You probably have a fair idea
of the inconvenience you have to undergo when you have to do without electricity,
especially if you have ever gone camping. There is practically no access
to lights, radio, TV, telephone, running water, or video games, without
What are the things that you can do without electricity is a question that
has very few answers? Life, without the blessing of electricity, is more
or less like that of your ancestors, with a routine of rising in the morning,
working during the day and going to sleep early - it was virtually impossible
to do anything else, due to darkness.
When There's No Power
Spend a great deal of time in getting the basic things done is the only
choice left before you if there is no electricity. In some underdeveloped
parts of the world, long hours are spent fetching water, going back and forth,
from the river or well. People also spend time gathering firewood to cook
meals with. These tasks are much easily accomplished with electricity, sparing
time for other things like education. The hardship of going up and to fetch
water, for example, can be done away with, if a water pump is installed in
the house. Gathering wood becomes a thing of the past, thanks to an electric
or gas stove. A radio can warn villagers about approaching storm, giving
them enough time to evacuate safely.
For some reason or the other, there are still places where people have to
go without electricity. This may be so either due to an impenetrable terrain,
or due to the power company’s decision of it not being profitable to
extend their services to the area because of too few potential customers.
How a Portable Generator Can Help
A portable generator could help this state of affairs. Using a motor to
move a magnet within coils of wire is how a generator creates electricity
from mechanical energy. Designed for easy transportation, portable generators
are self-contained generators, mostly either light to carry or mounted on
a trailer or cart.
For use as electric portable generator, the generators that fall in the
category are - gasoline generators, diesel generators, natural gas generators,
propane generators. With the ability to power small appliances - like lights
and radios – these are hand-cranked generators. The capacity of portable
generators also varies in range - from small gasoline-powered generator capable
of 800 watts to trailer-mounted generators of 1000 kilowatts. They can either
be liquid-cooled for quieter operation, or else air-cooled for simplicity
and cheapness. Most generators come either as 1800-rpm or 3600 rpm units.
Acting as emergency generators, portable generators keep essential services
running till electricity
is restored. Round-the-clock operation of some services,
like construction, is possible even at night. Some out-of-the-way facilities,
like radio stations and beacons, can also be easily powered by such generators.
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