While we can’t help you out with the dogs or your co-campers’ music choices, Briggs & Stratton® Generators can help you keep the noise at a minimum with the PowerSmart Inverter Generator Series, which allows you to power your trip without disrupting campers at adjacent sites.
Depending on the amount of power you need, Briggs offers two models of inverter generators, the P2000 and the brand new P3000. Both are excellent options for camping as they feature computer-controlled inverter technology that constantly adjusts engine speed based on how much power you are requiring at any given time. That means that with only a few things plugged in such a few lights, a radio, and a cell phone, the generator operates at a level where you can still have a regular conversation.
The P2000 PowerSmart Series™ Inverter Generator
Weighing in at approximately 50 pounds, the P2000 inverter generator can run for up to 6.5 hours at a 25% load (meaning it is utilizing about 25% of the generators total output). It’s perfect when using an electric grill, radio, outdoor lights, a television, or a charging a cellp phone or tablet. With 2000 starting watts and 1600 running watts* this is the perfect camping generator for the casual camper that needs power but wants quiet. It’s also a big hit for tailgating, too! The P2000 is priced at approximately $699. They are available through our Briggs & Stratton dealer network or online at Home Depot, Amazon and more key retailers!
The P3000 PowerSmart Series™ Inverter Generator
This quiet inverter generator takes power to a whole new level. With 3000 starting watts and 2600 running watts*, you can power your RV air conditioner and other small electronics. It can run up to 10 hours at 25% load, for even longer run time. You can also hook it up to another P3000 using the parallel connector kit, making this one powerful camping generator. The LCD display keeps you informed of power usage and maintenance needs to give you one less thing to worry about. Slightly bigger than the P2000 and weighing about 85 pounds, it features a luggage style telescoping handle and wheels for easy mobility, but it can also be carried using the 2-person H-style handle on the top. This Briggs & Stratton Inverter Generator retails for $1299 and is available now.
Portable Generator Safety
Briggs & Stratton sets a large priority on helping consumers understand portable generator safety. We support the Portable Generator Manufacturer’s Safety First campaign, designed to alert consumers about the hazards of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning while using a portable generator. Whether you’re camping, powering your RV, tailgating or using your generator to provide backup power to your home during a power outage, remember that all gas-powered engine exhaust contains CO, a poisonous gas that can kill in minutes. The most important thing to remember is that you CANNOT smell, see or taste carbon monoxide. This means you should only use your portable generator outside, away from any windows, doors or vents. Always direct the generator engine exhaust away from potentially occupied spaces and install carbon monoxide detectors or alarms in your home and RV.
*Generators are certified in accordance with CSA standard C22.2 No. 100-4 and rated in accordance with PGMA standard PGMA 200.