Backup Generators Take Their Rightful Place in the Family of Generators

Mar 29


MJ Marks

MJ Marks

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Backup generators take their rightful place in a long line up of other sorts of generators. They provide important peace of mind should the power go out.

Generators come in many different categories and configurations. From backup generators to portable units,Backup Generators Take Their Rightful Place in the Family of Generators Articles all the way up to towable generators, gas and diesel units, to farm and giant industrial sized generators, these modern technological wonders allow power to be had when and where it is needed. For most of us, having a backup source of power is a luxury. For some, it is a necessity. Regardless, these units serve an important function and are here to stay.

Growing up, I remember a funny joke my Dad would always use when we were out camping. He would ask for some tool or appliance that would make life easier and tell us to "plug it into a currant bush". We were pretty bright kids and it didn't take us long to recognize the joke. It'd be nice if you could just plug in to some mystery bush for energy, but that's not how it works.

Camping on the coast a few years back we got real familiar with the gas and backup generators that many RV'ers use. We were tent camping so didn't expect to have need for power. The folks in the big comfy RV's had microwaves, satellite tv's, game consoles, and an assortment of other items that required power for them to work. So, right about the time things were quieting down in the evening, you could here generators firing up throughout the park. Different strokes for different folks. It was pretty cool though that they had the option. I realized that not everyone wanted to rough it the same way we did.

I used to work at a large pharmaceutical company. The building I worked in was huge and had a massive power requirement. Several times while working there a storm would come through that would knock out the power. Within seconds the backup generators would kick on and business went on without a hitch. I'm sure that whenever this happened the owners were tickled with their foresight and wisdom at equipping the facility with these generators. At one time they would have had to shut it down and send everyone home. Now they could just keep on crankin'.

Backup generators are not only designed to be used by large companies. They are also made to backup the power needs of home owners. These units can be installed at homes so that in the event of a power outage, there is no interruption of service. Think how important this might be to someone who is relying on power to keep important medical equipment functioning at home.

Winco is a company that makes such backup generators for home use. They have been at it since 1927. Their units range in price from under $4K to over $20K, and give world class backup power when needed. Chock full of safety and convenience features like:

  • 100% copper windings to brushless generator ends

  • equipped with name brand engines like Honda and Briggs & Stratton Vanguard

  • industrial grade mufflers

  • rubber isolation mounts on the engine

  • large fuel tanks

These backup generators serve their owners faithfully for years. Most Winco backup generators come standard with automatic idle control which saves on fuel and reduces noise.

Whether you need a generator that is light and portable, or something a bit more robust for around the shop or RV, or something heavy duty and industrial for your place of business, there are many generators and backup generators across a wide price range that will give you what you want.