What will you connect to the generator?
Firstly, you need to know which appliances and equipment you will be connecting to the generator. There are namely two types of generators: ordinary electric generators and digital generators, also called inverter generators.
Ordinary generators do not produce a pure sine wave, which means they are not suitable for charging or powering sensitive equipment, such as computers, TVs, and mobile phones. This type of generator is suitable for powering less sensitive equipment, such as fans, drills, coffeemakers, and so on.
A digital generator has a pure sine wave, which means the alternating current has the same waveform as the electrical sockets in your home. This allows any sensitive equipment to be connected to this type of generator.
How many watts should the electric generator provide?
The next step is to decide how many watts you want the electric generator to provide. A rule of thumb is to choose a generator that provides about 10-20% more power than you need. To know how many watts the generator should generate, you need to determine the power requirements of your devices.
If you have several devices that you want to power using the generator, but not at the same time, you should choose a generator based on the device that uses the most power. If you plan to run several devices at the same time, you need to add up their power requirements and then add about 10-20%.
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