Top 10 Best Portable Generators 2019 – 2020 [BUYER’S GUIDE]

1, Champion RV Ready

Champion 4000-Watt RV Ready Digital Hybrid Open Frame Inverter with Quiet Technology
Champion’s innovative Digital Hybrid is 50% quieter and 20% lighter than a traditional 3500-watt generator. Our advanced feature-packed power solution includes Quiet Technology, Extended Run Time, Economy Mode and Clean Power, plus you can easily increase your power with the optional Parallel Kit.
• Voltage: 120V AC and 12V DC
• Start Type: Manual
• Engine: 224cc Champion OHV
• Fuel: Gasoline
• Parallel Ready
• RV Ready
Key Features
• Clean Power – low THD (3% or less)
• Fully Assembled – just add gas and oil
• Extended Run Time – up to 17 hours*
• Quick Touch Panel – all controls on one panel
• Economy Mode – save fuel, extend engine life

2, Honda EU2200i

This popular model can operate a wide variety of appliances, making it perfect for portable use at home, camping, on the jobsite, or much more. Reliable Power is now at your fingertips with Honda’s Inverted Generators.
So quiet, your neighbors will thank you. The EU2200i operates at 48 to 57 dBA, which is less noise than a normal conversation. This makes it ideal for camping and any other activity that requires quiet operation.
Need more power? Add a second EU2200i for additional power.
Thanks to our exclusive Eco-Throttle System, the EU2200i offers great fuel efficiency. Runs 4.0 to 9.6 hours on a single tank, depending on the load. This makes it the ideal choice for overnight power, or long time applications.
Honda’s inverter technology means stable, clean power in a smaller, lighter package. The precision of Honda’s inverter technology ensures our inverter generators produce power that is as reliable as the power you get from your outlets at home.

3, Generac 7117

Generac GP2200i – The Quiet, Compact Inverter
The GP2200i inverter generator provides outdoor enthusiasts with a portable power solution designed for a variety of open-air festivities. From weekends in the woods to outdoor cookouts and get-togethers, this model provides the stable power you need without disturbing neighbors or surrounding wildlife.

Whether you’re tailgating for the big game or simply want to enhance your campsite experience without disrupting the environment around you, Generac’s GP2200i inverter generator is right for you. Parallel 2 units together for more power.

4, Briggs & Stratton 30651

P2200 PowerSmart Series Inverter Generator
2200 Starting Watts, 1700 Running Watts
When you take off for your next adventure, you don’t have to leave comfort and fun behind. Ideal for camping, tailgating and DIY projects, the P2200 PowerSmart Series inverter generator provides quiet, lightweight and efficient power. Engineered to be compact and easy-to-transport, the unit’s H-handle design ensures convenient carrying by one or two people.

Inverter Generator Quiet Power Technology
8-Hour Run Time at 25% Load
(2) 120V Household Outlets
(1) 12V-5A, DC Outlet with USB Adapter
(1) Parallel Port
24-Month Limited Consumer Warranty

5, WEN 56200i

Clean Energy. Quiet Operation.
Safely power your sensitive electronics
Remember when you had clean and efficient portable power? The WEN 2,000 Watt Inverter Generator produces clean energy free of voltage spikes and drops. Designed to mirror a pure sine wave, this generator limits total harmonic distortion to under 0.3% at no load and under 1.2% at full load, making it safe enough to run laptops, cellphones, tablets and other vulnerable electronics.
Quieter than the average conversation
Our 79.7 cc 4-stroke OHV engine operates at an extremely quiet 51 decibels at quarter load; quieter than a window air conditioner or the average conversation. This limits its invasiveness while hunting, camping, tailgating and during emergency back-up.
Versatile Panel
Our panel features two three-prong receptacles, one 12 volt DC receptacle, and a 5 volt USB port, making it perfect for camping, tailgating and backup power.
Parallel Connection Capable
If more than 2000 watts is necessary for the job, simply link two generators together with the WEN 56421 Parallel Connection Kit.
Lightweight Design
The WEN 2000 watt Inverter Generator weighs in at a mere 48 pounds with a convenient carrying handle to maximize portability.
Minimal Harmonic Distortion
With a total harmonic distortion of less than 1.2 percent off from a true sine wave, the WEN 2000 Watt Inverter handles even the most sensitive electronics.

6, Anker PowerHouse

PowerHouse 200
The successor to the original clean and silent portable generator.
Ideal for outdoor adventures, emergencies, or as supplementary mobile power for home medical equipment, PowerHouse 200 has the power, versatility, and portability to handle any challenge.
• Enormous Capacity
• 1 12V DC Outlet, 1 AC Outlet, 1 USB Power Delivery Port, and 2 High-Speed USB-A Charging Ports
• Recharges via USB-C, AC, or Solar
• Superior Safety with MultiProtect
• Power, Delivered
• Recharge PowerHouse itself, or give a full-speed charge to a wide range of USB-C devices via the dedicated Power Delivery port.
• Power for All
• Charge or power multiple devices at the same time; without sacrificing power or speed.
• Journey Further
• Make the most of your weekends and holidays, and explore further while remaining connected to the essentials.
• Superior Safety
• Anker’s world-renowned safety systems keep you and your devices protected.
• Ready for Anything
• Be ready for any emergency. PowerHouse even provides backup power for vital medical equipment like CPAP machines.
• The Anker Advantage
• High-speed charging. Leading technology. Join our family of over 30 million happy users, and change the way you charge.
PowerHouse 200
• The More Portable Clean & Silent Generator
From Anker, America’s Leading Charging Brand
• Faster and safer charging with our advanced technology. 30 million+ happy users and counting
USB-C Port Information
• To charge a USB-C device with the PD port, press the PD button before connecting your device. If the device is connected before the button is pressed, the device will use its battery power to charge PowerHouse, which may damage the connected device.
• Compatible with USB-C MacBooks / iPad, iPhone 8 / X / XS / XS Max / XR (Lightning cable required), Android smartphones and tablets (including the Nexus 7), and other USB-charged devices.
• Incompatible with HTC 10, HP Spectre, Dell XPS series laptops, Dell Venue series laptops, Asus series laptops/tablets, as well as Lenovo ThinkPad 470s and ThinkPad X1 tablets. Some USB-C laptops which require an input over 30W may not be compatible.
• Does not support high-speed charging for MacBook Pro, Samsung W700, Lumia 950, or Motorola Z Force Droid Edition. Nintendo Switch will not charge when connected via HDMI.
• Not compatible with devices with an input below 50mA (e.g. some Bluetooth headsets and GPS devices).
Pass-Through Charging
• PowerHouse is capable of pass-through charging while connected via a vehicle output or AC outlet. It will not replenish its own battery if the power requirements of connected devices exceed that of input.

7, Yamaha EF1000iS

Small but mighty, the Yamaha EF1000iS inverter generator is quiet, fuel efficient, and power clean enough to run sensitive electronic equipment all in a portable 28-lb package.
Powerful Inverter System Delivers Cleaner Electricity
The EF1000iS is built around an innovative inverter system, which is able to deliver higher-quality, cleaner electricity than competing generators. It produces energy in the form of pure sine waves, which are cleaner and more reliable than most commercial power sources.
In simpler terms, this means that you’ll be able to confidently power delicate machinery without having to worry about the damage caused by unrefined energy.
Smart Technologies for Optimal Fuel Efficiency
The EF1000iS is exceptionally fuel efficient, able to run for up to 12 hours without refueling when in Economy mode. With its Smart Throttle Load feature, the generator is able to dynamically adjust engine speed depending on output, resulting in greater overall fuel efficiency. The generator also features an exclusive dual coil alternator stator, which lowers engine speed and reduces total fuel consumption.
Ergonomic, User-Friendly Design
At only 27.6 pounds, this generator is also ultra-portable and features an easy-to-carry design. It has a convenient, centralized control panel, which allows you to easily access all of the generator’s features at the push of a button. For added convenience, the EF1000iS is even able to recharge 12-volt batteries with its 12-volt DC output, making it ideal for RV, auto, and boat owners.
Noise Reduction for Quiet Operation
The EF1000iS uses noise reduction technologies to ensure the quietest operation possible. Featuring a special sound-blocking design, the generator has a noise-absorbing glass wool construction, which helps dampen noise even during heavy operation. Along with the EF1000iS’ super-quiet muffler, it helps keep noise to a minimum.

8, Westinghouse WH2200iXLT

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• 1800 Rated Watts and 2200 Peak Watts at Less Than 3% THD – Weighs Only 43 Lbs. – Gas Powered – Two 120V 20 Amp Outlets
• Great Choice for Home Use as an Emergency Backup in a Power Outage – Strong Enough to Run All Your Home Essentials
• Extremely Quiet, Extremely Fuel Efficient: 52 dB Noise Output and Up to 13 Hours of Run Time on a 1.3 Gallon Gas Tank – Features inEfficiency Modein for Maximum Fuel Efficiency
• Parallel Capable – Combine Your WH2200iXLT with Another WH2200iXLT to Increase Available Wattage and Amperage (Requires Westinghouse Parallel Cord) – Also Compatible with the iGen1200, iGen2200, and iGen2500

9, DuroStar DS4000S 

DuroStar DS4000S Portable Generator
EPA and CARB approved for use in all 50 states.
Great for camping, RVs, sporting events, home back-up power, job sites and more, the DuroStar DS4000S gas-powered generator has a 7.0-horsepower air-cooled overhead valve engine with a recoil start that cranks out 3,300 constant running watts of power (and a peak of 4,000 watts). This rugged workhorse is ideal for a wide variety of uses from getting you through a power outage to keeping you and your family supplied with all the necessary conveniences of home while miles from civilization.

Plenty of Power – With 4,000 peak watts and 3,300 running watts, this unit can handle heavy loads from lights and a refrigerator to a home air conditioner and high amperage power tools.
Powerful 7HP Engine – The DuroStar 208cc OHV engine is a workhorse that provides plenty of power to handle multiple jobs from powering high voltage appliances to heavy duty power tools.
Low Oil Shutoff – Protects your investment by automatically shutting the generator off when it senses that the oil is low.
Power Panel – The power panel includes a selection of outlets for maximum compatibility in your applications including: 2 120V household outlets and 1 120V 30A twist lock outlet.
Voltmeter – The panel also includes a voltmeter for measuring voltage output.

9, DuroMax XP4400E

DuroMax XP4400E Gas Powered 4,400-Watt Portable Generator
EPA and CARB approved for use in all 50 states.
The DuroMax XP4400E is the powerhouse you can depend on for emergencies. ensuring your essential appliances are running smoothly, reliably and without interruption. It also provides the added power to run demanding high amperage tools and appliances that other generators in its class cannot provide.

With 4,400 starting watts and 3,500 running watts, this unit can handle heavy loads from lights and a refrigerator to a home air conditioner and high amperage power tools.
Get the maximum power from each of the 120 Volt Receptacle. Choose between operating the generator at both 120V and 240V simultaneously, or at 120 only with full power. Ideal for usage with Rv’s.
Low Oil Shutoff – Protects your investment by automatically shutting the generator off when it senses that the oil is low.
Includes a selection of outlets for maximum compatibility in your applications: 2 120V household GFCI outlets and 1 120/240V 30A twist lock outlet. Also includes a voltmeter and 12V DC charging posts.
The generator’s heavy-duty all-metal frame has fully-isolated motor mounts, and an oversized noise reducing muffler with a built-in spark arrestor allowing for smooth and quiet operation.
Like all DuroMax generators, the XP4400E is built with all copper windings, that will last for years, and is covered by a 3-year factory warranty.

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