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Hire or Buy Portable Generators?

February 7, 2018   |   By Liam Arthur Hire or Buy Portable Generators? - image Capture-64 on https://www.4wdsupacentre.com.au/news

Portable generators are one of the most multi-purpose bits of equipment you can own. You don’t even need to be a working tradie or someone who goes camping for weeks at a time to get the most out of a portable generator either. Thanks to advances in technology, 4 stroke portable generators – especially in popular sizes like 2kva and 3.5kva – are becoming much more commonplace in homes and campsites across Australia.

Portable generators like the two Adventure Kings models are giving people peace-of-mind at home, while also opening up more opportunities for them at camp. Let’s take a look at the benefits of using a portable generator, before we explore why it’s so cost-effective to buy them these days.

Even if you don’t think you’ll ever take your Kings portable generator camping, having it as a backup power source at home is almost a necessity these days. With uncertainties around a lot of Australia’s energy network and big question marks as to whether the grid can handle extreme demands in usage, why not take out the cheapest form of insurance you can – a few hundred dollars for a Kings 2kva portable inverter generator? From bushfires to floods, epic heat waves to cyclones, Aussies know the power can go out in an instant when extreme pressure is applied to the network. Lose power for even one day and there’s a good chance hundreds of dollars of food in your fridge and freezer could spoil. For the low price of a Kings generator, you could keep those two appliances plus many more running for days and all you’d need is some four stroke fuel.

Check the reviews on www.4WDSupacentre.com.au  and you’ll see real-life examples of people who’ve relied on their Kings generator to get them through the aftermath of cyclones and floods. And that is the first reason we believe it makes more sense to buy a portable generator than hire one – often, when you need it most, the businesses you hire from may also be affected by blackouts or floods and aren’t able to help you.

Okay, so what about when your home town isn’t under attack from mother nature?

Well, buying a portable generator over hiring one makes good financial sense if you are likely to use if for more than a few days each year. Generators can cost around $100 per day to hire, compared to a Kings 2kva portable generator which you can pick up for less than $400 from www.4WDSupacentre.com.au .

If you only ever plan to use a generator a couple of times a year, than hiring makes the most sense. But if you’e the sort of person who prefers to have their backup power supply on hand 24/7 for emergencies, there are lots of other uses you’ll put your portable generator to work with over the course of a year. That means something you buy as an insurance measure still gets a lot of use and provides you a lot of value each month.

Kings portable generators are quiet – the 2kva is only 60.6dB on economy mode, and the big 3.5kva generator is only 62.7dB on economy mode. That is more than quiet enough to run in the backyard for a BBQ where you might need extra bar or portable fridges, LED lighting and even outdoor heaters in winter.

People also run them in the shed or driveway to power pressure cleaners when cleaning cars, bikes, boats, or doing outdoor chores like getting cobwebs off the windows. A generator can follow you all around the house when an extension lead won’t.

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Tradies also get plenty of use out of their Kings portable generators. Apart from giving them plenty of power on the jobsite, their economical engines mean they can run them for hours without having to worry about re-fuelling. The 2kva model can run for 9 hours at idle – also handy if your power is out overnight, as you can get a decent sleep without having to top up the fuel tank every two hours.

Okay, so 24/7 emergency backup power, versatility to help with jobs around the yard or house, and the ability to make backyard BBQs more enjoyable…what else can your Kings portable generator do? It’ll help you set up a super comfortable base camp, of course!

Take a portable generator camping and you can power fridges, lights, charge phones and computers, run coffee machines, hair dryers and toasters or microwaves…a Kings portable generator allows you to take the comforts of home camping. While many of us prefer to get away to ‘rough it’, an equal (or larger) part of the population love going camping, but enjoy being comfortable when they’re away. You’ll have much more luck convincing the partner and kids (especially teenagers!) to join you for a few days camping if they can have their phones charged and a nice hot coffee from their favourite machine in the morning.

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For all these reasons, we certainly believe a Kings portable generator is the right choice for most Aussies. We sell hundreds a week, so a lot of people agree with us too. Great reputation and quality, exceptionally low prices, and something you’ll use over and over. A Kings portable generator will actually cost you less in the long run – especially if you want to take the family away for a week or two over Christmas (peak season – increased demand to hire).

And with thousands of happy customers, a 30 day money back guarantee and a 12 month warranty, you can be sure you’re getting a quality product that will look after you and your family well and keep the power up and smiles on at home, in the backyard, or down by the river at your favourite campsite!