The Types of Portable Camping GeneratorsWhen it comes to the actual type of generator, there are three things you should look into when purchasing. These three things include:
- How compact it is
- Run time
What to Look for When Purchasing a GeneratorWhile the aforementioned factors play a huge role in what you buy, they serve as a blanket of security for what to look for.
PriceOf course, price should always be something you consider. Camping generators are a seasonal investment (unless you live somewhere where you can camp year-round, which in this case, I’m totally jealous).
ReliabilityAlong with durability, reliability is extremely important in your deciding purchase. It’s important that the product isn’t shoddy and isn’t something you’ll have to find makeshift solutions for to use it properly.
WarrantyLast, but definitely not the least, you’ll want to make sure that the warranty of your camping generator is worthwhile. Any items that are a large investment and do not come with some sort of guarantee are a bonified bogus from a shady company.
Camping Generator Reviews
Champion Power 42436The Champion Power 42436 was my second camping generator that I tried. After researching and spending much less on my first, I found out the hard way that spending a minimal amount of money wasn’t the best choice.
- 1500 starting watts
- Powered be 80cc Champion engine
- 120V, 20A household outlets
- Durable steel frame
- Warranty included
WEN 56180 Portable GeneratorThe features of this next device, the WEN 56180 Portable Generator, are amazing (to me) and selling points alone. Coming in a variety of wattages for your desired needs, the WEB is a best seller in the market of portable generators. Besides wattage, features of this product are:
- EPAIII and CARB Compliant
- 1800 surge watts, 1500 running
- Lightweight and compact
- Includes AC120V three prong for outlets and extra for cigarette lighter power
- Low-oil shutdown
Briggs & Stratton 30651 P2200 PowerSmart Series Portable GeneratorA name that can be a lot on the tongue, the Briggs & Stratton 306551 P2200 PowerSmart Series Generator is one that I was blown away by in terms of design and performance. Coming in three different purchase options that include variation on wattage, the Briggs & Stratton boast many important features, which include:
- Quiet and fuel efficiency
- Promises less than 3% in total harmonic distortion
- 1-Gallon Fuel Tank
- Parallel power connector
- 59dB operation volume
Honda EU2000I Inverter GeneratorHonda is a huge name when it comes to power. Whether a car or a portable generator, they’ve been a reliable brand for decades.
- A recoil starting system
- Noise level of 59dB, or 53dB at ¼ load
- Run time per tank is 3.4 hours or 1 hour at ¼ load
- Very quiet, inverter styled
DuroStar DS4000SThe DuroStar DS4000Sis a durable portable machine that is a heck of a monster when it comes to power output and what it can handle. While you may not have heard of this brand versus the competitor brands, the machine is highly reviewed and raved about.
- Air cooled OHV engine and low-oil shutoff
- Heavy-duty steel frame
- Full power panel
- 4000-watt surge/3300 watt continuous
- 4 gallons of gas per 8 hours of run time