5 Benefits of Inverter Generators

Home and industrial generators provide backup power when you need it most. However, when it comes to inverter generators, some may question their benefits. In this post we’ll go over some of the benefits inverter generators have to offer.

1. They can be used safely with electronics

One benefit inverter generators have is that they can be used with sensitive electronics. Traditional generators emit what is called “dirty power.” This dirty power can damage or destroy sensitive electronics like computers, TVs, and gaming consoles.

Inverter generators produce “cleaner” power than traditional generators, because the energy is sent through an inverter before going to the outlets. This totally avoids the voltage spikes of traditional generators, which send electricity directly from the engine without passing it through another component. This means that connecting your sensitive devices and electronics to an inverter generator will not damage them.

2. They are lightweight

Inverter generators are generally less heavy than traditional ones, which means they can be easily transported. The typical inverter generator measures 20 x 15 x 18 inches and weighs between 20 and 50 lbs. Their small size also makes them easier to store.

You can take them camping, tailgating, and RVing without them getting in the way of your fun. They are also easy to transport to a jobsite where electricity may be limited.

3. They produces less noise

Inverter generators are known for being quieter than other generator types. They are specially designed to limit sound output by using a noise-dampening cover. The average inverter generator produces between 50-60 decibels during operation. In fact, a running inverter generator is less noisy than a conversation between two people or running a hair dryer. This means you will not disturb the campers next to you by running the outdoor lights and keeping your phone charged.

4. They are eco friendly

A big benefit of inverter generators is that they are more eco friendly than alternatives due to better fuel efficiency. They have an internal adjustment computer that changes the energy output depending on what is plugged into the panel. Some inverter generators also include an ‘eco-mode’ switch that can turned on or off by the user which helps them conserve fuel.

5. They are modular

Inverter generators are ‘modular’, in that they are easy to setup and can be connected together to produce more sustained energy.

Thats right, if you need more power than your inverter generator can provide, consider buying another and connecting the two. All that is needed is a parallel connection kit and this combination can supply extra power to each outlet. And since inverter generators are are also compatible with some home battery systems, their energy output can be stored for later use.

To Close

So, as this post shows, inverter generators come with some big benefits. They provide a good amount of power for their size, and are eco-friendly. Ultimately, choosing the right type of generator will depend on your energy needs and acceptable noise levels.

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Nick Klamecki, Author
About Nick Klamecki, Author

Nick Klamecki is a certified Fire and Workplace Safety expert with 15 years experience in product research and testing. He has a degree from U.C. Davis, is an active outdoorsman and spent years ensuring the safety of special needs children. Nick researches and tests workplace, industrial and safety products and provides advice on their safe use. Learn more about Nick here or connect with him on LinkedIn | Medium