The simplest answer to this common question is that a generator works by converting mechanical (or kinetic) energy into electrical energy. This is true of huge generators at power plants, commercial backup generators, and small, portable models.
Lithium batteries were invented and developed in the 1970s and 80s and have totally changed the way we use many electrical appliances. It’s only recently though, that the advantages of lithium battery technology have begun to be available to motorhomes, caravanners, boaters, and anyone who relies on 12V batteries for powering appliances.
Generally no. A straight Lithium 12-volt battery will not be 12 volts. A 12v lithium LiFePO4 battery fully charged to 100% will hold voltage around 13.3-13.4v.
All lithium chemistries are not created equal. In fact, most American consumers – electronic enthusiasts aside – are only familiar with a limited range of lithium solutions. The most common versions are built from cobalt oxide, manganese oxide, and nickel oxide formulations.
A 3,500-watt (3.5KvA) generator can run a large range of home appliances, including heavy-duty things such as a refrigerator, an electric furnace, a microwave, and a television. In general, appliances require a higher wattage amount when they are first started up; during operation, the running wattage typically drops significantly.
If you’ve been camping, then you know how important it is to have all the essentials for a safe and fun trip. This includes camping generators that can power your caravan and electrical equipment. Here’s a guide to help you choose the best camping generator for your needs.
It is not at all surprising that a camping trip is on every Aussie’s list of activities every year. So while you no doubt have ticked most items off your camping equipment checklist, there is one particular item that you should not go camping without.
We’re lucky to live in one of the sunniest places in the world in Australia and being able to harness that reusable source of power certainly helps with the power bill or having a stress-free time on the road. We’ve developed a quick guide on understanding solar panels and how to get the most out of them, whether you’re using them in your home or out on the road.
Our team here at Outbax aim to answer one of the most common questions that our customers ask about inverter generators – well, generators in general: How long does a portable inverter generator last?