Power Inlet Boxes for Portable Generators

Power Inlet Boxes for Portable Generators Having a generator as a backup power source for your house during power outages lets you have electrical power to run your home. Many people use portable generators as a backup source of power for their home while some use standby generators. Though both these types of generators can easily supply your home with the electrical power you need, you must be aware that connecting the generator to...
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Backup Power for Your Backup Generator

Backup Power for Your Backup Generator Recently one of our readers had an objective that many of us don’t think about or is just a flickering thought in our minds. That has to do with redundancy of backup power. The question becomes what if my standby generator fails to work at the start of a power outage or shortly after use? It becomes a question of can I fix it or would I need to wait for a service professional to attend to...
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Utility Trailers For Carrying Portable Generators

Utility Trailers For Carrying Portable Generators Portable generators come in different sizes; some of the smaller ones are light enough for you to put in the trunk of your car or in the back of a pick up truck, when you want to haul them around. When it comes to the larger portable generators, which can at times weigh more than 100 lbs, it gets a bit difficult to transport them to the place you want to use them. Utility trailers are very handy...
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Parallel Kits For Portable Generators

Parallel Kits For Portable Generators Inverter generators supply clean electrical power which is safe for your sensitive electronic equipment. But these generators typically can supply relatively small wattage of continuous power. So if you have an inverter generator and need an increased wattage to supply your needs, you are going to either have to get a larger generator which may not be able to supply clean electrical power or you...
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Power Line Conditioners to Protect Your Equipement

Power Line Conditioners to Protect Your Equipement Electronic equipment that you use in your homes like computers, printers, Tvs, etc are highly sensitive to fluctuations in the electrical power that you receive from your utility companies. During power outages if you happen to use a generator to power your electronic equipment, you have to be aware that most of the generators do not supply the quality of electricity that your sensitive...
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Battery Charger and Portable Generators

Battery Charger and Portable Generators There are many generators on the market that have an electric start. Most of these generators use a 12 Volt battery to start the engine. As well as nearly all standby generators use a 12 Volt battery to start their engines automatically. These batteries need to be kept fully charged in order for them to have sufficient power to start the engine of the generator. Well thought out generators are...
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Maintenance Kits For Generators

Maintenance Kits For Generators When you buy a generator you need to take care of it and do periodic maintenance for it to give you the best service. Regular maintenance Regular maintenance of the generator means that you have to check the engine oil and change it periodically. You also have to check and change the air filter if necessary. This also goes for the spark plug which may need cleaning or changing periodically also...
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Propane Tanks for Portable Generators

Propane Tanks for Portable Generators There are a few generators on the market that use propane as fuel. You can also get conversion kits to convert your gasoline generator to run on propane or natural gas. Propane being much easier to store and more stable than gasoline many people are opting to use it as fuel for their generators. When you use propane as fuel for your generator you will need to find the right size of tank that...
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Portable Generator Covers to Protect Your Equipment

Portable Generator Covers to Protect Your Equipment When you buy a generator for emergencies, you want it working at its best when you need it. Generator covers help protect your generator from the elements when not in use. Many generator brands have covers for specific generators in their lineup. Some generator brands do not have any specific covers for their generators, but there are many generic generator covers that you can find that would...
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Outlet Splitters For Portable Generators

Outlet Splitters For Portable Generators Portable generators can supply you with electrical power wherever you may need it. But there is one limitation that most of these portable generators have and that is the number of outlets. Most of these generators have 1 or 2 sets of duplex 20 amp 120Volt outlets and one 120V/240V 20 or 30 amp twist lock outlet. This means that when you want to use your generator to power more appliances or...
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Power Cord Adapters For Portable Generators

Power Cord Adapters For Portable Generators To be able to use a portable generator one must be able to match the power cable with the outlet of that generator. Using cables that do not match the power outlet leads to loss in power being supplied to your appliance. When you want to extend your power cord from your generator to your appliance you need to attach a cord with the same rating to the first cord. This will ensure that there is...
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Fuel Conversion Kits For Portable Generators

Having a portable generator as a back up source of power for your home can help you keep your home running in times of power outages. Generators are also useful to have on hand if you work on job sites where there may be no electricity available. They are also useful for camping as well as taking them in your RV to run your electrical equipment. In this Article: Fuel Source Or Not? Conversion...
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Watt Meter and Power Meters

Watt Meter and Power Meters Watt meters or power meters are used to measure the electrical power and let you know whether a device or appliance is working properly and how much of electricity it is consuming. Watt meters /power meters allow a person to see which of their appliances are using the most electricity so that they can cut back on their electricity use. When determining your own power needs for selecting a...
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Fuel Stabilizer for Portable Generators

Fuel Stabilizer for Portable Generators Gasoline Stabilizer Gasoline is the fuel of choice for most engines. The only problem with gasoline is that it deteriorates over time fairly quickly. If you have a gasoline engine equipped piece of equipment and if you have not drained the fuel tank or the carburetor, you may find that you have problems starting the engine if it has stale fuel in the tank. Fuel stabilizers help to overcome this...
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Picking Power Cables for Your Portable Generator Need

Picking Power Cables for Your Portable Generator Need When using a portable generator one of issues is how to use the power output. As discussed in How Many Watts Do I Actually Get to Use with My Portable Generator you have restrictions on actually use of the output. The key to using the power effectively is in matching the power cable (extension cord) to the output. Manufactures develop these cables to provide limited line losses by sizing the...
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