If you find yourself “off the electrical grid” for whatever reason you will quickly find a need for 110 electricity. Trust me on this.
Living long-term on a sailboat has taught me a few tricks that can translate to living off the grid on land. We’ve been warned that the cost of electricity is going to “necessarily skyrocket” due to the closing of many of our coal-fired electrical generation plants due to the “cap & trade” – carbon dioxide – global warming business. I’ve learned that you don’t have to agree with the handwriting on the wall but you’d better plan for it because it is probably going to become reality. And this reality is going to be expensive; much too expensive for a lot of people to have it on a steady 24 hour basis.
So what do I do for 110 electricity when I want to use an electric appliance? I crank up my trusty Honda EU2000i generator. Yes, it runs on gasoline and not “green” sources of energy but you have to understand there seems to be a minimum of really useful, powerful electricity to be gained from wind or solar but I’ll get to that in a future post. For today, gasoline powered generators seem to be the best we can do for 110 electricity generation off the grid.
Let me tell you a few of the attributes of this generator in particular and you’ll see why it is the preferred one for sailboat people living “on-the-hook”. The Honda EU2000i generates electricity and is an inverter meaning it provides excellent quality, stable power for computers and other sensitive electronics as well as power for kitchen appliances like coffee pots, blenders as well as television and other modern electrical conveniences. Weighing less than fifty pounds, this generator can run for almost ten hours on a single gallon of gas.
Generate Power When You Need It
Gasoline is not cheap but the generator used on an “as needed” basis can be run for thirty minutes here, an hour there, it doesn’t have to be a full run until the tank is empty. You soon learn to use appliances in concert with others. For instance, say you want to watch a program on the TV and you need to cook a meal plus your husband needs to use an electrical power tool for some task. What do you do? You plan to do all these things during a time when you can run the generator – turn on the generator and multitask like mad.
Why Would You Need a Generator?
Could you see yourself ever using a generator to meet your family’s electrical necessary needs? We’ve had a steady supply of affordable electricity for most everyone alive today’s lifetime but that may not be in the cards for our future. Or you may just want to disconnect and live where there is no electricity available via the usual power lines. Or perhaps you just want to make sure that you have available power through disasters like hurricanes, earthquake or other unforeseen electrical power disruptions. Then I highly recommend you plan to get a reliable, proven 110 power generator like the Honda EU2000I. There is no better time than today to plan for tomorrow.