In today’s world, where our reliance on electricity is ever-increasing, power outages can cause significant disruptions. Whether it’s a natural disaster, a faulty power grid, or any unforeseen circumstances, being prepared with the right generator equipment is essential. Eastern Generators understands the importance of selecting the right generators for your specific needs to ensure uninterrupted power during emergencies. In this comprehensive guide, we will explore the vital role of generator equipment and provide insights to help you make informed decisions.

Understanding the Types of Generator Equipment

When it comes to generator equipment, there are two primary types to consider: stationary and portable generators. Each type serves a specific purpose and offers unique advantages.

Stationary Generators

Stationary generators are directly connected to a home’s wiring system and are suitable for those who experience frequent or prolonged power outages. These generators typically run on natural or propane gas and come equipped with a transfer switch, allowing you to select the equipment you want to power. The installation of a stationary generator requires a permit and approval from an electrical inspector. It is recommended to have a licensed electrician handle the installation process.

Portable Generators

Portable generators, on the other hand, are powered by small gasoline engines and can be easily transported to different locations. These generators are commonly used to provide emergency power during and after a storm. Portable generators are versatile, allowing you to power a limited number of lights and appliances via extension cords. They are compact, easy to store, and provide flexibility in terms of usage. However, it’s crucial to prioritise safety when using portable generators to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning and other hazards.

Sizing Your Generator Equipment

Selecting the right size generator equipment is crucial to meet your power requirements effectively. The capacity of a generator is measured in watts and should be determined based on the electrical needs of the devices you intend to run during an outage. It’s essential to consider both the running wattage and the starting wattage of devices, as devices with motors require additional power to start.

To determine the generator capacity you need, calculate the total electrical requirements of the devices you plan to run. For example, if you want to power a small microwave (750 watts), a radio (200 watts), and four lights (300 watts total), you would need a generator with a capacity of at least 1,250 watts. Keep in mind that devices like refrigerators may require a higher starting wattage than their running wattage.

Here is a breakdown of what you can expect from generators of different capacities:

  • A 3,550-WATT generator can easily power:

One refrigerator
One air conditioner (10,000 BTU)
One television
Four lights (75 watts each)

  • A 5,000-WATT generator can easily power:

One refrigerator
One air conditioner (10,000 BTU)
One television
Four lights (75 watts each)
One microwave (1,000 watts)
One deep freezer

  • An 8,000-WATT generator can easily power:

One refrigerator
One air conditioner (10,000 BTU)
One television
Eight lights (75 watts each)
One microwave (1,000 watts)
One deep freezer
One 1/2-hp well pump
One electric stove
One security system
One garage door opener

Enhancing Your Generator Setup with Accessories

To maximise the value and convenience of your generator equipment, Eastern Generators offers a range of high-quality accessories that enhance safety, performance, and ease of use.

Load Cables for Efficient Power Distribution

When it comes to distributing power, flexibility and durability are paramount. Eastern Generators provides heavy-duty load cables in various lengths to accommodate specific needs. These cables ensure efficient power flow while withstanding the demands of your setup. From short-distance connections to spanning longer distances, our load cables offer reliable power transmission.

Single and Three-Phase Loads for Versatile Applications

Our selection includes both single and three-phase loads, catering to a wide spectrum of power requirements. Whether you need to power residential setups or industrial applications, Eastern Generators has the right loads to optimise your power distribution. With our reliable and efficient loads, you can ensure seamless performance and meet the demands of your electrical systems.

Distribution Boards and Cubes for Precise Power Management

Managing your power distribution is made simple with Eastern Generators’ distribution boards and cubes. These components provide you with the control you need to allocate power effectively across various circuits. Say goodbye to guesswork and hello to precise power management. Our distribution boards and cubes ensure that power is distributed safely and efficiently to meet your specific needs.

Safety Precautions for Generator Equipment

When using generator equipment, safety should always be a top priority. Improper usage can lead to hazards such as carbon monoxide poisoning or electrical accidents. Eastern Generators emphasises the following safety guidelines to ensure the well-being of users:

  • Always use generators outdoors, away from doors, windows, and vents. Never place them in enclosed areas, even with proper ventilation.
  • Install battery-operated carbon monoxide alarms in your home and test them according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Keep the generator dry and ensure your hands are dry before touching it.
  • Use heavy-duty, outdoor-rated, three-prong extension cords that are in good condition when connecting devices to portable generators. Consider using GFCI-cords for maximum safety.
  • Before refuelling the generator, turn it off and allow it to cool. Store fuel in approved containers outside and away from any fuel-burning appliances.
  • When using the generator, start high-wattage devices one at a time before proceeding to lower-wattage devices.

By following these safety precautions, you can minimise the risk of accidents and ensure safe operation of your generator equipment.


Generator equipment plays a vital role in ensuring uninterrupted power during emergencies. Whether you opt for a stationary or portable generator, selecting the right size and accessories is crucial. Eastern Generators offers high-quality generator equipment and accessories that enhance safety, convenience, and performance. By prioritising safety and understanding your power requirements, you can confidently navigate power outages and maintain essential electrical systems. Stay prepared with Eastern Generators and experience the peace of mind that comes with reliable backup power solutions.

Contact Eastern Generators today to learn more about our generator equipment and accessories.