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Electric Generator: A basic introduction to how generators work, their features, and applications

How do electric generators work?

An electric generator is a machine that makes electricity. The electricity can be used right away or saved in batteries for later use in homes, businesses, and other places." The electromagnetic induction concept underpins the operation of electric generators.

A copper coil wrapped around a metal core is quickly spun between the poles of a horseshoe-shaped magnet." An armature consists of a conductor coil and its core. A mechanical energy source, such as a motor, has its armature attached to its shaft, which rotates it.

Engines can create the energy needed to run by using fuels like gasoline, diesel, or natural gas. Alternatively, renewable energy sources like solar, wind, or water power can also be used to produce this energy."

The coil's rotation breaks the magnetic field between the magnet's poles. An electric current will flow through the conductor because the magnetic field interferes with the electrons' movement.

Features of electric generators

Power: Many electric generators with varying power output capacities are easily accessible. Selecting the right electric generator is important. It should have the appropriate power capacity. This will ensure that you can easily meet both low and high power requirements.

Fuel: Electric generators can run on various fuels, including gasoline, diesel, LPG, and natural gas.

Portability: Wheels or handles allow generators sold in the market to move effortlessly from one location to another.

Noise: Certain generator types come equipped with technology that reduces noise, making it possible to keep them near each other without causing any issues with noise pollution.

Applications of electric generators

ElectricElectric generators are helpful for generators are helpful for residents, businesses, offices, etc., who experience frequent power outages. They serve as a fallback to guarantee that the appliances always have electricity.

Electric generators are the primary power source in remote locations where leading line energy is unavailable.

Electric generators can power tools or machinery on construction sites where access to the grid is restricted.

Best Electric Generator for Power Outages

Unexpectedly, severe weather might strike, knocking out the electricity for you and your family for hours or even days. An electric generator in preparation for these severe weather conditions will help you maintain electricity for your necessary electric appliances and gadgets. The number of items you wish to retain power will determine the size and kind of generator you need. 

We will guide you through the many kinds and designs of generators to prepare you for any eventuality when your property has a power outage. 

Choosing the right generator before the power goes out in your home 

In the event of a power loss, there are three ways to maintain electricity in your home. 

1. Portable Generator

Gas, diesel, or propane can be used as fuel for these generators. Depending on their size, they can be moved around quite simply due to their smaller size. 


  • Portable size
  • It has an extensive range of sizes and prices to choose
  • Most budget friendly
  • Suitable for RVs, construction sites, camping, and hunting
  • It has options for different fuel types
  • It can be stored easily


  • Have to have many cords running through it
  • Needs refueled periodically
  • Noisy

2. Standby Generator

Larger in size, standby generators are fixed to your house permanently. They are perfect for places where power outages occur often and for extended periods.

A certified plumber can connect the generator to the propane or natural gas line that runs into your house. The home is connected to the gas or propane line, so fuel will always be available. This eliminates the need for refueling, which will be pretty beneficial in a significant storm.

The standby generator will be connected to the house's breaker panel. This means there is no need to run electrical wires from the generator to the house. A licensed electrician is advised to connect the generator's wiring to your home's main breaker panel via a transfer switch. More extensive models of standby generators are available to power your entire house rather than just a few appliances.


  • Larger wattage ratings
  • Can power most or all of your home
  • No cords to string out
  • able to switch on either rapidly or automatically during a power outage
  • No need to refuel
  • Quieter than portable generators
  • Stays outside
  • No need to store it


  • Higher cost
  • Requires licensed professionals to install
  • Not portable

3. Portable Power Station

A portable power station can offer a clean power source even though it's not regarded as a generator. They run on no fuel and, depending on their size, can run multiple appliances and devices for long periods. They can be used indoors because they emit no carbon monoxide.

Power stations have the disadvantage of needing a power source to replenish them when their power runs low. Solar panels are typically used for this when no alternative power source is available. They operate quietly and with excellent environmental friendliness. 


  • Environmentally friendly
  • Zero carbon monoxide
  • It can be used indoors
  • Portable
  • Budget-friendly
  • No fossil fuels to operate
  • Suitable for RVs, construction sites, camping, and hunting


  • It has to be recharged when its power runs low
  • Difficult to recharge during severe storms and power outages


How to determine the size of the generator that is needed

Make sure the generator is big enough for your needs by doing some calculations before selecting one to power your house in case of a power outage. You must know the power wattage needed to choose the appropriate size generator for your home, business, or leisure use.

Generators are sized and rated based on watts of power output. How you figure out the watt ratings will depend on what you intend to use your generator for. There are two sorts of ratings to consider: running watts and starting watts.

Electric motors in devices such as circular saws or refrigerators require starter watts to turn on. Running watts, also known as rated watts, are the constant watts required to maintain the operation of the device. 

To determine your wattage requirements:

  1. List the items you'll need at the job site, in an RV, and in case of a power outage. Make a selection of the objects you want to use simultaneously. 
  2. Write down the starting and running watts for every item. The appliance's data plate or owner's instructions contain these ratings. 
  3. The RUNNING WATTS of all the appliances (that don't need starting watts) you want to run simultaneously should be added together. Add 1.5 to this number. This is the bare minimum generator size required.
  4. You will need to account for an extra step in your calculations if any appliances need to be turned on. The total RUNNING WATTS of all the devices you wish to run simultaneously should be added.
  5. To get your total running watts, find the gadget with the highest STARTING WATT rating and add that amount. Add 1.5 to this number. This is the bare minimum generator size needed. 

Once you determine your power needs, you can compare various electric generators to find the best fit for you. This will help you choose the most suitable generator for your requirements.

Comparing different generators will allow you to select the one that meets your needs the most effectively. This process involves assessing how much power you need and then exploring different generator options. By understanding your power needs, you can select the most suitable electric generator for your specific requirements.


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