The CAT RP3600 strikes a perfect balance of quality, power, features and reliability. CAT is a brand synonymous with work-grade equipment. If you want a cheaply made generator look elsewhere. If you value durability then you’ll be impressed by this gas-powered generator with 4500 starting watts and 3600 running watts; but there’s far more to it than meets the eye, such as an LED lit panel, tight-fitting outlet covers, full CARB compliance, and much more, which we’ll discuss. [Read more…]
Our Picks for the Top 4 Quiet Camping Generators in 2019.
For many of us, the attraction to camping has a lot to do with the peace and quiet of nature and the great outdoors. The whisper of the wind through the trees, melodic birdsong, or the chitter chatter of squirrels are all part of the experience. Yet camping need not be uncomfortable, a few creature comforts certainly won’t go amiss. With this in mind, we’re going to review some great quiet generators for camping.
Today we’re going to answer the question : How long do generators last?
I recently spent a lot of time doing research on how long portable generators last as this is something many of our readers would like to know. But the information isn’t easy to find. It was only when I started looking at standby generators that I found manufacturers, like Generac, expect their engines to last 3,000 hours. Generac even claim their engines last three times longer than the opposition.
Let’s dig a little deeper into generator longevity. I think you’ll be surprised at how long a well-maintained quality generator will actually last.
I recently did a Google search on how to ground a portable generator. Even with years of electrical experience, I found all the articles to be confusing and overly complicated. Or the opposite, not providing sufficient or correct information. I’d think that if you don’t know much about wiring and electric codes, terms like neutral bonded, separately derived system, and ground fault current path, can be more than just a little confusing. [Read more…]
Welcome to our Generator Maintenance Guide. The goal is to help you keep track of everything you need to do to keep your portable generator running smoothly year after year. Like it or not, it means you’ll have to get your hands dirty from time to time, but don’t let that scare you. [Read more…]
There are countless reviews of the best generators for sale. Top 5, top 10 generators, you name it. But wouldn’t it be great to know what people who have bought these generators feel about the products that they have bought?
In this article we give you a range of options to allow you to choose the Best Hurricane Generator for your specific needs. If you live in an area where hurricanes are probable, or likely then you would be wise to invest your money into a hurricane generator to get you through the days and weeks that follow. Most people wait for a disaster to strike before taking action but in the case of a hurricane, you really need to prepare beforehand because you won’t be able to find a generator locally in the days before a hurricane is predicated or in the weeks after it arrives.
I hope this article inspires you to plan ahead and choose a hurricane generator to match your budget and power needs. [Read more…]
Champion 100519 Review — A unique Open Frame Inverter Generator that straddles the best of both worlds and still affordable. But it’s not a true inverter generator, which we explain in the article.
On the Champion website they call this generator “The Champion 100519 Digital Hybrid 6250-watt DH series open frame inverter with Quiet Technology”. What does that mean? What is a Digital Hybrid Inverter generator and Quiet Technology? Those are valid questions and I will post some answers as we continue. One way of discovering the meaning of those phrases is by breaking them down and examining the meaning of the words. [Read more…]
What’s the Best portable power station for you? For your specific needs, budget and expectations? Do you want an indoor generator to get you through a power outage? To take camping? or to power your tools when you work in the garage? Their are a myriad of ways you can use a portable battery power station and in this article we discuss and review 4 excellent models that we feel are worth your money. [Read more…]
In this article we review 5 of the best Indoor Generators for the money. Also commonly called : Portable Battery Power Stations. Take your pick. I think the latter is more suitable to what these products are in practice, but either way, they do provide a much-needed gap in our ever-growing need for portable power. We discuss a wide range of topics about indoor generators that will help you choose the appropriate model for your specific needs, as well as educate you on the various factors and features that are available. We go deep on this topic because there’s lots for you to consider.