Category Archives: Generator Tips

Power Your Campsite with an Inverter Generator

June is America’s Great Outdoors Month and what better way to spend summer vacations and weekends than at your favorite campsite. Time spent getting away from it all helps you unwind and rejuvenate your spirit, but maybe you don’t want … Continue reading

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Cummins Power Generation Standby Generators for Homes and Businesses

The Cummins Power Generation line of standby generators at Norwall Power Systems offers 20-kilowatt and 13-kilowatt air-cooled models in various packages. Liquid-cooled models range in capacity from 20 to 60 kilowatts, with three-phase configurations available on some models. Design considerations … Continue reading

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Power Outage Frequency: How Reliable is the Power Grid?

Even though the United States is one of the most technologically advanced countries in the world, the nation’s power grid is based on technology and equipment from the 1960s and 1970s. It’s no surprise therefore, that a 2012 study funded … Continue reading

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Steps to Secure Protect Portable Generators During Use

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, people who ran their generators indoors or too close to their home became a part of the storms sad statistics. Interviews with people sickened by carbon monoxide poisoning revealed that fear of theft was … Continue reading

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Portable Generators Power Up Outdoor Summer Activities

Summer is just around the corner and many folks are planning summer activities that include family reunions and ballpark tailgate parties, to camping trips and festivals. And whether your outdoor fun is in the backyard or local park, or even … Continue reading

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Portable Generator Facts to Consider Before Making a Purchase

Recently, a local store advertised an off-brand portable generator as the tool to have ready when the next power outage strikes or the world falls into chaos. It was also perfect for tailgating, picnics, outdoor festivals, and sporting events. The … Continue reading

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Kohler Power Systems—Residential and Commercial Standby Generators

Kohler Power Systems broke into manufacturing generators right after World War I to address a growing need for power in rural areas where power lines were scarce, but electricity was needed. Previously, most generators provided enough current to charge a … Continue reading

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Christmas: Leaving Home for the Holidays

The week between Christmas and New Years is a perfect time for traveling and vacations. Kids have the week off, college students are home, and the holidays are a fun chance to use up your vacation time. Traveling away from … Continue reading

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Portable Generator Use During Winter Storm Power Outages

This is only the first week of December, but already crews in southern states are working to repair the damage left behind by the ice storm that paralyzed travelers and left hundreds of thousands without power. The storm has headed … Continue reading

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Make Sure Your Generator is Ready for Winter

Winter brings colder temperatures and everything from ice storms to blizzards. Your standby or portable generator has to operate when you need it. In winter, that means starting and running reliably in sub-freezing temperatures. Most engines do not start as … Continue reading

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