Have you ever wanted to buy a generator that can produce electricity in case a storm, which may cut off your power, is on the horizon? Other situations may require the use of a generator to create a power supply, such as power outages that cut off the electrical supply or a breakdown of the electrical equipment.
The most significant factors in choosing the best Inverter Generator are size, power output and the fuel that the generator needs to run itself. In selecting the best inverter generator, I recommend that you assess your situation in terms of how much power you will need to replace. For example, do you need to generate power for a small business or a domestic situation? Or do you need to generate enough power to keep a small cottage industry running?
If you need to supply power for a small business or a domestic situation, I suggest that you take a look at today’s large range of inverter generators that can produce up to 4000 watts of electric power.
Introduction to Inverter Generators.
While an Inverter Generator may be smaller in size than a conventional generator, the smaller capacity of the Inverter Generator’s output is made up for by its quieter running and its production of cleaner energy.
Did you know that Inverter Generators function in a different way to conventional generators? A typical old-style or conventional generator can be quite large so that a fuel tank filled with propane or petrol can be fitted inside. This fuel powers a motor that is coupled to an alternator. It is the alternator which produces electricity.
Inverter Generators are designed to use more modern techniques for creating electricity. These state of the art, 3-phase generators first produce an AC or alternating current. The alternating current is then converted into a DC or direct current, which is then converted back into an AC. This 3-phase process produces very clean electricity.
How to Choose the Best Inverter Generator.
As you may know, there are several factors to consider when you are thinking of buying an Inverter Generator. Here are the five consideration that I think is the most important:
Power Output. Even with the number of watts that can be produced by today’s compact Inverter Generators, you may not be able to power your whole household with an Inverter.
I advise you to choose a Generator that can run the most important items in the household, such as:
- The stove, if it is an electric stove,
- The lights in the kitchen and bedrooms and
- Perhaps the water heater.
- A portable Inverter Generator can also be used to power recreational activities, such as:
- Tools that are used for carpentry, repairs, and the like.
I strongly advise you to check the labeling or product information that is packed with your Inverter generator, because many electrical devices will surge when they are switched on for the first time. The product information sheet for an Inverter generator will usually state the wattage that they can produce during normal activity as well as the wattage they can produce during an electrical surge.
Most Inverter Generators will also contain information about the maximum wattage and the wattage during continuous running. These wattages may vary from:
4000 – 9000 watts for maximum wattage readings and
3300 – 7500 for the output of watts during continuous running of the generator.
2. Portability. One of the best features of an Inverter Generator is its compact size. I recommend that you find out about the weight of the Inverter you are thinking of buying before you purchase it. An inverter may also have
These are the issues to consider when you are thinking about portability and maneuverability. The overall weight of the generator also affects its portability. The weights of Inverter Generators can vary from just 44 lb. to approximately 240 lb. You don’t want to break your back hauling a generator around the house, so put the three issues that affect portability together before you decide to buy.
3. Reliability. Seeing as generators are used in emergencies, it’s important to have some idea of how reliable the generator is going to be. An Inverter generator must be a machine that you can count on.
You don’t want to buy an Inverter generator that is going to break down before the emergency is over. I suggest that you choose an inverter from amongst the most well-known brand names, as these are the ones that usually have a proven track record. Regarding reliability, I suggest you also check the Inverters:
The availability of repairs.
I urge you to read the statistics regarding runtime very carefully, as manufacturers may express the runtime figures as either half-load or full load. An inverter may run for 8hrs at half capacity, but it will not necessarily run for 4hrs at full capacity because the machine uses full fuel when it is running at peak levels.
4. Price and Value for Money. Price and value for money are two different things. While the prices of the top generators may vary from $250 to $1,000, these prices are not always a good guide to a generator's quality or its practicality. By reading product reviews such as this one, may help you to add up all the factors that make just one Inverter Generator the right one for your use. For instance, is/does the Inverter Generator you want to buy:
Fall into a price bracket that you can afford?
Have a wattage that is high enough to run several devices over 8 – 20 hours?
Have good portability and maneuverability?
Have a reputation for reliability?
Have a good quality engine; are all the working parts good quality?
Is it a good brand?
By investigating all of these factors, you will be able to find and Inverter that offers good value for money.
5. Quietness. While Inverter Generators are quieter than conventional generators, the conditions that generators are used in will change the decibel level. The actual sound that generators make can influence the opinion of some people. As an example, some generators may hum, and some may chug. Overall the best way to measure the noisiness of a generator is to use a decibel meter; these will measure the actual loudness of a machine, whether it is running at full power or half-power. Here are some interesting statistics about Inverter generators and their decibel levels:
Two Inverter Generators of well-known brands are compared. Model 1 and Model 2. Both run at 1600 watts. Model 1 has a decibel rating of 52 – 60 dB; Model 2 has a dB rating of 65 dB.
A well-known brand name Invertor has an engine that runs at 900 Watts. Its dB rating is 47 – 57, which is very quiet because the engine is smaller than the Models above, which runs at 1600 Watts.
Inverter Generators are much quieter than conventional generators. Model 1, an inverter generator, runs at 6000 Watts and its decibel level is 58 – 64dB. Model 2 a conventional generator, runs at the same wattage level, but its Decibel rating is 65 – 75 db.
Overall, Inverter Generators re much quieter than conventional generators, but the decibel rating can become higher in any type of generator once it is running at peak levels.
Further Considerations When Choosing the Best Inverter Generator.
Here are some more factors which are important when choosing the best Inverter Generator:
CARB stands for the California Air Resources Board. A generator that is CARB compliant may be used in other locations than California, USA. CARB compliant generators will still produce some pollutants, but they will produce fewer air pollutants than a non-CARB compliant generator. Generators that are used for emergencies only need not be EPA compliant in the US.
Sine Wave Inverters run off a current, which is very similar to the AC that most household appliances runoff. Inverter Generators that run off Pure Sine Wave current may be more expensive, but these Inverters may also be manufactured with a 40% – 100% surge capacity.????
Wireless Remote Start is a very convenient feature which allows the Inverter to be started/stopped from distances of up to 80 ft. When the Inverter generator is running at a distance, they sound even quieter. Inverter Generators may also have an electric start or a pull/recoil start.
Inverter Generators are usually fairly light in weight. This makes them more portable, and some can even be lifted and carried by the handles. Today’s Inverter Generators may weigh between 30 lb and 50 lb. They can be stowed in the boot of a car or RV or easily stored in a cupboard or the garage.
Parallel operation is a possibility with the Inverter Generator. Two smaller sized inverters can be paired to generate the same wattage as one of the larger sized conventional inverters. Because both generators are Inverter Generators, the noise is kept at a low level. Carrying two portable Inverter Generators may be easier than trying to shift one conventional generator.
I hope that reading this overview of the features of the best Inverter Generators has been very informative. I am now going to review some of the best Inverter Generators.
Reviews of the Best Inverter Generators.
Champion Power Equipment 75537i 3100 Watt Inverter Generator with Wireless Remote.
This almost square-shaped Inverter Generator weighs 95 lbs so it is quite solid. The Wireless Remote means you can leave this generator out in the garage and still switch it on from inside the house.
What is the Best Use of the Champion Inverter Generator 755371i?
This inverter has a very compact shape, so it’s a good fit in the camper van or RV. Take it with you when you go boating or fishing, camping or on a long trip with a caravan in tow.
Which Items Will It Power?
The Champion 755371i is a good power source for the electric lights, the refrigerator, fan, TV/DVD Player, the PC, the smartphone or tablet, and the charger. It can also run a 15,000 BTU air conditioner.
What are the Runtime and the Fuel Source of the Champion 755371i?
This Inverter will run for 8 hours at a 25% power load on a full tank of gasoline. The tank is full of 1.6 gallons. The electricity it produces is a clean power source. The oil requirements are 0.6 gallons.
What Sort of Start Mechanism does the Champion 755371i Have?
The Champion Inverter has a push-button electric starter and a manual pull rope starter, as well as the Remote or Wireless Control. It is packaged with 1 X 120 Volt 30A RV lead, 2 X 120 Volt 20A household outlets, and 1 X 12 Volt DC outlet.
The Pros of the Champion 75531i Inverter Generator.
The easy to use Remote Start function.
The ability to provide clean power for most household items.
The relatively low decibel level - 58dB.
Easy portability, will fit into the boot of most cars, trucks, and RV’s.
The Cons of the Champion 75531i Inverter Generator.
The battery must be switched to the ON position for the Remote Start function to work properly, but the battery will hold a charge for two weeks.
The Champion Inverter Generator is quite heavy at the weight of 95 lbs, but its compact fit-anywhere shape offsets this.
The run time, which 8 hrs at 25% power, is quite short. Customers would have to make sure that they have some spare gasoline stored in a container in their vehicle, or at home.
The decibel level is 58dB from a distance of 23 ft., ao it could sound loud if you were standing closer. The Inverter would need to be kept at a distance from the home or campsite when it was operating.
Questions and Answers about the Champion 755371i Inverter Generator.
Q: Isn’t it a problem that you have to disconnect all the devices you have plugged into the generator before you can utilize the Remote Start function.
A: You have to remove all the devices that are plugged into the Inverter Generator before you can utilize the Remote Start function so that all the devices do not start at the same time. This would drain the generator.
Q: Is the Champion 755371i Inverter generator sold in Canada? I cannot find it any of the stores, and I like the Remote Start function.
A: No, the Champion 755371i Inverter generator is not available in Canada at this time. Please let your local store clerk know about it, as we would like to start selling in Canada.
Q: What is the maximum operating temperature of the Champion 755371i Generator? I find it runs well at 85°, but it is harder to start and to use to run the AC Unit at 100°?
A: This Champion Inverter generator can run continuously at 104°. The generator does not work as well in very hot weather, so to make starting your 15K BTU AC unit easier, I recommend the installation of a hard start capacitor.
Q: Where can I find a battery for the Champion 755371i Inverter Generator?
A: I do not recommend any specific brand or model of battery, but it should be easy to locate a 12 Volt 7AH Sealed Lead Acid battery in a store that is near you. This is the size of the battery that will fit into the tray on the Champion Inverter Generator. You can also purchase a suitable battery from Champion if you give us a call.
Q: Has the Champion Inverter Generator 755371i ever been manufactured with an ability to run for an extended time?
A: We do not have any systems in place that let the generator run for an extended time. We may be able to offer an option such as this in the future.
2. WEN 56200i 1600 Running Watts/2000 Starting Watts 4 Stroke Gas Powered Portable Inverter Generator, CARB Compliant.
The WEN 56200i Inverter Generator runs more quietly than the sound of the average conversation and offers clean electricity without any power spikes.
What is the Best Use of the WEN 56200i Inverter Generator?
The best uses of the WEN 56200i Inverter Generator are on family camping grounds, on construction sites, during power outages, and on the tailgate.
Which Items Will the WEN 56200i Power?
The WEN 56200i Inverter Generator can power all sensitive electronic devices. The list includes computers, tablets, routers, smartphones and televisions, as well as the appliances you may use at home or in an RV.
What are the Runtime and the Fuel Source of the WEN 56200i?
The WEN 56200i can keep going for 6 hours on the gasoline from its 1 Gallon fuel tank when it is running at half-load power.
What is the WEN 56200 Eco-Mode?
The WEN Eco-Mode is an automatic adjustment function that changes the amount of power being used as items are plugged in or unplugged from the panel. The Eco-Mode is fuel and cost-saving mode.
The Pros of the WEN 56200i Inverter Generator.
Creating a low noise volume of 51dB when running at quarter-load power, the WEN 56200i can be quieter than the average window AC Unit. This means it can use a great generator to use when you are hunting.
The WEN 56200I can be run in parallel with another generator of the same wattage. This task can be made easier by the use of a Parallel Connection Kit.
This inverter generator has automatic shutdown abilities in the case of low fuel or low oil. Indicator lights on the panel will also show low fuel or oil levels.
The WEN Inverter Generator functions with a low 1.2 of harmonic distortion when it is running at full load power. This low level of harmonic distortion is very similar to that of a pure sine wave.
The Cons of the WEN 56200i Inverter Generator.
The WEN 56200i could be quite noisy when it is being operated at full load power. For stays on camping grounds, it would be best to keep this inverter operating at quarter-load power.
There is no door on the oil-fill cover, and so it is necessary to remove the side cover to gain access to the oil- filler hole. A solution to this problem may be to buy the Yamaha cap which fits just as well on the WEN 56200i
The WEN inverter is very heavy, and it is difficult to carry it around. I suggest that putting the 56200i into some sort of trolley if it is too heavy to be carried by the handles.
The WEN 56200i is not packaged with a grounding wire. The customer needs to buy the grounding wire separately. I do not consider this to be a huge problem, seeing as the WEN 56200i works so well in every other way.
Questions and Answers about the WEN 56200i Inverter Generator.
Q: What does the term CARB Compliant mean about the WEN 56200i Inverter Generator?
A: The term CARB compliant about a WEN generator means that this brand of generator helps to maintain healthy air quality, and helps to protect the public from being exposed to toxic air pollutants.
Q: Does the WEN 56200i work well at high altitude?
A: According to reports from consumers, the WEN 56200i works well at an altitude of 5,600 ft. It has been reported to run rich or to be running a high ratio of the fuel in comparison to air at the altitude of 6,200 ft.
Q: Is there a cable or lead that connects the two generators when they are running parallel?
A: Yes, customers can buy the Smarter Tools PKIT2000 Inverter Generator Parallel Kit from Amazon. This kit works for all inverter generators, which can be run parallel.
Q: What sort of electronic devices can the WEN 56200i run?
A: The WEN 56200i is a powerful inverter generator. One customer stated in a review that this inverter generator was able to supply enough power to run the lights and the pumps for two trailers for 12 hours without running out of gasoline.
Q: What sort of emergencies can the WEN 56200i work in?
A: A WEN 56200i Inverter Generator has been known to power a wood stove blower, the electric lights, and a small heater throughout a snowstorm that lasted for two days. During this time, the WEN 56200i also powered a refrigerator and a freezer when it was not powering the above devices.
3. Champion Power Equipment 75531i,000 Running Watts, 3100 Starting Watts Inverter generator.
The Champion 75531i Inverter Generator is a lightweight, portable inverter generator that is suitable for use in cabins and camping grounds and trips that take you far from home. The built-in wheels improve its maneuverability.
What is the Best use of the Champion 75531i Inverter Generator?
The Champion 75531i is perfect for use in outdoor settings such as tents and trailers. Take it with you on your remote getaways and use it to power the 15K BTU Air Conditioning Unit in your campsite.
Which Items Will the Champion 75531i Power?
The Champion 75531i inverter supplies enough power to run the basic equipment such as the refrigerator, the microwave, the electric lights, the radio, and the PC and router.
What Are the Runtime and the Fuel of the Champion 75531i Inverter?
The Champion 75531i inverter is powered by gasoline. Its runtime is 8 hours at quarter-load power.
What Type of Engine Does the Champion 75531i Inverter Have?
The Champion 75531i inverter has 171cc, single-cylinder, four-stroke OHV engine.
The Pros of the Champion 75531i Inverter Generator.
The Champion 75531i inverter has excellent portability because of the in-built wheels and the carry handles.
For campers who have traveled to a location with a hot climate, the Champion 75531i is perfect. It will start up a 15K BTU AC Unit in no time.
If it’s time to trim the backyard, no problems – the Champion 75531i inverter can power electric clippers and the weed eater.
For deer hunters, it’s good to know that this inverter generator cannot be heard at all from a distance of 70 ft.
The Cons of the Champion 75531i Inverter Generator.
There is no fuel gauge on the Champion 75531i inverter generator, but it is not too difficult to remove the cap and check.
The Champion 75531i is not weatherproof, so it cannot be used in the rain. This could be a hazard because using an electrical product in the rain could cause the user to be electrocuted. Customers must buy some sort of weatherproofing if they are going to use this generator in the rain.
The roller wheels do not work well on a grassy surface. In this case, I think it would be better to use the handles and carry the inverter.
The Champion inverter generator only runs for 6 hours on a full tank of gasoline, and it will not last for a whole night. The best way to run the Champion 75531i for longer periods is to run it on half- or quarter-load power.
Questions and Answers about the Champion 75531i Inverter Generator.
Q: How well will the Champion 75531i inverter generator work at 9,000 ft. Altitude?
A: The Champion 75531i inverter would have to be re-jetted at this altitude. A High-Altitude Jet Kit is available for free with the Champion 75531i.
Q: Is the Champion 75531i inverter well-rated in terms of reliability?
A: Yes, The Champion holds up well in comparison to the higher-priced brands. The descriptions of what this inverter generator can do are accurate. It’s been very well rated.
Q: Does the Champion inverter generator make more noise than the more expensive models?
A: The Champion 75531i may be louder by a few decibels than the more expensive models, but because the engine is bigger, it produces a deeper tone, so this is not a problem.
Q: Does the Champion 75331i inverter need to be broken-in? If so, what is the period for this?
A: Yes, the Champion 75531i inverter does need a breaking-in period when it is new and unused. You should run the inverter for 5 hours approximately on half-load power.
Q: Does the Champion Inverter Generator produce 100% pure sine waves?
A: Yes, although there may be a slight distortion rate of up to 5%. If this is a problem, you can purchase a voltage stabilizer to decrease the distortion date.
4. Honda EU20001 2000-Watt Super Quiet Inverter Generator.
The Honda Super Quiet Inverter Generator is known for its almost silent performance. It’s smaller than its competitors as well, with dimensions of 20.1” X 16.8” X 11.4”. This means that the Honda EU 20001 is both compact and quiet.
What is the Best Use of the Honda EU20001 Super Quiet Inverter Generator?
The Honda EU 20001 generator is a take-anywhere generator which is lightweight at 46 lbs. It can also be moved about in a Handi Cart, which is one of the many accessories that match this Honda model inverter.
Which Items Does the Honda EU20001 run?
The Honda EU20001 can easily power a refrigerator, a freezer, a blender, a coffee maker, a compute, a satellite, or a garage door opener.
What are the Runtime and the Fuel for the Honda EU20001?
The Honda EU20001 has a runtime of 8.1 hours at quarter-load power on a full tank. Its fuel is gasoline.
Does the Honda EU20001 Inverter Generator Produce a Sine Wave?
Yes, the Honda EU20001 has been manufactured with Clean Energy Technology, so it produces a Sine Wave which can run digital devices such as computer cell phones and routers.
The Pros of the Honda EU20001 Inverter Generator.
This Honda inverter is famous for its quiet operation. It runs at low decibel levels of 53dB – 59dB
The Honda EU20001 inverter can be paired with another generator of the same size to ramp up the power. It’s easy to put two matching Honda Inverters into a parallel configuration with a Honda cable.
The Honda EU20001 inverter is sold with a 3 Year Warranty, which covers either home or business usage.
Some great accessories can be purchased separately for this inverter, including a Storage Cover, a DC Charging Cord, and an Anti-Theft Bracket.
The Cons of the Honda EU20001 Inverter Charger.
The Honda EU20001 goes into overload mode very easily, especially at high altitudes. It’s possible that the use of a high-octane fuel could cause this problem.
The Honda EU20001 is quite noisy when it is working its full capacity, although compared to a generator without inverter technology, the sound of the Honda EU 20001 running a full load is very much quieter.
Honda Customer Service personnel are not helpful. The best way to have a Honda product repaired is to buy it from a local dealer who can put you in touch with the closest Honda repair teams that are on the nationwide network.
The Honda EU20001 does not start easily in low temperatures, as the oil becomes thicker and this triggers the low oil sensor, which in turn, shuts down the machine. The best solution to this problem is to run the generator on oil, which has a lower viscosity.
Questions and Answers about the Honda EU20001 Inverter Generator.
Q: What kind of cover can be bought for this inverter, to protect it from the elements?
A: A Honda brand cover, which is made of high-quality materials and which fits the inverter well, can be purchased online.
Q: Is it possible to run the Honda EU20001 inside the home?
A: No, gasoline-powered generators must never be run inside any enclosed space, as the high levels of Carbon Monoxide that are produced are deadly poison. Always run a generator i9n an open space.
Q: Is the Honda EU 20001 fitted with a spark protected, so that it can be used in National Parks?
A: Yes, the Honda EU2001 has been fitted with a USDA Approved Spark Protector, so you will be able to set up camp in a National Park.
Q: Is my Honda EU 20001 able to be used in a parallel configuration with another generator of the same make and model?
A: Yes, this can be done. You will need to purchase either the Honda Parallel Kit or the Honda Parallel Cables.
Q: Can I use my Honda EU20001 at altitudes of higher than 7,000 ft.?
A: The Honda EU 20001 can be used at high altitudes after a high-altitude carburetor has been installed. If you have had the jet inside a normal carburetor changed to be able to cope with the higher altitudes, you need to change it back when you return to a lower altitude.
5.Generac 5943 7,500 Run Watts 9375 Start Watts Gas Powered Portable Generator CARB Compliant.
The Generac 5493 Gas Powered Generator has been manufactured with an extra-large tank. The heavy-duty OHV engine and the innovative splash lubrication ensure that this inverter generator will last and last.
What is the Best Use for the Generac 5943 Inverter Generator?
The hard-working Generac 5943 Inverter Generator can be used to supply emergency power in the home, or it can be used at outdoor events such as carnivals and parades. On-the-job repairs can also be powered by the Generac 5943.
What Items Will the Generac 5943 Inverter Generator Run?
The high-powered Generac 5943 keeps the important equipment running. This means you will never be without the lights, the refrigerator, the AC, the freezer, or the heater even in the middle of a blackout. Run PCs and other sensitive electrical items too.
What are the Runtime and the Fuel of the Generac 5943 Inverter Generator?
The Generac 5943 runs on LP Fuel, and the ten-gallon fuel tank allows extended run times of up to 15 hours.
Is the Generac 5943 Portable and Maneuverable?
The Generac 5943 is more maneuverable than it is portable. It is a heavy object, which weighs 215 lbs when packaged for shipping. The durable steel frame makes the Generac 5943 resistant to impact and the fact that it is on wheels means that it can be wheeled or pulled around quite easily.
The Pros of the Generac 5943 Inverter Generator.
The Generac 5943 Inverter Generator has high wattage for both starting-up and running. With run watts of 7,500, this inverter can power almost all domestic and outdoor equipment.
The Generac 5943 is very easy to start and stop. Simply press the button for both of these operations.
This generator shuts itself down automatically if the oil levels are too low. This means that the engine will last for much longer.
The Generac inverter generator is known to be one of the most reliable in the class of 7,500 Watt generators.
The Cons of the Generac 5943 Inverter Generator.
The Generac 5943 is very noisy. It must be kept at a distance from the house, and it is not suitable for use in close quarters such as camping grounds.
This inverter has been known to leak gas. This is a serious problem as gas is poisonous. This inverter must be run in an open space and kept as far away as possible from flammable items.
This inverter generator cannot be carried by one person alone. It needs two people to carry it around. It can be wheeled around on the very sturdy wheels.
The Generac 5943 in particular of all the Generac models, may leak all the fuel out of the fuel tank. To prevent this from happening, it is very important to turn off the ball cock each time the generator has been in use.
Questions and Answers about the Generac 5943 Inverter Generator.
Q: What is the THD or Total Harmonic Distortion of this inverter?
A: For standard inverter generators such as the Generac 5943, the THD is likely to be between 5% and 10%.
Q: How much oil does it take to fill The Generac 5943’s oil tank?
A: The Generac 5943’s oil can hold 1.7 quarts if an oil filter has been installed, and 1.4 quarts if the oil filter has not been installed.
Q: Does the Generac 5943 inverter have noise muffler?
A: The company Generac has provided a built-in noise muffler for the 5943 model. The decibel level of this inverter is 70-75dB.
Q: Does the Generac 5943 inverter have a pull starter as well as the push-button starter?
A: Yes, the Generac 5943 inverter generator does have a pull start mechanism, which can be used to start the generator, instead of the push-button starter.
Q: Is there a cover for the Generac 5943 inverter that can be used to protect it from the elements?
A: This inverter must never be fully enclosed or covered up because it is an air-cooled machine and the air vents must not be blocked.
6. The Briggs and Stratton 30651 P2200 PowerSmart Series Portable 2200-Watt Inverter Generator.
The Briggs and Stratton 30651 Inverter Generator is a streamlined machine that’s guaranteed to power up all the household appliances, as well as taking you into the outdoors for camping excursions such as tailgating and trips in the RV.
What is the Best Use of the Briggs and Stratton 30651 PowerSmart Inverter Generator?
Be prepared for storms and power outages by keeping the Briggs and Stratton30651 PowerSmart Inverter Generator ready for use. Power up the sensitive electronics and household appliances.
What Items will the Briggs and Stratton 30651 Inverter Generator Run?
You can power up the lights and the music, and switch on the blender or the crock-pot with this Briggs and Stratton Inverter Generator. A DC outlet and a USB port add to a wide range of equipment that can be run off this inverter.
What is the Runtime and Fuel pf the Briggs and Stratton 30651 PowerSmart Inverter Generator?
This inverter can run for 6.5 hours at quarter-load power from a full fuel tank of 1 gallon. Its fuel is gasoline.
What is the P2200 function?
The P2200 function is a computer-controlled engine. This engine is self-regulating, so that it conserves power as the number of devices that are plugged in decreases.
The Pros of the Briggs and Stratton 30651 PowerSmart Inverter Generator.
This inverter generator can be run in a parallel configuration with another Briggs and Stratton Generator of the same make and model.
Running at 58dB, the Briggs and Stratton PowerSmart generator is 38% quieter than a conventional generator of the same Wattage.
Equipped with a starting wattage of 2200 and a continuous running wattage of 1,700, this inverter is more powerful than the other inverter generators in its class.
The Briggs and Stratton brand are one of the most trustworthy brands worldwide for engines and generators.
The Cons of the Briggs and Stratton 30651 PowerSmart Inverter Generator.
The Briggs and Stratton inverter may disappoint ham radio users as it creates a lot of radio frequency interference. To fix this problem, customers will have to wind the inverter’s extension cords around ferrite toroid cores. This reduces the sounds of Radio Frequency Interference.
The Stratton and Briggs inverter is non-CARB compliant. It does, however, have a muffler screen as well as discharging emissions that are within CARB compliance levels.
The Briggs and Stratton 30651 P 2200 Inverter will not run the A.C Unit in an RV. This deficiency may be caused by the constant draws on RV power such as the 8amp converter that charges the coach batteries. These demands on the inverter’s power may make the wattage too low to run the AC.
This inverter generator has no wheels or handles. That’s true, but it does have a pull-out handle that is stashed away between the front wheels.
Questions and Answers about the Briggs and Stratton 30651 Inverter Generator.
Q: Will the Briggs and Stratton 30651 inverter power a Keurig Mini coffee-maker machine?
A: Yes, it will do so easily as the Briggs and Stratton 30651 inverter is capable of running the electric lights, a TV, and AC Unit all at once while also charging the cell phones.
Q: Can the 30651 inverters be used in a parallel configuration with another inverter generator?
A: Yes, this is possible. The Briggs and Stratton brand inverter generators can be placed into a parallel configuration, without them being of the same model. This means that you can link the P2200 to a 3000 model. You must buy a Parallel Kit to do this, though.
Q: I do not want to leave gas in my generator, so can I turn off the gasoline switch and let all the gas run out?
A: No, the gas can be switched off by the On/Off switch, but the carburetor will still have gas left inside it.
Q: Am I able to hook up some jumper leads from the inverter to my car so that I can charge the batteries up?
A: You can do this if you have, first of all, hooked up an adapter to the DC cables.
Q: Is there any way that the Briggs and Stratton 30651 inverter can be locked up so that it is not able to be stolen?
A: There are several ways to do this – one of the best ways would be to purchase a bike lock and thread the cable through the spokes of the RV or camper’s tire, then through the top handles of the generator. That should secure it.
I hope that this review of the best Inverter generators has been helpful and that you have been able to make up your mind about which inverter generator you would like to buy. For my money, it’s the Briggs and Stratton 30651, but I suppose the final choice is up to you.