Which Backup Generator Should I Buy?

Which backup generator should I buy? 

With power cuts becoming more common and the continual strain on the National Grid, there is always the worry of what to do should the lights go out. 

Businesses cannot afford downtime and no one can afford a freezer full of defrosted food, so more and more home owners and businesses are turning to standby generators to keep them up and running in the event of power outages. 

But which generator is going to be right for you? Where do you even start? 

There are lots of calculations to do, the worry of purchasing something that may not be suitable and the disappointment of a backup generator not working as expected, especially when it is needed the most. 

Generator power calculator

Thankfully, at The PowerSite we’ve taken the hard work out of this for you with our simple to use Power Calculator

Intended use

Firstly you will be asked to select the intended use for the generator:

Choose the essentials

Once you’ve clicked through, there will be a list of over 50 appliances, tools and convenience items you might want to run should there be a powercut - everything from fridges, TVs and mobile phones to power tools and site equipment. 

There will be an average power rating applied to each individual item but there is also the option to enter an exact wattage should you know it. 

Get results

Once you’ve entered the equipment that is essential to keep running, you then scroll to the bottom of the page and click the 'Get Results' button. ThePowerSite can calculate which backup generator should suit your needs and even display the models available to power your equipment. 

So, there is now need to worry over which backup power source would be suitable as ThePowerSite have made it simple.