Upgrading your generator system doesn’t always mean buying a new or more powerful generator.
In fact, getting the right accessories for your portable generator can give your system the improvements you’re looking for. Whether you want to boost its performance or increase its durability, the right accessories can help you take your portable generator to the next level.
Here are some of the best accessories that we’ve found can make any portable generator setup better:
Automatic Transfer Switch (ATS)
Many generators are equipped with an Automatic Transfer Switch (ATS), but if yours doesn’t have one, then it’s worth investing in this incredibly useful tool.
The ATS automatically switches your power source from the utility to your generator in the event of a power outage, instantly making your generator your temporary source of electricity. Once the power in your main grid comes back, the ATS will then switch off and your system will draw power back from the utility.
Automatic Voltage Regulator (AVR)
An Automatic Voltage Regulator (AVR) helps stabilise and maintain the voltage levels in your system, making it extremely useful if you use a lot of sensitive electronic devices or appliances.
By keeping the voltage in your system stable, the AVR can help protect your appliances and prevent damage caused by power surges and fluxes in your system.
Extension Cords and Power Cords
Extension cords and power cords may seem unimportant, but these simple tools will prove to be one of the most essential and useful accessories in your collection.
These cords allow you to take full advantage of your portable generator, letting you power more appliances and use your generator in more places that if you used your generator without it.
Maintenance kits help you keep your portable generator in good condition, allowing you to fix minor issues or replace commonly used parts whenever needed. The right service kits will give you the tools to make sure your generator will stay function in between servicing, helping it last longer and working for many years.
The best service kits will include things like replacement parts, fuel stabilisers and oil extraction tools.
A well-made generator cover can do wonders for keeping your portable generator in great condition when it’s not in use. It can protect your generator from the elements during storage, keeping water, dust, and debris away from your unit so that it maintains its condition until the next time you use it.
Although most portable generators aren’t as loud as their bigger versions, they can still be loud enough to disturb a quiet environment.
If you’re travelling to a site where loud noises should be kept to a minimum (ex. small, crowded campsites), or if you simply want to reduce the noise your generator makes, then a muffler can help tone down the volume so that it runs more quietly in the background.
Cold Weather Kit
If you live in a particularly cold area, or if you’re travelling to a cold place, then a cold weather kit can be incredibly helpful. Most cold weather kits include oil heaters and battery warmers, allowing your generator to work as it should even when the temperature drops to low levels.
Portable generators may be small and lightweight, but they still require some muscle and effort to bring around. With a wheel kit, your portable generator becomes even more portable, letting you take your unit around much more easily than carrying it by hand.
This is especially useful if you’re setting up your campsite far away or using it in a place that’s far from your car or storage area.
Create the Ultimate Setup with the Right Accessories
Next to getting the right generator unit, getting the right accessories is perhaps the next most important thing you need to consider when building the ultimate generator setup. Remember that just like buying generators, you often get what you pay for when it comes to generator accessories – so make sure you buy the right one for your unit.
If you need more information about getting the right accessories for your unit, don’t hesitate to contact us to find out more.