How To Use A Generator

Our category page for generator guides here at The Tool Scout is designed to help readers understand how to use a generator effectively and safely.

A generator is a mechanical device that converts mechanical energy into electrical energy. It is a useful tool for providing power to a variety of applications, including homes, businesses, construction sites, and recreational vehicles.

Before buying a generator, you will need to determine the type of generator that is best suited for your needs. Several different types of generators are available, including the ones we’ve covered extensively:

Dual fuel generators
Standby generators
Inverter generators

Each type of generator has its own unique features and capabilities, so it is important to know how to use it and choose the one that is right for you.


How To Hook Up A Generator To Your House With Or Without A Transfer Switch

How to Hook Up a Generator to Your House With or Without a Transfer Switch

In an essential services emergency situation causing power disruptions, you have three safe and viable options on how to hook up a generator to your house with or without a transfer switch. Each of these devices will prevent electricity generated via your generator from flowing back to grid power. These basic devices provide an essential…

How To Clean A Generator Carburetor Without Removing It

How to Clean a Generator Carburetor Without Removing It

In order for any portable or home standby generator to operate efficiently, they will require regular routine maintenance, particularly because they are typically not used that often. If your generator doesn’t start when first attempting to use it after a prolonged period of time, the carburetor could be the cause of temporary power problems.  However,…

What Are The Advantages Of An Inverter Generator?

What are the Advantages of an Inverter Generator?

The three clear advantages an inverter generator has over a conventional open-frame generator, or a standby generator are weight, reduced operating noise level, and mobility. But considering you likely already knew the obvious benefits, I’d like to share a few other defining characteristics that make inverter generators the better alternative to conventional generators. So let’s…

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