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The key to selecting the right size generator for your house is working out and adding up the load (wattage) for everything you need to power at once. Ask yourself are you planning to use everything in your home or just the basics like keeping your food cold, your lights on, charging phone/laptops, do you want to run your house air conditioner or heating system? The first thing you need to know when selecting a generator, is how much power will you need, so work out exactly what you will require to power.
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A backup generator is essential to have during a power outage, to power lights, heating, cooling, water pumps, and more.  Powering a water pump is particularly important in areas at risk of fires during hot weather, to protect your property, family, and pets. Power outages are increasingly becoming a concern for Australian's during this upcoming summer, and even during spring with this unusually hot weather. It has been reported that as power consumption increases during hotter weather, power plants will struggle to meet demands and power outages are a strong possibility, leaving you without power for hours, or even days. 

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Christmas is a great time to get away and head to some of Australia’s great camping spots. The perfect addition to any caping trip is a reliable portable generator so you have portable power when needed. We have put together our top 3 portable camping generator list, to help make your section easier, as there are so many brands and models on the market today

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Contractors and tradesman on todays jobsites will most likely come across a time when portable power is necessary to run their equipment like power tools. Relying on portable power is important , as you will want a dependable and reliable portable generator model that is the right size. With a huge range of models available on the market today, buying the right size is crucial to being able to run all your power tools.

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Solar power is a great idea to run your home, but when the sun is not shining, you batteries will start to loose their charge. The perfect solution to this is to install a back up generator to work in conjunction with your solar system. The Generator Store can offer three honda models for this application. Your back up generator needs to be fitted with a 2 wire auto start, which can then be connected directly to your solar inverter.

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A 5KVA or 6KVA sized petrol generator has always been a very popular size generator as its a perfect size generator to run all sorts of equipment that needs to be run around the home, on construction sites, at events, or even as a back up power source for small sized businesses. A 5KVA and 6KVA petrol generator is classed as a very versatile size as for most models around 5KVA can be used across a wide range of industries. You will find quite a few different style 5KVA avaliable in our range such as inverter generators, avr controlled generators, tradesman style or your normal open frame industrial model, so matter what your application, you can be sure there is a 5KVA or 6KVA model to suit your needs.

With so many brands available, from alot of different companies, remember the Generator Store always stock and sell brands that deliver the true output that is advertised, and our brands are well known worldwide for there reliability and quality. The Generator Store's range of generators are backed with Australian warranty and supported by the manufacturies service network, which does not come with any cheap import models that are on the market today.

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A 8KVA sized petrol generator is a very popular size generator amongst industries such as trade and farming applications. A 8KVA petrol generator fits in the category of a portable heavy duty generator which will run a wide range of multiple power tools or appliances on construction sites or on the farm. This size generator will power most household and industrial pumps, welders, air compressors, cement mixers, shearing sheds, just to name a few.
 
With a lot of different brands available on the market today, remember the quality brands of generators that the Generator Store stock and sell will deliver the true output advertised and will have the reliability needed to complete your job. All of our generators are backed with Australian warranty and are supported by a nationwide service network, which does not come with cheap chinese imports.
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Out of Yamaha's extensive generator range the Yamaha EF2400iS inverter generator model, is their most popular, especially in the caravan / camping market. The Yamaha EF2400iS was voted the number one in the Australian Motorhome and Caravan Magazine, for the perfect generator model to take away with you,  and with the amount of choices of generators for camping / caravanning these days, to come out on top, says alot about this model. Whether you are after a portable inverter generator foir camping, small tools on the jobsite or at home, or to back up small appliances during a power outage, this generator model has some great features that makes it a great buy.

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Are you looking at buying a new generator, with so many different brands and types of generators on the market today, it can get confusing where to look or who to ask. What ever the reason you need a generator for, before you go and purchase one, its a good idea to know the top brands of generators that are on offer in Australia. Here at the Generator Store we only stock and sell quality made generators from Australia's leading manufacturers, so you can be sure you are getting a quality made generator with great back up for many years to come. When you have a look at Australia's best generator brands, one brand is not necessarily better than the other, but these manufacturers design generator models for different applications, so with the right advice you can purchase the right style generator to do your job.

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It is very important to select the right size generator for your needs. If you purchase a generator that is too small, you will not be able to run your tools and appliances needed, which means you will have a generator that wouldnt do the job. Also overloading your generator will most likely lead to it breaking down as well as causing damage to your tools / appliances. On the other hand, if you purchase a generator that is too big, it will not only be more expensive to purchase, but it will not necessarily run as efficient as the right sized generator.

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Honda is a well known household name, they can be found regularly on television, or advertising in the local paper or magazine for there products and services. This worldwide company manufacturers cars, motorbikes, power equipment, marine engines and of course generators. They are by far the world leaders in generator manufacturing and technology and can claim that their popular 2kva portable inverter generator model is the worlds best selling generator in its class.

Their extensive generator range includes a model for all applications, if your planning a trip around Australia or preparing to get some tough jobs around the farm or jobsite, Honda has a model for you. Honda generators are renowned throughout Australia, and all around the world for being the number one choice of back up power solutions. So no matter what you need to power, you can be confident Honda has the right generator for you.

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There are lots of choices on the market today when it comes to generators for camping, but there are only a few that we can qualify as the best generators for camping. With all the different choices and options you have to consider which one is best for you? Having a camping generator with you while camping or on a 4x4 trip allows you to charge your batteries, run small appliances like fans, televisions, mobile phones, computers and laptops, just to name a few. Inverter generators are highly recommended for a camping generator as they are very compact, lightweight, fuel efficient and a produce a 100% pure sine wave, have no power fluctuations, so there prefect to run sensitive equipment or appliances.

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Nearly all caravans these days have a airconditioner built in, so when travelling around this great nation, particularly up north where the climate is hot you are going to need a generator to run your caravan air conditioner along with all your other appliances found in your caravan. Selecting the right size generator to run your caravan air conditioner is crucial as the air conditioner will most likely be the biggest drawing appliance in your caravan, and on a hot night you want the right size generator to be able to run it.  With all the different air conditioner brands on the market today the average caravan air conditioner draws between 1000 to 2000 watts when running continuously and when it first starts up can draw between 2000 to 3000 watts to get it going. So if you compare that to something like 50-100 watts for your fridge, and 40-100 watts for lights, it definetly shows how big the draw is in power that a caravan air conditioner consumes.

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The 2KVA (2000 watts) sized inverter generators are by far the most popular size models purchased in Australia. Why is this size the most popular..? Because for its size, fuel efficiency, power output, it can run most things needed if your were camping, caravanning, on a jobsite, farm or around the home. The 2KVA range has the ability to give you the power that you need, while remaining compact, lightweight and affordable. Honda and Yamaha are both the world leaders in generator production and technology and their 2KVA models are easily number one and two on the market. So lets compare them :-

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