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What’s the best generator for your boat?

Are you confused about a generator for your boat? Are your concerns about having enough power or too much noise and fuel consumption? You’re not alone…at Northeast Generator we hear questions like these every day!

What’s the right size generator for your boat?
#1 – Small boat: Like all pieces of boating equipment, size and type of generator for your boat depends on how it’s being used. If you want to take it to a beach to keep drinks cold in a fridge or to run a sound system, a portable gasoline unit weighing 50 pounds is ideal. These small units are usually quiet and can be carried for safety, such as when your boat needs a battery charge during an emergency.

#2 – Medium boat: If power tools are part of your boat’s repair and maintenance plan…such as running a welding machine on a metal boat, a generator for your boat with output of at least 5kW will be necessary.

#3 – Large boat: A generator for your boat that has 12.5kW will produce equal power as in a small land-based home or condo. It will also enable normal electrical equipment to be operated all at once. Bigger boats with air conditioning and electric stoves, ovens, and refrigeration might require 15-20kW.

And…what about wattage? If you’re thinking about adding a new generator to your boat, first figure out its intended maximum electrical load. A good rule of thumb is electric heaters, refrigerators and freezers usually require 1,500 watts but when run all at the same time, a generator unit with 4.5kW is needed. Don’t forget about the microwave, electric cook top, water heater and any other type of electronics when assessing the correct size generator for your boat.

Northeast Generator is happy to help people in the boating world make the right selection before buying. Please give us a call anytime with your questions (203) 336-3031.

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Generator Advertising grabs attention of most home owners… especially this time of year after recent ice storms and widespread power outages. If you’re among the thousands of people who read Generator Advertising in the local newspaper, or at your nearest Home Depot store, its time to get serious about Generator Advertising.

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What’s a hot cup of coffee really worth?

Generator Advertising and Wattage.  For most appliances, start up wattage will be higher than the wattage to continuously run them.  Electric stoves, freezers, clocks, light bulbs and coffee makers don’t require a power surge at startup before dropping to a lower running load. An electrical appliance, especially one with an electric motor, will draw a spike or surge of power when initially powered up… consider this when calculating the load the generator must support.

Generator Advertising 2000 Watt Generator? Generator advertising hyping a 2000 watt generator is enough to run a 500 watt deep freezer and one element of an electric stove. Or, you could run a freezer, cook with a 650 watt microwave (using 1000 watts) and turn on a few lights.  A home computer with a small monitor typically draws 400 watts “in use” but will spike up to 600 watts on startup.

Generator Advertising 6000 Watt Generator? A 6000 watt generator has enough power for most appliances to guarantee survival when the electricity supply is cut off. A 6000 watt generator can handle a 120 volt load up to 50 amps for heat and light while keeping food fresh. Think about refrigerator, freezer, furnace and lights. Not all of these appliances must be powered continuously…run at intervals to avoid knocking out a generator’s circuit breaker.

Most people ask only one question…”how much for a generator?” But, this is only one part of the equation! The friendly people at Northeast Generator can help you identify the right generator and at the right price…why not give them a call today at (203) 336-3031.