Best Selling Portable Generators

October 14, 2011, by Ken Jorgustin


Alternative energy systems and portable backup power systems are (or should be) high on the priority list for overall preparedness. Nearly all of us (our devices/appliances) consume electricity in today’s modern world. During times of disaster our lives will be disrupted, but the disruption could be minimized if we still had access to electrical power.

Portable generators are a common solution to providing the electrical energy you may need after the grid goes down, or by being away from the grid. You still need fuel, but so long as you have it, you will have electricity.

Here is a short list of current best selling, best rated (4-stars or better) portable generators as listed with a popular online seller. I’ve also added the criteria of ‘free shipping’ since these can be slightly heavy…

There is a link at the bottom for an overall search, which may be helpful while determining what’s right for you.

I’ve only categorized these few by price range, so be aware of the power capabilities (WATTS). Generally speaking, the more expensive generators will be capable of more watts (thousands). Know what you need to power-up – and know the ‘watts’ of the items that you wish to power (usually listed somewhere on the appliance itself).

Other criteria for generators may be their noise level and ease of portability.


$100 – $200

ETQ TG1200 1,200 Watt 2 HP 2-Cycle Gas Powered Portable Generator

$200 – $300

ETQ TG12L31 1,800-Watt 2-1/2-HP 98cc 4-Cycle OHV Gas Powered Portable Generator

$300 – $400

Champion Power Equipment 46517 3,500 Watt 196cc OHV 4-Cycle Gas Powered Generator

$400 – $500

ETQ TG32P12CA 4,000 Watt 6.5 HP 210cc 4-Cycle OHV Gas Powered Generator


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