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Best Portable Generators – 2017

The Best Portable Generators of 2017

What is the best portable generator, you ask? If you’re looking for a portable generator, we’re about to make your search really easy because we’ve put together a list of the best portable generators of 2017. Our list is based on purely on the stuff that matters: performance, reviews, features, and price. Whether you’re looking for a recreational portable generator for camping trips, tailgating, and job sites or preparing for emergencies like thunderstorms, winter storms, and hurricanes- you need a portable generator to be sure you’re adequately prepared for a power outage because you always take electricity for granted…until it’s taken away that is. Whatever the situation may be, our “best of 2017” portable generator list has you covered.

Image Product Name Price Fuel Tank
Run Time 
Surge Watts Average Online Rating ⓘ Analysis
Champion 100263C Portable Generator Champion 100263C Duel Fuel Portable Generator $$   10 hours  6250W 5 star blocks, with 4.4 of the blocks shaded in red.4.4/5 Product Info
Generac RS5500 Portable Generator Generac RS5500 Rapid Start Portable Generator $

 11.1 hours

 6875W 5 star blocks, with 4.7 of the blocks shaded in red.4.7/5 Product Info
Champion 100110C Portable Generator Champion 100110C Electric Start Portable Generator $$  10 hours  11,500W 5 star blocks, with 4.6 of the blocks shaded in red.4.6/5 Product Info
Honda EU2000i Portable Generator Honda EU2000i Super Quiet Inverter Series Portable Generator $$  8.1 hours  2000W 5 star blocks, with 4.7 of the blocks shaded in red.4.8/5 Product Info
Honda EG2800i Portable Generator Honda EG2800i Easy Start Portable Generator $$  8.6 hours  2800 5 star blocks, with 4.5 of the blocks shaded in red.4.5/5 Product Info
Yamaha EF7200DE Portable Generator Yamaha EF7200DE Electric Start Portable Generator $$$  16 hours  7200W 5 star blocks, with 4.7 of the blocks shaded in red.4.7/5 Product Info

 


A List Of The Best Portable Generators of 2017

 

Champion 100263C Portable GeneratorChampion 100263C Duel Fuel Portable Generator

Champion 100263C is a reliable, lightweight, duel fuel portable generator with the ability to run off gas or propane straight out of the box, making it an extremely versatile backup power source. Using gasoline the 100263C has 3,400 starting watts and 3,100 running watts and 3,060 starting watts and 2,790 running watts when using propane- this portable generator offers great power potential yet still has a quiet noise rating of only 59 dB. The 100263C has one NEMA TT-30R 120V 30 A RV outlet, two NEMA 5-20R 120V 20 A household outlets, and a 12V DC with dual USB adapter. With power and handful of outlets, this portable generator will not dissapoint!   

Surge Watts: 3,400W Battery: No
Running Watts: 3,100W Weight: 95.7 lbs
Fuel Tank Size: 1.6 gal Decibel Rating: 59 dB
Run Time (at 50%): 5.5 hours Warranty: 3 years

Generac RS5500 Portable GeneratorGenerac RS5500 Rapid Start Portable Generator

Generac RS5500 Rapid Start portable generator is an ideal portable power source. Its PowerDial technology allows you to start it with just a simple twist of a knob. The Generac RS5500 has five outlets: four NEMA 5-20R wall type 120V 20 A and one NEMA L14-30R 120/240V 30 A locking plug receptacles that are covered to help protect outlets against damage from rain, wind, and other harsh weather. Its large 6.7 gallon fuel tank means this portable generator has a longer than average run time at 11 hours, so you can keep working until the job is finished!

Surge Watts: 6875W Battery: No
Running Watts: 5500W Weight: 172 lbs
Fuel Tank Size: 6.7 gal Decibel Rating: N/A
Run Time (at 50%): 11 hours Warranty: 2 years

Champion 100110C Portable GeneratorChampion 100110C Electric Start Portable Generator

Champion 100110C portable generator was designed with power and convenience in mind. With 11,500 starting watts and 9,200 running watts, this portable generator is designed to handle your power hungry electrical needs. This Champion portable generator includes six outlets: one NEMAL14-30R 120/240V 30 A locking, one NEMA 14-50R 120/240V 50 A, and four NEMA 5-20R GFCI 120V 20 A GFCI portected outlets, so it’s able to handle multiple devices and appliances simultaneously. Integrated features like easy electric start with included battery, Cold Start Technology that ensures easy start even in cold weather, and Volt Guard surge protector to prevent overloads are just a few of the cool features this portable generator boasts. This portable generator definitely won’t leave you in the dark!

Surge Watts: 11,500W Battery: Yes
Running Watts: 9,200W Weight: 213 lbs
Fuel Tank Size: 7.7 gal Decibel Rating: 74 dB
Run Time (at 50%): 10 gal Warranty: 3 years

Honda EU2000i Portable GeneratorHonda EU2000i Super Quiet Inverter Series Portable Generator

The Honda EU2000i Super Quiet Inverter Series is the ultimate portable generator and is the quietest portable generator on this list. The EU2000i weighs under 46 pounds making it ultra-lightweight and compact, so you can literally take it with you wherever you need it. Despite its small size, the Honda EU2000i has 2000 surge watts and will easily and efficiently provide power for up to 8.1 hours on less than one gallon tank. A NEMA 5-20R wall type 125V 20 A duplex outlet and an 8.3 A DC are available so you can power your home appliances, devices, and power tools. This small generator packs a big punch and is one of the bestselling portable generators!

Surge Watts: 2,000W Battery: No
Running Watts: 1,600W Weight: 46 lbs
Fuel Tank Size: 0.95 gal Decibel Rating: 59 dB
Run Time (at 50%): 8.1 hours Warranty: 3 years

Honda EG2800i Portable GeneratorHonda EG2800i Easy Start Portable Generator

Honda EG2800i with Easy Start is a 2500W portable generator that you can count on to provide adequate power to appliances, devices, power tools, and more. With a NEMA 5-20R wall type 120V 23.3/125V 30 A duplex outlet and a NEMA L5-30R 125V 30 A locking plug, the Honda EG2800i is able to handle your charging needs. It is integrated with Honda’s inverter technology which means this generator has quiet, stable power but a smaller, more compact package than its competitors so you can easily take it anywhere.

Surge Watts: 2,800W Battery: No
Running Watts: 2,500W Weight: 67 lbs
Fuel Tank Size: 2.1 gal Decibel Rating: 69 dB
Run Time (at 50%): 8.6 hours Warranty: 3 years

Yamaha EF7200DE Portable GeneratorYamaha EF7200DE Electric Start Portable Generator

Yamaha EF7200DE is an electric start portable generator providing 7200W at surge, so it’s ready to power whatever you throw its way- power tools, home appliances, devices, and more! Four outlets including two NEMA 5-20R GFCI, one NEMA L5-30R, and one NEMA L14-30R outlets allow you to power multiple devices and appliances simultaneously. The Yamaha EF7200DE’s electric start and auto choke make starting quick and easy. While this portable generator is bit more pricey than the others on this list, it has up to 16 hours of run time, making it worth the splurge! That’s more than 18% longer than the previous model and is by far the longest run time of the generators on our list.

Surge Watts: 7,200W Battery: Yes
Running Watts: 6,000W Weight: 212 lbs
Fuel Tank Size: 6.9 gal Decibel Rating: 74.5 dB
Run Time (at 50%): 16 hours Warranty: 3 years

 

 

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