Expert advice on how to pick the perfect recreational generator. Electric generator industry professionals share their expertise on the factors that differentiate the various types of camping generators on the market.
Recreational generators supply power to the remotest places on the planet.
In the past, they've received a bad rap because of their noise. Not anymore.
These days, recreational generators employ inverter technology, which are significantly quieter than old fashioned emergency generators.
Sure, you can still use a recreational generator during an emergency. However, we strongly recommend against using an emergency generator while camping.
Emergency generators consist of heavy copper coils, which generate a raw form of electricity.
The engine must maintain a constant speed of 3,600 rotations per minute to produce AC power. In other words, it must run at full speed, regardless of the load needed, consuming more fuel and generating more noise.
The electricity produced isn't as clean as utility power. Therefore, standard generators are NOT recommended to power sensitive electronics like computers.