What are the Benefits of Using a Portable Backup Generator?

If you don’t get scared when the power goes out, you can certainly get annoyed. Few things can be more frustrating than losing power when you need it, and with the wild storms we’ve been having this Summer and more to come this Fall and Winter, it is definitely a real threat. But with a portable backup generator, any threat can easily be avoided! If you’re on the fence about purchasing a portable backup generator, here are some benefits you need to consider…

Portable and Easy to Move

The first benefit is obvious: it’s portable! Portable backup generators are made to last and are highly durable. With never-flat tires, transportable, and simple design, you can take a portable backup generator just about anywhere. Here are some situations in which you may need one:

  • Keep the heat running in the winter
  • Power the lights and mission-critical equipment
  • Prevention of downtime, safety hazard, and profit loss

What Makes A Portable Generator Different?

Portable generators used in commercial operations have a few characteristics that make them very flexible to use in various businesses or operations, some of them include…

  • Can be run in prime or continuous power for long operating periods
  • Invaluable if the power goes out at your business or operations
  • Voltage Selector Switch
  • Chassis for easy transportation

Additionally, these units can be moved from location to location around a work site or business if needed.

In addition to all of this, every portable backup generator comes with numerous safety features. Just to name a few, each portable backup generator comes with…

  • Circuit breaker protection
  • Inverter technology that allows for the production of clean energy
  • Automatic shutoff in the event of low oil
  • Spark arrestor on the exhaust to prevent the risk of fire

Peace of Mind in Emergencies

This could end up being the most important benefit. When using a portable backup generator, you won’t have to worry about the power going out, which could grind your business or operations to a halt. If there are emergency or mission-critical applications that need to be performed, portable backup generators can provide the power you need, when you need it.

While most businesses opt to install stationary backup generators on-site at the businesses or facilities, there are some businesses that cannot accommodate the installation of a stationary generator due to location, building size, zoning laws, etc. Portable rental generators are a great solution in these types of situations, because they can be moved on-site when if/when needed to provide backup power and then removed from sites with relative ease after power to the main grid is restored.

Portable rental generators are also great for disaster recovery efforts. After natural disasters occur and run their course, portable rental generators can be dispatched to provide relief and aid in natural disaster recovery efforts to affected areas in need.


As you can see, the benefits to owning a portable backup generator are numerous and significant. If you’re still on the fence, please contact Woodstock Power and allow us to help you!

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