What is a generator?
A generator is a device which converts mechanical energy into electric energy. It provides electricity independent of an electrical grid which makes it particularly useful when camping. A generator is powered by an internal combustion engine (traditional generators) or by a turbine (hydro-electric power generators).
Benefits of generators for camping
There are many advantages for investing in a generator for camping, including:
- Generators provide ready access to power in remote areas or unpowered sites.
- Generators are also useful during power outages at powered sites.
- Having a generator can provide your main power or be utilised as a backup source.
- Generators are highly portable, quick to pack and easy to use at a camp site.
- Generators are invaluable when powering high voltage appliances such as an RV’s air-conditioning units.
Tips for using generators while camping
- Always check with the parks you plan to stay if generators are permitted.
- Be mindful of other campers when using your generator in public camp areas.
- Assess how many appliances will draw power from the generator in order to avoid putting too much load on the generator.
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