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Generators serve an important function both on and off the job site!

For instance, use of fuel powered generators can allow you to work in remote locations where is no electricity. You may also find generators a life saver if you are working on a tight deadline and there is a power outage, because with generators you will be able to continue working and not have any wasted down time. Of course, generators also come in quite handy on the home front if you have a power service interruption due to inclement weather or other reasons. So, generators are workhorses in the building and construction industries and sometimes equally helpful at home.

If you are unfamiliar with generators, you might appreciate some basic information about them.

What are Generators?

Generators are pieces of equipment that are powered by fuel or even solar energy to run electrical circuits. There are even wind turbine generators. However, the most commonly used type of generators for the job site or at home during a power failure are run by fuel, usually diesel fuel. But inverter generators are often used, as well.

A Buying Guide for Generators

When you start shopping around for a generator for professional purposes, what are some of the things you should take into consideration? Here are some points to bear in mind when buying generators:

How much power will you need to produce? For use on the job site, make a list of all of the tools and appliances that will need to be run simultaneously and then choose one of the generators that is up to that task. You want to be sure that the generator can handle both the starting wattage and the running wattage of the things on your list. There are generators available for big requirements as well as small---from 900 watts all the way up to a hefty 10,000 watts.

Will you be using your generator outside? If so, look for one with a weatherproof control panel housing.

Look for generators that have low oil warnings. This can save you big bucks because you will not be likely to forget and let it ruin out of oil, thus ruining it.

Twist lock AC outlets are more durable and provide a better connection to the generator.

Check the size of the fuel tank. If you need to be able to run the generator for long periods of time without refueling, get a model with a larger fuel tank capacity.

Here in these pages you will find some of the biggest and most reliable brand names in generators, including Hyundai and Makita, at reasonable prices.

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