Best Electric Start Portable Generators

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Welcome to People’s Choice, where we find the best-reviewed products and single out the most convincing reviews. (You can learn more about our rating system and how we pick each item here.) . Whether you’re heading out on a camping trip or prepping for a natural disaster, it never hurts to have a backup power source. We’ve written about lots of external power sources before — including everything you need for a blackout, one writer’s favorite power station, and the best portable chargers.

Here, we’ve rounded up the best portable generators, as praised by the most enthusiastic reviewers on Amazon. Related Articles: Items To Stock for Any Emergency | Emergency Preparedness Kits. This is an electric start portable generator, a feature that appealed to many five-star reviewers, like one who says, “The electric start and remote worked perfectly. A very nice touch that everything was included (battery, oil, funnel, spark plug socket, etc.) and that the battery was already charged and ready to go.” Another has “had this generator for a year now and started it again in preparation for Hurricane Florence,” and calls it, “Well-designed and well-built, starts first try.

The electric start is a nice perk, but pull start is there when you have a dead battery.” One says that for “a portable generator, Westinghouse is great” because while “you have to get a transfer switch installed by an electrician,” he adds “it is very easy to start thanks to the electric start button. It holds a lot of gasoline and has to be filled up twice per day depending on how much load you put on it.” And the battery, according to one reviewer, really holds a charge, even after five years: “Got it out of storage yesterday, put in fresh gas, and it immediately started and ran great.