10 Best Compact Portable Generators
for January 2022

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All Power America APG3014 2000 Watt Portable Generator 2000W Gas Powered, Compact Design

All Power America APG3014 2000 Watt Portable Generator 2000W Gas Powered

Compact Design

by All Power America
What We like

EPA certified. Non C.A.R.B. Compliant, Not Available to Ship to California

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Product Features

  • 2000 Watt Peak Power, 1400 Watt Rated Power
  • 3 HP 98cc 4-Stroke OHV Engine
  • 1.3 Gallon Fuel Capacity, Low Oil Level Shut Down
  • 2x AC 120V Outlets, 1x12V DC; Lightweight, Compact Size
  • Runs 9 hrs @ 1/2 load, Operating Noise 65 dB

Runs 9 hrs @ 1/2 load, operating noise 65 db 2000 watt peak power, 1400 watt rated power 1.3 gallon fuel capacity, low oil level shut down 3 hp 98cc 4-stroke ohv engine 2x ac 120v outlets, 1x12v dc; lightweight, compact size

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Westinghouse WGen5300v Portable Generator with 120/240 Volt Selector 5300 Rated 6600 Peak Watts Gas Powered, CARB Compliant, RV and Transfer Switch Ready

Westinghouse WGen5300v Portable Generator with 120/240 Volt Selector 5300 Rated 6600 Peak Watts Gas Powered

CARB Compliant, RV and Transfer Switch Ready

by Westinghouse
What We like

All Westinghouse Portable Generators are Functionally Tested in the Factory and May Contain Minimum Residual Oil and/or Fuel Odor; EPA and CARB Compliant; Backed By 3-Year Limited Service, Labor, and Parts with Nationwide Customer Service and Support Network at 1-855-944-3571 and [email protected]

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Product Features

  • Plug-and-Play: Comes With Oil, an Oil Funnel, a Tool Kit, and a Users Manual to Get You Started Right Out of the Box (Minimal Assembly Required)
  • 5300 Running Watts and 6600 Peak Watts; Recoil Start; 4. 7 Gallon Fuel Tank With Fuel Gauge; Up to 13. 5 Hours of Run Time Per Tank with 120/240V Volt Selector Switch
  • Powered by a 274cc Westinghouse 4-Stroke OHV Engine Featuring a Long-Lasting Cast Iron Sleeve With Automatic Low Oil Shutdown
  • Features One 520R 120V Household Duplex Receptacle, One RV-Ready TT-30R 30 Amp Receptacle, and One Transfer Switch Ready L14-30R 30 Amp Receptacle; All Outlets Have Rubber Covers for Added Safety

Features one 520r 120v household duplex receptacle, one rv-ready tt-30r 30 amp receptacle, and one transfer switch ready l14-30r 30 amp receptacle; all outlets have rubber covers for added safety Plug-and-play: comes with oil, an oil funnel, a tool kit, and a users manual to get you started right out of the box (minimal assembly required) Powered by a 274cc Westinghouse 4-stroke ohv engine featuring a long-lasting cast iron sleeve with automatic low oil shutdown 5300 running watts and 6600 peak watts; recoil start; 4. 7 gallon fuel tank with fuel gauge; up to 13. 5 hours of run time per tank with 120/240v volt selector switch

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Durostar DS4000S Portable Generator, Yellow/Black

Durostar DS4000S Portable Generator

Yellow/Black

by DuroMax
What We like

PLENTY OF POWER: With 4,000 peak watts and 3,300 running watts, this unit is a workhorse that provides plenty of power to handle multiple jobs from powering high voltage appliances to heavy duty power tools

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Product Features

  • WHAT'S IN THE BOX: DuroStar DS4000S Generator, Oil Funnel, Sparkplug Wrench, Tool Set and Owner's Manual
  • POWERFUL DUROSTAR ENGINE: The DS4000S is powered by a DuroStar 7 HP 208cc OHV engine with automatic low oil shutoff; Fuel Capacity: 3.96 Gallons; Noise Level: 69dB
  • POWER PANEL: Includes a selection of outlets for maximum compatibility in your applications including: 2 120V household outlets and 1 120V 30A twist lock outlet; Also includes a voltmeter for measuring voltage output
  • POWERING EVERYONE ANYWHERE: Like all DuroStar generators, the DS4000S is EPA and CARB approved for use in all 50 states

Powering everyone anywhere: like all durostar generators, the ds4000s is epa and carb approved for use in all 50 states What's in the box: durostar ds4000s generator, oil funnel, sparkplug wrench, tool set and owner's manual Powerful durostar engine: the ds4000s is powered by a durostar 7 hp 208cc ohv engine with automatic low oil shutoff; fuel capacity: 3.96 gallons; noise level: 69db Power panel: includes a selection of outlets for maximum compatibility in your applications including: 2 120v household outlets and 1 120v 30a twist lock outlet; also includes a voltmeter for measuring voltage output

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Westinghouse iGen1200 Super Quiet Portable Inverter Generator 1000 Rated 1200 Peak Watts, Gas Powered, CARB Compliant

Westinghouse iGen1200 Super Quiet Portable Inverter Generator 1000 Rated 1200 Peak Watts

Gas Powered, CARB Compliant

by Westinghouse
What We like

All Westinghouse Portable Generators are Functionally Tested in the Factory and May Contain Minimum Residual Oil and/or Fuel Odor; EPA , USFS, and CARB Compliant; Backed by 3-Year Limited Service, Labor, and Parts Coverage with Nationwide Customer Service and Support Network at 1-855-944-3571 or [email protected]

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Product Features

  • 1000 Rated Watts and 1200 Peak Watts at Less Than 3% THD Weighs Only 33 Lbs. Gas Powered Two 120V 20 Amp Outlets
  • Parallel Capable - Combine Your iGen1200 with the Westinghouse WH2200iXLT, iGen1200, iGen2200, and iGen2500 to Increase Available Wattage and Amperage (Requires Westinghouse Parallel Cord)
  • Product dimensions 18" L x 8.5 W x 15.5" H | Engine displacement 54 cc | Voltage 120V | Start type Recoil | Noise level 52 dBA | Run time @ 25% - 9 hrs. | Oil capacity 11.8 oz.
  • Great Choice for Home Use as an Emergency Backup in a Power Outage Strong Enough to Run Most Home Essentials

1000 rated watts and 1200 peak watts at less than 3% thd weighs only 33 lbs. gas powered two 120v 20 amp outlets Parallel capable - combine your igen1200 with the Westinghouse wh2200ixlt, igen1200, igen2200, and igen2500 to increase available wattage and amperage (requires Westinghouse parallel cord) Great choice for home use as an emergency backup in a power outage strong enough to run most home essentials Product dimensions 18" l x 8.5 w x 15.5" h | engine displacement 54 cc | voltage 120v | start type recoil | noise level 52 dba | run time @ 25% - 9 hrs. | oil capacity 11.8 oz.

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Westinghouse WGen3600v Portable Generator - 3600 Rated Watts & 4650 Peak Watts - Gas Powered - CARB Compliant

Westinghouse WGen3600v Portable Generator

3600 Rated Watts & 4650 Peak Watts, Gas Powered, CARB Compliant

by Westinghouse
What We like

All Westinghouse Portable Generators are Functionally Tested in the Factory and May Contain Minimum Residual Oil and/or Fuel Odor; EPA and CARB Compliant; Backed By a 3-Year Limited Service, Labor, and Parts Coverage with Nationwide Customer Service and Support Network at 1-855-944-3571 and [email protected]

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Product Features

  • Plug-and-Play: Comes With Oil, an Oil Funnel, a Tool Kit, and a Users Manual to Get You Started Right Out of the Box (Minimal Assembly Required)
  • 3600 Running Watts and 4650 Peak Watts; Recoil Start; 4 Gallon Fuel Tank With Fuel Gauge; Up to 13.5 Hours of Run Time Per Tank
  • Powered by a 212cc Westinghouse 4-Stroke OHV Engine Featuring a Long-Lasting Cast Iron Sleeve With Automatic Low Oil Shutdown
  • Features One 520R 120V Household Duplex Receptacle, One RV-Ready TT-30R 30 Amp Receptacle, and One L5-30R 30 Amp Receptacle; All Outlets Have Rubber Covers for Added Safety

3600 running watts and 4650 peak watts; recoil start; 4 gallon fuel tank with fuel gauge; up to 13.5 hours of run time per tank Features one 520r 120v household duplex receptacle, one rv-ready tt-30r 30 amp receptacle, and one l5-30r 30 amp receptacle; all outlets have rubber covers for added safety Powered by a 212cc Westinghouse 4-stroke ohv engine featuring a long-lasting cast iron sleeve with automatic low oil shutdown Plug-and-play: comes with oil, an oil funnel, a tool kit, and a users manual to get you started right out of the box (minimal assembly required)

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Generac 76711 GP1200i 1200 Watt Portable Inverter Generator, Orange and Black

Generac 76711 GP1200i 1200 Watt Portable Inverter Generator

Orange and Black

by Generac
What We like

Compact and lightweight makes transportation easy with built-in handle.

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Product Features

  • True Power Technology provides clean, stable power ideal for sensitive electronics, tools and appliances.
  • Economy Mode automatically adjusts engine speeds to save fuel and reduce sound emissions.
  • Quiet and Neighbor Friendly fully enclosed design dramatically reduces noise levels.
  • LED Indicators alert you when unit is low on oil, overloaded, or ready-to-use. Covered Outlets provide added protection from the environment.

Led indicators alert you when unit is low on oil, overloaded, or ready-to-use. covered outlets provide added protection from the environment. Quiet and neighbor friendly fully enclosed design dramatically reduces noise levels. Economy mode automatically adjusts engine speeds to save fuel and reduce sound emissions. True power technology provides clean, stable power ideal for sensitive electronics, tools and appliances.

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Anker Portable Power Station PowerHouse II 400, 300W/388.8Wh, 110V AC Outlet/60W USB-C Power Delivery Portable Generator for Road Trips, Camping, Emergency Power, and More

Anker Portable Power Station PowerHouse II 400

300W/388.8Wh, 110V AC Outlet/60W USB-C Power Delivery Portable Generator for Road Trips, Camping, Emergency Power, and More

by Anker
What We like

Big Capacity: The 388Wh capacity provides multiple charges to virtually any mobile device. Charge an iPhone 11 (3,110mAh)23 times, a MacBook Air 2020 (60Wh) 5 times, an iPad Air (30Wh) 11 times, or a camera more than 20 times.

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Product Features

  • Stable Power Supply: The built-in AC wall outlet uses a pure sine wave inverter to ensure the power output is just as good as what you get at home. Reduces audible and electrical noise in fans, lights, speakers, TVs, and other sensitive appliances.
  • Charge 8 Devices Simultaneously: With a 300W AC outlet, 60W USB-C port, 3 USB-A ports, a car socket, and 2 DC ports, PowerHouse gives you the ports you need to charge all of your devices at the same time.
  • High-Speed Charging: PowerHouses 60W PowerIQ 3.0 USB-C port can charge a MacBook Air 2020 to 50% in just over 40 minutesthats 40% faster than with an original MacBook charger.

Stable power supply: the built-in ac wall outlet uses a pure sine wave inverter to ensure the power output is just as good as what you get at home. reduces audible and electrical noise in fans, lights, speakers, tvs, and other sensitive appliances. High-speed charging: powerhouses 60w poweriq 3.0 usb-c port can charge a macbook air 2020 to 50% in just over 40 minutesthats 40% faster than with an original macbook charger. Charge 8 devices simultaneously: with a 300w ac outlet, 60w usb-c port, 3 usb-a ports, a car socket, and 2 dc ports, powerhouse gives you the ports you need to charge all of your devices at the same time.

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300W Portable Power Station, OMORC Pure Sine Wave Camping Generator, 60000mAh Portable Power Supply with 45W PD/QC3.0/2(350W MAX )AC/2 DC/2 USB Outputs, Solar Lithium Emergency Backup Power for CPAP

OMORC 300W Portable Power Station

OMORC Pure Sine Wave Camping Generator, 60000mAh Portable Power Supply with 45W PD/QC3.0/2(350W MAX )AC/2 DC/2 USB Outputs, Solar Lithium Emergency Backup Power for CPAP

by OMORC
What We like

Compact & SturdyThe black case is metal and the orange ends are plastic, more durable than other solar generators. With an easy-carry handle, OMORC 300 power station is t just 5lbs,so you can effortlessly carry it for outdoor camping, power outages.Flashlight with SOS light design provides convenience for your outdoor emergency. The battery pack can be recharged from the sun with a solar panel (NOT INCLUDED)

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Product Features

  • UPGRADED 300W AC & 45W PD TYPE COMORC 300 solar generator has upgraded the AC output to 300W , 350W max and 4 USB ports (QC 3.0 for 2X faster than normal charging and PD 45W type C for 3X faster than normal charging) 2 DC port (10A / 112V). Perfect back-up power station for home/ travel/ camping, charging up your iPhone, fans, TV, car vacuum,mini air conditioner and CPAP machine (*Use DC-DC converter from your CPAP would last 3 nights)
  • 60000mAh Large Capacity with 8-in-1 OutputsOMORC 300 power generator boasts 8 outputs modes: one 45W PD type-c port, one QC 3.0 USB port, two USB ports,which can fully charged recharge iphone for 20+ times and led lights 85+ hours. Charing iPhone XS Max up to 50% in less than 30 minutes. 300W AC ports/60hz pure wave sine which charge laptops 5-7 times, 32" TVs 2-3 hours. 2 DC port can be used for Air Pump(30W for 9 Hours), car refrigerator(40W for 7+Hours), car air fan and car charger etc.
  • Completely safe2 pure sine wave AC outlets ensure a safer charge for your sensitive devices, better than modified sine wave and clean power like utility supplied electricity. Battery Management System (BMS) enables voltage control, temperature control and built-in multiple safe-charging design provides short circuit protection, over current protection, over power protection, low voltage protection and over temperature protection.
  • Smart & Clear DisplayOMORC 300 backup battery is considerately designed with an intelligent LCD display, which can accurately identify the output voltage of the charged device and automatically calculate the available duration. We do not need to calculate complex power formulas to easily get the remaining power and usage time.Ultra-helpful for more reasonably managing your device charging

60000mah large capacity with 8-in-1 outputsOMORC 300 power generator boasts 8 outputs modes: one 45w pd type-c port, one qc 3.0 usb port, two usb ports,which can fully charged recharge iphone for 20+ times and led lights 85+ hours. charing iphone xs max up to 50% in less than 30 minutes. 300w ac ports/60hz pure wave sine which charge laptops 5-7 times, 32" tvs 2-3 hours. 2 dc port can be used for air pump(30w for 9 hours), car refrigerator(40w for 7+hours), car air fan and car charger etc. Upgraded 300w ac & 45w pd type cOMORC 300 solar generator has upgraded the ac output to 300w , 350w max and 4 usb ports (qc 3.0 for 2x faster than normal charging and pd 45w type c for 3x faster than normal charging) 2 dc port (10a / 112v). perfect back-up power station for home/ travel/ camping, charging up your iphone, fans, tv, car vacuum,mini air conditioner and cpap machine (*use dc-dc converter from your cpap would last 3 nights) Smart & clear displayOMORC 300 backup battery is considerately designed with an intelligent lcd display, which can accurately identify the output voltage of the charged device and automatically calculate the available duration. we do not need to calculate complex power formulas to easily get the remaining power and usage time.ultra-helpful for more reasonably managing your device charging Completely safe2 pure sine wave ac outlets ensure a safer charge for your sensitive devices, better than modified sine wave and clean power like utility supplied electricity. battery management system (bms) enables voltage control, temperature control and built-in multiple safe-charging design provides short circuit protection, over current protection, over power protection, low voltage protection and over temperature protection.

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[PD 100W Type-C] BigBlue 296Wh Portable Solar Generator with MPPT, Portable Power Station with 110V Pure Sine Wave AC Outlet/4 DC Ports/4 USB Ports, CPAP Backup Battery with 18W Flashlight for Camping

[PD 100W Type-C] BigBlue 296Wh Portable Solar Generator with MPPT

Portable Power Station with 110V Pure Sine Wave AC Outlet/4 DC Ports/4 USB Ports, CPAP Backup Battery with 18W Flashlight for Camping

by BigBlue
What We like

Compact and Portable: Lightweight and compact generator is easy to carry, only 6.6lbs, comes with a robust handle to hold. Easy-to-use, plug-and-play way to power all your essential electronics and appliances at the push of a button. Whether youre seeking outdoor adventure, camping, weekend getaways, or gear up for any unexpected emergencies, like hurricane seasons and power outage, take a BigBlue portable power station to power up your gear.

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Product Features

  • Built-in MPPT Control: Charge this generator by connecting solar panel(100W solar panel recommended, sold separately), built-in MPPT control greatly improve the solar conversion. Plug it into the wall or plug into your 12V cigarette lighter by using the included charging cable. Our Power Delivery 100w Type-C input port is also your pick, just need about 5-6hrs for a full charge by the 100w adapter. Connect USB PD100W and DC input simultaneously, the full charging time will reduce 2-3 hours.
  • 100W PD Type-C and Fast Charging USB: The super fast charging Type-C port of the power station reaches up to 100W with power delivery 3.0 technology. Supports most USB-C powered laptops such as MacBook , Surface Book 2, ThinkPad E480, Lenovo YOGA, HP, Dell XPS 13 etc. Fully recharge Macbook Pro 13 within 2 hours. Charge iPhone 11 Pro from 0% to 50% in just 30 minutes. One USB port (5V/3A, 9V/2A, 12V/1.5A Max) with fast charging will also save your charging time.
  • Safety and 18W SOS Flashlight: We use the quality lithium cells, known for stability, monitored by a state-of-the-art battery management system that prevents over-charge, over-current, temperature control and short circuiting. LED screen with charge/discharge status. Powerful built-in LED flashlight with 5 modes (weak-medium-strong-SOS-fast flashing-off), which is very convenient for outdoor emergency or could be handy for a quick nighttime task.
  • Reliable Power Source: BigBlue 296Wh( 3.7V/80000mAh) portable power station is a rechargeable battery-powered generator. Equipped with 4 AC outlets, 4 DC Output (9V~12.6V/10A Max), 4 USB charging ports and a cigarette lighter port, provides Pure Sine Wave output which reduces electrical noise and provide a higher efficiency. All without the fumes or maintenance of a traditional gasoline-powered generator.

100w pd type-c and fast charging usb: the super fast charging type-c port of the power station reaches up to 100w with power delivery 3.0 technology. supports most usb-c powered laptops such as macbook , surface book 2, thinkpad e480, lenovo yoga, hp, dell xps 13 etc. fully recharge macbook pro 13 within 2 hours. charge iphone 11 pro from 0% to 50% in just 30 minutes. one usb port (5v/3a, 9v/2a, 12v/1.5a max) with fast charging will also save your charging time. Built-in mppt control: charge this generator by connecting solar panel(100w solar panel recommended, sold separately), built-in mppt control greatly improve the solar conversion. plug it into the wall or plug into your 12v cigarette lighter by using the included charging cable. our power delivery 100w type-c input port is also your pick, just need about 5-6hrs for a full charge by the 100w adapter. connect usb pd100w and dc input simultaneously, the full charging time will reduce 2-3 hours. Reliable power source: BigBlue 296wh( 3.7v/80000mah) portable power station is a rechargeable battery-powered generator. equipped with 4 ac outlets, 4 dc output (9v~12.6v/10a max), 4 usb charging ports and a cigarette lighter port, provides pure sine wave output which reduces electrical noise and provide a higher efficiency. all without the fumes or maintenance of a traditional gasoline-powered generator. Safety and 18w sos flashlight: we use the quality lithium cells, known for stability, monitored by a state-of-the-art battery management system that prevents over-charge, over-current, temperature control and short circuiting. led screen with charge/discharge status. powerful built-in led flashlight with 5 modes (weak-medium-strong-sos-fast flashing-off), which is very convenient for outdoor emergency or could be handy for a quick nighttime task.

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WEN GN4500 4500-Watt 212cc Transfer Switch and RV-Ready Portable Generator, CARB Compliant

WEN GN4500 4500-Watt 212cc Transfer Switch and RV-Ready Portable Generator

CARB Compliant

by WEN
What We like

4-gallon fuel tank provides a half-load runtime of up to 13 hours

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Product Features

  • Digital data meter displays voltage, frequency, session runtime, and total runtime
  • Packed panel includes four standard 120V 20A household duplex outlets (5-20R), one 120V 30A RV outlet (TT-30R), and one 120V three-prong transfer-switch-ready 30A outlet (L5-30R)
  • Generate up to 4500 starting watts and 3600 running watts

Generate up to 4500 starting watts and 3600 running watts Packed panel includes four standard 120v 20a household duplex outlets (5-20r), one 120v 30a rv outlet (tt-30r), and one 120v three-prong transfer-switch-ready 30a outlet (l5-30r) Digital data meter displays voltage, frequency, session runtime, and total runtime

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