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Inverter Generators

Most of us are accustomed to conventional generators because they’ve been around the longest. However, the advent of inverter generators is shaking things up the generator market.

Inverter generators offer significantly more benefits than conventional generators. For starters, inverter generators use newer technology that enables them to output a constant flow of current, which is important for the stability of any devices connected to the power unit. Needless to say, inverter generators are the perfect backup power solution for sensitive gadgets such as computers and electronics.

How inverter generators work

The way inverter generators work is what makes them starkly different than conventional generators. It’s also what makes them the better choice over the older conventional types.

Inverter generators work by generating multiple phase AC power at high frequency. For each engine rotation, the raw electrical energy produced is significantly more than you’d get from a conventional generator.

However this raw power is not in a form that can be directly utilized so it must first be converted into DC power. An inverter generator does this conversion ‘electronically’.

Finally, the DC power is then inverted back to 120V 60Hz AC output courtesy of an electronic inverter module.

Specific details about how each inverter generator model accomplishes the above process are tightly guarded by respective manufacturers but all inverter generators are substantially identical in overall mode of operation.

Why you should opt for inverter generators

Inverter Generator Advantages

  • Inverter generators tend to be small and lightweight. They’re easy to store and can fit into a car trunk or RV.
  • The engine speed automatically adjusts based on load, making the generator very fuel efficient.
  • They’re safe for powering sensitive electronics.
  • They run quieter than conventional generators.

Inverter Generator Disadvantages

  • Inverter generators cost slightly more than comparable conventional models.
  • The technology used in inverter generators is more complicated. While it has its benefits, it also causes maintenance issues.
  • Inverter generators are limited to small loads. Getting a 10000W inverter generator is not easy.
  • They must be used at full (or heavy) loads in order to extract maximum efficiency. Otherwise the generator will operate inefficiently.

30 Amp Generators – The Top 5

​Summary   After more than 35 hours of researching and hands-on testing, we’ve picked the Honda EU3000iS as the overall best 30A inverter generator in its class.We must point out one deal breaker though from the onset: the EU3000iS is expensive, especially considering the fact that other competitors offer similar features for half the price of […]

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Yamaha EF2000iSCH Inverter Generator Review

Summary   If you are looking for an exceptional inverter generator, the Yamaha EF2000iSCH is an excellent option. This is the unit for anybody who wants emergency power in the event of a disaster or just for outdoor activities. ​The Yamaha 2000 Watt generator is ideal for powering many of your appliances such as a […]

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Honda 2000 Generator Review

​ Summary When it comes to portable power on demand, the Honda 2000 generator is up there with the very best. Honda has 3 models in the popular 2000-watt category – the EU2000i, the EU2000i Camo, and the EU2000i Companion.  These models have identical specs except for the EU2000 Companion that features a built-in 30A […]

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WEN 56200i Review

Share0Share +10Tweet0 ​ Summary The WEN 56200i is a beautifully made inverter generator that features a revamped styling for 2018. The shape and design remain intact though but the housing is now accentuated with orange, replacing the bright yellow accents on the old design. The unit is still housed in an insulated plastic cover to […]

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Champion 3100 Watt Inverter Generator 75531i Review

champion 3100 watt inverter generator

​ Summary ​The Champion 3100 watt inverter generator is a slightly bigger upgrade of the smaller 73536i. They’re both standard models in Champion Power’s impressive inverter-generator range, built to be efficient and quiet. They’re also very pocket friendly units, which is their biggest selling point. Besides a bigger engine and peak watt output, the 75531i […]

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Champion 2000 Watt Generator (73536i) Review

​ Summary ​The Champion 2000 Watt generator is quiet and most ideal for outdoorsy people on the move. It is lightweight, compact, and efficient – giving about 20 percent better fuel efficiency than conventional models. There’s no shortage of options when it comes to portable generators. It’s all going to boil down to what you […]

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Best Inverter Generator For Camping

If you are looking for the best inverter generator for camping, you’ve found it with the Generac 5791. Producing 800 running watts, you will be able to power all your basic camping appliances. This inverter generator is so lightweight that you can easily carry it along, in fact it is at least 40% lighter than […]

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Ultimate Power: The Yamaha EF2000iS 2000 Watt Inverter Generator

Share0Share +10Tweet0 ​ Summary   Thinking about investing in the Yamaha 2000 generator? You’re onto something good. The Yamaha 2000 generator is one of the most popular portable generators in the 2000 watt range. This generator is tailor-made for campers, tailgaters,  and RV enthusiasts. It is lightweight, portable, and delivers just enough power to help […]

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