Generac sells models such as the 22,000-watt air cooled automatic standby generator for around $4,800. This generator provides backup whenever it is needed, turning on in seconds after a power failure occurs. It runs on natural gas, has a power rating of 22,000 watts and an electric starter.
Champion sells a 3,100-watt gas-powered generator that is equipped with a 171 cc engine that runs up to 8 hours at a 25 percent load. This unit comes on wheels, making moving it a breeze and has a power rating of 2,800 watts. This generator is unique because it contains sine wave technology, making it a good choice for powering sensitive electronics. As of August, 2015, this unit sells for around $950.
Those who want a less expensive Generac model may choose the 7,500-wattelectric start power generator. This model features a folding lock-down handle making storage easy, an electric start with a battery charger jack and a steel fuel tank with an easy-to-read fuel gauge. This model sells for around $1,000 at Tractor Supply.
A less expensive Champion model is the 3,500-watt recoil start gasoline powered portable generator. Selling for around $375, this model features a 4-stroke gasoline powered engine making it small enough for camping trips, RVs and hunting trips.Learn more about Tools