Get Portable or Standby Generator Quotes

Get Portable or Standby Generator Quotes If your interested in saving some time and headache you can receive multiple, independent quotes for a Backup or Auxiliary Generator. PowerupGenerator has arranged with Buyerzone to let you receive estimates/quotes from various generator suppliers. There is no obligation to buy, fill in this questionnaire to receive your customized quotes to meet your needs. Note: Buyerzone is an independent...
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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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Should I Pick a 2 Cycle Engine for a Portable Generator

Should I Pick a 2 Cycle Engine for a Portable Generator A recent question has come up asking about using a 2 cycle or commonly known as 2 stroke engines for portable generators rather than the 2 cycle engines. Are there any advantages or disadvantages of using the 2 cycle engine? This is an area that wasn’t covered in our buyer’s guide as it wasn’t a focus at the time of the writing. This short article will provide you with a few...
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What is the Best Portable Generator for Christmas 2015

What is the Best Portable Generator for Christmas 2015 As 2015 is coming to an end there will be some great opportunities to find the best portable generator for Christmas 2015 to meet your back up power needs. I’ve done a quick review of our favorites for the year and put them into some relative size ranges. If your looking for a great survivalist or plain old backup need for your family or extended family these will give you some great...
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Best Portable Generator Accessories for Christmas 2015

Best Portable Generator Accessories for Christmas 2015 This is an updated post for this year. Funny thing is that there are only a few tweaks for this year. So what are the Best Portable Generator Accessories for Christmas 2015? For you folks that have are getting a new portable generator there are a few accessories that are very popular with the in the know crowd. For this year we’ve highlighted some quick picks for your consideration. These...
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Portable Generator Noise Control and Reduction

Portable Generator Noise Control and Reduction The noise that portable generators produce can vary widely based on design. Those design configurations range from open engine framing to well insulated enclosures. So this tip is about generator noise control or how to reduce noise. Two Generator Noise Sources Generally speaking noise (sound level measured in decibels dB) is generated in two ways which are exhaust noise and mechanical engine...
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How to Select the Best Portable Generator for Your Needs!

How to Select the Best Portable Generator for Your Needs! Getting the right size standby or portable generator is actually more complicated than many folks believe. Our Guide can help you Find Out How to Pick the Right Portable Generator to Power Your Home, Cabin, RV, or Job Site Time and time again, you read where customers are dissatisfied with their generator purchase because they don’t understand what to buy. Here are just a few things that...
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Power Generation Definitions

Common ground for talking points related to Portable and Standby Generators. Review this section to understand the specific terms for Power Generation definitions encountered. Portable Generator Or Generation Portable Refers to a machine of any size that can be moved to a location to provide power. It can have any number of configurations, and fuel is supplied to small tank (relative) on the...
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Total Harmonic Distortion for Portable Generators

Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) is the stated measurement related to the quality of electricity.The amount of THD will influence how your equipment may respond or perform. Get the technical low down at wikipedia.org:  Total harmonic distortion, but it’s going to make your head hurt. When power quality is discussed, you will hear terms like “clean electricity” and sine wave power. What...
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Shopping Online for Portable Generators

Shopping Online for Portable Generators Although there are many outlets online for purchasing portable generators and there are many advantages. Including delivery to your home or office, great pricing, customer reviews and customer service. The only disadvantage is that you usually can’t return most generators back to the online store because of the oil and gas hazard issues. You need to go back to the manufacture to do this....
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Portable Generator Fuel Options and Considerations

Portable Generator Fuel Options and Considerations The Pros and Cons of Gasoline, Propane, Diesel, and Tri-fueled Portable generators “Which fuel type should I use for my backup generator?” This question is not asked as often as it should be. There are a few considerations that need to be addressed in order for you to make an informed choice. Typically we need to ask about: Contents: (jump ahead!) Primary Use Portable Generators...
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How to Quickly Decide on Portable Generators and Accessories as Gifts

How to Quickly Decide on Portable Generators and Accessories as Gifts When deciding on portable generators and accessories for Christmas/Holiday or other gift giving events or just for personal use there are a few things to keep in mind so that you keep your choices appropriate and functional. Making a few key decisions are needed to put you on the right track. Before getting a portable generator or accessory as a gift or adding to your own emergency preparation...
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How Wire Size and Length Affects Power and Voltage Loss

How Wire Size and Length Affects Power and Voltage Loss Determining available power use on Wire sizes is a relatively straight forward calculation, albeit with different variables that can affect the voltage drop as well as the amperage rating. I am not going to get into the technical aspects of actually making the calculations there are places like Paige Wire Calc or Wikipedia for  wire gauges  that go into this in detail. For this discussion I’ll...
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Portable Generator and Voltage Drop Considerations

Portable Generator and Voltage Drop Considerations Sometimes it gets confusing for the average consumer to keep things straight when talking about electricity and more specifically voltage, power, and watts. In this short article we are going to address the issue with voltage and the difference that are expressed by manufactures and specifications as well as take a brief look at how wire size and length can affect voltage. Voltage In practical...
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Top Picks for Portable Generators Over 5000W for Christmas 2013

Top Picks for Portable Generators Over 5000W for Christmas 2013 Picking a Portable generator for in the upper whole house and construction work site comes down to some solid choices. I’ve pulled together some of the better units to help you zero in on a few top choices for 2013. You can refer to our picks for under 5000W generators for more information on how we select these choices and use a 50 to 70% capacity as continuous use suggestion. In the over...
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