From major storms to major power, portable generators can handle it all. So make sure you’re prepared with a backup power source for power outages and emergencies at home and on the job site. With a lot different generators on the market, choosing the highest performing can be tedious. So we’ve put together a list of our 10 best portable generators of 2019 for all your powering needs.
Best Portable Generators:
Starting off the list of best portable generators is Champion. The Champion 100110 9200-Watt portable generator is designed with your safety and convenience in mind. The cost-effective solution delivers power and peace of mind. This unit can handle it all in an outage – lights, refrigerator, modem/router, security system, window AC, furnace blower, TV, computer, phone charger, and more. For projects, the 459cc Champion single-cylinder OHV engine has what it takes to handle the multiple power tools and large equipment you need to get the job done. You’ll appreciate the handy electric start with included battery, plus Cold Start technology that ensures a quick start in cold weather. Also, the Volt Guard™ built-in surge protector prevents overloads and keeps your equipment safe from spikes in voltage.
|Run Time @ 1/2 Load:||10 hrs|
|Noise Level:||74 dB|
Allowing users to power a wide variety of appliances, the Honda EU2200i provides the power to do it all. Honda revolutionized the portable generator segment with its inverter technology that delivers clean, stable power that is safe to use with sensitive electronics. Backed by a Honda GXR120 engine, the generator provides an exceptionally quiet, smooth, and fuel-efficient performance. As a small generator, the EU2200i operates at 62 dB, which is quieter than a conversation. Because of its compact size, the 47 lb generator is easy to transport and store.
|Run Time @ 1/2 Load:||4.05 hrs|
|Noise Level:||62 dB|
The Champion 100263 3400-Watt portable generator is the perfect combination of versatility and convenience, whether you need power for your home, RV, or project. The convenient electric start includes a battery, plus Cold Start technology that ensures a quick start in cold weather. The inverter produces only clean air, allowing users to connect sensitive electronics with confidence. So operate your dual-fuel generator right out of the box on gasoline or propane, and easily switch fuels with a quick turn of the fuel selector dial. Also, the generator is EPA certified and CARB Compliant.
|Run Time @ 1/2 Load:||11 hrs|
|Noise Level:||74 dB|
Honda’s advanced inverter technology offers 7000 Watts of super quiet, fuel-efficient power. This generator provides portable EFI power suitable for various applications. Smart electronic fuel injection technology eliminates the engine choke and reduces fuel associated carburetor problems while increasing fuel efficiency. The EU7000i can run from 6 hours up to 18 hours on a single tank of fuel, depending on the load. It is ideal for home backup power, RV use, outdoor events, special projects, job sites, and much more!
|Run Time @ 1/4 Load:||18 hrs|
|Noise Level:||60 dB|
The HONDA 3000W Super Quiet Inverter Series Generator can be used for home backup, for powering home appliances and supplying power to recreational vehicles. It boasts a powerful HONDA GX200 engine that can operate for as many as 20 hours on only 3.4 gallons of fuel. The Honda inverter generator also features electric recoil starting for added convenience. The inverter technology provides stable power for sensitive equipment like laptops and TVs, and you can use two of these generators in tandem for a total of 6000 watts of power. To protect the engine, the Honda super quiet generator comes equipped with Honda Oil Alert®, and circuit protection in order to prevent overloading.
|Run Time @ 1/2 Load:||7.2 hrs|
|Noise Level:||58 dB|
The Champion 3500-Watt dual fuel RV ready portable generator is the perfect combination of versatility and convenience. Whether you need power for your home or RV, Champion Power Equipment makes powering your life more convenient than ever. The generator has enough power to start and run a 15,000 BTU RV air conditioner, while also powering the essential items you need in a power outage. With Champion’s Cold Start technology, ensure a quick start even in cold weather. Keeping noise levels in mind, the generator operates at 68 dBA from 23 ft., which is about as loud as a vacuum. Also, this unit features Volt Guard™ built-in surge protector, which prevents overloads and keeps your equipment safe. Easily monitor power output and track maintenance intervals with Intelligauge, which allows you to keep track of voltage, hertz and run-time hours.
|Run Time @ 1/2 Load:||9 hrs|
|Noise Level:||68 dB|
Melding a powerful 457cc engine with a pro-grade alternator, the FG11050PE provides some of the greatest power in an intermediate generator in the market today. When adding push-button, electric start and a maintenance-free battery for convenience and operation, the FG11050PE offers, four 120 V AC GFCI outlets with LED indicators, one 120 V AC (L5-30) twist-lock and one 120/240 V AC (L14-30) twist-lock outlet to provide maximum power for up to four major appliances at one time. Including the m-series features such as rubber outlet dust covers, in-sight fuel gauge, and a digital hour meter, this unit is designed to operate for up to 10.5 hours at half load. With all of the included features, you have a workhorse generator that carries on the proud tradition of being built Ford tough.
|Run Time @ 1/2 Load:||9.5 hrs|
|Noise Level:||78 dB|
The HONDA 1000W Super Quiet Inverter Series Generator is useful for powering many different small appliances and equipment, like TVs, fans, and even small power tools. The quiet generator boasts a powerful Honda GXH50 engine that can supply power for up to 8.3 hours while using only 0.6 gallons of fuel. During use, it produces only 53 to 59 dBA of sound, which is similar to the noise level of a typical conversation. The lightweight generator uses inverter technology, giving you the same reliable power you expect from a standard outlet in your home. Additionally, the generator comes with Honda Oil Alert® and overload protection for safety measures.
|Run Time @ 1/2 Load:||3.8 hrs/tank|
|Noise Level:||59 dB|
Versatility coupled with innovation, the Champion Power Equipment 73536i 2000-Watt Portable Inverter Generator is the perfect lightweight companion. At only 48.5 pounds, this inverter is ideal for camping or tailgating. Power items around the RV or provide backup power for a few basics like lights, microwave, TV, or phone charger. Cold Start Technology ensures a quick start in cold weather. Another key feature is a patented, space-saving stackable design.
|Run Time @ 1/2 Load:||5.5 hrs|
|Noise Level:||53 dB|
Rounding up the list of the best portable generators is the Champion generator. Combining both versatility and convenience, the Champion 100261 3400-Watt Portable Inverter Generator can power through. A lightweight companion for your next camping or tailgating weekend, this inverter can also provide backup power during an outage. Additionally, users can start and stop the generator remotely with the included wireless remote key fob. The convenient electric start includes a battery, plus the Quick Touch Panel allows access to controls in one spot.
|Run Time @ 1/2 Load:||5.5 hrs|
|Noise Level:||59 dB|
Don’t get caught in the dark; keep the power (and fun) flowing with a generator. Whether you need a portable generator, home generator, or a welding generator, Acme Tools has the best portable generator for you. Shop at an Acme Tools near you or visit our online store.