There were many instances in our life wherein we needed immediate supply of electricity but we were distant from the nearest electrical socket. I guess most of us have already experienced this kind of predicament which sometimes made us wish we had brought with us a portable generator. I would definitely agree with that, in such circumstances, we really need a portable generator in handy. So if we don’t want to be placed in such predicament, we can always shop around for a hardworking portable generator. However, when we shop around for a nice portable generator, we are usually confronted with an array of generator brands all claiming to be the best and ideal one for our need. Hence, it behooves me at this point to give you some basic tips on what qualities to look for in a portable generator to help you decide on which brand you have to buy.
Qualities to Look for in a Portable Generator
With dozens of manufacturers nowadays around the world wanting to get the larger chunk of the portable generator market, we are left in quandary as to which brand and what qualities we should look for in a good generator. If you are going to ask me, the first thing that I would suggest is to look for a quality generator. It must have a solid casing and a sturdy base and should be built to withstand any unpleasantly harsh conditions. Since we intend to use our portable generators in some of the harshest conditions and times of our life, we should choose something that live up to our expectations and should not frustrate us when we need it. We also usually bring portable generators out of town; say for instance when we are in a campsite and needing to trim bushes using an electric saw. In instances like this, the worst predicament that could be, would be to have a sputtering portable generator. Hence, when choosing a portable generator, we should go for the one with good quality.
The next thing you should consider is the warranty provided by the manufacturer. Most manufacturers provide a one-year warranty; however, there are other manufacturers which provide up to three-year warranty.
Then, you should also consider the design. Check if they have AC and DC plugs. Likewise, check if the design is convenient and easy to use. You should check the handle of the generator if it is sturdy enough to let you drag the thing across grasses and rough surfaces. Moreover, you should also check if the wheels are strong enough to let you roll it across rough surfaces. You should also check if it runs quietly when operated. The noise of portable generators is quite annoying to other people, so it is better to choose a brand that runs quietly. Generator reviews, which are available online, can readily give you the feedback and ratings given by consumers and users of generators. Their ratings and feedback can help you know which brands are good and which brands are not.