Everyone loves the outdoors. A camping trip allows you to up to get away from those stresses that are all part of modern life. However, even that sort of trip comes with its own stress.
You are not weal or less than an outdoorsman (or woman) for wanting top see where you are going when the sun goes down. Or enjoying music or preparing food.
If you are camping there are some considerations you need to take into account before purchasing a camping generator.
The first is the noise. When you buy that generator check out the decibel rating. 50 to 60 dBA is Ok – it’ll happily become just background noise. Over that and your beginning to attend a bad rock concert.
Think carefully about what you will be using the generator for – how many different devices and appliances are going to be attached?
A lightweight generator is fabulous for powering television sets or a limited number of low voltage lights. Go beyond that and you are going to encounter problems. The trade-off is between output, weight, and noise.
Step up and you will have the 2000 watt models. Microwaves, coffee machines, and heaters are all now fair game. But they are heavier and noisier.
The largest of generators – which provide up to 3000 watts are the heavy hitters of the camping scene. But if you want one of these you’d probably be better staying at the local Inn. They weigh a ton and make enough noise to scare any local wildlife away (or locals for that matter). Not the best choice for camping.
So you have decided that your camping experience will benefit from a generator. Well, take into account that you are going to have to lug the machine some distance so weight and size do matter.
So it’s a delicate balancing act between what you are going to power and the output of the generator. If you are purchasing or renting ask the salesperson to advise you about what size and output that you require. The maths behind output and requirements can be confusing.
This almost goes without saying but make sure that you know the run time of your generator. Nothing will stop the fun more quickly than running out of lights when you; least expect it.
The end result should be a generator that suits your needs – and lets you enjoy your outdoor experience.