Portable power generators are a great way to have backup power on hand in case a storm knocks out power to your home. Many people buy portable generators  for use in emergencies, but they come in handy for a number of other uses during the summer. For example, you can use a portable generator to run electric power tools when working on home improvement projects. This way you won’t need to run long extension cords to the house. Portable generators can also be useful for outdoor power equipment like weed trimmers, hedge trimmers and even electric lawn mowers.
For outdoor work use, consider a GP Series portable generator from Generac . These generators have a compact design that provides an unparalleled power-to-weight ratio. The GP Series generator has covered outlets for added protection from the environment and rugged working conditions. A large steel fuel tank with easy-to-read fuel gauge provides durability and extended run times. A hardened steel tube cradle that's thicker than many competitive units provides added strength and durability. Generac's OHV engines have cast-iron cylinder sleeves for reliability. This series of portable generators also has an ergonomic fold-down locking handle to make transport and storage easy. There is a low oil shutdown feature that detects a low oil level and shuts the engine down to prevent engine damage. It’s also got heavy-duty never-flat wheels for reliable portability.
You can also use a portable generator for summertime fun. Bring one camping or to a picnic to power cooking equipment, lighting and small fridges. Outdoor parties can be more entertaining with lights, sound systems or other electronics and food service appliances. On your boat, use a portable generator to power a mini-fridge, fish locator, radio or lights.
For recreational use, consider an iX Series portable generator from Generac. This series uses inverter technology to produce clean, stable power. All models weight less than 50 pounds, so it’s designed for portability. FlexPower™ capability reduces engine speed to save fuel and cut down on noise. Electronic overload protection prevents generator damage in event of an overload. It’s also got 12 volt battery charging capabilities.
Investing in a portable generator can pay off in many ways, not just for emergencies. So consider portable power and enjoy summer fun!