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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.

Honda 2000 Generator Review

Share0 Share +10 Tweet0​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 […]

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WEN 56200i Review

Share0 Share +10 Tweet0 ​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

Share0 Share +10 Tweet0 ​ 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 […]

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Briggs & Stratton 30545 P3000 Review

Briggs & Stratton 30545 P3000

Share0 Share +10 Tweet0 ​ Is the Briggs & Stratton P3000 the quietest portable generator in its range? Well soon find out in the following review. Summary The Briggs & Stratton 30545 P3000 is not your everyday generator. It’s an inverter-generator, a relatively newer range of generators that utilize unique advanced technology to generate cleaner […]

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Champion 2000 Watt Generator (73536i) Review

Share0 Share +10 Tweet0 ​ 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 […]

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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

Share0 Share +10 Tweet0​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 you get […]

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Honda 3000 Generator Review

The Honda 3000 generator is the larger model to the very popular 2000 watt version. With 2800 running and 3000 starting watts this inverter generator provides reliable power consistently and very quietly. Being an inverter generator, it produces clean power allowing you to safely use sensitive appliances like laptops and televisions.  The panel includes all […]

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Best Small Generator For Camping

best small generator for camping

Gone are the days when camping strictly meant reconnecting with Mother Nature. Camping nowadays can involve a lot of gadgets: cell phones, tablets, laptops, microwave cookers, small refrigerators, and of course, lighting, among others. This means you need to carry portable power that is reliable and safe to power such devices.The best generator for camping […]

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Best Portable Generator For Tailgating

A generator is an integral part of any tailgating kit. Essential to power the refrigerator, the television or sound system, you can’t tailgate properly without one. Most tailgating power requirements will fall under the 2000 watt level. However if you are unsure how much power you need, you’ll need to total each individual appliance’s wattage […]

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