Very few people appreciate the degree to which our lives depend on electricity. Even a few hours without power can make anyone realize the importance of having an uninterrupted power supply. In an emergency like a hurricane, where the power may be out for days, your very survival may depend on having access to a portable power generator.
A practical solution can handle all kinds of power failure scenarios, from a few minutes to several days, and must be able to handle a load of all essential appliances and devices in your home or office. The best idea would be to get a 220 volt portable generator of adequate capacity. It would ensure that you do not have to go without power in case of an emergency as long as you have the gas or diesel to run it.
A portable generator can provide anywhere from 2,000 to 12,000 watts of power at 220 volt AC and frequency of 50 or 60 Hz. Depending on your needs, you should choose a generator that has some wattage to spare after you add the load of your essential devices and appliances. A 220 volt portable generator has a number of features that make it a desirable and practical option for all homes and offices.
• The Compatibility Factor: There is an abundance of 110 volt generators that work fine for a home but prove ineffective for office needs. Similarly, large generators used in offices are overkill for homes. However, the 220 volt portable generator is compatible with the most devices and appliances, making it suitable for all environments. Further, unlike battery based power backup, portable generators are unaffected by climate and last much longer too.
• Auto Shut Off: You might have heard of incidents where mishaps have occurred when generators ran out of fuel or got overloaded. With modern 220 volt generators, you do not have to worry about such untoward incidents even if you tend to be forgetful. The generator shuts off automatically when the oil level decreases. They can also detect and shut down if there is a short circuit, overload, or thermal spike.
Easy to Operate: Refilling the tanks of a 220 volt portable generator is easier than refueling a car. You can even load the generator on a truck and fill it at the gas station if you do not have a way to store gas at home. The generator can also be started at the push of a button. Additionally, LED indicators on the generator are visible even from a distance and makes it easy to keep a check on the generator’s performance.