Best Generator Brands

Thinking of buying a new generator? Maybe you’re finally going on that caravan trip you’ve been planning for the past 12 months. Perhaps you’re investing in a new generator as back-up to your solar system. Or maybe this is the year you’re finally getting your home extension built and you need a generator to see you through. Whatever the reason, before you purchase a new generator, it pays to know the ...

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Essential Tips for Storm and Cyclone Safety

Have you noticed how there’s news of a cyclone or storm emergency every couple of months? It seems neither Australia – nor other countries in the world – can get a break from the fury of gales, rains and fires. And it shows no signs of abating. Try as we might, we cannot control the weather. But we can plan ahead for weather emergencies and reduce the risk to our homes ...

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Fix A Portable Generator

How To Fix A Portable Generator

Ever tried to start up your portable generator only to be greeted by the sound of silence? Here's How to Fix A Portable Generator. Don’t panic. There are a number of quick steps you can run through before you dig out the receipt and call the professionals. 1.      Check the Fuel We know; it’s like being told to check that the kettle is plugged in. But one of the most common reasons for ...

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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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