Small Portable Generators. Light, Easy to Move and Transport. Perfect for RV Parks, Campgrounds, Tailgate Parties, or Anywhere You Need Portable Power That’s Quiet or Easy to Move from One Place to the Next.
Light and Portable Inverter Generators for Every Need
Think portable generators and you probably imagine a massive, heavy power tool that isn’t very portable unless you are only moving it from the garage to the driveway. Most people don’t think of it as something you can pick up and put in the family car. They are too big and too heavy, not to mention the noise and the gallons of gasoline you must cart along with them. Few people take them anywhere once they get them home.
Why drag all that weight around to run some lights, charge a battery drill or cell phone, or make the morning coffee?
You don’t have to. Not anymore. Small engines and alternating units combined with inverter technology make it possible to fit more power into a small package while keeping it quiet and easy to move.
A small inverter generator can fill your recreational power needs or bring power to that backyard corner where 100-foot extension cords won’t reach. These units are lightweight, but provide enough power for tools, small appliances, and lights.
These small generators all share the following features:
- Lightweight, easy to move and transport.
- Great fuel economy.
- So quiet you’ll barely notice them.
- Excellent power quality for sensitive electronics.
- Run them in parallel for up to double the power.
Take them on picnics, tailgate parties, camping, and RV parks. Use them to charge tool batteries, run power tools, power RV air conditioners, lights, and small appliances. They can even keep your refrigerator or sump pump running during a power outage.
Two Champion Generators Operate in Parallel to Provide up to 50-Amps of Power to a Large Travel Trailer RV.
Most inverter generators can run in parallel with another inverter generator. A parallel kit or cable connects the two generators for up to double the power capacity. For example, two 3000 watt inverter generators can supply up to 6000 watts when running in parallel.
The procedure is usually simple:
- Start with both generators turned off.
- Plug the parallel kit/cable into both generators.
- Start the first generator. Let it warm up for a minute.
- Start the second generator. Let it warm up for a minute.
- Use the outlets on the parallel kit or on either generator.
It’s a great option to have. Use one generator when power needs are low. Start the second generator when you need more power. This makes fuel use even more efficient while you enjoy the benefit of clean, quiet power.
Look for Parallel kits offered as options for Inverter Generators or Check the Accessories.
Generac IQ3500 and GP2200i
Family Campout with a Generac Inverter Generator
From the company that invented the automatic home backup generator are two new inverter generators. Generac was one of the first companies to offer a small inverter generator.
The Generac IQ3500 is an electric start (battery included), 3000 Watt portable generator with parallel capability. It runs on for up to 9 hours on 2.6 gallons of gasoline. Equipped with two 120-Volt 20 Amp household receptacles, one 120-volt 30 Amp twist lock receptacle, and two USB charging ports. Generac rated the generator for 25 amps continuous output. Produces 3000 running watts (continuous) and up to 3500 starting watts (for starting motors).
A Smart LCD Digital Display provides remaining run time, power use in watts, generator status, hour meter, and fuel level. According to an independent third-party test, it is 5dBA quieter than the Honda EU3000i. Other features include a Generac OHV engine with low-oil shutdown, selectable engine speed, and less than 3 percent total harmonic distortion (THD).
The Generac GP2200i Parallel Ready Inverter Generator is a lightweight at just 46 pounds, with an output of 1700 running watts and 2200 starting watts at 120 volts. The generator has two household outlets and one USB charging port. EPA and CARB compliant for sale and use in all 50 states. Compact size stows easy for transport in a trunk or RV storage space and it is light enough for one person to carry. The GP2200i runs up to 10.75 hours on just 1.2 gallons of gasoline.
Features easy recoil starts with the integrated Off/Run/Choke knob on the front panel. TruePower Technology means clean, stable power for the most sensitive electronics, everyday appliances, or power tools. The Generac 2200i is great for camping, tailgating, and picnics or just about anywhere you need reliable, portable power.
Cummins P4500i and P2500i
With a Cummins P4500i or P2500i, There’s Plenty of Power for Lights, Appliances, Even the Air Conditioner.
These two generators beat the competition as a quiet generator with noise levels down to 52 dBA under minimum load. Both easily meet USFS Park Rules for generators, and they are EPA and CARB compliant for sale and use in all 50 states.
Among the most popular portables available is the Cummins Onan P4500i. This inverter generator provides 3700 running watts and 4500 starting watts. Run it in parallel for twice the power—up to 60 Amps with the optional Parallel Kit.
Whisper Quiet at just 52 dBA. And it comes ready for RV use with the TT-30R travel trailer outlet, two 20-Amp household outlets, and two 5-volt USB charging ports.
With Remote Start, you won’t even get the morning dew on your feet when you start the generator to make coffee. Just press the start button on the included remote, and the generator starts automatically.
The engine speed varies by the load for better fuel economy. 3.4 gallons runs the generator for up to 15 hours. This generator ranks as a top 3 best portable RV generator. It’s also great for tailgating, camping, or even home backup.
Another popular model, the Cummins Onan P2500i is easy to carry at just 48 pounds. It has two 120-volt household outlets, one 12-volt automotive outlet, and two USB charging ports. The P2500i runs up to 8 hours on a gallon of gasoline. With 2200 running watts and 2500 starting watts, the P2500i is perfect for camping and tailgating or working on projects away from outlets.
At just 52 dBA with a variable speed engine, this easy recoil starting generator might be the ultimate camping generator. It features an LED display for remaining run time, power output in kW, fuel level, voltage, and lifetime run hours.
Champion Dual Fuel Inverter Generators
Two Champion 4650 Dual Fuel Portable Inverter Generators with the 50-Amp Parallel Kit Power This RV Travel Trailer
Champion Power Equipment manufactures award winning portable and home generators. The Electric Start Champion 4650 Inverter Generator operates on either gasoline or propane for maximum flexibility. Power up with *3650 running watts and 4650 starting watts. Runs in Parallel with any other Champion Inverter with parallel capability and the Champion Parallel Kit (sold separately).
The Champion Dual Fuel inverter generator runs up to 14 hours on gasoline or 20 hours on propane. Champion’s digital Intelligauge multimeter displays volts, frequency, run time, and total hours. The power panel comes equipped with two 120-Volt household receptacles, a TT-30R travel trailer receptacle, and a 12-volt automotive outlet.
EPA and CARB Compliant for sale and use in all 50 states. Meets part service rules for RV campgrounds. Sound output at 21 feet is just 61 dBA. This generator is an excellent choice for RVing or camping. Ranks among the Top 5 Dual Fuel Inverter Generator models available.
At 53 dBA, the Champion 2500 Dual Fuel produces *1850 running watts and 2500 starting watts. This recoil start generator starts easily and runs up to 34 hours on propane or 11.5 hours on gasoline. It weighs just 39 pounds, one of the lightest small generators on the market.
Plug into one of the two 120-Volt household outlets and charge electronics with the two 5-volt USB charging ports. The 2500 features low oil shutdown, economy mode, and comes backed by the Champion 3-Year Warranty.
Just as quiet is the Champion 2000 Watt Dual Fuel Generator with 1700 running watts and 2000 starting watts. It has all the same features as the larger model, including sound levels down to 53 dBA and comparable run times at an even lower price.
* Running watts for gasoline. Propane provides slightly less power. Check the product page links for details.
Westinghouse iGen4500 and iGen2200
The Westinghouse iGen4500DF Dual Fuel Inverter Generator
Westinghouse brings two great generators to the lineup with the iGen4500DF and the iGen2200. Both are great products and similar features to the Cummins Onan generators of the same size, including parallel operation.
The Westinghouse iGen4500DF is a remote start, dual fuel generator that runs on propane or gasoline. It has two 120-Volt household outlets, a TT-30R 30 Amp Travel Trailer Receptacle, and two 5-Volt USB Charging Ports. Rated capacity for gasoline is 3700 running watts and 4500 starting watts. Propane provides 3330 running watts and 4050 starting watts.
This generator also ranks among the Top 5 Quiet Portable Generators at Norwall. The gasoline tank holds 3.4 gallons and runs the generator up to 18 hours. A standard 20-pound propane tank provides up to 14 hours of run time.
Quiet 52 dBA noise levels and Push Button or Remote Electric Start make the iGen4500DF popular as a Portable RV Generator or Camping Generator.
The Westinghouse iGen2200 keeps the peace with a quiet 52 dBA noise level and plenty of power for camping or tailgating.
The power panel provides two 20 amp outlets and a pair of USB charging ports. Three LEDs indicate low oil, overload, and output ready status. Efficiency mode improves fuel economy for up to 12 hours run time. Clean, steady power output with less than 3 percent total harmonic distortion.
Meets U.S. Forest Service rules for generator use in campgrounds. Easy to move, weighs just 46 pounds. Backed by the Westinghouse 3-Year Warranty. Great for Camping and Tailgating or everyday use where extension cords won’t reach.