firman generator

Where Are Firman Generators Made?

Firman generators are commonly used in residential homes as well as commercial buildings, and industrial areas. Despite being used so often, many people have never heard of the manufacturer Firman.  Once you realize that your building is equipped with a Firman generator, you might want to learn more about it. Today we’re going to be […]

Can you use a portable generator on a boat?

Can you use a portable generator on a boat?

The comforts and entertainment expected with modern boating often have energy demands that only an on-board generator can meet. A 12-Volt lead-acid battery isn’t always going to cut it. But if mishandled or neglected while at sea, portable generators are a known fire hazard and have been associated with several boating accidents and fatalities. But […]

natural gas generators

Can you run a portable generator on natural gas?

If you are done with the noise, smell, and hassle of a typical gasoline or diesel generator, a natural gas portable generator might be just the solution for you! After all, not all fuels are equal. You may not have been aware that portable generators can run on natural gas, but in fact, natural gas […]

deep cycle batteries

The Difference Between a Deep-Cycle Battery and a Regular Battery

The amount of technology we rely on in everyday life makes portable energy sources essential. We can power our cellphones and laptops with lithium-ion batteries, run flashlights from alkaline ones, and many of our watches depend on batteries constructed with silver oxide. Even though car batteries seem more old-fashioned than the above battery types, they […]

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How to Make a Generator

A generator is an electrical device that makes use of alternating magnetic fields to create an electric current using a wire circuit. In essence, it turns mechanical energy into electrical power to be used in a separate circuit.   The instructions given below are to make a small generator, but it operates on the same basic […]

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What is Carb Compliance? ( Clean portable generator advice )

You may have seen certain products, usually the likes of generators and vehicles, claiming to be CARB-compliant. But what does this actually mean?  CARB stands for the California Air Resources Board.  The board acts as the “clean air agency” within the government of California and was established in 1967 when then-governor Ronald Reagan signed the […]

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How to Connect a Portable Generator to an Electrical Panel

A portable generator can provide you with a fantastic emergency power supply in the event of a blackout when the power goes down. It can provide you with the power to ensure that important appliances stay working. It is intended for important appliances only and not all of them, it can prevent problems by maintaining […]