WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN PORTABLE GENERATORS
Should you be like me who loves going outdoors to do a little camping, then you would know that one of the essential equipment to have in such recreational activities is the generator. The portable generator used for recreational functions have grown in popularity in recent years. This is probably mainly due to the explosive growth of the consumer electronics industry which has produced a lot of fancy and useful gadgetry.
Portable generators have now become a necessity in most outdoor expeditions.
But what are the important features that you should look for in choosing the most suitable generator for you? This article hopes to enumerate some of the main considerations in choosing the right equipment for your power.
The smaller the generator is, the less power it can produce.Therefore, in buying a lightweight generator, one of the key things is to accurately measure your wattage requirements. And this will be based upon what you will need to power with it. Most generators are rated with a running wattage and a maximum wattage. Take note of the running watts of the generator as that is more important than the maximum watts it is capable of producing.
Voltage Stability – if you are planning on using the generator for delicate electronics like a laptop PC or a television, it is crucial to choose inverter generators because these type of generators produce clean and stable power that is important in powering up consumer gadgets. A generator that produces power surges will fry sensitive circuitry and run sensitive electronic equipment!
Energy Efficiency – it is also important to look for lightweight generators designed to maximize every drop of fuel as this will mean less fuel costs and less environmental impact. Again, inverter generators excel in this aspect of power generation as those types of produce clean and green energy.
Noise Level – going out on a camping trip means you’re going to be communing with nature. Do not ruin it all with a noisy generator. Many lightweight generators today are designed to reduce noise level so you can achieve that peace and quiet that vacations are usually intended for. Some models have been reduced down to sub 50 dB (A) noise level. While no generator is really silent, such noise level is pretty good and are almost whisper-like at a certain distance!
Lightweight – if portability is what you need, then nothing is more lightweight than an electrical generator that you can hand-carry with relative ease. Many brands have made significant progress in this regard and if you look hard enough, you will be able to find units that may go as low as 30 lbs.or so! In the world of lightweight generators, that is feather-light!