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Camping Generators Reviewed

Updated on May 29, 2013

If you’re planning an outdoor getaway, whether alone or with your friends, make a list of all the things you’ll be bringing because you don’t want to get caught needing something crucially but is not there. However, the problem sometimes with taking up things to camping is the issues in weight and bulkiness of camping necessities. But with today’s technology, there are now lots of portable appliances that you can bring along to help you feel the same comfort you get from home. Some of these are camping fridges and camping ovens. If you’re going on a camping trip with things like these, you’ll most likely want to bring a camping generator with you – especially if you plan to camp for days.

Camping generators will help you secure power for your camping equipment and tools that need electricity to run. They can also be very valuable at times when you need to recharge a camping lantern or your cell phone.  Although you can still manage without them, camping generators still add security to camping especially if you will be staying in an unfamiliar territory.

So always consider the appliances you’ll be bringing along and see how much power they require. This will help you determine what size of generator you will need. For example, a microwave oven requires about 750 watts to run; a refrigerator needs about 600 watts and a radio needs about 100 watts. If you’re going to run all these at the same time, you’ll need a generator that can provide 1,450 watts at the same time. The more appliances you plan to run simultaneously, the more power you’ll need. Also, the more days you spend camping, the more electricity should be generated.

However, it’s not only the size that matters because brand quality is a big factor as well. Don’t spend on a generator just because of its indicated power capacity but go for a generator that have been tested and proven reliable and efficient. Check out these following excellent camping generators that I have carefully considered to suit your camping requirements.

1000-Watt Generator - Home - Business  Emergency
1000-Watt Generator - Home - Business Emergency

1000-Watt Generator - Home - Business – Emergency

 

Starting with lighter electric demands, this camping generator can provide you with 1,000 watts for your most important camping appliances. This is one tough and reliable machine that will last you for years. You can keep your beverages cool in a camping refrigerator or bake goodies in a portable oven with the help of this. You can also use this for your electric camping tools and feel assured that you won’t be disappointed even with hours and hours of work. It runs smoothly and starts immediately in one pull so you can have more confidence when it comes to emergencies. This is one great choice if you’re planning to go camping alone or with just a couple of friends for a few days while on RV camping.

Yamaha EF1000iS 1,000 Watt 50cc OHV 4-Stroke Gas Powered Portable Inverter Generator (CARB Compliant)
Yamaha EF1000iS 1,000 Watt 50cc OHV 4-Stroke Gas Powered Portable Inverter Generator (CARB Compliant)

Yamaha EF1000iS 1,000 Watt 50cc OHV 4-Stroke Gas Powered Portable Inverter Generator (CARB Compliant)

Here’s another camping generator for minimal electrical needs. It can provide as much as 1,000 watts of AC output and can keep running for as long as 12 full hours without refueling. Its inverter system enables it to deliver cleaner electricity in the form of pure sine waves – more reliable than many electric sources. This way, you can count on this a hundred percent in emergencies and avoid the damages caused by crude electricity. What’s more, it also runs smoothly and quietly with Noise Block technology so you can sleep in peace at night while using it for overnight lighting or refrigeration. And one of the best parts of this machine is that its lightweight – especially designed for campers so you enjoy more convenience on the road and in camp.

ETQ TG1200 1,200 Watt 2 HP 2-Cycle Gas Powered Portable Generator
ETQ TG1200 1,200 Watt 2 HP 2-Cycle Gas Powered Portable Generator

ETQ TG1200 1,200 Watt 2 HP 2-Cycle Gas Powered Portable Generator

For a little more power, here’s a camping generator that can provide a maximum of 1,200 watts. This ETQ generator features 2.2 HP, a two-cycle engine that starts immediately with a recoil pull start and a transistorized ignition. Its tank can contain up to a gallon of fuel that keeps it running for about 5-8 hours depending on the load. With a 100 percent load, this generator can keep running for 5.5 hours with only half of the maximum load capacity and it can still run for 8 hours. You can use this for overnight use on camp when you need a reliable power source for very important camping gear like lanterns. It produces low THD or total harmonic distortion and that means it delivers safe and clean electricity. Therefore, it’s safe to use even for delicate electrical appliances. It’s also very convenient – you can bring it anywhere because it’s lightweight and easy to carry.

All Power America APG3014 2,000 Watt 4-Stroke Gas Powered Portable Generator
All Power America APG3014 2,000 Watt 4-Stroke Gas Powered Portable Generator

All Power America APG3014 2,000 Watt 4-Stroke Gas Powered Portable Generator

This camping generator is a product of a name that specializes in power tools and equipment. First let me lay down the main points: It produces more power than the common type camping generators, it’s got a longer run-time, it runs smoothly and quietly and it’s lightweight and easy-to-carry. This All Power America camping generator can produce up to 2,000 surge watts and 1,400 running watts continuously. This one can power almost any 120-volt device in your camping backpack. It also runs longer – up to 9.5 hours with a 50 percent load. Aside from this, it runs smoothly and quietly (only 68 decibels) so you can count on this for power on long nights. There are also charging cables included for charging batteries so you got more energy for more of your gear and personal devices. Then there’s also a fuel gauge on the fuel tank that allows you to keep track of the fuel level. This gives you more confidence in your electrical source. And what’s good about this generator is that despite the heavy duty structure, it’s really built for camping so it’s got bulk and weight that’s convenient for going places.

Honeywell HW2000i 2,100 Watt 125cc 4-Stroke Gas Powered Portable Inverter Generator (CARB Compliant)
Honeywell HW2000i 2,100 Watt 125cc 4-Stroke Gas Powered Portable Inverter Generator (CARB Compliant)

Honeywell HW2000i 2,100 Watt 125cc 4-Stroke Gas Powered Portable Inverter Generator (CARB Compliant)

 

For bigger camping trips with more appliances and gadgets, this one is the camping generator for you. It’s got a maximum capacity of 2,000 watts and a 1.5-gallon fuel tank that allows for 5 hours of run-time at a load of 50 percent. With this, you can run your laptop, listen to your camping radio, watch programs on your portable TV set and charge your cell phone batteries and your iPod all at once! It’s an inverter generator so it provides clean electricity that effectively powers your devices without the risk of damaging them. You can also use this to run your camping refrigerator at night as well as to provide power for your camp lights. It runs quietly so it’s easy on the ears and allows you to sleep without the need for a pillow over your head. Aside from these, this generator also features an economical mode that allows you to conserve fuel. This one is sure to last you several years of reliable electricity.

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