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October 21, 2021

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Generator Reviews

Our generator reviews include heavy-duty portable models as well as lightweight inverters for quiet, clean operation at the job site or shop. We also review portable generators that provide versatile power for the home or recreational use. Some of these models also appeal to the tradesman for jobsite as well as project use. Of course, small shops find generators suitable for emergency backup and other applications. Power Generator Reviews and Inverters Smaller power generators typically run on gasoline. Newer products on the market, however, feature battery powered technology. Solar generator technology is also hitting the market, and more products are due this year and next. Mid-sized portable models run on either gasoline or propane. These deliver more wattage for heavier duty applications or larger jobsite use. If you need to run a 15-amp power tool (or more than one) look for a portable generator with enough output wattage to get the job done. With these generator reviews, pay attention to the maximum power output. Also look for features, such as the number of outlets, maximum sustained power output.

Review8.8(out of 10)

Generac GP6500 COsense Portable Generator Review

Generac GP6500 COsense Delivers Reliable Power with a Carbon Monoxide Sensor Whether your priorities are emergency power or powering your jobsite, it’s always generator season. With hurricane season ramping up and no slow-down for our team’s construction needs, we’re taking a deeper dive into what the Generac GP6500 COsense portable generator has to offer. Pros […]

Honda CO-Minder Generators | Carbon Monoxide Detection

Honda Advanced Carbon Monoxide Detection System Coming for Entire Generator Lineup Honda has upgraded the safety of its gas generator line in a big way. A rollout is underway to fit all of the models in the Honda portable generator lineup with CO-Minder. Continuing a recent trend, this is an advanced carbon monoxide detection system […]

EGO Nexus power station tool-only

EGO Nexus Power Station Now Available as Tool-Only

We reviewed the EGO Nexus Power Station earlier this year—forcing it to power saws, shop fans, refrigerators, and more. Until today, you had to buy the unit for around $1,200 and it came with two EGO 7.5Ah batteries. But what if you already have several EGO batteries? EGO now offers the Nexus Power Station as […]

Review9.0(out of 10)
iMuto S5 Portable Solar Power Station

iMuto S5 Portable Solar Power Station Hands-on Review

We don’t typically follow Indiegogo projects, but the iMuto S5 Portable Solar Power Station follows on the heels of some existing products that show serious promise. The iMuto S5 claims 50Ah and 180Wh of power geared primarily for mobile devices. It even has an optional solar charging system. If you do the math, you find […]

Review8.4(out of 10)

DeWalt Portable Power Station Battery Inverter Review

DeWalt Portable Power Station Produces Big Surge Power The DeWalt Portable Power Station battery inverter and charger tosses its watts right in with several others we’re reviewed recently. It’s a very different animal than other battery-powered inverters with very real benefits on the jobsite. PROS Offers more surge watts than its competitors Can run a […]

Makinex Portable Power Box – Power With Mobility

The Makinex Portable Power Box (PPB) that we saw at the 2019 World of Concrete show is a battery-powered AC generator capable of storing a staggering 17.6kW of potential energy. The Basics The PPB’s value proposition is clear: a boat-load of portable, emission-free, and silent AC power for your jobsites. With sizes from 4.4kW to […]

Honda EB2800i Inverter Generator

The Honda EB2800i is an open frame inverter generator that brings 2800 starting watts to the jobsite or tailgate in a relatively lightweight and quiet package. It’s built around Honda’s GC190LA CARB compliant engine but take a good look at the overall package before you decide if it belongs on your next camping trip. Honda […]

Review7.8(out of 10)
Energizer 3200-Watt Portable Inverter Generator

Energizer 3200-Watt Portable Inverter Generator

It was a dark and stormy night only a week after my wife and I moved into our home. Our excitement quickly turned into concern as Hurricane Irma bore down. As soon as we’d finished unpacking, I was ripping plywood and battening the hatches. Then, the worst came: Netflix was knocked out, along with the power, […]

Review9.0(out of 10)
Goal Zero Yeti 3000: Are Lithium-Ion Inverters Job Site Ready?

Goal Zero Yeti 3000: Are Lithium-Ion Inverters Job Site Ready?

As gas tools make way for battery-powered options, outdoor power equipment is seeing a significant shift. Gas generators represent one of the high-value sectors in that market. Technology continues to move forward and while the Kohler enCube left us wanting in some areas, the Goal Zero Yeti 3000 promises a better experience. Out of the Gate Size and […]

Review8.9(out of 10)
Ryobi 2300 watt generator Bluetooth

Ryobi 2300-Watt Bluetooth Generator Review

Which portable generator best suits your particular needs? You have a ton of available options at your disposal, and it can prove challenging to settle on one with appropriate wattage, runtime, and price. As a matter of fact, if you need some help choosing the best model for your needs, we’re here for you. If your […]