A camping generator can be a brilliant addition to your outdoor and camping power solutions. While solar panels and batteries are the cheapest way to produce electricity, sometimes it can be good to have a generator on hand if you want to run an appliance that needs a little more power. If you need items like fridges, and heaters (even if only for a short time) then a high quality generator that is designed for the outdoors can get it all up and running for you.
All our camping generators have been tested to make sure they are suitable for use in the tough Australian conditions, and that they can do the job they’re designed for. A generator can be the perfect back-up power supply if you hit some bad weather and the solar panels are simply not receiving enough sunlight to get you the full load you’d usually expect. Depending on the particular model of generator you have it can run all day on a small amount of fuel, and that can give you enough time to get a lithium battery fully charged to take over the night duties of powering your campsite.
How does a camping generator work?
A camping generator works in much the same way as the alternator in your car does. While it may seem that it creates electricity this is not entirely true, but rather it is taking one form of energy and converting it into another. A generator uses a petrol engine and it produces an electric current by converting mechanical current. This is much the same way that we get electricity from dam turbines, wind turbines, and solar panels, except with a generator you're using petrol and burning it inside the confines of an internal combustion engine to convert the energy.
What size generator do I need?
The exact size of your camping generator will be reliant on what you need to power, or how many batteries you need to recharge. However, there are other issues to consider when deciding in your generator. Do you need it to be portable, and what weight are you comfortable moving around? Then you’ll need to consider the amount of petrol the unit will use during the day and if you can supply enough. All the generators in the Outbax store are marked with a guide that will give you all this information. If for example you need a lot of power, but the larger units are too heavy, you may prefer buying two of the smaller units as a better option. If you need help deciding, you can call the Outbax team during our business hours (Monday – Friday, 9am-5pm).
As a camping generator will have different outputs based on the particular model, you’ll need to know what you're planning on running while using it. Generators are perfect for people that are building in an area where you don’t have access to any mains power. They are also handy if you’re having a lot of people staying in one area and need enough power to share through the entire campsite. Have a look at all your equipment and add up the number of watts these appliances will use, and then decide on which of the different sizes are best suitable for your needs. On the Outbax website there is a reference guide for the most common household appliances to make this an easy to complete task.
Where to buy camping generators?
A camping generator, or portable generator is available from the Outbax online store. We have several different models available and all of these can be shipped directly to your home. Online shopping is considered by many to be the most convenient place to find everything you need. All our products can be delivered to your door in as little as 3-7 days, and as we are open 24/7 you can purchase anything from our store at any time. As we operate out of a large warehouse, we can carry more items that many other camping stores can. You’ll be able to find everything you need for your outdoor power setup, such as camping solar panels, solar blankets, and 100Ah lithium batteries. We also stock a variety of luxury items that can be used around and outside your home, this includes inflatable spas, and above ground pools. For a touch of class and keeping your feet warm on winter nights we also have a selection of UGG boots. At Outbax we’ve tested all our outdoor products to make sure they are suitable for use in Australian conditions.
After you make an order through our online store, we’ll get started packing it all up and having it ready for our couriers in around 24 hours. You’ll be sent a tracking code that details where your packages are as they make their way to your address. A camping generator is ideal or supporting your energy needs while you’re away from other reliable power sources. They can be used in conjunction with solar power setup, and are ideal for when the sun is simply not shining enough to recharge your standard lithium battery.
At Outbax we are happy to support our customers and you can contact a member of our team at 02 888 10 333 with any questions relating to your outdoor power requirements. You can send us an email, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible, or you can call our team during business hours (Monday - Friday 9am -5pm).