Generators are extremely useful for numerous applications, whether you’re hosting an outdoor event, or are going camping for the weekend. You might have all manner of electrical items that you’d like to be able to power when you’re outside the home, but unfortunately batteries don’t always fit the job, it’s a waste using your car to power something small, and full-blown generators are extremely heavy and difficult to move around. This is where the invertor generator comes in; let’s take a look at some of the things that make it an ideal companion when you need to reliably power electronic equipment outside.
Size and Weight
First things first; invertor generators are usually small enough to be carried around easily, rarely weighing more than 10-15 kg. This makes it really easy to get them to where you want them to be. In terms of size, you’re talking about the size of a small luggage case; so it won’t take up a lot of cargo space in your car or caravan either.
Your typical generator is a loud and obnoxious beast, but these types are much, much quieter, with SGS examples in some cases being rated only around 64dB on an average load. Ideal if you’re going camping or caravanning and don’t want to disturb your neighbours or the local wildlife.
If you’re going to be running a small generator for a fairly long time, you want to know that it’s not going to cost you an arm and a leg to keep going. You’re in luck, because little inverter generators are quite fuel efficient – more so than their more traditional (and often larger) cousins. The trade-off is that overall power production isn’t quite as high, but this will rarely be an issue for domestic use.
The final point to mention, something critically important for inverter generators, is that they provide a very clean AC signal. This might not mean much to you, but the end result is that the power is very consistent, something important if you’re going to be using equipment such as laptops than can be harmed by spikes in power.
So there you have it – the inverter generator is a great little piece of tech, and should be your companion if you want to be able to take all of your other tech outside with you.