Whether you are looking for generators in Mackay or generators in Melbourne, a generator is going to give you that extra power on your next caravan or camping trip. It’s also going to give you the capacity to take your adventure off-grid. It could mean that you can charge your laptop and listen to some tunes, or it could mean that you can enjoy creature comforts such as aircon and properly brewed coffee. It may mean that you have a phone that can be readily charged in case there is an emergency.
You may be looking for generators in Mackay for use at home. A generator may be able to help you out if there is a power outage, so you can keep your fridge running with the lights on. Whatever kind of power you need, at Outbax, we have a model generator just for that.
What should I look for when buying a generator?
There are a lot of things to think about when you are trying to decide which brand, type and size of generator to buy. The first thing to consider when you are looking for generators in Mackay, Brisbane, Sydney – anywhere, really – is what you are going to be using it for. Is it for commercial use? Home use? For your camping trip? Most importantly, you need to think about what kind of load you are going to draw down from your generator and whether the generator you are looking to buy has the kVA or the watt rating to handle it.
Basically, you need to work out what you want to connect to your generator. Then, you need to check the watt rating of each of those items. Each one should have two watt ratings: one for start-up, which will be the highest, and one for running, which will be considerably lower. If you are looking for generators in Mackay, you might be keen to use your generator to power up your aircon. That’s going to demand a lot of electric currents, especially for a start-up. If you are keen to connect and run more than one appliance at the same time, you need to take that into account too.
Then there are other factors such as if you want to use it inside, you need a battery-powered generator as fuel-driven generators must never be used inside. If you are concerned about the noise the generator is going to make (out of consideration for your fellow campers), then you’ll want quieter technology such as an inverter generator. If you need something mid-range, a 2000w generator will get you a decent amount of power for your trip. If you are looking for a super portable generator, then you will need one of the smallest generators, but you may have to compromise on power somewhat.
How to install a generator?
The first thing to do when you install generators in Mackay (or anywhere) is making sure you read the manual for your generator, and if you are connecting it to any vehicle, then find the manual for that too – you don’t want to void any warranty.
Think safety first if you are running a fuel-driven generator such as a petrol generator or portable inverter generator; the first thing you have to think about is where to locate your generator. Diesel or petrol generators (or any fuel-driven generator) must be put outside in a well-ventilated area. This is because these generators emit fumes such as carbon monoxide that can be deadly. It’s also important to locate the generators at a distance from your home, caravan, or tent with any exhaust outlet facing away from where people are. Your generator will also need to be kept dry, and you should never touch any parts with wet, bare hands.
Furthermore, when deciding upon the location of your generator, you need to make sure that it is kept away from anything that may be a fire hazard. This includes anything that creates static, any sparks or any flames. It also includes spare fuel; take care not to carelessly leave the fuel can near the generator after refuelling. Finally, no one should ever smoke near a generator either.
If you are using a battery generator, then once you are away from an electric outlet, you will need to install it where there is plenty of sunlight. This is so you can set up the solar equipment to get enough energy from the sun to charge the battery in your generator.
Whether you are using generators in Mackay, at home or at a campsite, it’s a very good idea to also secure your generator as they can be relatively lightweight and therefore easy to steal.
Where can I buy a generator near me?
At Outbax, we have a range of quality generators for sale online. From generators in Mackay to marine generators, portable inverter generators or a small generator for camping, we are here to offer you assistance and advice to help you choose which one is right for you. We also offer fast, automated shipping so that generator can be with you as soon as possible.