The Best 2 Portable Diesel Generators
Why diesel portable power?
Diesel has gotten a bad rap over the years. It is notorious for being a dirty fuel, the engines are noisy, and diesel can be a pain in the posterior to locate sometimes. Not necessarily the case these days.
Diesel engine technology has come a long way over the years. Not only are the engines built more durably than naturally aspirated gas engines, but they are running more quietly than ever. Diesel fuel is sometimes more expensive, but only by pennies on the dollar. In fuel economy terms, a diesel engine is 33% more efficient than a gasoline engine, and even this offsets the fuel expense.
In recent times, diesels are becoming more popular in North America due to advances in technology. Engines are quieter, economy is a factor, and in the long run, diesels will always provide more torque per cc than any gas engine can match.
Best 8 Portable Generators in 2014
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|Product||Fuel Type||Size||Weight||Running Watts||Price||Rating|
|Yamaha EF2000iS||Gas||19.3 x 11 x 17.9||44.1||2000||$$$||4.7|
|Westinghouse WH7500E||Gas||27.2 x 20.5 x 22||201||7500||$$$||4.7|
|Powermate PM0601250||Gas||39 x 22 x 30||360||1200||$$$$||4.8|
|DuroStar DS4000S||Gas||27 x 20 x 22||93||4000||$||4.4|
|Briggs & Stratton 30469||Gas||28.7 x 18.4 x 25.3||200||6000||$$$||4.7|
|Champion Power 46539||Gas||28.5 x 21.1 x 20.7||140||4000||$$||4.6|
|Sportsman GEN7000LP||Propane||30.8 x 26.5 x 27||184||7000||$$$||4|
|Generac 600||Propane||35.5 x 26.3 x 36.5||184||5500||$$$||4.1|
Kipor KGE6700TA Silent Type Diesel Generator
If you are looking for a work horse portable generator that is efficient on fuel, runs quietly, and out performs many gas-engined incarnations, then the Kipor KG6700TA might be the answer. This machine can be running at your feet and you can carry on a normal conversation without yelling. We won’t tell you it is whisper quiet, but the operating noise range is less than your speaking voice’s decibel output.
The Kipor offers a convenient electric starter and puts out a continuous 5000 watts, which means you can power high consumption items like a saw or air compressor without the machine even breaking a sweat. It features a built-in voltage regulator that automatically adjusts the output so that you don’t have annoying spikes or surging. The Kipor can handle 120 or 240 volt appliances, so you are set for most anything you’d need in an emergency. This generator is a great addition to a camping outing or even Sunday in the park for a church function.
In the fuel efficiency arena, you can expect the Kipor KG6700TA to give you about 9 hours of continued run time at a full load. The gas tank can hold 4.2 gallons at a time, but if you are only using a small amount of juice, it will run much longer. In simpler terms, you can run a small A/C unit, the fridge, and a light all night without refueling.
ETQ DG4LE Diesel Powered Portable Generator
– With Electric Start; 4,900 Watt 8 HP 296cc
This one isn’t as quiet as some generators, but at around 80 decibels of sound, it isn’t bad, either. Thankfully, it comes mounted on a cart with wheels to tote around the 230 pounds. It is a solid, dependable unit that has many convenient features, such as an hour counter, instant low-level oil cutoff, and can be purchased with an electric or pull start.
The ETQ will keep you on the go for up to 11 hours at a half load. The 296 cc engine uses 3.9 gallons of diesel to get you that 11 hours, but under light duty, this machine may get you through most of the day without refueling. The engine is rated at 7 horsepower.
This generator will give you 4400 watts of continuous running power and protects with a 4700 watt surge buffer when you are under an extreme load. Power is delivered through one of 3 outlets, 2 of which provide 240 volts if needed. Vibration is kept to a minimum with rubber mounting points and a torsional vibration damper. This is an excellent device for working power on the go, or for your outdoor recreation.