There are a few reasons why you may want to buy a new generator for your home or even your work. If you are not sure which one to buy or whether you actually need one, then this article will be able help make up your mind.
Generators come in many sizes from a portable 1000 watt generator to over 15 000 watts. If you are confused about which wattage generator to choose, you need to first think about what you will be connecting to the unit. It is very important to make sure that the generator can handle all the appliances that connect to it. If you add too many appliances to a generator that cannot handle the total wattage, you will damage the generator and possibly the appliances as well.
Each appliance will specify a certain wattage which is normally attached to the back. You need to add the wattage and then add a further 20% on top of your total. This will then provide you with a good indication of what size generator to choose. You must remember that the watts shown on a generator is its maximum amount it can handle. This total includes any surges it may get from the appliances when they are turned on.
A 1000 watt generator will only be able to supply enough power to small appliances such as a fridge, a lamp and possible a small television. If you want to add even more items you will then need to buy a larger generator. You also need to keep in mind how long you want these appliances to run for as the generator can only store a certain amount of fuel.
Some people want to run their whole house on a generator when there is a power failure. There are generators available for this, but they are very expensive. If you can afford the cost then you should definitely look into buying one. These generators are able to turn on automatically when the power fails. When the power is restored, the generator will go back into standby.