Be Prepared for Unexpected Power Outages: Portable Generator and Power Stations

Living in Australia, we're all too familiar with the unpredictability of natural disasters. From bushfires and floods to cyclones and severe storms, these events can disrupt our lives in major ways, including leaving us without power for extended periods. While we can't control the weather, we can be prepared for the disruptions it throws our way with having a portable generator or power station on hand. 


General Preparations For Power Outages:

Before diving into portable generator and power solutions, let's cover some general tips for any power outage:

  • Stock up on essentials: Have a battery-powered radio, flashlights, candles, and extra batteries readily available. Don't forget non-perishable food and bottled water for at least three days.

  • Fill containers with water: Bathtubs and large pots can be filled with clean water for drinking, cooking, and hygiene purposes.

  • Invest in survival first aid kits or emergency kits such as the LifeSaver Family Emergency Preparedness Pack

  • Charge your devices: Make sure your phones, laptops, and other essential electronics are fully charged before the storm hits.

  • Secure your property: Bring in outdoor furniture and loose objects that could become projectiles in strong winds.


Power Up Your Home:

Now, let's talk about the most critical aspect of surviving a power outage: keeping the lights on (and the fridge running!). My Generator offers a variety of portable generator solutions to suit different needs and property types.


Home Backup for Short Interruptions:

If you're mainly concerned about brief power cuts like those caused by fallen trees or minor storms, a portable power station is your best bet. These compact units are quiet, easy to use, and can power essential appliances like lights, phones, and small electronics for several hours.


My Generator Recommendations:

Maxwatt 891Wh Pro Series Portable Power Station: This powerful station boasts a 891Wh lithium battery and a pure sine wave inverter, providing clean and stable power for up to 10 hours (depending on usage). Perfect for keeping your essentials running during short outages.

Bluetti EB70 Portable Power Station: This 715Wh station is another great option, offering multiple AC outlets, USB ports, and wireless charging capabilities. It's ideal for powering laptops, smartphones, and other small devices for extended periods.

Residential Family Home Power Support:

For families living in larger homes or those who rely on electricity for medical equipment or other critical needs, a more robust power solution is necessary. Inverter generators are a reliable choice, providing clean and stable power for extended periods. They're also relatively quiet compared to traditional generators.


My Generator Recommendations:

Cromtech 2400W Inverter Generator: This 2400W inverter generator is perfect for powering essential appliances like refrigerators, freezers, and washing machines. It's quiet, fuel-efficient, and comes equipped with remote start and safety features.

Briggs & Stratton 6500W Inverter Generator: If you need even more power, this 6500W generator can handle everything from major appliances to power tools. It's a great option for larger families or those who live in rural areas.


Rural / Acreage Extended Power Backup:

For those living on acreage or in remote areas, extended power outages can be particularly challenging. A powerful petrol generator is the best option in these situations, providing enough juice to keep your entire property running for days or even weeks.


My Generator Recommendations:

Maxwatt 9kVA Petrol Generator with Electric Start (2-Wire Auto Start): This 9kVA generator is a beast, capable of powering everything from houses and pumps to workshops and tools. It features electric start, auto start functionality, and a large fuel tank for extended operation.

Maxwatt 4500W Petrol Inverter Generator with Electric Start: This 4500W inverter generator offers a balance of power and portability, making it ideal for rural properties. It's quieter than traditional generators and provides clean, stable power for essential appliances.


Pramac 7.2kVA Petrol Electric Start Generator: Another powerful option, this 7.2kVA generator can handle a variety of demanding tasks. It's reliable, durable, and features multiple outlets and safety features


So there you have it, a comprehensive guide to weathering the storm (literally!) and being prepared for any power outage, no matter how big or small. If you would like to visit more portable generators and power stations visit our full range here.

Remember, being proactive is key: having the right supplies, a power solution on hand, and a well-thought-out plan will make navigating unexpected disruptions a less daunting prospect. So stay informed, stay prepared, and most importantly, stay safe!


We invite you to share your own tips and experiences with power outages and natural disasters. Comment below and we’ll share your feedback and experience with our readers.

For more information for tailoring a backup power solution for your needs, call us on 1300 400 122 and speak to one of our product experts.

DISCLAIMER* Please note, this advice is general in nature and we strongly recommend consulting the product manual and where relevant, a professional installer.

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