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Complete portable generator buyers guide. We review and test many generators and bring you our findings to allow you to buy a generator which is best suited to your needs.

How Does An Electric Generator Work

An electric generator is a machine that can produce electricity when the mains power is unavailable. An electric generator does not need any assistance from other power sources as the inner workings are enough to create its own source of electricity.  Electric generators can relate to small, portable machines that can be taken on vacation […]

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grounding a generator

How To Ground A Generator When Camping

While camping, a portable generator can prove invaluable to help you with a variety of tasks. They are often the only source of power while you’re out in the wilderness, so they can charge your devices and run your small camping appliances as well.  We’re going to be looking at what grounding is, why it […]

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PORTABLE GENERATOR

How Does A Portable Generator Work?

Generators are excellent for ensuring that you always have enough power to your house, gathering, or motorhome. You can get large generators to fit inside your house to act as an emergency power source should the power go out and you desperately need your appliances up and running.  Alternatively, a portable generator is much more […]

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Outdoor Extension Cord

How To Protect Outdoor Extension Cord From Rain DIY

There are a number of reasons why you might be interested in taking an extension cord outside your home, such as lighting an outdoor gathering of friends, being able to charge your devices away from the generator, or keeping your mower running to the back of your garden.  No matter why you need an extension […]

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How Long Will A Generator Run On 5 Gallons Of Gas

How Long Will A Generator Run On 5 Gallons Of Gas

Generators use gas to generate electricity so that they can run your appliances for a long period of time. Generators are designed to be used for multiple hours of a day, multiple days in a row.  This is why generators are so popular when it comes to emergency power back-up and when you need a […]

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bypass oil sensor on a generator

How To Bypass Low Oil Sensor On Generator

Bypassing the low oil sensor on a generator is possible, although it’s not always advised. If your generator is warning you that there is low oil inside of the device, you should check the oil level to ensure that nothing is wrong with your generator.  The low oil sensor is primarily helpful on a generator […]

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stick welder

Can You Run A Stick Welder On A Generator

A stick welder, or a Shielded Metal ARC Welder (SMAW), is the most common welding tool used. The stick welder takes a fixed-length electrode as well as an electric power source to join two pieces of metal together.  Stick welders are one of the most sought after welding tools out there, so it makes sense […]

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alternator and generator

What Is The Difference Between A Generator And An Alternator

Generators and alternators are both used to generate electricity, so it is easy to understand why some people get confused between the two. However, the way that they generate said electricity makes them different.  When thinking of a generator, you might think of portable boxes that produce enough energy to power emergency basics in a […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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