The first answer to this question that comes to my mind is that the portable generator is special because it allows you to go on with your life and to protect the people and the things that you love in case of an emergency. I use such devices in my small restaurants in the Caribbean and they really help me save my business when there are power outages. To be honest, I would probably not have my business running if it were not for this great machine. It is special because of what it does and not only.
It Can Power Literally Anything in Your Home or Office
I have noticed that most people underestimate the capabilities of the portable generator. A machine making 7,500 watts of running power can be effectively used to run a range of appliances. These include a fridge, window air-conditioner, furnace fan, microwave, television set, computer, sump pump, security system, and four lights.
Individually, you can power a stove, a washing machine, an electric water heater or a dishwasher. Things are even more convenient when it comes to getting power in a small office. You can keep a number of computers and printers running. You can literally continue with your life and with your business even if there is a power outage.
Portable Generator is a Breeze to Use
A standard portable generator comes with wheels and a handle or two handles for perfect portability. You can take it from one place to another over any kind of terrain. Gravel, mud and even send are not a problem.
You need fuel and oil, which is often included in the package, to get the generator running. The start is simple and so is the control over the operation of the device. You can plug appliances directly into the outlets on the side of the generator or use an appropriate cable. I think things cannot get any simpler.
It Produces High Quality Electricity
Many of the portable power generators sold on the market today use an inverter technology or a similar technology designed to produce what is called pure sine energy. If you watch the behavior of the electric current on a monitor, you will see that the sine function is smooth and non-interrupted. What this means for you and me, as users, is that the electricity is of sufficiently highly quality to power even devices with super sensitive electronic components.
It is Safe and Reliable
Each modern portable power generator comes with a number of standard safety features. These include circuit breaker, low oil shutoff system, voltage regulation and spark arrestor for the exhaust, to name the main ones. The safety features protect the appliances which you power, the surrounding environment and the generator itself.
Most of the portable generators designed to be used by households and small businesses have a run time of 8 to 12 hours at half load when the tank is full. This means that you will be able to use the generator for the whole day or night without refueling. This is convenient and gives you the peace of mind that everything will be fine in your home.
The typical generator is made from high-quality materials and has a sturdy construction. You will be able to use it in the long term with basic care and maintenance.
It is Fairly Quiet
Most modern portable power generators are designed so that they produce much less noise than their traditional counterparts which have become notorious for being annoyingly loud. The manufacturers have come up with various solutions to reduce the noise. These include oversized muffler, quiet exhaust, and even frame mounts which reduce the vibration and consequently the noise produced when the generator is working.
The designers’ solutions have produced very good results. At a 23-foot distance from the generator, you can hear a sound of 60 to 75 dB depending on the model. The sound is no louder than a human talk. I expect that portable generators will become even quieter in the future.
It Has Good Energy Efficiency
Many of the models made today have designed to be energy efficient. Again, manufacturers use different technologies to achieve these. Perhaps the most widely used technology allows the motor of the generator to work at different speeds depending on how much power is actually used. That way, the user gets to save on fuel. In addition, the useful life of the engine and of the entire generator is extended.
There are also generators that run on propane which is cheaper than gasoline which is traditionally used for the purpose. Some models are designed to run on different fuels. This makes them more versatile and reliable as well as more energy-efficient.
I can certainly say that everything about the portable generator is special. It is a great compact device that can literally save you and your family in an emergency situation. The investment which you initially make will continue to pay off over the years.