There is one thing that you will certainly have to agree with me about – we, humans, are extremely creative and always come up with unique ideas and solutions. We can use a simple and functional device such as the portable generator for a lot more things than it was originally created for – providing power during outages. I personally use such devices to get emergency power in my small restaurants in the Caribbean whenever this is necessary. However, there is a lot more which you can do with them. Consider some of the truly interesting and unique options.
Interesting and Unique Home Uses
Security should be a major priority during power outages when thieves become particularly active. You can readily use your portable generator to keep the security system in your home running. The system does not use much power but it can protect your loved ones and your assets. Even though this use may seem a bit far-fetched, it is actually more important than using the coffeemaker or the toaster for a nice breakfast.
Electric garage door openers can be operated with the help of a portable power generator as well. You will certainly be more than pleased to know that you can easily get your car in the garage where it will be protected from the elements and from thieves even when there is a power outage. Again, this use of a portable generator may seem a bit strange, but it is actually invaluable, especially for those people like me who are fond of fancy luxury cars.
You can use a portable power generator to power all sorts of electric outdoor appliances. You can run your electric outdoor grill to make the most delicious barbeque for your family and friends. If you have an electric outdoor cooler, you can power it also to keep some drinks plus the meat fresh and ready for use. If it is cold outside, you can power one or two electric patio heaters as well. The opportunities are many and different. The important thing is that you will not have to worry about connecting these appliances to the electric circuit of your home by running long extension cords. You can readily use the generator to power any of the above-mentioned appliances when you go camping too.
Interesting Recreational Uses
You certainly know that a portable generator can be used for running the appliances in a recreational vehicle. Did you know that you can use such a device in the same way on a boat? You can enjoy all the comforts of modern living onboard as long as you have the appliances which provide them. There is nothing more satisfactory than being able to cook the fish you have just caught while enjoying the waves at sea or the calm waters of a lake. You will love your vacation.
We all love the off-road races with bikes and all-terrain vehicles that take place in sandy desserts, deep forests with muddy trails and rocky canyons. How do you think the organizers and the participants get power for the different gadgets, tools and appliances used? They rely on portable power generators. Indeed, these amazing races are possible because of the power produced on the spot. You certainly need a portable generator if you will participate in such a race.
Use for Contractors
Many business owners like me use a portable generator to operate electric equipment on their premises when the power goes out. However, there are also those businesses which rely on these devices constantly. This is the case with contractors working on different jobsites.
Most of the portable power generators available on the market at present can be used to power all kinds of power tools and equipment. These include electric drills, circular saws, and air compressors, to name the main ones. That is why contractors readily use portable generators for their tools when they work on different projects.
It is much easier to supply your own power especially when you work on jobsites which do not have electric wiring. Besides, you can be certain that you will operate the equipment and tools safely and effectively when you use your own power. You do not have to worry about the costs of fuel and maintenance. You can readily calculate it these into the rate which you charge. The rate will increase just a little bit while you will be able to offer a much more comprehensive and reliable service.
In A Nutshell
As you can see, a portable generator can have many interesting and unique uses. In general, the sky is the limit when it comes to making the most out of such a device. One thing I would advise you to keep in mind at all times is to operate the generator safely and as per the requirements of the manufacturer. These portable generators can be of great use for all kinds of things but it is always essential to adhere to the safety rules.