How do I maintain my generator for smooth operation?
|Change engine oil|
|Check engine oil level|
|Clean engine air filter|
|Change engine oil|
|Replace engine air filter|
|Service fuel valve|
|Service spark plug|
|Inspect muffler and spark arrester|
|Clean cooling system|
When choosing a portable generator, what features should I look for?
How should I choose a portable generator for my RV?
|Air-Conditioner 15,000 btu||2,000||3,300-3,500|
|Air Conditioner 13,500 btu||1,800||2,800|
|Keurig Coffee Maker||300||1,500|
|Electric Fry Pan||1,300||0|
|Microwave (650 watts)||1,000||1,000|
|Outdoor Light String||250||0|
|Cell Phone Battery Charger||25||0|
Many campers and outdoor enthusiasts like to use inverter generators, which are compact, lightweight, and run quieter than portable models. A-iPower inverter generators come equipped with a built-in parallel kit, allowing two generators to connect for nearly double the power. We’ll discuss how to parallel inverters in a future blog.
How do I store my generator?
What is a portable generator?
A portable generator is a gas powered machine that provides you with the power you need anywhere you are.
What is an inverter?
What is the difference between starting watts and running watts?
Do portable generators make a lot of noise?
Every generator receives a noise rating measured in decibels ranging from 55 to 85 dBA. This is measured seven meters from the machine. The lower the decibels the quieter the device, but it is still important for your generator to be effective and reliable for your desired use.
Can I plug the generator into a wall outlet?
Never try to power the house wiring by plugging the generator into a wall outlet, a practice known as “backfeeding.” This is an extremely dangerous practice that presents an electrocution risk to utility workers and neighbors served by the same utility transformer. It also bypasses some of the built-in household protection devices. Either plug appliances directly into the generator with power cords that are in good condition or have an electrician install a certified transfer switch.
What is a transfer switch and do I need one?
While a transfer switch isn’t necessary, it can be incredibly helpful. A transfer switch connects your generator to the circuit box in your house in order to provide a direct supply of electricity. A transfer switch protects your appliances and generator from any damage that may occur when the power comes back. It also eliminates the need for special cables. Only a licensed electrician should install a transfer switch.
What should I check before running a generator that has not been used for a long period of time?
Make sure you inspect all the parts of your generator before starting it to ensure everything is in good working condition. You will first need to check and clean the carburetor in order for your generator to work smoothly. Check the spark plug and the oil before starting as well. Most importantly, take your generator out into a well-ventilated, open space before starting it up again. Regularly running your generator will also help keep it in good condition.
Will I need to replace any of the parts in my portable generator?
It is important to regularly check the fuel filter, air filter, carburetor, and spark plug for any damage and replace them immediately.
Where is a safe place to put my generator?
Where can I find an A-iPower dealer near me?
I have misplaced my owner’s manual, how can I obtain a new one?
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