Propane Generators

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Propane generator
Natural gas or propane home standby emergency generator.

Propane portable RV generator
Portable propane generator for RVs

Propane Generators:

Most home standby generators, sometimes called "home backup generators", are powered by either propane, LPG (liquid propane) gas or natural gas as a fuel. This is due to the high availability of both fuels in the residential environment, and especially the widespread availability of natural gas in many residential neighborhoods. Since these units are installed outside the residence they have ready access to the existing fuel lines. Where natural gas does not exist in a neighborhood the homeowner may decide to install a large propane gases tank that can be periodically refilled by a local gas vendor.

Propane Gas is an excellent fuel to run emergency generators. Propane Gas is clean burning, readily available for delivery in many areas, and since propane gas is stored in a seperate tank onsite, generators using it are usually not affected by the elements or mechanical disruptions that cause most residential power outages. For these reasons, emergency generator manufacturers usually make this fuel option as a secondary fuel source on their outside-premise installed home stand-by generator models. Where a homeowner is already using propane gas for heating, cooking, or other uses, the use of a propane gas powered electric generator is always a good idea!

RV generators may come from the manufacturer using LP (liquid propane) gas as a fuel (not natural gas). This can be very convenient for the owner of an RV since generally there are other appliances onboard that operate on LP gas. If you require the use of LP gas for your RV generator please make sure that the unit you want to purchase comes with that option directly from the manufacturer. Additionally, many RV generators operate on other fuels such as diesel or gasoline.

Portable generators are "generally" powered by either gasoline or diesel fuel as they come from the manufacturer. There are however; some conversions kits available that can be installed in order to make these units operate on propane gas. Owners should be aware that installing these conversion kits should be done only by an experienced and qualified repair technician and that in some case the conversion will void the original manufacturer's warranty. Please consider these factors before you decide to "convert" any generator to operate on propane gas .


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