Buyers guide to Portable Generators Perth
With a weather forecast that rarely deviates from 30 degrees, sunshine and blue skies, it’s no surprise Perth-siders love the great outdoors.
Be it camping, 4WD touring, fishing or hiking, it’s important you choose the perfect portable generator for your next outdoor adventure.
Five essential things to look for in Portable Generators Perth:
1. Easy to Transport
Whether you’re camping or 4WD-touring, you need a portable generator with a compact and lightweight design. It needs to be light enough to carry from the car to your site, and compact enough to fit in your car boot with the rest of your gear.
My Generator recommends: The Bush Power 1500w inverter generator comes in a handy compact design and weighs just 15kg.
2. Extended Running Time
A longer running time means you don’t need to worry about continuously refilling your generator’s fuel tank. Look for extra features such as an “Economy mode”, which helps you save fuel on light loads and extend the generator running time.
My Generator recommends: The Yamaha EF2400iS Inverter Generator with a 6-litre fuel capacity and nine hours continuous running time.
3. Fuel Efficiency
The less fuel-efficient the generator, the more it will cost you over its lifetime. It can be worth spending more up-front for a fuel-efficient generator as it will save you money in the long run.
My Generator recommends: The Hyundai 1000w Inverter Generator is a budget friendly option at just over $1,000 and is incredibly fuel efficient thanks to an inbuilt eco-throttle which adjusts the engine speed in line with the required load.
4. Clean Power
Clean sine wave power means you can run sensitive electronics, such as laptop computers, appliances with built-in computer functions or microcomputer-controlled power tools.
My Generator recommends: An inverter generator – they produce the cleanest power thanks to the inverter control system maintaining a high accuracy level of voltage. Check out the Recreational range for inverters.
5. Low Noise
The best option for quiet power is usually an inverter generator. Most units feature noise reducing casing, acoustic panelling, absorbing feet or a special noise reduction sound proofing system for super quiet operation.
My Generator recommends: Within the inverter range, the Fuji Micro 2700w and 3700w generators are super quiet for their output levels. The Yamaha range also boasts whsiper quiet operation.