A small diesel generator is a very handy piece of equipment to have around. In time of power outages, they can produce enough energy to keep some lights on and the refrigerator cool. Our little 2 kw Yanmar one phase 60 hz generator has been very dependable when when it was needed. From an unforeseen emergency to a camping trip. When ever there was a need for supplemental power, our tiny generator was there to meet the need.
Ever since Y2K, our family has maintained a generator at our home. Our first diesel generator was a cheap, used Amico generator we bought at a yard sale. Once we brought it home and played with it, we saw the huge benefits of having one. Every since then, we have maintained one and bought one for each of our children as presents for Christmas.
A benefit of a small diesel generators are they are portable and can be moved by one person. You can store them in a corner of a garage and move them to where ever you see fit to allow them to provide you the power where it is needed. When you are done using it, you can move it back to the corner. This can’t be done with the larger generators as they take up more space and take more than one person to move them. Also, most small portable generators are low noise, very easy to maintain and have a low fuel consumption rate.
A friend of mine has just purchased a used Kipor IG1000 1KW Generator for around $400. This lightweight portable unit weighs 30 pounds and states it provides a continuous load of clean energy safe for computers and audio systems. It can automatically adjust the speed of the engine to match the load of items pulling the energy.
With the benefits numerous and the costs to purchase one low, portable small diesel generators are a must for any home. During emergencies, you will love the fact they were there to be an alternate power supply source. When not needed they can be stored out of sight, taking up very little room.