Portable Generators

  • Portable generators provide electricity by running a gas-powered engine.
  • It turns an on-board alternator to generate electrical power.
  • Power outlets on the unit allow you to plug extension cords, electric-powered tools and appliances into it.
  • In general, the more powerful the generator, the more outlet combinations are available.
  • A typical portable generator contains: Internal combustion engine, Alternator, Starter, Fuel tank, Outlets.
  • Unlike standby generator systems, portable generators are not permanently installed, can be easily moved from place to place and must be manually started.
  • Portable generators are rated by the amount of power they produce called watts.
  • Typically, the more watts – the more items you can power up.

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