Monthly Archives April 2015

Power Generators Part 5: General Tips

You know you’re buying a power generator, and you’ve read all of the previous blog posts, like Power Generators Part 4, so you know exactly what to look for. Owning a generator can be a great resource to use when the power goes out. Here are some tips: • As stated before, make sure you run your generator ONLY outside. Generators (and other items that produce exhaust), much like a car, produced carbon monoxide, which is both undetectable via sight or smell. Carbon monoxide can suffocate and kill a living being in minutes. If you’re operating your generator outside, make
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Power Generators Part 4: Starting Watts vs Running Watts, and more

After Power Generators Part 3, you should now have a general idea about what kind of generator you want, and how many items you would like to power. Now it’s time to talk about something else: Starting watts and running watts. Running watts are the continual amount of watts needed to run appliances. Starting watts are an additional amount of electricity that may be required to start motor-driven appliances. So what does this mean? Things like refrigerators that contain motors may need additional watts to begin running, much like carburetors in older cars needed additional fuel to turn over the engine. These are things that
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Categories: Generators.