Inverter Generators, Load Sharing And Other Benefits

Inverter Generators, Load Sharing And Other Benefits

As an electrician who has spent the last 15+ years working exclusively with generators, it’s my prediction that the standard gasoline engine pushed portable generator that has dependably served its purpose for work, recreation, and emergency strength is going to quickly fade into obsolescence because of a new and much improved technology.

A few years ago, Honda engineers produced a very special generator. The gas engine stayed the same, but the way that it made electricity changed radically. Despite being more expensive than a traditional generator, the inverter generator has been taking a huge amount of market proportion in the 1 KW to 3 KW market and are also obtainable up to 6 KW. Though Honda was the first to market with the technology, most other generator manufacturers have also introduced inverter generators into their lineups.


Traditional small portable generators use a single phase generator that must be turned at 3600 rpm in order to generate the correct voltage. Simple enough, but single phase generators are comparatively inefficient and large when compared to a three phase generator.

The inverter generator uses an AC three phase generator to create strength. Since it is single phase AC strength that is needed, the engineers used electronics to take the three separate sine groups and flatten (rectify) them into a DC voltage. Once that was achieved, they used more electronics (inverter) in order to turn that DC strength into a useable and a remarkably pure single phase sine wave that would strength already the most sensitive equipment already better than the old standard generators.


– Inverter technology has made these lower KW machines much lighter. The three phase generator weighs noticeably less than the equivalent single phase generator.

– The inverter generator is quieter. The traditional generator runs at a potentially deafening 3600 RPM in spite of of load. Despite using the identical engine to a traditional generator, the inverter generator electronically monitors the load and then automatically makes adjustments to engine speed in order to provide as much output as is needed.

– Save gas and lower emissions. As explained earlier, the engine speed is modificated automatically to the electric load. It’s simple, lower RPM’s average less gasoline used and less emissions.

– My personal favorite characterize is the ability of the inverter generator to similar or “load proportion” with another identical machine. This method that I can use a single lightweight small generator to strength my tools, but when I need to strength my RV or house, I just use the similar kit and hook the two machines together to double the obtainable output.

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