Air-cooled vs liquid-cooled engine for a generators

Air-cooled vs liquid-cooled engine for a generators

A generator, regardless of its size, always generates heat while running. The heat will accumulate and lead to malfunctioning to the whole generator. It entails the need to install a cooling system in the engine to prevent overheating. A quality generator can’t perform well in power output without an effective cooling system in its engine. […]

What Happens If I Overload the Generator?

What Happens If I Overload the Generator?

A generator with a gasoline engine converts mechanical power to electrical power. With an inverter generator, the engine will try to keep up with the electrical power demand by running faster. There is a point with all generators, where they cannot run fast enough to keep up with the power draw. This can result in […]

Can I Run My Generator Continuously Non-Stop

Can I Run My Generator Continuously Non-Stop?

A common question for new generator owners and anyone facing an emergency power outage ask is: “Can I run my generator continuously non-stop?” The answer is yes, but there are several qualifications for that answer.  Let us take a look at what precautions you’ll need to consider when using a portable power generator non-stop. Can […]

Connect a Portable Generator to my House

Can I Connect a Portable Generator to my House?

Portable generators are slowly flooding the market especially at these uncertain times where backup power is needed. Their hassle-free functionality and flexibility make them suitable for most homeowners. However, answering the question “Can I connect a Portable Generator to my House?” is not that straightforward, and you may require a professional. It is essential to […]

running watts & starting watts?

Difference between running watts & starting watts?

Generators have two wattage values: startup watts and running watts. Startup watts are the number of watts a portable generator produces for a specific time (a few seconds) while running watts is the amount of power the generator produces continuously. Before you make your investment decision, you should understand how each of these values impacts […]