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Frequently Asked Questions

Household Emergency Generators


If you live in an area susceptible to power outages due to harsh weather, such as high winds, lightning strikes, or ice buildup that causes overhead power lines to fail, YES, a portable generator would be ideal for your household. 

Read our article: Reasons Every Household Should Have a Portable Generator

There is nothing worse than the loss of power in your home. In the event of an emergency power cut, a generator will power all the electrical items in your house, including lighting, fridges, freezers, heating, laptops, cookers and microwaves etc. 

A generator will help avoid you and your family from being cold if the emergency power cut occurs during the winter months. It will also enable you to cook meals. 

Read our article:  How do you prepare for a power cut

There are several factors to consider when deciding what size of generator you require, for example, the size of your home and how many electrical appliances you want to power. 

The larger your home and the more appliances you have will require a more significant generator. 

Read our article:  What Size Generator Will Power a House?

A 5KW generator is perfect for smaller homes. It can power a couple of smaller electrical appliances, such as a few lights and a tiny fridge freezer.

A 6.5KW generator can power the essential appliances in your home. It will generate enough power for a small living room and a few electrical appliances.

An 8KW generator is ideal if you work from home or want to watch t.v. It can generate enough power to run all essential electrical items, including heating and lighting, with a few extra things.

A 10KW generator is ideal if you want to use your kitchen appliances, as they use a lot of power to run. This size of generator will also run your other essential electrical items, including a computer, t.v or laptop.

A 15KW generator is perfect for supplying enough power to your home for all essential electrical items. It will also have enough power for gaming systems. 

A 25+KW generator can give power to almost everything in your entire home and more besides. They will power washing machines, tumble dryers, dishwashers and other comfort items you might require. 

Read our article:  What Appliances Will a Generator Run

A standby generator is ideal for powering a house. These generators can operate off liquid propane or natural gas. They will transfer electricity to your homes appliances during a power outage. 

A standby generator is best suited for an emergency backup; they provide energy during a prolonged blackout that may last for several hours.

Read our article:  What Kind of Generator Do I Need For a Power Outage?

If you live in an area with frequent blackouts and power outages, it is worth considering the purchase of a standby generator. 

If you are a homeowner, a standby generator can also prevent financial losses, primarily if you work from home or don't want to risk the contents of your fridges and freezers from perishing. 

Read our article:  Should I Buy a Standby Generator

Silent Generators


Silent generators operate inside a soundproof container or generator enclosure; they muffle the sound a regular generator makes. 

They are ideal for weddings, D.J's, camping and mobile food units etc. 

Read our article:  What are the uses of a silent generator?

You need to consider what you will be using your generator to power and how long, the noise it might generate, what fuel they require, what size you need, the weight of the generator and how efficient it is.  

Read our article:  Choosing  a quiet generator for camping?

You will be able to use a 2000 watt generator to power the air conditioning and other appliances in your caravan comfortably.

Read our article:  Portable Generator for Caravan Air Conditioner

Inverter Generators


An Inverter Generator is used when backup power is required during a grid power outage or specific locations when grid power is not accessible. 

Read our article:  What is an Inverter Generator?

Inverter generators will produce clean and stable energy as opposed to traditional generators.  

They can be used on camping trips, for caravans, outdoor parties, houseboats, DIY and much more.

Read our article:  What is an Inverter Generator Used For?

You need to take into account precisely what will be running off the generator. 

For example, D.J equipment, hot food stands, lighting, portable toilets etc., it is best to speak to the hiring company. 

They will advise the size you require.

Read our article:  What Size Generator Do I Need for an Outdoor Wedding?

Types of Generator


There are:

Inverter generators produce AC power (alternating current) by converting it into DC power (direct current) and back into AC power. 

Portable generators are typically used in the case of bad weather conditions which have caused grid power outages.

Standby generators are used as a backup system when the grid power fails and cuts out.

Read our article:  What Types of Generator Are There?

To determine the best generator for you, you need to consider the following:

The number of electrical appliances you need to power.

How much power does each appliance require?

How much usage each appliance will require?

What you want to use the generator for?

How often you will want to use the generator?

What features do you require on your generator to have?

Read our article:  What is The Best Type of Generator

A Fridge will use between 100 - 500 watts of power. 

Depending on the size, a small generator would run a fridge.

Read our article:  What Size Generator will run a Refrigerator?

It depends on how large your home is, how many appliances you want to run and for how long. 

IWS Generator will give you all the information and advice you require.

Read our article:  What is the Best Generator for Home Use?

It depends on what you want to run and for how long.  

IWS Generator will give you all the information and advice you require.

Read our article:  What Size Generator Do I Need?

Any work being carried out on a construction site will require some power. If the site doesn't have power, a generator will provide the necessary power for work to continue. 

Read our article:  Portable Generators for Construction Site

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