Tailgating has moved from an ad hoc gathering to a full blown experience for many events. From car racing to football, tailgating can sometimes be more fun than sitting in the stands. Being able to talk when you want, grill or make food, watch the game and just enjoy the experience, attracts people from all walks of life.
However, the one thing you don’t want is your tools and appliances to disrupt your or anyone else’s experience. Thus, it is important to have the right generator, one that is quiet, dependable and is easy to use and be mobile. With the right generator, you can sit back and enjoy the fun.
Inverter Generators: The Quiet Solution
In an inverter generator, the original current, typically AC, is converted into DC current and then back into AC current, the type you have in your home. This straightens out the energy curve and produces a near perfect sine wave at the correct frequency. It also means there is less fluctuation in the power levels, thus making it safe for use with sensitive electronics such as computers and modern televisions.
Many have load balancing in which they motor only provides the energy to produce enough to meet the current demand for power and therefore they tend to be much quieter than older models. In addition, multiple generators can be paralleled together to increase the amount of available power capacity. Models great for tailgating are those that are smaller and portable, usually capable of being handled with only one hand. These generally have one or two plugs, thus giving you plenty of power to run devices to watch the game with.
Five Great Inverter Generators For Tailgating.
Ultimate Tailgating Generator
With dual outlets for connectivity and with USB for devices, the Pulsar Model #PG2000iS Inverter Generator is perfect for tailgating. It is quiet, at less than 61Db and it is highly portable. Some extra features on this generator that also make it great for tailgating are the vacuum fuel storage system and the clear to read front panel.
It produces a continuous generation of 1600W, thus there is enough power for a TV and changing your devices such as a tablet or phone. Best of all this can also be used camping and for other situations. People who have this generator love how quiet it runs and how well it works for them.
Premium Stackable Generator
Champion has been making power equipment for generations and this model is unique in that it is designed to be stackable. For parallel operation or used as separate units, this Champion Power Equipment Model #73536i Inverter Generator can be stacked one on top of the other. This not only saves space but allows you to control your power from one central location.
This generator is quiet and smooth operating and it is backed by a two-year warranty and a lifetime of free technical support. With a continuous generation of 1600W, you have more than enough power to enjoy the game and more. People who have this model love the unique stacking feature and how easy this model is to operate.
Top Tailgating Generator
New for this season, Atima generators are made in an ISO96001 Certified factory and it is certified in the U.S and the EU. The Atima Model #SD2000i Inverter Generator is a four stroke generator so there is no need to mix fuels, so it is easier to use and maintain overall.
It has a continuous generation of 2000W, which is slightly more power than some other inverter generators and it highly portable and very quiet, thus making it perfect for tailgating.
It is also capable of parallel operation so it can be expanded as you need it. While new, this model has been a hit with users with many remarking about how well it runs and how quiet it is, especially when compared with traditional generators.
Best Portable Inverter Generator for the Money
The Powerhorse Gas-Powered Portable Series Inverter Generator has a continuous supply of 1600W, so it is in the same power class as others in the list but where this model excels is actually hidden. This model uses an all copper design, whereas other units may use aluminum heads and leads that suffer from thermal expansion far more than copper.
Thus, this unit tends to be very reliable during operation, especially in the daytime during full heating. In addition, this model has a THD of less than 1.5 percent where other models have a less than 3 percent THD, making this model among the top in the class.
People who have this model are impressed with the smooth power curve and how reliable this model is for them.
Bestselling Inverter Generator
From the power company that brought power to the world, Westinghouse has been building quality generators for generations and the Westinghouse Model #WH2400i Inverter Generator is no different. Not only is this model highly portable but it will work in parallel with this same model or the WH2000i model, adding more versatile to your scalable power demand.
This model also has dual operating modes and more but this model has a continuous supply of 2100W, which makes it perfect for tailgating where your using a TV and more at the same time. Compact and easy to use, this model is well liked with many remarking about the quality construction and the ease of operation.
Generators can be dangerous if used incorrectly, therefore be sure to read and follow all care and operation instructions.