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  1. 1. Generators For Home Use GuideWritten By: Matt Leap – For Home Use IntroductionThere are so many brands in the market selling generators. One has tounderstand the type, functions, performance, price, reliability so on and sofor… For any layman who does not know anything about generators for homeuse, it goes the nightmare.When I was doing the review on-line about generators for home use, myempathy towards many of the upset customers who got in the so called“stupidity buy” with their purchase that completely out of their expectations.Who’s fault? Is that the buyer or the Seller? If you ask my frank opinion, buyersshould be responsible for most of the mishap happened. Hang on! Let me clearthe air, I am not the manufacturer of the generators for home use so whyputting the blame on the buyers? As mentioned, the crux of the matter lieswith the ignorance of the public who never making enough efforts to do theirresearch before committing to the purchase. Many of the buyers regretted indismal to pick up something presumably the “right” choice by going throughtheir very superficial knowledge in this area through the websites. However,that’s internet! There are flood of information available from the web but howmany of the sites are reliable to provide you the most truthful and accuracypicture to assist you in making the right choice? From my research, sad to say itis very little.I hope with my extensive guide done on the generators for home use,eventually you can make the right choice and happy with the purchase. Thatwill be my most rewarding moment for me to create this report.Things to take note before buying a generators for home useBefore go into the details, perhaps it is good to share with you some generalknowledge about power generator.Generators come in two basic types: standby and portable. There also areinverters, which are not generators but may meet your needs. The source ofbackup power you ultimately choose will be determined by many factors,including your power requirements.
  2. 2. Generators For Home Use GuideWritten By: Matt Leap – Generators: Permanently installed outside your house or commercialbuilding and connected directly into the electrical system to provide powerduring a breakout or power disruption. Depending on the model, some willstart automatically when the power goes out and stop when the powerreturns. Standby generators are fuelled by liquid propane or natural gas. Asyou now know that this is for commercial hence is not for generators fromhome use.The number of circuits to which a standby generator can provide power andthe number of appliances you can run on those circuits is determined by thepower capacity of the generator.Standby generators are typically fully enclosed and vary in size. Do check thedimensions carefully. A standby model may cost as little as $1,500 or as muchas $15,000 or more--the greater the power capacity, the higher the cost.Click here to see a list of standby generatorsYou can choose between an air-cooled and a liquid-cooled model standbygenerator. Generally, liquid-cooled models are bigger and create more power.Portable GeneratorsPortable Generators: Portable generators or portable power pack are versatilefor its ability to move around easily in providing the power. You can use themfor emergency power at home, in remote locations where utility power isunavailable or for recreational purposes, like boating or camping.
  3. 3. Generators For Home Use GuideWritten By: Matt Leap – power pack generators are fuelled by gasoline and include 120-voltpower outlets like the ones in the walls of your home. When the generator isrunning, you can plug appliances and tools directly into these outlets. Somegenerators also include 120/240 or 240-volt outlets. These are especially usefulfor running powering into a transfer switch. You can also check my site which iwrote alot of reviews on yamaha generator. This is the best option if you arelooking for generators for home use.Transfer SwitchTransfer switch - If you want to use your generator to power part or yourentire home, youll need a sufficiently sized generator and a transfer switch.The transfer switch safely closes off the utility power line to your houseselectrical system and opens a direct line to the generator and reverses theprocess when utility power is restored.Standby models can work either with a manual or an automatic transferswitch. The benefit of an automatic transfer switch is that it senses when utilitypower has been lost and automatically switches to generator power. Portablepower pack range in cost between a few hundred dollars to several thousanddollars depending on the capacity and features.InvertersInverters: Inverters turn DC power into AC power, the type of current thatpowers everyday appliances. A common use of an inverter is to connect oneinto a cars cigarette lighter and then plug small home appliances into theinverter.Inverters have added features over the years, and today many invertersinclude emergency radios, lights, or their own internal battery to store power.When you purchase an inverter, you need one that can handle the wattage ofthe appliances you intend to connect to it. Some inverters are madespecifically to power low-wattage appliances, like portable phones or digital
  4. 4. Generators For Home Use GuideWritten By: Matt Leap – players. Others can handle heavy-duty power tools.If youre buying an inverter thats powered by its own battery, youll have toconsider how many hours the inverter can provide power before needing arecharge. This is not really a good choice for generators for home use.Inverter – GeneratorsInverter-Generators: Usually powered by gasoline and typically smaller and runquieter than the open frame generators, the inverter generators often vary theengine speed to the required load, saving gas and wear and tear on thegenerator. These generators are great for camping where noise may be aconcern and for powering sensitive electronic equipment.Propane – Powered GeneratorsPropane-Powered Generators: Similar to portable and standby generators,these cleaner burning generators run on propane - making them idealsolutions in emergency situations where gasoline is scare. Additional propanetanks can be saved and used as backup tanks, keeping the power on.Why I had choose Yamaha GeneratorsI am very particular about quality and usually buying only from the reputablemanufacturers. Trying to identify a good brand among the manymanufacturers is not an easy task if you don’t have the patience and time to dothe research.
  5. 5. Generators For Home Use GuideWritten By: Matt Leap – decided to focus on Yahama portable power pack for a simple reason,Yamaha might not be the biggest and most prominent brand in the portablepower pack in the world, however, from more than 50 websites related toportable power pack generator that I have reviewed so far, there is not one ortwo come close in terms of quality and reliability. Yamaha portable power packhas seen to be the golden brand in the area of portable power pack generatorfrom the years of building as a trustworthy brand excels in the technology andquality. I believe customers are the best judges and the almost perfect score inthe performance (minimum of 4.5 out of 5 stars in all the reviews) from thefeedback by all the customers reaffirm the leading role in the technology andthe superiority of the products.I have listed the most popular Yamaha series of portable power pack generatorfor your reference and do take some time to digest the information prior tothe buy.Yamaha EF1000iS - 900 Watt Inverter GeneratorYamaha EF2000iS 2000 Watt Inverter GeneratorYamaha EF2400iSHC - 2400 Watt Inverter GeneratorYamaha EF2800i - 2800 Watt Inverter GeneratorYamaha EF3000iSE/B - 3000 Watt Inverter GeneratorYamaha EF4500iSE - 4500 Watt Inverter GeneratorYamaha EF6300iSDE - 6300 Watt Inverter Generator