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All You Need To Know About 'Portable Generators'

Aug 17, 2007
Generator can be defined as a device that supplies electricity at the time of power shortage in your locality. It is a kind of mechanical device that converts mechanical energy into electrical energy with the help of the help of engine located in the generator head.

The generators that we use at our homes can be portable or stationary. They are characterized by their short run time. They are typically used in the remote areas, in the construction sites or in the wild, under developed areas where electric connection have not reached yet. They can supply power to the essential electrical appliances or tools during the power outage or at the times when you are using these equipments outdoor.

The portable generators come with built-in fuel tanks. They also have standard power outlets that can plug into ordinary extension cords. These features allow them to be carried and used anywhere.

Planning to buy a portable a generator? Consider the following points to make sure you choose the right generator to serve your specific needs.

Power needs of the generator
Make sure, the power needs of the generator match with the electrical capacity of your home. You have to calculate the wattage need of your generator by adding the wattage ratings of the equipment you plan to run by the generator. Check the manual or the appliance's faceplate to find out the wattages of your appliances.
However, if you are planning to power such appliances as freezers and refrigerators that require a higher level of wattage to start, you will need a higher wattage generator.

Make sure of the Outlets
Portable gasoline-powered generators come to your great help when you are on camping trips or traveling in the remote corners. These portable generators can power your small equipments like small kitchen appliances, hair dryers, coolers and lights. But you have to make sure first that your generator is provided with adequate number and size of outlets so that the appliances can fit into it.

The size of the fuel tank
The fuel tanks of the Portable generator can be of varying sizes. If you want the generator to run for a longer time, you will need a bigger tank. But a bigger fuel tank makes the set bulkier and heavier. But if you prefer a longer run time in spite of the increased weight, you can attach wheel to the generator to increase the portability.

When handling a portable generator you need to be very cautious. Do not run it indoors and keep the unit in an area with proper ventilation. When handling the fuel, never forget to put out your cigarette. Always place a fire extinguisher near the generator.
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