For many of us, power equals life. And I’m not talking about power in terms of politics or social status. I’m talking about its more useful form– electricity. Can you imagine your life without electricity there to sustain it? Surely, disorientation, anxiety and total loss of direction would ensue. As much as we love being connected to nature where everything is electricity free, many of us are unable to part with the comfort power affords. Although portable generators are may not be a necessity for you, I’m sure you’d love to have one around when you’re out camping, or there’s an emergency power outage.
Portable generators have recently become very popular. Throughout the many catastrophic storms that have devastated towns across Australia, people have survived thanks to their generators. When the power grid goes down, something like a cheap portable generator can be the only way to heat a home while waiting for the emergency services to arrive. And besides homeowners, businesses that can’t afford to put work on hold, can use a generator and save themselves from financial loss.
But the many uses of a generator are not all that grim. How about those fun, family vacations? Having a cheap portable generator as an addition to your RV where you can plug in a TV or a small fridge can make the stay as much pleasant for kids as for the parents. A portable power source is also a good way to light up your summer barbecues, or enjoy a football game in your yard.
We’ve numbered the most common uses a portable generator can have, but considering how widespread electricity is, I’m sure there are a lot more. Anyway, whatever the reason you’d want to invest in a generator, before buying, you need to decide on a fuel option, or in other words choose between gas and diesel models. Gas-powered generators are more environmentally friendly than diesel, which means you won’t feel much like a hypocrite when you take one out in nature with you.
On the other hand, diesel models might contribute more to pollution, but they are a lot more silent and lighter to transport. This makes them a great choice for powering tools while working around the garden. The only downside is that they are less durable than the gas-powered generators and have less capacity. Therefore, if you’re planning to plug several power-hungry tools or machines at the same time, consider a gas model with a high amperage.