We are the specialist camping suppliers offering Aussies access to the highest quality power products for low prices like our range of portable generators available to order online. When we started Outbax, we were looking for high quality portable power stations that were not only affordable but also got the job done. Teaming up with Hyundai, we’ve found the ultimate range of portable generators as well as top notch power accessories like solar panels and lithium batteries ideal for powering every camping trip, for living off the grid or for preparing for major energy interruptions around the home. Use our range of power generators to power your appliances and power tools on the road, around the home and out on job sites.
What is the best portable generator to buy?
If you’re in the market for a portable generator then there are few things that you should be considering before you take the plunge and you can find more in-depth information using our generator buying guide. The first thing is the money. A portable power source like a diesel or petrol generator for home use or while you’re out camping don’t exactly come cheaply. We know because before we started Outbax we were in the market for high performance portable power sources that were affordable for everybody. If you know roughly what your budget is then that will help to cut down your list of potential portable generators. While you’re searching online through our range of generators for campers and preppers, stick to your budget using our online search filters. Our portable generators are high performing and affordable. We’re confident that you’ll find what you need for the right price.
The second thing on your list is fuel efficiency. Running a portable generator can get expensive so if you’re in the market for an inverter generator then consider our Gentrax range. Gentrax make a great generator for campers and caravaners which offer you all of the power you need for mod cons and extras without costing a fortune to run. They’re lightweight, fuel-efficient and capable of covering power needs for your cooking, lighting, device charging and your air conditioning. They’re also offered at wholesale prices with free shipping to metro areas across Australia thrown in.
Don’t take just our word for it, either. We’ve been selling the Gentrax portable generator range for years to thousands of happy customers who regular report how good this range really is. Check out our review pages for first-hand experience directly from our customers, including their experience with our range of silent generators.
What can you run on a 2000 watt generator?
Generally speaking, when you’re looking for a portable generator then the options which produce the highest watts are more powerful making them capable of running more appliances concurrently than a portable generator producing a lower number of watts. However, learning to get the best out of a portable generator is about more than just totalling up the watts you want to run with it but that’s a great place to start estimating the power you ideally want it.
Take a list of your power needs before you purchase a new portable generator. If your appliances don’t list their approximate starting wattage, then it’s recommended that you hop onto your manufacturer’s website for more details. On your list of power needs, include the appliance, it’s approximate starting wattage and its approximate running wattage. Depending on the appliance, you may need to check whether 240V are required too and factor that into which generator you ultimately choose.
Caravan appliances are usually designed to require less power than their typical home appliance versions so if you’re looking for ways to reduce your power needs while you’re out on the road then it may pay to invest in some high performing camping gear and equipment that uses less power.
How big of a portable generator do I need?
When it comes to choosing the size of your portable generator, refer back to your list of power needs and approximate starting and running wattage. Total up your appliances to get your ultimate figure and then start planning a power management strategy. Just because your total output requirements are more than 2000 watts doesn’t actually mean that you need a portable generator capable of producing more than 2000 watts. Instead, a power management plan can help you maximise the efficiency of any size generator that you choose relatively easily.
Make some decisions about when to start multiple appliances like your fridge and heater. Their total starting wattage may exceed your portable generator’s total output, but their running wattage may be fine. By staggering when you start each appliance you can conserve the energy output you have and comfortable support two powerful appliances at the same time.
The same can be done for occasional use appliances like a microwave or a television. Does your fridge need to be on 24/7 or can you afford to switch it off while you’re using your microwave? Can you use your heater to heat your caravan or mobile home and then switch it off, relying on insulation and soft furnishing to help retain the heat you’ve produced already?
The final consideration is the physical size and weight of your portable generator. The more powerful a generator is, the heavier and larger it usually needs to be. If space is an issue – either at your destination or en route – then consider employing a high efficiency energy plan and opting for a smaller, less powerful and often cheaper portable generator that will save you time, effort and money both in the long and short run.
Using the power of the sun to charge your generator is one of the smartest things you can do. Not only is it going to save you money on fuel and on carting your fuel, you’re also doing the smart thing for the planet. Our range of panels include fixed, folding and flexible as well as caravan panels which can be permanently affixed to your recreational vehicle.
If you’re hiking or trying to minimise your weight as much as possible, consider our range of solar blankets and mini panels. We offer our complete range of power products at the best prices we absolutely can. That means that you access affordable and high performing products fast and easily from the experts in the business.
If you’re not sure what type of portable generator or solar accessories are going to work for you and your plans, please get in touch with us. We can live chat online through our website, answer your email enquiries or chat to you over the phone. 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.
Start searching online for the highest quality portable generators at the lowest prices right now. We offer fast metro shipping for free, processed within 24 hours of you placing your order. Get what you need at the right price from the experts who power adventures all over Australia.