6 Best Portable Generators

A portable generator can be used at home during power outages or emergencies.  They can also be used in RVs.  If you want the peace of mind of knowing that you’ll always have a backup source of power in any extended power outage to keep the lights, fridge, water pump, tv, and Internet connection running, you’ll want to have a portable generator in your household.

Here are the 5 best portable generators according to Amazon reviews:

1. Westinghouse WH7000E Portable Gas Powered Generator With Electric Start

Westinghouse WH7000E Portable Generator The Westinghouse WH7000E 8,500 Watt 420cc Gas Powered Portable Generator With Electric Start is the highest rated portable generator on Amazon.  It has a 1-touch electric start and is certified by the EPA for emissions compliance.  It is the only one on this list that can be shipped to California because it is CARB compliant.

Reviewers say: “easy to start,” “dependable,” “this thing rocks,” “best generator I have had,” “price was great,”  assembly was “very easy,” and “love this thing.”

2. Champion Power Equipment 46517 4-Cycle Gas Powered RV Ready Portable Generator With Wheel Kit
Champion 46517 Portable Generator

The Champion Power Equipment 46517 3,500 Watt 196cc OHV 4-Cycle Gas Powered RV Ready Portable Generator With Wheel Kit is rated second best by reviewers.  It is 3,500 watts, has a 4 gallon fuel tank, and a low oil sensor.

Reviewers say: “great little generator,” “durable,” “started easily,” “most value for the money,” and “well built.”  People also said that it was quite loud but that the good price made up for it.

3. DuroMax XP10000E 4-Cycle Gas Powered Portable Generator With Wheel Kit And Electric Start

DuroMax XP10000E Portable GeneratorThe DuroMax 4-Cycle Gas Powered Portable Generator With Wheel Kit And Electric Start has a 16 horsepower OHV engine and 8,000 watts of constant running power.

People say it is “easy to assemble,” “great generator,” “assembly was a snap,”  ”would recommend,” “runs our entire house,” and “reliable.” ” Some negatives that people mentioned were that it is a little loud and quite heavy for one person to move.

4. ETQ TG32P12 4,000 Watt 7 HP 207cc 4-Cycle OHV Gas Powered Portable Generator

ETQ TG32P12 Portable generatorFourth on the list is the ETQ 4,000 Watt 7 HP 207cc 4-Cycle OHV Gas Powered Portable Generator.  It comes with a kit to make it easily portable and has as much as 13 hours of running time.    While this did get a lot of four and five star reviews, enough to rank it on this list, there are also quite a few negative reviews on this generator that should be taken into consideration.

Positive reviewers said: “extremely quiet,”  ”very well made,”  ”would recommend this unit,” and “it never let me down.”  Negative comments included: “it caught on fire,” “the muffler is crap,” “terrible generator,” and “arrived broken.”

5. Briggs & Stratton 30469 7,500 Watt 342cc Gas Powered Portable Generator With Wheel Kit

Briggs & Stratton 30469 Portable GeneratorFifth on the list is Briggs & Stratton 7,500 Watt 342cc Gas Powered Portable Generator With Wheel Kit.  It features 6,000 continuous watts and 7,500 surge watts, flat-free tires, and as much as 12 hours of run time.

Reviews said: “performed flawlessly,” “handles surge loads quite well,” “runs smooth,” “highly recommend,” “started on the first pull,” and “comes with everything you need.” Only one person gave this a negative review and it was because he received a faulty generator that didn’t work at all.

6. DuroMax XP4400E 4,400 Watt 7.0 HP OHV 4-Cycle Gas Powered Portable Generator With Wheel Kit And Electric Start

Duromax XP4400e Portable GeneratorLast on the list we have another DuroMax model, the DuroMax XP4400E 4,400 Watt 7.0 HP OHV 4-Cycle Gas Powered Portable Generator With Wheel Kit And Electric Start features 3,500 continuous watts and 4,400 surge watts.  It comes with a wheel kit featuring all-terrain tires that will not deflate.  It will run up to 8 hours.

Positive reviews said: “built well,” “works like a champ,” “excellent generator for the money,” “very well made,” and “started immediately.”  Negative comments included: “roughly made,” “don’t buy,” and “don’t waste your money.”

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