Humans like to shrink things. We have been doing this for a long time. From cellular phones to computers to floppy disks to digital cameras, manufacturers just keep coming up with their mini versions all the time. One of the characteristics people look for in these gadgets is portability.
Even men’s tools and equipment has not been spared from this downward trend in size. One such beneficiary of this universal shrinking trend is the electrical power generator. If you thought electric generators are nothing but those bulky and tedious machines then you are in for a shocking revelation.
These power generators have become so light that they can be as portable as your everyday cooler box or your portable radio. Even better, the smaller size does not mean inferior power output because small portable generators of today can do a lot and can provide power for hours.
Certainly, power generators are not anymore used just as emergency power backups (e.g. blackouts) as they been transformed into versatile equipments that you can use for other purposes that involve outdoor fun activities
So what else can you do with the small portable generators they are inventing today? Recreational uses include RV caravan road tripping, outdoor camping, outdoor partying, concerts, races, trade shows, Sunday picnics at the park, or any other outdoor events.
But please keep in mind that the different uses may require different sizes of electric generators. The general rule of thumb is that the more power you need, the bigger generator you need. Each generator also has different output levels so a buyer needs to take this in consideration.
For light usage that entail providing electricity for laptops, lights, TVs and small appliances, a small 1000 watts generator may be adequate but if you are looking to provide power for air conditioners, freezers, heaters, you may need to get those in the range of 3,500 watts and above.
For generators that will be used as backup power system in cases of emergencies and power outages (e.g. during storms and other natural calamities), you may want to look at at least 3500 watts depending on which electric appliances you wish to provide backup electricity current for.
If you place more import to size then you will need to consider your requirements very carefully. If you are going for convenience and portability (hence a smaller generator) you may have to choose smaller models but at the price of lower capacities. The bigger your needs are, the bigger the generators go. Make a sensible evaluation of your needs first before you acquire a portable generator.