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Portable Generator Bunnings

Generators nowadays have evolved significantly. From the bulky, heavy ones usually used to power homes or small businesses, we now have smaller sized, portable ones perfect for a variety of setups be it camping, boating, caravanning, or as a home backup during short power interruptions.  How do these portable generators work? The workings of a portable generator are pretty simple. Let's have a quick look at some of its main parts. Read more

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NEW 2022 Design GenTrax 2KW Max 1.6KW Rated Inverter Generator

Rating:
100%
5 Stars
Special Price $469.00 Regular Price $1,399.00

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  • Extremely Portable & Lightweight
  • Convenient 3.0L Fuel Tank
  • Easy pull start with adjustable choke
  • Super Quiet Operating Noise Level (7m) 58dB At Idle
  • Digital Inverter/Pure Sine Wave Output
  • Dual USB Ports
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GenTrax 3.5kW Remote Start Pure Sine Wave Petrol Inverter Camping Generator

Rating:
100%
5 Stars
Special Price $1,049.00 Regular Price $2,699.00
  • Portable at 38kgs, built-in wheels for transportation
  • 7.5L fuel capacity for 5.5 hour run time
  • Runs quietly at 58dB @ 7 metres
  • LCD digital display shows output and running time
  • Wireless remote allows you to operate the unit from up to 10m away
  • Built-in 5V USB Port
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GenTrax 2.2kW Premium Inverter Generator Petrol Pure Sine Wave

Rating:
100%
5 Stars
Special Price $699.00 Regular Price $1,599.00
  • Hassle-free oil replacement and maintenance
  • Extra noise reduction - 59dB @ 7m
  • Easy electric start function
  • 12V DC output and cigarette light socket
  • 1 USB terminal for charging electronics
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GenTrax 800W Mini Pure Sine Wave Petrol Inverter Camping Generator

Rating:
100%
5 Stars
Special Price $329.00 Regular Price $999.00
  • Lightweight and portable at 8.5kgs
  • Pure Sine Wave – won’t interfere with with sensitive electronics
  • Fuel-efficient and runs quietly at 58dB @ 7 metres
  • Up to 6 hours run-time
  • 4-stroke start – quick and easy to turn on
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GenTrax 2kW Pure Sine Wave Inverter Petrol Portable Camping Generator

Rating:
97%
4.85 Stars
Special Price $539.00 Regular Price $1,499.00
  • Incredible 9-hour run-time
  • Lightweight and portable at 18.5kgs
  • Pure Sine Wave – won’t interfere with with sensitive electronics
  • Fuel-efficient and runs quietly at 58dB @ 7 metres
  • Low-oil level alert prevents engine damage
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GenTrax 1.2kW Pure Sine Wave Petrol Inverter Camping Generator

Rating:
95%
4.75 Stars
Special Price $419.00 Regular Price $1,199.00

 

  • Compact and lightweight at 12.5kgs
  • Pure Sine Wave – won’t interfere with with sensitive electronics
  • Fuel-efficient and runs quietly at 58dB @ 7 metres
  • 3L fuel tank provides a 6.6 hours run time at 50% load
  • Perfect for camping and emergency backup
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GenTrax 800W Max Rated Portable Pure Sine Wave Super Premium Inverter Generator

Rating:
100%
5 Stars
Special Price $419.00 Regular Price $919.00
  • Light and Portable at 9.3 kgs
  • Pure Sine Wave to Protect Sensitive Gadgets
  • Hassle-Free Oil Change
  • 12V DC Output with Cigarette Lighter Socket
  • 1 USB port to power your electronics
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GenTrax 3.5kW Pure Sine Wave Petrol Inverter Camping Generator

Rating:
93%
4.65 Stars
Special Price $789.00 Regular Price $1,999.00

Rated Australia's Best Generator Since 2018!
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  • Lightweight and portable at 28kgs
  • Fuel-efficient and runs quietly at 58dB @ 7 metres
  • Can power everything from lights to air conditioning
  • Up to 8 hours run time
  • Dual Australian-approved weatherproof 15Amp AC outlets
  • Charge batteries –12V 5Amp outlet (free battery clips included)
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GenTrax 2.5kW Pure Sine Wave Petrol Inverter Camping Generator

Rating:
90%
4.5 Stars
Special Price $679.00 Regular Price $1,799.00
  • 100% Pure Sine Wave: Tested with Sensitive Equipment
  • Low oil shutdown safeguards engine from damage
  • Super Quiet: 58Db@7m
  • 8 Hours Continuous Running Time (Economy Mode)
  • Super Easy Recoil Start
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Generators nowadays have evolved significantly. From the bulky, heavy ones usually used to power homes or small businesses, we now have smaller sized, portable ones perfect for a variety of setups be it camping, boating, caravanning, or as a home backup during short power interruptions.  How do these portable generators work? The workings of a portable generator are pretty simple. Let's have a quick look at some of its main parts.

First, you need to feed fuel into the tank using the safety spout. Power up the generator using the starter to provide the engine with combustion energy, which is then converted into mechanical energy through the alternator. This alternator, or sometimes called the gen-head, usually has a drive shaft connected to the engine, which spins to the generator an electrical field. After this, the produced electricity is converted to a usable wattage or voltage using a regulator, then fed to built-in power outlets on the generator's body.

Portable generators for camping

Compact in size but big in power, portable generators definitely make the best camping generators. There are different types of generators for camping, but among your best options would be inverter generators. Known for their efficiency, inverter generators also have different types to suit various preferences—there are quiet generators, electric generators, battery generators, and more. Most of these come in lightweight units which can easily fit even in campsites with limited space or recreational vehicles. 

Aside from the great outdoors, portable generators also stand out in worksites. In fact, when you need power but do not have a mains connection, a portable generator will get the job done! You can start up the motor and have access to 240v AC outlets, which can power your appliances or any of your tools. These small units can run most of the day on a single tank, from 5.5 hours up to 9 hours—they are truly the workhorse you've been looking for! 

Quiet portable generators

Since they are handy and hold an ample amount of power to keep essential appliances running, portable generators are pretty flexible and can be used almost anywhere. 

If you’re looking for something discreet, go for ones that are specifically designed to be quieter than other generators. Most of these are inverter generators, which have compact frames and a more efficient engine that can give you a sufficient amount of electrical power. Outbax has a range of these, so you might want to check out some of our best selling quiet portable generators or silent generators for more information. 

When looking for a quiet generator, some of the things you have to consider include the engine size and specific features such as muffler, housing, and automatic throttle. It is also important to note that typically, the quietest generators are pricier compared to their louder counterparts.

Silent generators also make a good option when it comes to home backup for occasional power outages. Majority of smaller generators for households are lower at power and can support up to one or two basic appliances, which makes them ideal for recreational activities as well. When choosing a portable home generator, it's wise to consider the appliances you need the most in case of a blackout, add their combined watts together, and subtract the total from the rated power output of the generators you're choosing from.

The most ideal use of portable generators would be for camping, boating, or caravanning. Being both reliable and lightweight, they're best to keep you comfortable during outdoor trips and are easier to fit in narrow boats or small campsites. Specifically, quiet portable generators are the best type to take with you since some campsites do not allow larger generators that produce a louder noise to avoid disturbance to other campers.

What size portable generator do I need?

As with all generators, this will depend largely on the appliances that you want to use and what their starting and running wattages are. Most of the time for short camping trips, the popular 2000w generator will do, however, it’s best to calculate just to be sure that you won’t run out of power when you need it. Another good alternative would be to use the generator to charge a lithium battery and use that as your main power source. This can help limit the amount of time you’ll need to run a generator and make the amount of petrol you require less of a concern.

Safety concerns

Portable generators are generally safe but as with all other items, it's best to use them with great care. Since they generate high voltages of electricity and some use combustible fuel for power output, they can also pose risks if used inappropriately or carelessly.

When you set up your generator, make sure there's plenty of open space around it. One of the basic rules when operating any type of generator is to never use it in any kind of enclosed area, or near establishments and vehicles. At the very least, you need to maintain around 20 feet of distance between your generator and car or house. To avoid the risk of electrocution, portable generators require proper grounding and should not be exposed directly to moisture while running. Another possible risk of using portable generators is overheating, although most small inverter generators in the market now are equipped with basic safety features to help prevent this from happening. 

More from Outbax

Still curious about what type of portable generator is best for you? Check out our collection of inverter generators for sale. You’ll find lots of different portable generators there and even power stations if you don’t want anything that needs to be fueled. We also have a collection of solar panels and lithium batteries if you want alternative power sources. 

For more details, feel free to contact our customer service team. We can live chat online through our website, answer your email enquiries or chat with you over the phone (02 888 10 333). We’ll go through our available range of portable generators and accessories that you might need, explaining how their wattage works and what you can do to maximise your output on any given product.