A Brief Guide to Portable Generators

With portable generators you can create home electrical power during outages or in isolated areas. Learn more about choices, features, output versus consumption, and installation and hookup.



Portable Generator Diagram
Any generator typically consists of a gasoline engine mounted directly to an alternator, both units within a frame or housing.
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The ability to supply your own electricity can be a real work-saver if building projects take you to areas beyond the reach of an extension cord.
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Small Generator
Outdoor recreation may very well take you to areas isolated from a regular power supply. A small generator can operate lights and other equipment.
MICHAEL SOLURI
Construction Crew
Even a single power failure can cause financial losses if it lasts more than a few hours.
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