Power On The Go: Generator vs Battery

So, you want to plan your dream power system for your caravan or 4WD. Which is the better option: a generator or battery? Whether you’re heading off for a weekend adventure or going all the way around the block, you need to consider how you’ll keep things powered up on the road. The truth is, both batteries and generators come with pros and cons. Let’s see how they stack up in our generator vs ...

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stationary generators

Portable Generators VS Stationary Generators

Power is the lifeblood of most businesses. So choosing the right generator that will keep your business running in the best and worst of times is absolutely critical. There are two main types: portable and stationary generators. In other words, those you can move around, and those you can’t. Aside from the obvious, there are some important differences between portable and stationary generators that you need to know if you are going ...

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generator for power tools

Best Generator for Power Tools

BEST PORTABLE GENERATOR FOR POWER TOOLS Whether you’re a professional tradie or weekend warrior, a generator is often a must-have addition to your toolkit. But with a massive range to choose from, which is the best generator for power tools? Tradies and serious renovators face the power challenge on a daily basis.  How do you power you tools if you are on a remote job site away from mains power, or need ...

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How heavy and noisy is a generator?

You've found the perfect generator to power your appliances. Great! Now you need to move it to where it needs to be. The problem is it’s heavier than you realized and you can’t move it by yourself. Worse still, when you turn it on, it sounds like a jet engine has fired up and your neighbours waste no time in complaining. Learn more about generator noise level. Noise and weight might not ...

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Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Top 6 Rugged Father’s Day Gift Ideas for your Outdoors Dad

Father’s Day – that time of year when your Dad gets a bit of special attention and thanks from us kids! Here are some of Father’s Day Gift Ideas. To help you find the perfect present for your dad, we've rounded up the six best gifts for outdoor types. So, if your father loves getting out in the bush, or just the outside lifestyle around the home, you’re guaranteed to find a ...

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8 tips for using a generator safely during storm season

Generator during storm : Portable generators can be a lifesaver during a storm. By powering appliances and mobile devices, your portable generator can help keep you safe, warm, fed and connected with the outside world. But it’s critical you take the proper precautions while using your generator to help avoid dangerous situations. After all, the last thing you want is to make an emergency situation even worse. Here are our 8 top ...

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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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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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Choosing the Right Portable Generator For Your Camper Trailer

In order to camp remotely, taking in the best of the great outdoors, you need to be able to power your lights, fridge and other essential equipment. This involves being able to generate your own power supply. There are several options available to campers, including a solar set up and portable generator, with each involving the use of batteries to store power. Here, we look at the convenience of a portable generator. Portable ...

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