Depending on where you live, you may or may not have to deal with regular power outages or drastic weather changes like hurricanes and flooding. When that happens, you don’t want to be caught unprepared. But generators aren’t just for emergency situations; construction or RV needs also often call for remote electricity. Taking the Pulsar Dual Fuel 10,000W Generator w/Switch & Go Technology as a model, we take a look at some practical tips to help you choose the perfect generator for your needs, whatever they are.
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Portable generators are supplemental sources of electricity for when the main power grid fails, or when you’re outdoors away from a power source. A reliable portable generator allows you to power your appliances and charge your devices in all power-outage situations. Generators come in several modes to meet your needs, such as an electric generator to keep your computers and phones charging, a gas generator to keep your house warm in the winter or an inverter generator to use when camping. Whether the generator is for recreation, convenience or as a backup power supply to use in the event of an emergency power outage, Newegg has a variety of portable generators to meet your needs.
What makes a portable generator so convenient is its ease of mobility. Models have several outlets that allow you to power your devices and appliances when outside. Also, they come with other effective cost-saving mechanisms that help save cash spent replacing generator parts and accessories. Circuit breakers help prevent electrical overloads. Low oil shut-off features protect the engine and motor from seizing due to poor lubrication, prolonging the generator's life. The exhausts come with a spark arrester, which prevents any risk of fire.
A Home Standby generator can power your house for days during power outages or disasters. You can connect a gas generator to your home’s existing fuel line so you won’t have to refuel in the middle of a storm or other natural disaster. The generators disconnect your house from the utility lines when power fails to protect you and your electronic devices from destructive sparks, brownouts and power surges. Others delay transferring power back to utility lines after a blackout to prevent hazardous voltage fluctuations and surges when the power returns. They also conduct self-diagnosis to let you know when maintenance is necessary.
Inverter generators provide enhanced portability since they are lightweight, with small fuel tanks to enable them to feature carrying handles. Many models feature an enclosed casing with mufflers, which helps reduce the amount of noise. These generators can run at a slower speed to produce only what’s required for charging sensitive electrical appliances, such as smartphones, tablets and computers. Also, they can run for many hours at a low cost by self-regulating the speed at which the engine runs.
The new generation of power stations requires little maintenance since they’re powered by a battery. You can chargethe battery by plugging in to a 12V electrical outlet, or sometimes an included solar panel. These electric generators are small, and store easily in the back of an SUV with your baggage and camping equipment. These generators are quiet, and can operate in your house to power your electronics without producing toxic fumes.