charging, power supply to the 10W LED lights, the maximum charge current 220mA.
  • The output voltage with no voltage regulator is proportional to the water pressure.
  • Appearance: generator surface clean, no rust, no scratches when significant, solid structure.
Bestseller No. 2
Water Turbine Generator Micro Hydroelectric Power Generator DIY LED Power Charging Tool DC 0-80V 10W (80V)
  • Perfect for energy conversion of the water into electrical energy mechanical equipment
  • Directly used to charge small battery, mobile phone, or power supply for LED lights, etc
  • No regulator inside.direct output,max output 80v. The output voltage with no voltage regulator is proportional to the water pressure
  • Micro hydro generator surface is clean, no rust, no scratches when significant, solid structure
  • Installation: standard household 1/2 inch water pipe (Outer diameter:20mm, inner diameter:13mm)
Bestseller No. 3
F50 Regulated Dc Micro Hydroelectric Generator Micro-hydro DC Water Flow Pump Turbine Hydroelectric Power Energy Generator( 80V )
  • Made of high quality material,unique structure design,compact size and smooth surface,which makes generator having stable working performance and low noise.
  • DC water generator has unique water and electricity separation technology to supply through hydroelectric power generation.
  • Compact size,light weight and smooth surface without obvious scratch make the generator easy to install.
  • Hydraulic generator is suitable for all kinds of intelligent faucets, induction faucets, gas water heaters and other electrical and electronic products that need to support the power.
  • We strive to provide you with the highest quality product and the best customer experience, if you're not entirely satisfied, please just feel free to contact us at any time.

Size and weight:

Choose a model that is light and portable if you need to move the generator regularly. Consider a smaller, more portable generator if space is an issue.

To meet a variety of purposes and applications, generators are available in a variety of sizes and weights.

Portable generators typically weigh between 50 and 200 pounds and are made to be carried or moved easily.

They come in a variety of sizes; the smallest models are small and light enough to be handled by one person, while the larger variants need to be transported on a wheeled cart or trailer.

Portable generators are significantly smaller and lighter than stationary generators, which are often used for backup power in homes and businesses.

They are not made to be carried lightly and can weigh several hundred pounds.

The power output and fuel type will determine the size and weight of a generator.

SaleBestseller No. 1
DuroStar DS4000S Portable Generator, Yellow/Black
  • Plenty of Power – With 4,000 peak watts and 3,300 running watts, this unit can handle heavy loads, from lights and a refrigerator to a home air conditioner and high amperage power tools
  • Powerful Engine – The DuroStar 208cc OHV engine is a workhorse that provides plenty of power to handle multiple jobs, from powering high voltage appliances to heavy duty power tools
  • Low Oil Shutoff – Protects your investment by automatically shutting the generator off when it senses that the oil is low
  • Power Panel – The power panel includes a selection of outlets for maximum compatibility in your applications including: 2 120V household outlets and 1 120V 30A twist lock outlet. The panel also includes a voltmeter for measuring voltage output
  • Complies with Emissions Standards – All DuroStar generators are both approved by the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) and CARB (California Air Resources Board) and follow strict guidelines to ensure our generators are as environmentally friendly as possible
SaleBestseller No. 2
MARBERO 88Wh Portable Power Station 24000mAh Camping Solar Generator(Solar Panel Not Included) Lithium Battery Power 110V/80W AC, DC, USB QC3.0, LED Flashlight for CPAP Home Camping Emergency Backup
  • 🧳PORTABLE & COMPACT: Super slim size (6.5 x 4.6 x 3.1 inches) and light weight (2.4 lbs). Portable power station with compact handle design is not only for emergency power at home, but also for camping or wherever you need power when on the go. Perfect for school students to charge phone, laptop, iPad, PSP, camera, wireless headphones, etc.
  • 🔌MULTI-OUTPUT: The portable power station equipped with 88Wh (24000mAh, 3.7V) capacity, 2*QC 3.0 USB ports (18W max), 2*USB ports (5V 2.4A), 1*USB C port (PD2. 0.18W max). 1*DC port(12-16.8V / 10A, 13A max), 1*2 pole and 1* 3 pole output socket (80W running, 120W peak). Powers cell phone, iPad, tablet, camera, radio, USB powered night light, mini fan and camping scanners under 80W.
  • 💡EMERGENCY LIGHTS: This portable generator is built with a 3-level brightness LED flashlight, which could emit 2 lighting modes (steady light and flashing light, SOS mode) to meet your different needs. Press the LED flashlight switch to change the brightness and SOS mode. When you go out camping or experience power outages, this power supply can always help you out.
  • 🔋TWO RECHARGING MODES: 88Wh portable rechargeable power station with two methods to charge the portable power station. On the wall, you can fully charge the power supply via AC outlet (adapter included) with 5 hours. Or it can be charged under the sun with a MARBERO solar panel(15V-24V, 1.2A)(not included).
  • 🛡️SECURED & ASSURED: The Battery Management System (BMS) allows for voltage control, temperature control and more advanced safety operations. Designed with the cooling vents on the back to help this portable power supply keep the temperature constant, its internal electrical elements will not be damaged by high temperatures. When it comes to short circuit or overload, it automatically shuts off the power to protect itself and the powered devices.
Bestseller No. 3
TogoPower Portable Generator, 1000W Gasoline Powered Generator for Backup Home Use Camping Outdoors, CARB
  • 𝑾𝒊𝒅𝒆 𝑨𝒑𝒑𝒍𝒊𝒄𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏: The TogoPower GG1000 gas generator is a great back up outdoor generator for home use, job sites, camping, and more.
  • 𝙀𝙢𝙚𝙧𝙜𝙚𝙣𝙘𝙮 𝙋𝙤𝙬𝙚𝙧: This gasoline powered generator has a starting power of 1000W and a running power of 800W. It can support small household appliances such as blenders, coffee pots, blow dryers, fans, lamps, and more. This generator features 𝟭𝟮𝟬𝙑 𝘼𝘾 𝙤𝙪𝙩𝙥𝙪𝙩 𝙫𝙤𝙡𝙩𝙖𝙜𝙚.
  • 𝙃𝙞𝙜𝙝 𝘾𝙤𝙢𝙗𝙪𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣 𝙀𝙛𝙛𝙞𝙘𝙞𝙚𝙣𝙘𝙮: This generator uses 90# Petrol & Oil mixing (50:1) to provide you with power on the go. This unit can run 𝙨𝙞𝙭 𝙝𝙤𝙪𝙧𝙨 𝙖𝙩 𝟱𝟬% 𝙡𝙤𝙖𝙙 when the 1.1 gallon tank is full.
  • 𝘼𝙞𝙧 𝘾𝙤𝙤𝙡𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙋𝙤𝙬𝙚𝙧 𝙎𝙮𝙨𝙩𝙚𝙢: The reliable 63cc two-stroke 𝙊𝙃𝙑 𝙖𝙞𝙧 𝙘𝙤𝙤𝙡𝙚𝙙 generator can provide plenty of power to handle all kinds of appliances. Portable and Easy To Use: Weighing only 35 lbs, this generator is easy to use and move around. Therefore, you and your family don't have to worry about power consumption outdoors.
  • 𝑷𝑶𝑹𝑻𝑨𝑩𝑳𝑬 𝑨𝑵𝑫 𝑬𝑨𝑺𝒀 𝑻𝑶 𝑼𝑺𝑬: Lightweight and mini outdoor generator is easy to move and 𝙥𝙤𝙧𝙩𝙖𝙗𝙡𝙚 𝙩𝙤 𝙘𝙖𝙧𝙧𝙮 𝙤𝙪𝙩𝙙𝙤𝙤𝙧𝙨 even without the wheel kit. Your satisfaction is our priority and we 𝙨𝙪𝙥𝙥𝙤𝙧𝙩 𝙧𝙚𝙩𝙪𝙧𝙣 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙚𝙭𝙘𝙝𝙖𝙣𝙜𝙚 without reason. In addition, we provide a one-year after-sales warranty service.

Diesel-powered, larger generators with higher wattage ratings are typically heavier and bigger than their gasoline-powered, smaller counterparts.

Think about the model’s weight and size in accordance to your needs when selecting a generator.

If you frequently need to relocate the generator, search for a lightweight, portable type. Consider a smaller, more portable generator if space is an issue.

The size and weight may not be as important if the generator will be stationary and utilised only as a backup source of electricity.

SaleBestseller No. 1
Westinghouse 12500 Watt Dual Fuel Home Backup Portable Generator, Remote Electric Start, Transfer Switch Ready, Gas and Propane Powered, CARB Compliant
  • 9500 Running Watts and 12500 Peak Watts (Gasoline); 8500 Running Watts, 11200 Peak Watts (Propane); Remote Start With Included Key Fob, Electric and Recoil Start; Up to 12 Hours of Run Time on a 6. 6 Gallon Fuel Tank With Fuel Gauge
  • Features Two GFCI 120V 5–20R Standard Household Receptacle, One Transfer Switch Ready 120V L14-30R, and One RV Ready 120/240V 14–50R; All Outlets Have Rubber Covers for Added Safety
  • Powered by a Heavy Duty 457cc Westinghouse 4-Stroke OHV Engine Featuring a Long-Lasting Cast Iron Sleeve With Automatic Low Oil Shutdown and Digital Hour Meter. VFT display gives you real time updates with the voltage output, frequency, and lifetime hours
  • Plug-and-Play: Comes With a Remote Start Key Fob, 12V Battery Charger, Oil, an Oil Funnel, a Tool Kit, and a User’s Manual to Get You Started Right Out of the Box (Minimal Assembly Required)
  • All Westinghouse Portable Generators are Functionally Tested in the Factory and May Contain Minimum Residual Oil and/or Fuel Odor; EPA and CARB Compliant; Backed by 3-Year Limited Service, Labor, and Parts Coverage with Nationwide Customer Service Network
SaleBestseller No. 2
DuroMax XP13000EH Dual Fuel Portable Generator 13000 Watt Gas or Propane Powered Electric Start-Home Back Up, Blue/Gray
  • POWERFUL DUROMAX ENGINE: The XP13000EH is powered by a 500cc OHV Duromax Engine. Engine Speed-3600 RPM. Wheel Diameter-10-Inches .With Gasoline : Peak Wattage - 13,000., Running Wattage - 10,500., Running Amperage at 120V - 87.5., Running Amperage at 240V - 43.75., Runtime at 25% Load - 17., Runtime at 50% Load - 8With Propane : Peak Wattage - 12,350., Running Wattage - 9,975., Running Amperage at 120V - 83.13., Running Amperage at 240V - 41.56., Runtime at 25% Load - 13., Runtime at 50% Load - 6Please read the detailed safety instructions in the manual before operating.
  • DUAL FUEL TECHNOLOGY: The ability to run on Propane or Gasoline allows the Freedom and Flexibility of Fuel Choice.
  • PLENTY OF POWER: With 13,000 starting watts and 10,500 watts, this unit can handle heavy loads from lights, refrigerators, home conditioners and high amperage power tools.
  • MAXIMUM POWER: The power panel includes a wide selection of outlets for maximum compatibility in your applications including: 1 120/240V 50A heavy duty outlet, 1 120/240V 30A twist lock outlet, 1 120V 30A twist lock outlet, and 2 120V 20A household outlets.
  • POWERING EVERYONE ANYWHERE: Like all DuroMax generators, the XP13000EH is EPA and CARB approved for use in all 50 states.
Bestseller No. 3
Jackery Portable Power Station Explorer 300, 293Wh Backup Lithium Battery, 110V/300W Pure Sine Wave AC Outlet, Solar Generator (Solar Panel Not Included) for Outdoors Camping Travel Hunting Blackout
  • SPEED UP YOUR RECHARGEABILITY: It takes only 2 hours to recharge 80% battery of the power station through the wall outlet and 60W PD USB-C port simultaneously. You can also recharge your power station with an AC adapator when at home, through the car outlet during a road trip or simply use a Jackery SolarSaga 100.
  • SAFE & STEADY POWER SUPPLY: Armed with a 293Wh lithium-ion battery pack, the Explorer 300 features 2 Pure Sine Wave AC outlets that deliver stable and safe 300W power. The portable power station weighs only 7.1 pounds. You can simply rest assured in outdoor off-grid activities.
  • POWER YOUR EXPECTATIONS: Featuring 2* AC outlet, 1* PD 60W USB-C port (input/output supported) , 1* fast charge 3.0 port, 1*USB-A port and 1* DC car port, the power station can recharge itself and charge (up to) 6 devices (e.g.Drones, Macbook, Cameras, etc.) at the same time to satisfy your outdoor needs.
  • GREEN POWER SUPPLY: The power station is compatible with the Jackery SolarSaga 100 solar panel. The integrated MPPT controller enables the solar generator set to operate at its max power point, so that it speeds up the battery recharge, making them ideal portable power kits for tent camping, overland journey and etc.
  • WHAT YOU GET: 1* Jackery Explorer 300 Portable Power Station , 1*AC adapter, 1* car charger cable, 1* user guide

Noise level:

To reduce noise pollution, choose a generator type with a low decibel rating if you want to use it in a residential area or for activities like camping.

Decibels are the units used to measure a generator’s noise level (dB). Depending on the size and kind of the generator, there might be a wide range of noise levels.

Larger permanent generators can have noise levels up to about 100 dB, whereas smaller portable generators typically have noise levels between 50 and 70 dB.

SaleBestseller No. 1
Westinghouse 12500 Watt Dual Fuel Home Backup Portable Generator, Remote Electric Start, Transfer Switch Ready, Gas and Propane Powered, CARB Compliant
  • 9500 Running Watts and 12500 Peak Watts (Gasoline); 8500 Running Watts, 11200 Peak Watts (Propane); Remote Start With Included Key Fob, Electric and Recoil Start; Up to 12 Hours of Run Time on a 6. 6 Gallon Fuel Tank With Fuel Gauge
  • Features Two GFCI 120V 5–20R Standard Household Receptacle, One Transfer Switch Ready 120V L14-30R, and One RV Ready 120/240V 14–50R; All Outlets Have Rubber Covers for Added Safety
  • Powered by a Heavy Duty 457cc Westinghouse 4-Stroke OHV Engine Featuring a Long-Lasting Cast Iron Sleeve With Automatic Low Oil Shutdown and Digital Hour Meter. VFT display gives you real time updates with the voltage output, frequency, and lifetime hours
  • Plug-and-Play: Comes With a Remote Start Key Fob, 12V Battery Charger, Oil, an Oil Funnel, a Tool Kit, and a User’s Manual to Get You Started Right Out of the Box (Minimal Assembly Required)
  • All Westinghouse Portable Generators are Functionally Tested in the Factory and May Contain Minimum Residual Oil and/or Fuel Odor; EPA and CARB Compliant; Backed by 3-Year Limited Service, Labor, and Parts Coverage with Nationwide Customer Service Network
SaleBestseller No. 2
DuroMax XP13000EH Dual Fuel Portable Generator 13000 Watt Gas or Propane Powered Electric Start-Home Back Up, Blue/Gray
  • POWERFUL DUROMAX ENGINE: The XP13000EH is powered by a 500cc OHV Duromax Engine. Engine Speed-3600 RPM. Wheel Diameter-10-Inches .With Gasoline : Peak Wattage - 13,000., Running Wattage - 10,500., Running Amperage at 120V - 87.5., Running Amperage at 240V - 43.75., Runtime at 25% Load - 17., Runtime at 50% Load - 8With Propane : Peak Wattage - 12,350., Running Wattage - 9,975., Running Amperage at 120V - 83.13., Running Amperage at 240V - 41.56., Runtime at 25% Load - 13., Runtime at 50% Load - 6Please read the detailed safety instructions in the manual before operating.
  • DUAL FUEL TECHNOLOGY: The ability to run on Propane or Gasoline allows the Freedom and Flexibility of Fuel Choice.
  • PLENTY OF POWER: With 13,000 starting watts and 10,500 watts, this unit can handle heavy loads from lights, refrigerators, home conditioners and high amperage power tools.
  • MAXIMUM POWER: The power panel includes a wide selection of outlets for maximum compatibility in your applications including: 1 120/240V 50A heavy duty outlet, 1 120/240V 30A twist lock outlet, 1 120V 30A twist lock outlet, and 2 120V 20A household outlets.
  • POWERING EVERYONE ANYWHERE: Like all DuroMax generators, the XP13000EH is EPA and CARB approved for use in all 50 states.
Bestseller No. 3
Jackery Portable Power Station Explorer 300, 293Wh Backup Lithium Battery, 110V/300W Pure Sine Wave AC Outlet, Solar Generator (Solar Panel Not Included) for Outdoors Camping Travel Hunting Blackout
  • SPEED UP YOUR RECHARGEABILITY: It takes only 2 hours to recharge 80% battery of the power station through the wall outlet and 60W PD USB-C port simultaneously. You can also recharge your power station with an AC adapator when at home, through the car outlet during a road trip or simply use a Jackery SolarSaga 100.
  • SAFE & STEADY POWER SUPPLY: Armed with a 293Wh lithium-ion battery pack, the Explorer 300 features 2 Pure Sine Wave AC outlets that deliver stable and safe 300W power. The portable power station weighs only 7.1 pounds. You can simply rest assured in outdoor off-grid activities.
  • POWER YOUR EXPECTATIONS: Featuring 2* AC outlet, 1* PD 60W USB-C port (input/output supported) , 1* fast charge 3.0 port, 1*USB-A port and 1* DC car port, the power station can recharge itself and charge (up to) 6 devices (e.g.Drones, Macbook, Cameras, etc.) at the same time to satisfy your outdoor needs.
  • GREEN POWER SUPPLY: The power station is compatible with the Jackery SolarSaga 100 solar panel. The integrated MPPT controller enables the solar generator set to operate at its max power point, so that it speeds up the battery recharge, making them ideal portable power kits for tent camping, overland journey and etc.
  • WHAT YOU GET: 1* Jackery Explorer 300 Portable Power Station , 1*AC adapter, 1* car charger cable, 1* user guide

A generator’s noise output may also be influenced by the weight of the load and the fuel it burns.

Think about the noise level and how it will effect your surrounds when selecting a generator.

Look for a model with a low decibel rating if you plan to use the generator in a residential area or if you require it for outdoor activities like camping. This will help reduce noise pollution.

SaleBestseller No. 1
Champion Power Equipment 100692 2000-Watt Portable Inverter Generator, Ultralight
  • At only 39 pounds, this inverter is one of the lightest 2000-watt inverters in the industry
  • 53 dBA from 23 feet is perfect for camping, tailgating or to backup a few home essentials, featuring 2000 starting watts, 1700 running watts and up to 11.5 hours run time
  • The optional clip-on parallel kit enables this inverter to connect with another 2000-watt Champion inverter to double your output power
  • Includes two covered 120V 20A household outlets with clean electricity (less than 3% THD)
  • Includes 3-year limited warranty with free lifetime technical support from dedicated experts
Bestseller No. 2
Generac 7127 IQ3500 3,500-Watt Gas-Powered Portable Generator, 50-State/CARB Compliant
  • ULTRA-QUIET – 40% Quieter than Honda* Advanced inverter technology and enclosure design provide optimal quiet performance (* Over 5 dB(A) quieter than the EU3000is, based on independent third-party testing)
  • Ideal for work or play - durable steel enclosure, clean inverter power and easy portability make this the ideal generator for jobsites or recreational activities
  • 16% more power than Honda, Featuring power rush advanced technology.Rated AC Frequency:60 Hz
  • Digital smart lcd - digital wattage meter, run time remaining display, generator status, hour meter and fuel level
  • USB ports - charge mobile devices including smartphones and tablets
Bestseller No. 3
Pump Turbine Generator, No Rust Solid Structure Low Noise Micro Generator, Smooth Stable for DIY(F50 80V Transparent Yellow)
  • Smooth surface generator, no rust, no obvious scratch.
  • Compact size, light weight, easy to install.
  • Made of high quality material, durable in use.
  • Solid structure, low noise, stable working performance.
  • The output voltage of the circuit without voltage regulator is proportional to the water pressure.

A noise level of 70 dB is significantly louder than a noise level of 60 dB since the decibel scale is logarithmic.

A noise level of 70 dB is roughly comparable to that of a vacuum cleaner or hair dryer, while a noise level of 100 dB is comparable to that of a rock concert or a chainsaw.

Reputation of the brand:

To learn more about the dependability and calibre of different companies’ generators, do some research on them and read reviews.

The following are a few of the most well-known and commonly accessible generator brands:

Honda: Honda is a well-known and reputable manufacturer of dependable, high-quality generators on the industry. They provide a variety of gasoline and propane-powered portable and fixed generators.

SaleBestseller No. 1
Honda EU2200i 2200-Watt 120-Volt Super Quiet Portable Inverter Generator with CO-Minder - 49-State
  • More Power. Same Legendary Quality. - The EU2200i delivers 10% more power than the previous EU2000i - enabling you to power more of what you need, in the same lightweight, compact package. The EU2200i gives you the power to get more done.
  • Co-minder - Advanced Carbon Monoxide Detection System. CO-MINDER continuously monitors carbon monoxide (CO) levels. It automatically shuts down the generator before detected CO levels near the generator become dangerously high.
  • Honda My Generator App + Bluetooth Capability - Honda's exclusive My Generator smartphone app offers remote generator operation and monitoring with impressive performance. The app includes wireless stop and operation monitoring.
  • Lightweight And Compact - Weighing just over 47 pounds, the EU2200i is incredibly lightweight and portable. Thanks to Honda's inverter technology, it's easy to transport and store.
  • Commercial Grade Reliability - The EU2200i is powered by the Honda GXR120 Commercial Series engine. At 121cc, the GXR120 is at the top of its class - ensuring the EU2200 always produces the power you need to get the job done.
Bestseller No. 2
Honda EU7000ISNAN 7000-Watt 120/240-Volt Inverter Generator with CO-MINDER - 49-State
  • Perfect for home back up power, RVs, outdoor events, and more
  • Super quiet & fuel efficient
  • Electric start
  • Honda My Generator app + Bluetooth capability
  • CO-MINDER: advanced carbon monoxide detection system
SaleBestseller No. 3
Honda EU2200IC 2200-Watt Companion Super Quiet Portable Inverter Generator
  • Built-in 30 Amp outlet - the EU2200i companion offers one 30 Amp receptacle for RV applications (requires optional adapter) and one 20 Amp receptacle, the 30 Amp receptacle allows 2 EU2200i models to be run in parallel by way of a simple parallel cord (so
  • Lightweight and compact - weighing less than 47 lbs. the EU2200i companion is incredibly lightweight and portable, thanks to Honda's inverter technology, it's easy to get it to where power is needed
  • A fuel shutoff valve ("Fuel Off" position) allows the engine to continue to run until the majority of the fuel in the carburetor is consumed and the engine shuts off, which helps prevent stale fuel issues and is useful for storing the generator
  • An increase in the ventilation area of 2.31 square inches compared with the outgoing model reduces cabinet air intake resistance, resulting in improved inverter cooling
  • A bigger oil filler opening, a longer spout and larger oil drain gutter make for easier and cleaner oil changes

Generac: Leading producer of generators for home, commercial, and industrial use is Generac. They provide a vast selection of gasoline, diesel, and natural gas-powered portable and permanent generators.

Bestseller No. 1
Generac 7127 IQ3500 3,500-Watt Gas-Powered Portable Generator, 50-State/CARB Compliant
  • ULTRA-QUIET – 40% Quieter than Honda* Advanced inverter technology and enclosure design provide optimal quiet performance (* Over 5 dB(A) quieter than the EU3000is, based on independent third-party testing)
  • Ideal for work or play - durable steel enclosure, clean inverter power and easy portability make this the ideal generator for jobsites or recreational activities
  • 16% more power than Honda, Featuring power rush advanced technology.Rated AC Frequency:60 Hz
  • Digital smart lcd - digital wattage meter, run time remaining display, generator status, hour meter and fuel level
  • USB ports - charge mobile devices including smartphones and tablets
Bestseller No. 2
Generac 7676 GP8000E 8,000-Watt Electric Start Gas-Powered Portable Generator with CO-Sense, 50-State/CARB compliant
  • Featuring power Rush advanced technology – delivers over 30% more starting capacity allowing you to do more with less
  • Dimensions: 27.2" W x 27" D x 26.5 H | Weight: 198 lb
  • 10000 Starting Watts. 8000 Running Watts
  • Electric start Model for easy operation (Battery included)
  • Generac durable OHV engine with splash lubrication provides a long engine life
Bestseller No. 3
Generac Guardian 24kW Home Standby Generator with PWRview Transfer Switch Wi-Fi Enabled
  • Save up to 8,000 dollars in product and installation costs (when compared to competitive output products)
  • Takes up 70% less space (when compared to competitive output products)
  • PWRview, Generac's home energy management system, allows generator owners to monitor and manage home energy usage, leading to a reduction in electric utility bills of up to 20%
  • Using PWRview you could save enough to pay for your generator

Briggs & Stratton: Manufacturer of small engines and outdoor power equipment, such as generators, Briggs & Stratton is well-known. They provide a selection of gasoline-powered portable generators.

SaleBestseller No. 1
Briggs & Stratton P2400 PowerSmart Series Inverter Generator with Quiet Power Technology and CO Guard, 2400 Starting Watts 1800 Running Watts
  • Convenient Monitoring System - Features LED lights for low oil and overload alerts.
  • CO Guard Carbon Monoxide Shutdown Technology - Shuts down the generator when harmful levels of carbon monoxide are detected.
  • Safe for Sensitive Electronics - With inverter technology, it produces smoother power for sensitive electronics such as laptops, phones, and gaming systems.
  • Protective, Noise-Reducing Shell - Minimizes noise while protecting internal components.
  • Parallel Connector Port - Allows you to connect two units together for even more power - perfect for RV’s with air conditioning units. Parallel connector kit sold separately.
SaleBestseller No. 2
696065 697422 Carburetor with Mounting Gaskets Kit Fits for Briggs & Stratton 110402 110412 215369 5HP 5.5HP 6HP Tiller Engine Carb Rototiller Troy Generator Intek Motor Water Pump Carb
  • ✔Fits for: Briggs and Stratton model 696065 697422.
  • ✔Perfect Fitment: 100% suits Briggs and Stratton engine 110402-0206-E1/110412-0211-E1/215369 5HP 5.5HP 6HP and etc.
  • ✔High-quality: Exact equivalent part meets the original manufacturer’s specifications and features.
  • ✔A year's warranty: For any reason you're not completely satisfied, you can ask for a replacement or full refund.
  • ✔Customer Services: We provide with professional consulting all the time, please contact us if you have any question about our product. We'll reply in 24 hours to help.
Bestseller No. 3
697978 Carburetor for Briggs Stratton Nikki 591378 695115 030430 695114 Fits Storm Responder 5500 Generator Troy Bilt 204412-0147E1 Coleman Powermate 5000 6250 Generator
  • Carburetor fits B&S Nikki 695115 030430 695114 591378 697978
  • Carburetor fits Storm Responder 5500 Generator Coleman Powermate 5000 6250 Generator
  • Carburetor fits Troy Bilt 204412-0147E1 Porter Cable BSI525-W Electric
  • Carburetor fits B&S OHV 10hp 11hp 5550 watt generator
  • Package comes with 1 * carburetor, 2 * gaskets, 1 * fuel filter, 1 * spark plug, 1 * fuel hose, 2 * clamps, 1 * insulator, 1 * safety switch (low oil alert), 1 * Shut Off Valve, 1 * air filter, 1 x Accessory Kit as shown in the picture

Yamaha: Yamaha is a well-known manufacturer of dependable, high-quality generators on the market. They provide a selection of gasoline and propane-powered portable generators.

Bestseller No. 1
YAMAHA EF2200iS Inverter Generator, 2200 Watts, Blue
  • Powerful Yamaha 79cc Engine - Provides high power output.
  • Yamaha Quiet Technology - Outfitted with Yamaha sophisticated muffler for quiet operation.
  • Standard RV Outlet - No more searching for the right adapter. DC Outlet - Flexibility to charge and use devices.
  • Illuminated Multi-Function LED Display - See generator status at a glance both day and night.
  • Smart Dial Knob - Simple and easy start-up. Smart Throttle - Automatic load sensing adjusts power to device needs.
SaleBestseller No. 2
A-iPower Portable Inverter Generator, 2000W Ultra-Quiet Powered by Yamaha Engine RV Ready, EPA Compliant, Ultra Lightweight for Backup Home Use, Tailgating & Camping (SC2000i)
  • Powered by Yamaha Engine: 79cc OHV high performance 4 cycle engine. Yamaha engine with cast iron cylinder liner. Fuel-efficient, reliable, powerful providing long life and excellent heat dissipation.
  • High Output + Quiet: 2,000 starting watts 1,600 running watts. At only 52dB this powerful inverter generator is the ideal product for your emergency home back up power, tailgating and camping.
  • Pure Power: 3% THD of clean power output. Inverter technology provides clean stable source of power for sensitive electronics such as, laptops, TV's, phone chargers and sensitive power tools.
  • Fully Loaded Control Panel: The control panel consists of, 1x USB 2.4A 5VDC, 1x 8.3A 12VDC, 1x L5-30R 30A 120VAC, 1x 5-20R 20A 120VAC, Eco throttle switch
  • Parallel Equipped + Peace Of Mind: Our portable inverter is parallel equipped & comes with a parallel cable. A-iPower stands behind its products and offers a 3 Year Warranty.
Bestseller No. 3
Yamaha EF4500iSE, 4000 Running Watts/4500 Starting Watts, Gas Powered Portable Inverter
  • 4,500 Watt Maximum AC Output/4,000 Watt Rated AC Output
  • Complies with California Air Resources Board Tier III exhaust emission standard.
  • Optional wireless remote control Start and stop the generator from up to 66 feet away.
  • Electric Start
  • Power Meter Easy to read meter indicates the amount of power being used and the amount thats available.

Kohler: Manufacturers of generators for household, commercial, and industrial use include Kohler. They provide a vast selection of gasoline, diesel, and natural gas-powered portable and permanent generators.

Bestseller No. 1
Kohler 20RCAL-200SELS 20kW Standby Generator, Tan
  • Automatically restore power in just 10 seconds with the premium power of a Kohler generator that delivers advanced voltage and frequency regulation while still protecting valuable electronics
  • Compatible to run on natural gas (18kW) or liquid propane (20kW) with simple switching between natural gas and liquid propane in the field
  • Includes RXT 200-amp outdoor-rated, service entrance rated automatic transfer switch
  • Powered by reliable KOHLER Command PRO engine, designed and tested for tough commercial applications; with hydraulic valve lifters to eliminate need for lengthy break-in periods and expensive valve adjustments. (Kohler CH1000 4-Cycle, 30.9 HP, V-2 999 CC engine)
  • PowerBoost technology provides power to start large loads such as central air conditioners without dropping power to other appliances
Bestseller No. 2
Kohler 14RCAL-100LC16 14kW Standby Generator, Gray
  • Automatically restore power in just 10 seconds with the premium power of a Kohler generator that delivers advanced voltage and frequency regulation while still protecting valuable electronics
  • Compatible to run on natural gas (12W) or liquid propane (14kW) with simple switching between natural gas and liquid propane in the field
  • Includes RXT 100-amp indoor-rated automatic transfer switch with 16-circuit load center
  • Powered by reliable KOHLER Command PRO engine, designed and tested for tough commercial applications; with hydraulic valve lifters to eliminate need for lengthy break-in periods and expensive valve adjustments. (Kohler CH740 4-Cycle, 23.6 HP, V-2, 725 CC engine)
  • PowerBoost technology provides power to start large loads such as central air conditioners without dropping power to other appliances
Bestseller No. 3
Kohler K-5529-NA Invigoration Steam Generator, 9 kW
  • Generator is constructed of insulated stainless steel, which maintains the temperature while ensuring the case is safe to the touch
  • KOHLER finishes resist corrosion and tarnishing
  • Fast-Response technology produces a luxurious steam shower in 60 seconds
  • Power Clean technology offers one-touch automatic cleaning and safe maintenance
  • Constant Steam produces steam at a consistent rate, which greatly minimizes temperature fluctuations

When selecting a generator, it’s critical to do your homework on several manufacturers and read customer reviews to get a sense of how dependable and high-quality their generators are.

Take into account the brand’s reputation as well as any warranties or customer support provided.

SaleBestseller No. 1
DuroStar DS4000S Portable Generator, Yellow/Black
  • Plenty of Power – With 4,000 peak watts and 3,300 running watts, this unit can handle heavy loads, from lights and a refrigerator to a home air conditioner and high amperage power tools
  • Powerful Engine – The DuroStar 208cc OHV engine is a workhorse that provides plenty of power to handle multiple jobs, from powering high voltage appliances to heavy duty power tools
  • Low Oil Shutoff – Protects your investment by automatically shutting the generator off when it senses that the oil is low
  • Power Panel – The power panel includes a selection of outlets for maximum compatibility in your applications including: 2 120V household outlets and 1 120V 30A twist lock outlet. The panel also includes a voltmeter for measuring voltage output
  • Complies with Emissions Standards – All DuroStar generators are both approved by the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) and CARB (California Air Resources Board) and follow strict guidelines to ensure our generators are as environmentally friendly as possible
SaleBestseller No. 2
Westinghouse 12500 Watt Dual Fuel Home Backup Portable Generator, Remote Electric Start, Transfer Switch Ready, Gas and Propane Powered, CARB Compliant
  • 9500 Running Watts and 12500 Peak Watts (Gasoline); 8500 Running Watts, 11200 Peak Watts (Propane); Remote Start With Included Key Fob, Electric and Recoil Start; Up to 12 Hours of Run Time on a 6. 6 Gallon Fuel Tank With Fuel Gauge
  • Features Two GFCI 120V 5–20R Standard Household Receptacle, One Transfer Switch Ready 120V L14-30R, and One RV Ready 120/240V 14–50R; All Outlets Have Rubber Covers for Added Safety
  • Powered by a Heavy Duty 457cc Westinghouse 4-Stroke OHV Engine Featuring a Long-Lasting Cast Iron Sleeve With Automatic Low Oil Shutdown and Digital Hour Meter. VFT display gives you real time updates with the voltage output, frequency, and lifetime hours
  • Plug-and-Play: Comes With a Remote Start Key Fob, 12V Battery Charger, Oil, an Oil Funnel, a Tool Kit, and a User’s Manual to Get You Started Right Out of the Box (Minimal Assembly Required)
  • All Westinghouse Portable Generators are Functionally Tested in the Factory and May Contain Minimum Residual Oil and/or Fuel Odor; EPA and CARB Compliant; Backed by 3-Year Limited Service, Labor, and Parts Coverage with Nationwide Customer Service Network
SaleBestseller No. 3
DuroMax XP12000HX Dual Fuel Portable Generator-12000 Watt Gas or Propane Powered Electric Start w/CO Alert, 50 State Approved, Blue
  • All-new control center with a digital multimeter, push-button start, and a front-facing fuel interface allowing you to change your fuel type in seconds! The digital multimeter displays voltage, frequency, total hours run, and hours until the recommended maintenance
  • This generator runs on gasoline or propane, giving you the freedom and flexibility of fuel choice
  • Equipped with DuroMax “CO Alert Technology” that will automatically shut down the generator if an unsafe level of carbon monoxide is detected
  • Built using a powerful 460cc OHV DuroMax engine and features ALL COPPER WINDINGS designed to make your generator last for years
  • The fully loaded power panel includes four 120V GFCI household outlets, one 120V 30AMP outlet, one 120/240V 30AMP twist-lock outlet, and a heavy-duty 120/240V 50AMP outlet making it transfer switch ready!

Price:

Establish a budget and search within that range for a generator that satisfies your needs.

The size, power output, fuel type, and features of the generator can all have a significant impact on the price range.

The normal price range for portable generators is $500 to $2,000, with smaller, less powerful units costing less and larger, more powerful models costing more.

Typically utilised for backup power in homes and businesses, stationary generators can be much more expensive.

Depending on the size and power output of the generator, prices for stationary generators can range from a few thousand dollars to tens of thousands of dollars.

When looking for a generator, it’s critical to establish your spending limit and search for a model that fits your requirements within that range.

Take into account the generator’s power output, fuel type, and any added features or guarantees that are offered.

Remember that purchasing a higher-quality generator may result in cost savings down the road because it will provide dependable electricity and need fewer repairs.

Safety features:

To protect the generator and secure your safety, look for generators with safety features like overload protection and low oil shut-off.

When utilising a generator, safety is a crucial factor.

The majority of generators have several safety mechanisms to shield both the generator and the operator from harm. Among the standard safety features on generators are:

Low oil shut-off: This function instantly turns the generator off if the oil level drops too low, helping to protect the engine.

The overload protection feature stops the generator from being overloaded, which could cause it to shut down or even start a fire.

Ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) outlets: GFCI outlets are made to switch off power if a ground fault is discovered, which can help prevent electrocution.

Fuel shut-off valve: This feature turns off the fuel supply to the engine while the generator is not in use, reducing the risk of fire and preventing fuel leaks.

Circuit breaker: By tripping and cutting off the electricity if the electrical load rises too high, a circuit breaker aids in preventing electrical overloads.

A safety switch, also referred to as a deadman switch, can turn the generator off automatically if the user becomes incapacitated or if it is not being operated correctly.

Some generators come with a carbon monoxide detector that will warn the operator if dangerously high quantities of the gas are present.

Generators and other fuel-burning appliances can emit carbon monoxide, a colourless, odourless gas that can be fatal if ingested.

When utilising a generator, it is crucial to read and abide by the manufacturer’s instructions and safety regulations. You should also frequently check the generator to make sure it is still functional.

SaleBestseller No. 1
DuroStar DS4000S Portable Generator, Yellow/Black
  • Plenty of Power – With 4,000 peak watts and 3,300 running watts, this unit can handle heavy loads, from lights and a refrigerator to a home air conditioner and high amperage power tools
  • Powerful Engine – The DuroStar 208cc OHV engine is a workhorse that provides plenty of power to handle multiple jobs, from powering high voltage appliances to heavy duty power tools
  • Low Oil Shutoff – Protects your investment by automatically shutting the generator off when it senses that the oil is low
  • Power Panel – The power panel includes a selection of outlets for maximum compatibility in your applications including: 2 120V household outlets and 1 120V 30A twist lock outlet. The panel also includes a voltmeter for measuring voltage output
  • Complies with Emissions Standards – All DuroStar generators are both approved by the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) and CARB (California Air Resources Board) and follow strict guidelines to ensure our generators are as environmentally friendly as possible
SaleBestseller No. 2
Westinghouse 12500 Watt Dual Fuel Home Backup Portable Generator, Remote Electric Start, Transfer Switch Ready, Gas and Propane Powered, CARB Compliant
  • 9500 Running Watts and 12500 Peak Watts (Gasoline); 8500 Running Watts, 11200 Peak Watts (Propane); Remote Start With Included Key Fob, Electric and Recoil Start; Up to 12 Hours of Run Time on a 6. 6 Gallon Fuel Tank With Fuel Gauge
  • Features Two GFCI 120V 5–20R Standard Household Receptacle, One Transfer Switch Ready 120V L14-30R, and One RV Ready 120/240V 14–50R; All Outlets Have Rubber Covers for Added Safety
  • Powered by a Heavy Duty 457cc Westinghouse 4-Stroke OHV Engine Featuring a Long-Lasting Cast Iron Sleeve With Automatic Low Oil Shutdown and Digital Hour Meter. VFT display gives you real time updates with the voltage output, frequency, and lifetime hours
  • Plug-and-Play: Comes With a Remote Start Key Fob, 12V Battery Charger, Oil, an Oil Funnel, a Tool Kit, and a User’s Manual to Get You Started Right Out of the Box (Minimal Assembly Required)
  • All Westinghouse Portable Generators are Functionally Tested in the Factory and May Contain Minimum Residual Oil and/or Fuel Odor; EPA and CARB Compliant; Backed by 3-Year Limited Service, Labor, and Parts Coverage with Nationwide Customer Service Network
SaleBestseller No. 3
DuroMax XP12000HX Dual Fuel Portable Generator-12000 Watt Gas or Propane Powered Electric Start w/CO Alert, 50 State Approved, Blue
  • All-new control center with a digital multimeter, push-button start, and a front-facing fuel interface allowing you to change your fuel type in seconds! The digital multimeter displays voltage, frequency, total hours run, and hours until the recommended maintenance
  • This generator runs on gasoline or propane, giving you the freedom and flexibility of fuel choice
  • Equipped with DuroMax “CO Alert Technology” that will automatically shut down the generator if an unsafe level of carbon monoxide is detected
  • Built using a powerful 460cc OHV DuroMax engine and features ALL COPPER WINDINGS designed to make your generator last for years
  • The fully loaded power panel includes four 120V GFCI household outlets, one 120V 30AMP outlet, one 120/240V 30AMP twist-lock outlet, and a heavy-duty 120/240V 50AMP outlet making it transfer switch ready!

How Does A Generator Work?

An apparatus that transforms mechanical energy into electrical energy is a generator. A control panel, an alternator, and an engine make up its three primary parts. This is how it goes:

An energy source, such as gasoline, diesel, or propane, powers the generator’s engine. Through a process known as combustion, the engine transforms the chemical energy in the fuel into mechanical energy.

An apparatus that transforms mechanical energy into electrical energy is an alternator. It is made up of a fixed coil of wire called a stator and a rotating coil of wire called a rotor.

A current flows through the stator as the rotor rotates, creating a magnetic field. Alternating current (AC) electricity is then created using this current.

The generator’s primary hub, the control panel, is where the operator can manage and keep an eye on the generator’s operations. It often has switches to start and stop the generator, a fuel gauge, and an ammeter to measure the current being produced. Additionally, some control panels feature plugs for electrical equipment.

The engine starts and starts rotating the alternator as soon as the generator is turned on. The control panel receives AC electricity produced by the alternator as it turns. Then, the electricity can be supplied to the appliances that are plugged into the outlets of the generator.

SaleBestseller No. 1
DuroStar DS4000S Portable Generator, Yellow/Black
  • Plenty of Power – With 4,000 peak watts and 3,300 running watts, this unit can handle heavy loads, from lights and a refrigerator to a home air conditioner and high amperage power tools
  • Powerful Engine – The DuroStar 208cc OHV engine is a workhorse that provides plenty of power to handle multiple jobs, from powering high voltage appliances to heavy duty power tools
  • Low Oil Shutoff – Protects your investment by automatically shutting the generator off when it senses that the oil is low
  • Power Panel – The power panel includes a selection of outlets for maximum compatibility in your applications including: 2 120V household outlets and 1 120V 30A twist lock outlet. The panel also includes a voltmeter for measuring voltage output
  • Complies with Emissions Standards – All DuroStar generators are both approved by the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) and CARB (California Air Resources Board) and follow strict guidelines to ensure our generators are as environmentally friendly as possible
SaleBestseller No. 2
Westinghouse 12500 Watt Dual Fuel Home Backup Portable Generator, Remote Electric Start, Transfer Switch Ready, Gas and Propane Powered, CARB Compliant
  • 9500 Running Watts and 12500 Peak Watts (Gasoline); 8500 Running Watts, 11200 Peak Watts (Propane); Remote Start With Included Key Fob, Electric and Recoil Start; Up to 12 Hours of Run Time on a 6. 6 Gallon Fuel Tank With Fuel Gauge
  • Features Two GFCI 120V 5–20R Standard Household Receptacle, One Transfer Switch Ready 120V L14-30R, and One RV Ready 120/240V 14–50R; All Outlets Have Rubber Covers for Added Safety
  • Powered by a Heavy Duty 457cc Westinghouse 4-Stroke OHV Engine Featuring a Long-Lasting Cast Iron Sleeve With Automatic Low Oil Shutdown and Digital Hour Meter. VFT display gives you real time updates with the voltage output, frequency, and lifetime hours
  • Plug-and-Play: Comes With a Remote Start Key Fob, 12V Battery Charger, Oil, an Oil Funnel, a Tool Kit, and a User’s Manual to Get You Started Right Out of the Box (Minimal Assembly Required)
  • All Westinghouse Portable Generators are Functionally Tested in the Factory and May Contain Minimum Residual Oil and/or Fuel Odor; EPA and CARB Compliant; Backed by 3-Year Limited Service, Labor, and Parts Coverage with Nationwide Customer Service Network
SaleBestseller No. 3
DuroMax XP12000HX Dual Fuel Portable Generator-12000 Watt Gas or Propane Powered Electric Start w/CO Alert, 50 State Approved, Blue
  • All-new control center with a digital multimeter, push-button start, and a front-facing fuel interface allowing you to change your fuel type in seconds! The digital multimeter displays voltage, frequency, total hours run, and hours until the recommended maintenance
  • This generator runs on gasoline or propane, giving you the freedom and flexibility of fuel choice
  • Equipped with DuroMax “CO Alert Technology” that will automatically shut down the generator if an unsafe level of carbon monoxide is detected
  • Built using a powerful 460cc OHV DuroMax engine and features ALL COPPER WINDINGS designed to make your generator last for years
  • The fully loaded power panel includes four 120V GFCI household outlets, one 120V 30AMP outlet, one 120/240V 30AMP twist-lock outlet, and a heavy-duty 120/240V 50AMP outlet making it transfer switch ready!

Open Frame vs Inverter Generators

Two types of portable generators that are frequently used for a variety of purposes are open frame generators and inverter generators. The main variations between the two are as follows:

Power output: Compared to inverter generators, open frame generators typically produce more power.

They are frequently utilised in industrial, commercial, and construction situations since they are made to offer a consistent, dependable source of power for larger appliances and instruments.

Inverter generators, on the other hand, are frequently used for outdoor enjoyment like camping and boating since they are made to offer a clean, reliable power source for delicate electrical gadgets.

Fuel economy: Because inverter generators are built to change their power output to fit the load being placed on them, they often use less fuel than open frame generators.

This entails that they can cut down their engines when not in use, which can assist save fuel and lower pollutants while operating at reduced loads.

Open frame generators are meant to create a constant, continuous flow of electricity, hence they tend to be louder than inverter generators. On the other hand, inverter generators can operate at varying speeds and are often quieter than open frame generators.

As they are smaller, lighter, and frequently have carrying handles or wheels for convenient transport, inverter generators are typically more portable than open frame generators.

Due to their normal size and weight, open frame generators may need to be transported on a cart or trailer.

Due to their cutting-edge technology and superior fuel efficiency, inverter generators are typically more expensive than open frame generators.

The long-term savings on fuel and maintenance may, however, more than make up for the greater initial cost.

SaleBestseller No. 1
DuroStar DS4000S Portable Generator, Yellow/Black
  • Plenty of Power – With 4,000 peak watts and 3,300 running watts, this unit can handle heavy loads, from lights and a refrigerator to a home air conditioner and high amperage power tools
  • Powerful Engine – The DuroStar 208cc OHV engine is a workhorse that provides plenty of power to handle multiple jobs, from powering high voltage appliances to heavy duty power tools
  • Low Oil Shutoff – Protects your investment by automatically shutting the generator off when it senses that the oil is low
  • Power Panel – The power panel includes a selection of outlets for maximum compatibility in your applications including: 2 120V household outlets and 1 120V 30A twist lock outlet. The panel also includes a voltmeter for measuring voltage output
  • Complies with Emissions Standards – All DuroStar generators are both approved by the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) and CARB (California Air Resources Board) and follow strict guidelines to ensure our generators are as environmentally friendly as possible
SaleBestseller No. 2
Westinghouse 12500 Watt Dual Fuel Home Backup Portable Generator, Remote Electric Start, Transfer Switch Ready, Gas and Propane Powered, CARB Compliant
  • 9500 Running Watts and 12500 Peak Watts (Gasoline); 8500 Running Watts, 11200 Peak Watts (Propane); Remote Start With Included Key Fob, Electric and Recoil Start; Up to 12 Hours of Run Time on a 6. 6 Gallon Fuel Tank With Fuel Gauge
  • Features Two GFCI 120V 5–20R Standard Household Receptacle, One Transfer Switch Ready 120V L14-30R, and One RV Ready 120/240V 14–50R; All Outlets Have Rubber Covers for Added Safety
  • Powered by a Heavy Duty 457cc Westinghouse 4-Stroke OHV Engine Featuring a Long-Lasting Cast Iron Sleeve With Automatic Low Oil Shutdown and Digital Hour Meter. VFT display gives you real time updates with the voltage output, frequency, and lifetime hours
  • Plug-and-Play: Comes With a Remote Start Key Fob, 12V Battery Charger, Oil, an Oil Funnel, a Tool Kit, and a User’s Manual to Get You Started Right Out of the Box (Minimal Assembly Required)
  • All Westinghouse Portable Generators are Functionally Tested in the Factory and May Contain Minimum Residual Oil and/or Fuel Odor; EPA and CARB Compliant; Backed by 3-Year Limited Service, Labor, and Parts Coverage with Nationwide Customer Service Network
SaleBestseller No. 3
DuroMax XP12000HX Dual Fuel Portable Generator-12000 Watt Gas or Propane Powered Electric Start w/CO Alert, 50 State Approved, Blue
  • All-new control center with a digital multimeter, push-button start, and a front-facing fuel interface allowing you to change your fuel type in seconds! The digital multimeter displays voltage, frequency, total hours run, and hours until the recommended maintenance
  • This generator runs on gasoline or propane, giving you the freedom and flexibility of fuel choice
  • Equipped with DuroMax “CO Alert Technology” that will automatically shut down the generator if an unsafe level of carbon monoxide is detected
  • Built using a powerful 460cc OHV DuroMax engine and features ALL COPPER WINDINGS designed to make your generator last for years
  • The fully loaded power panel includes four 120V GFCI household outlets, one 120V 30AMP outlet, one 120/240V 30AMP twist-lock outlet, and a heavy-duty 120/240V 50AMP outlet making it transfer switch ready!

Last update on 2022-12-31 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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