Smallest Generator?

What is the smallest generator that I can currently buy? Planning to get a passenger van XL and seeking additional power sources to a power bank. Not planning to invest in solar at this time.

Honda and Predator (Harbor Freight brand) and a few others make 900 watt inverter generators. The problem is that many loads like coffee makers, microwaves, refrigerators, power tools, etc all exceed or come close to exceeding the 7 to 8 amp, 900 to 1000 watts max power these small gen sets produce. But realistically, for the same price and just a little bit larger physically, you can get a 1800 - 2200 watt inv. gen that won’t consume much if any more fuel and can power most plug in 120VAC loads that run on a typical house receptacle circuit. Having flexibility to power most household appliances and small power tools is a big plus.

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Greetings!

I agree with @4eyedbuzzard on this one, a higher wattage one isn’t much if any larger in size, or much if any higher priced, not noticeably noisier, or more gas hungry. I get 8 hours per gallon of gas with mine.

Cheers!


“Everything should be made as simple as possible." ~ Einstein


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Thank you very much. I’ll look into one of the 1800-2200 watts inv gen when I go nomad next year.

Do you carry gas or buy as needed? I know you probably don’t use yours exclusively because you may have other energy sources. I will also watch some YT vids about generator operation on the road.

Greetings!

I carry a 5 gallon metal jerry can of gas in my side door footwell. For my minimal usage, that’ll typically last for a year or more.

I use a siphon to fill my generator, which helps prevent unnecessary fuel spills.

Cheers!


“Everything should be made as simple as possible." ~ Einstein


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