Inverter vs. Portable Generator

A question we often receive from consumers is “what is the difference between an inverter generator and a conventional, portable generator?”

With that in mind, we want to share the main differences between these two products offered by A-iPower, with a variety of models available based on consumer needs. 

Digital inverter generators work by generating AC (alternating current) power at a high frequency. It is then converted to DC (direct current), then back to alternating current that can be used by electronic equipment and appliances. Inverter generators have the ability to adjust engine speed based on power demand, which saves fuel and makes less noise and vibration.

A portable generator uses a larger, heavier alternator and derives its power from the engine running at a constant 3600 RPM. This may cause higher fuel consumption and weight and more noise when compared to an inverter generator but cost per watt is less due to their simplicity.

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