Brian

Brian

Brian has spent over 30 years as a general contractor, and in that time seen and faced many challenges. He brings all his knowledge of portable generators, battery powered tools, and outdoor equipment to every post he writes through real life experience. Learn more about us.

When Is The Best Time To Buy A Portable Generator?

Finding the right time to purchase a portable generator can be quite confusing. Did you know that factors like demand, seasonality and weather events can significantly affect generator prices? The optimal period to purchase a generator is from late summer to early autumn. However, for those experiencing milder winters and harsh summers, spring might be […]

How to Break in Your Portable Generator

Has your new portable generator arrived, and you’re not sure how to set it up for optimal performance? It’s vital to know that correctly breaking in a generator can prolong its life and ensure maximum efficiency. Here is everything you need to know for how to break in your portable generator. To break in your portable generator, start by filling […]

Can You Take A Portable Charger On A Plane?

Can you take a portable charger on a plane while traveling? It’s important to know that the US Transportation Security Administration permits these devices in flight. But, with a few stipulations. FAA and TSA regulations mandate portable chargers, which are lithium-ion batteries, be in carry-on luggage only. They must be turned off and protected from activation. Check the FAA […]

What Happens If You Leave Gas In A Generator?

Have you ever wondered what happens if you leave gas in a generator for too long? The truth is, untreated fuel can become a harmful corrosive agent over time. Leaving gas in a generator for an extended period can lead to fuel degradation, clogged carburetor, corrosion, and damage to the engine. This guide will detail you the impacts […]

Electric Zero Turn Mower: Pros and Cons

Choosing the right lawn mower can be tricky, especially with the rise of electric zero turn mowers. Unlike traditional gas-powered units, these innovative machines offer quieter operation and are more eco-friendly. Let’s quickly discuss the pros and cons to electric zero turn mowers. Truth is, electric zero turn mowers offer lower long-term costs, minimal maintenance, quieter operation, and […]

AC Symbol On Multimeter

Are you finding the symbols on your multimeter confusing, especially when it comes to AC voltage? If so, you aren’t alone. So, what exactly does the AC symbol on multimeter look like? A multimeter will have two V symbols, one for DC and one for AC. The AC symbol is represented by a ‘V’ with […]

Why Is My Generator Not Producing Enough Power?

Are you left scratching your head, asking yourself – why is my generator not producing enough power You’re not alone; this is a common problem experienced by many. The most common reasons for your generator not producing enough power is due to the loss of residual magnetism in the alternator, and/or a failed automatic voltage regulator (AVR) […]

What Is The Symbol For DC On Multimeter?

Wondering what is the symbol for DC on multimeter? This isn’t uncommon; many people struggle with recognizing and properly using this symbol. The symbol for DC voltage on a multimeter is represented by a “V” with a combination of a solid and dashed line above it. On the other hand, the AC voltage symbol is denoted […]

Cons Of A Regular Generator

Whether you’re thinking of investing in a regular generator or already own one, it’s essential to be aware of its downsides. So, what are the cons of a regular generator? Each time there is a power outage, you will need to wheel your generator out of storage, connect it to a transfer switch, and start […]