When a power outage occurs, when a disaster strikes, or when you need power at a remote location, a portable generator guarantees you a source of electricity. Portable generators are gas-powered machines that provide you with the power you need anywhere you are.
Power outlets on the unit allow you to plug in extension cords, electric-powered tools, and appliances.
While many people buy a generator in the event of a power outage at their home or business, a portable generator allows you to bring power where none is available.
Generators have a range of capabilities based on starting watts and running watts.
Running watts refers to the continuous power a generator can supply, and starting watts refers to the momentary boost of power the generator can supply to start a motor. For example, when a refrigerator or an air conditioner is turned on by a generator, it requires a large amount of power for the start-up (starting watts) process. When the appliance motor reaches full speed, the current declines (running watts).