PORTABLE GENERATOR BUYING GUIDE
POWER FOR HOME, WORK OR PLAY.
Keep the life in your lifestyle going with a portable generator from Briggs & Stratton. A portable generator can provide critical backup power you need, such as in emergency storm situations and power outages – or power you want, where power is unavailable at job sites, camping, or sporting events. The information in this buying guide will help you learn about selecting and purchasing the portable generator that’s right for you.
POWERSMART SERIES™ INVERTER GENERATORS
Engineered to be ultra quiet for the great outdoors, there's no better portable generator for your on-the-go hobbies and leisure time. With consistent power production combined with a protective noise-reducing shell, you get reliability that’s more than 60% quieter* than standard generators. Whether you're looking to protect your home and family, power a job site or your campsite, we've got you covered with the performance and unmatched safety you'd expect from the all-compact, lightweight Power Smart Series™ Inverter Generators.
SHORT-TERM STORAGE (2-3 WEEKS)
After each use, clean debris off the unit. Store in a spot in your garage or outbuilding where you can get to it easily when you need to use it.
LONG-TERM STORAGE (2-3 MONTHS)
For longer-term storage, fill the tank with fuel and add a petrol stabiliser in the tank like Briggs & Stratton® 5-in-1 Advanced Formula Fuel Treatment and Stabiliser. Then run your generator for a few minutes to circulate the solution through the carburettor. Fuel treatment keeps fuel fresh for up to 36 months.
Make sure your portable generator has enough oil in it to keep it running smoothly and improve your engine’s lifespan. Many generators shut down automatically to protect the engine if the level gets too low. Check the oil level whenever you add fuel by looking at the dipstick and filling oil to the full marker. In addition to the engine oil, check out your carburettor, air filter, fuel filter and spark plug regularly