Five Top Types of Rigs for Grey Nomads

So you’ve decided to follow your dream and travel around Australia. Good on you! First thing’s first – you need to invest in a motorhome. Or should that be an RV? Perhaps a caravan? Hmmmmm… Choosing the perfect rig is the challenge every new Grey Nomad must face. And there is a long list of factors to consider: level of luxury, driving performance, add-ons and of course, space. Not too long ...

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Top 10 Countdown: Industries that would be most affected by a power outage

Imagine today’s business and industrial world without power. No emails. No databases full of client information. Automated manufacturing lines stand eerily quiet. Productivity and profitability would quickly grind to a halt. For some industries this can too easily become a reality. Power outages are a common outcome of storms, cyclones, aging infrastructures or even human error. And the power doesn’t need to be out for days to cause an issue; ...

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Power Play: A soccer ball that generates electricity

You know those ideas you just wish you’d thought of first? Soccket is one of them. And it’s about to hit the shops for the first time. The brainchild of four-year-old New York startup Uncharted Play, Soccket is a soccer ball embedded with a pendulum-like mechanism that generates energy when it moves. It then converts the raw energy into an onboard port that supplies power to a small LED or USB ...

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Five things you need to know about free camping in Australia

If there’s one thing the GFC taught us, it’s how to make our family budget go further. There’s nothing like a free family holiday. Getting out into our own backyard and exploring the great Australian outback is a great option for a family holiday. Of course, the best thing about going camping is that you can do it for free, or almost for free. By choosing free camping sites in ...

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Cultivating alternative fuels: Why Biodiesel is becoming a viable alternative to diesel fuel

The diesel engine has long been the number one choice for power, reliability and high fuel economy worldwide. However, as petroleum becomes ever more expensive, the challenge has been to find a sustainable way to continue running these engines without relying on diminishing petrol supplies. Enter biodiesel. Created from vegetable oils, biodiesel is intended to be used as a replacement for petroleum diesel fuel. But contrary to popular belief, biodiesel is ...

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Power Surge: Why the Demand for Back-Up Generators is Rising

The sale of Generators as Back-Up Power sources is on the rise around the world, thanks to unstable power supplies and unpredictable weather. After tropical storms, cyclones and hurricanes hit, people are realising they need to act. While people may be spared their homes and business, the resulting power cuts can cause disruption for weeks after the disaster. Throwing out food, living by torchlight and trying to find ways to keep ...

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Benefits of a Generator During Cyclone Season

When the going gets tough, power up with a Generator With Australian weather turning more turbulent and unpredictable than ever, it’s no wonder more and more people are turning to generators for cyclone backup power. As anyone who experienced Cyclone Yasi will tell, power outages are part and parcel of a cyclone situation. In the cyclone aftermath, houses, offices and shops will often be out of power for days, weeks, even months ...

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Top 5 Uses For A Portable Generator

Powerful, convenient, easy to store, quick and easy to move, affordable; the many features of Portable Generators make them suitable for a whole range of uses in homes and businesses around Australia. Here, we countdown the top 5 uses for portable generator. 5. Emergency Power Blackouts needn't lead to spoiled food and walking around by the light of a torch. You can use a portable generator to power essential small appliances, such ...

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Top Tips For Generator Safety

Generators are powerful beasts. That’s why it’s important that you take the right steps to ensure the safe operation of your Generator and avoid any potentially dangerous situations. The experts at My Generator have put together our top tips for using a generator safely: 1.       Always read the instructions As simple as it sounds, reading the instructions is one of the most important steps to generator safety. Every Generator model is different, so ...

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