Tips For Choosing a Portable Generator
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When it comes time for selecting a portable generator, there is an abundance of good choices:
Honda Generators, Briggs & Stratton
Generators, Kawasaki Generators, Makita Generators, Yamaha Generators, Pramac Generators, Mitsubishi Generators, Onan Generators, Troy Bilt Generators and many more.
The portable generator you
choose depends on a number of variables.
(1). What do you intend on using your portable generator for?
Are you using it for a jobsite, campsite, emergency power outage in the home, or to power some
type of equipment such as wielding, painting or an air compressor? Your end use plays a major factor in the
generator that you choose.
P.S. We don’t recommend using portable generators as standby generators. If you are seeking
standby power in the case of an outage to your home or company, there are specially made generators, (i.e.,
Residential Standby Generators and Business Standby Generators)
(2) How much power do you need?
This boils down how many pieces of electrical equipment you plan on powering with your
portable generator. To determine the proper size generator for your particular situation, see our articles:
Generator Sizing and Generator Sizing Worksheet. We’ll show you how to easily choose the right size generator for your needs.
(3) Will your portable generator be for everyday use?
Generators used on everyday basis, such as a jobsite, need to be rugged, reliable and fuel
efficient. With the vast number of portable generators available, you don’t want to get caught with unreliable
generator that can’t stand up to the workload of a construction site. If you intend on using your portable
generator every now and then, your primacy concern is choosing a generator that is known for starting after long
spans of inoperation.
(4) Is noise a major factor?
All portable generators are not created equal; some units are much louder than others. If
noise is a factor, make sure you choose a generator with a low noise output. Just bear in mind that portable
generators that come with noise reduction kits and noise reduction technology cost more than the units that
(5) Are you willing to trade a brand name for better pricing?
Brand name Portable generators such as: Honda Portable Generators and Briggs & Stratton
Generators, will cost more than the lesser known brands. Although with some of the lesser known brands, you
don’t give up any quality. The key is checking who built the motor. Many of the good lesser known brands are
powered by engines made by Honda, Briggs & Stratton, Kawasaki, etc. In many cases, you get the same engine
in the more expensive brand name generators.
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