Increased power outages owing to weather conditions like snow, winds, power line break ups due to trees, auto accidents etc are on an increase. Just recently, hurricane Irene has created havoc in the lives of millions of folks in the east coast. Over 4 million households were without power for over 24 hours and some will remain without power up to 2 weeks. If it is not hurricane then it is a tropical storm or snow blizzard.
Power is a necessity in our lives, almost everything needs electricity to let us go about our lives. Let`s look at some popular portable Generators.
Great for short term infrequent outages. Light weight, durable, salient, 65DB (as loud as 6HP lawn mower). The 4 stroke engine is capbale of generating 2000W (max output) however this generator is rated 1400 watts. Handy enough (54 lbs) to be carried for camping, tailgating at sporting events or typical home use. Manufacturers claim 9 hours Run time at half the load. Fitted with 2 120V receptacles. Pull start, comes with low oil shutdown & auto voltage regulation and fitted with fuel guage. Needs battery, comes with useful battery charging feature. Footprint 18 1/8 x 13 3/4 x 14 1/2.
All-Power America has a network of service centers in the continental US and Canada. 21,000 service centers and repair facilities will repair the products be it in the warranty or out of warranty.More details at Amazon Price $199.99 + FREE Shipping
This is a popular portable generator having 70% + happy users. A users who rated 3 out of 5 said "....ran an 18 cubic foot refrigerator and a 5,500btu AC at the same time and had no problems." Another user could not hook to his fridge (did not provide the capacity details) but could use for furnace which has 4.5amp air blower motor. " This saved hundreds of dollars worth of food in the fridge and a little sanity as they were able to run a light and also the TV when the fridge was off" was a reassuring comment from a user. Quaite a few user find the power rating to be over rated; "I also found that the power ratings are very over rated. ive found that im only able to pull about 1400 surge watts and 1000 running". Like I said there are plenty of satisfied customers and one of them says "Out of the box, add gas, ONE PULL started right up. Ideal for what I needed, No issues nice small set up". We have seen missed comments on noise level. Ther are plenty of reviews which are worth reading before or after your purcahse..For detailed user’s reviews go here..