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How to Choose the Best Camping Generator

By Edited Apr 14, 2016 0 0

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When it comes to generators, you should know that they are used for performing a wide variety of tasks, like running the microwave in your camp trailer, charging the batteries for your flashlight and so forth. That is why if you're planning on camping soon and you want to bring a few electronics with you, you will definitely need to learn more about the best generators for camping. Choosing one is not as hard as you may think and that is why in the following paragraphs we will take a closer look at how to get the best one.

First of all, you will need to decide on the brand of generators for camping you want to go with. In this regard, you should know that some companies out there have models that feature extra equipment which make them operate very quietly, while some companies focus on aspects like transportation and storage. The thing is that you may want a generator that you can easily carry with you, rather one that operates quietly, so be sure you will give this decision some thought before making it.

What to Look for.

>>>> Noise levels…Noise level does matter, so even if you like it or not, this is an aspect you will need to be very careful with. The majority of campgrounds and national parks require generators to be loud below a certain decibel level and that is why you will need to learn more about these limits before purchasing one. If portability is not something you're interested in, then going with a generator that operates quietly is recommended, but be aware that they cost a bit more.

>>>> The way the generator starts…Another consideration regards the way a generator starts and while some of them have an electric start, others will start with a manual recoil. No one forces you to choose one over the other, so this is something that's more of a personal preference.

>>>> Transportation…The fact is that you will have to carry the generators for camping with you and that is why focusing on a model that's lightweight and simple to carry is recommended. If you go for a large generator, it will generally feature wheel kits that allow them to be moved easy and on top of that, they may also be mounted onto a truck or trailer. However, if you go for a smaller sized generator, this means you can easily store them in a storage compartment in your truck or trailer.

>>>> Power…However; everyone will agree that one of the most important aspects to keep in mind when selecting a generator is the amount of power it can provide. Basically, they produce AC voltage, which is similar to the voltage used home, with the difference that generators are limited in what regards the amounts of power they can produce in relation to the engine HP.

The power generators produce is measured in watts and when they are used for extended periods of time, they will not produce 100%, but actually 90% of the power they are capable of delivering. As an example, if you have a 1000 watts generator, the rated wattage would be 90 percent which equals 900 watts. Operating your generator at maximum power output is not recommended at all, so even if you have to do so, don't use it in this state for more than thirty minutes.

>>>> Amount of wattage you need…This is something that depends on the type of devices you plan on using while on your trip. That is why you should ask yourself whether you will use a TV, microwave and refrigerator at the same time. Not only that, but each device has a starting requirement, so be sure you keep that in mind as well. A "load" basically describes the amount of power a generator can handle at one time. For instance, a 1000 watt generator cannot handle loads higher than 1000 watts. That is why if you're looking for info on HP, amps and volts, the best place where you will find it is on the generator itself, so study it carefully.

>>>> Warranty…Last but not least, before you will consider buying any generators for camping, you will have to take a closer look at the warranty period. It should range between 1 and 2 years for the engine and at least 2 years for the frame and electrical components. Good luck choosing the best one!

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