In this helpful article, we are going to look at a choice of electric generators primarily using propane gas.
What is propane? You may wonder. It is a byproduct of the petroleum refining process and natural gas processing. Propane is widely used as a fuel for central heating, barbeques, portable stoves, and engines.
Propane gas is liquefied by adding butane. This liquid gas is commonly known as LPG.
A quick historical fact; by the 1920s propane was in mass production and being used in millions of homes in the United States.
4 Advantages of using propane
- It has an indefinite shelf life
- It does not require fuel stabilizers
- It is readily available during emergencies
- It is non-toxic and biodegradable
In the event that severe weather interrupts your electrical service, you may find yourself in a helpless position not being able to supply your basic family needs, like running your fridge and lights. Your sump pump will not work either.
With handy portable generators around, you can rest assured of getting power until the grid is restored. Portable power generators make these emergencies and outages more of an inconvenience than a major disaster.
Please continue reading and enjoy the choices of generators with their specifications described below.
1. Powermate PM0133250, 3250 Running Watts/4050 Starting Watts, Propane Powered Portable Generator
While reading this, you may ask, why buy a Powermate portable generator?
Here are some answers to help you in your decision making.
Powermate has a complete line of reliable and easy to use generators for the home to recreational to industrial use. You can use the PM0133250 for camping or your latest do-it-yourself projects.
This Powermate model generates 4050 starting watts using its OHV engine. Please note that you will need to purchase an LP Tank. You can get either a 20lb or 30lb one as both are supported by this model.
The Powermate PM0133250 comes with a digital multimeter to record engine run time, to help keep track of when you will require scheduled maintenance. It also comes with an automatic voltage regulator (AVR) to protect the equipment from unwarranted voltage surges.
The Powermate PM0133250 is easy to move around with the never-flat wheels. (These are included with the portability kit. It has outlet protection to keep the dirt out, and of course, it comes with a user-friendly manual start.
2. Powermate 10000001790 2200 Watt Portable Inverter Generator
If you are looking for an inverter series generator to provide stable power for several kinds of equipment, including sensitive electronics, look no further.Powermate 10000001790 2200 Watt Portable Inverter Generator
This Powermate model weighs less than 50 lbs and features a fully enclosed case which makes is a silent power supplier.
You can use this powerhouse in settings like camping trips, tailgating, outdoor parties, and of course picnics. You can get an additional Powermate parallel kit, which will make it easy to connect two inverter series generators for twice the power output.
3. Pulsar PG2000iS 2000W Peak 1600W Rated Portable Gas-Powered Inverter Generator
When you buy a Pulsar PG2000iS digital inverter generator, you are assured of pure, clean power along with ultimate portability.
This portable electricity generating equipment is an ideal choice for outdoor power management and entertainment. The Pulsar PG2000iS is a quiet piece of equipment with only 59 dB of sound output. If you are as little as ten feet away, you will not even hear it.
This propane generator Pulsar model weighs only 47 pounds. A neat feature is a ‘suitcase’ like design with a carry handle. Along with its ultimate portability, it provides safe electric power through both the 120volt outlets and a 12v “cigarette” outlet. It also has a direct connect USB outlet to charge mobile phones and laptops easily.
The PG2000iS will operate for up to eight hours on 1.18 gallons of gasoline. This Pulsar generator will give you years of reliable performance wherever you are.
4. Pulsar PG5250B 5250W Peak 4750W Rated Portable Gas Generator
If you are looking for a propane generator (which will also work on gasoline) to power your job site, home, and outdoor activities, you are looking for the Pulsar PG5250B. The dual fuel capabilities give you the option to use liquid propane or gasoline depending on the availability and affordability.
A unique feature is the Switch & Go Fuel Selector. Using this feature, you can switch gasoline to liquid propane and liquid propane to gasoline, while the generator is in operation.
The power for this quiet generator comes from a fuel-efficient reliable 224cc engine to handle your needs at home and other recreational activities.
The 4-gallon steel fuel tank will give you an extended run time of up to 15 hours before refueling.
Also, the Pulsar PG5250B features a durable powder coat steel frame for rugged durability, and no-flat tires and fold-down locking handle for excellent mobility.
5. Pulsar PG1202s 1200W Peak 900W Rated Portable Gas-Powered Generator
This model of Pulsar, the PG1202s is a handy, two-cycle generator. It will provide enough power for you to get simple jobs done around the house. You can easily carry it with you when you are hunting, camping, fishing, tailgating, or even use it on your boat without breaking your piggy bank.
This favored model has 1200 peak watts of power. The PG1202S has two 120V and one 12V outlet and can operate for up to 8.5 hours on just 1.2 gallons of fuel mix with a quiet mode system.
The PG1202S Gas Powered Generator has a single cylinder 72cc/2.2 HP air cooled engine which generates power at only 65dB.
With so many choices, it is hard to decide which one suits our needs the best. I hope that that the select few that we have described above will help you make an educated choice.