Friday, June 21, 2013

Home 2000 Watt Gasoline Power Generator Review and Test

Normally it seems like people wait until a power outage to purchase a generator.  I've been wanting one for  quite a while and came across one while doing some grocery shopping at Aldi's. It is a 2000 watt Workzone generator and I paid $150 for it. That was too cheap to pass up.

Initially after filling up the gas tank it was a little hard to start because of the dry carburetor. Now that gas is in it, it will crank with 1 to 2 pulls. Now that I know it'll run I decided to make a container for it to sit in when not in use and when it's raining and I need to use it. I happened to have an extra Rubbermaid small deck box that wasn't assembled. I assembled the deck box and cut a hole in one side for the exhaust and air for cooling.

I didn't want to wait until there was a storm to try it out. I wanted to make sure it would power everything that I needed if we lost power. Here is a list of things that I want to be able to power at the same time (not that I would use everything at the same time.):

Phone Charging
Tablet Charging
Wireless Router
Xbox 360

Everything worked fine. If you do have a generator you need to crank it up and let it run a few minutes every month so that the carburetor stays nice and clean and it'll continue to crank easily.

About a month later on June 13, 2013 we had a powerful storm with record winds of 70 mph. Many trees were down and lots of people lost power. Luckily I didn't.

Rare rolling cloud that I captured. It was pretty neat.

Here is the aftermath of one of the wind gust. You'll see this in action if you watch the video.
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