Summary: Portable generators provide a lower amount of electrical power. Portable generators offer the best value and are great for powering up individual essential circuits or small loads.
Understand Portable Generator Sizes, Options and Applications
Portable gas generators sized at 15 and 17.5 kW offer the best value in most cases.
A quality portable generator will include air-cooled gasoline engines that are renowned for their reliability, long life, impressive power and smooth, quiet operation.
If you need power on the job site, in the field or as an emergency source of electricity during a crisis, a portable generator will be the solution.
100 Amp Manual Transfer Switch
A manual transfer switch makes it easy to use a larger portable generator to supply power to the home during an outage. Some transfer switches offer up to 16 selected circuits already pre-wired to the transfer switch, all that's required is to start the generator and plug it in. By flipping a single switch, the utility is locked out and power is transferred to the generator. This Manual Transfer Switch comes standard with some larger portable generator systems.
The Safest Way to Test Electrical Devices and Identify Electric Wiring!
The Non-Contact Electrical Tester
This is a testing tool that I have had in my personal electrical tool pouch for years, and is the first test tool I grab to help identify electrical wiring. It is a Non-contact tester, [amazon.com], I use for the detection of Standard Voltage in Cables, Cords, Circuit Breakers, Lighting Fixtures, Switches, Outlets and Wires. Simply insert the end of the tester into an outlet, lamp socket, or hold the end of the tester against the wire you wish to test. Very handy and easy to use.