Choosing the right generator for your Tiny House is an important decision that involves multiple factors to ensure you get a stable, reliable, and efficient power supply.Here are some key steps and considerations to help you choose the most suitable generator:

  1. Assess Your Power Needs
First, you need to understand the power requirements of your Tiny House. This includes the power consumption of all appliances and devices. You can evaluate this by following these steps:
  • List all the appliances and their power (wattage).
  • Estimate the usage time of each appliance.
  • Calculate the total daily power consumption (watt-hours).
  1. Determine the Generator's Power
Based on your assessed power needs, choose a generator that can meet these demands. Here are some common power requirements for household appliances:

  • Refrigerator: 100-800 watts
  • Microwave: 600-1200 watts
  • TV: 100-400 watts
  • Light bulb: 10-60 watts
  • Air conditioner: 500-1500 watts
    Ensure the generator's rated power (continuous running power) and peak power (instantaneous starting power) can meet the needs of all appliances.
  1. Fuel Type
Choosing the suitable fuel type is another key factor. Common fuel types include:
  • Gasoline Generators: Suitable for short-term and temporary use, with relatively easy-to-obtain fuel.
  • Diesel Generators: High efficiency, suitable for long-term use, but usually heavier and noisier than gasoline generators.
  • Propane Generators: Cleaner burning, suitable for environments with high environmental standards, but propane tanks need regular replacement.
  • Solar Power Systems: Environmentally friendly and noiseless, very suitable for Tiny Houses, but require a higher initial investment and adequate sunlight conditions.
  1. Noise Level
For a Tiny House, noise level is an important consideration. Generally, inverter generators and solar power systems are quieter than traditional gasoline or diesel generators.
  • Inverter Generators: Typically run quieter, ideal for use in quiet environments.
  • Solar Power Systems: Virtually noiseless, the quietest choice.
The iForway G Series portable power station perfectly solves the noise problem of traditional generators, with a built-in professional MPPT solar charging algorithm module, supporting up to 1200W solar panel charging. A large capacity of 2048Wh and 2400W output power can meet the power needs of a Tiny House all day long.
  1. Portability and Size
The space in a Tiny House is limited, so the size and portability of the generator are important considerations. Choose a compact and lightweight generator that can be easily moved and stored.
  1. Runtime and Fuel Efficiency
Understand the fuel efficiency and runtime of the generator to ensure it can provide stable power for a long time. Runtime usually depends on the fuel tank capacity and fuel efficiency.
  1. Safety and Environmental Friendliness
Consider the safety features of the generator, such as low oil warnings, automatic shutdown, and high-temperature protection. At the same time, choose a generator that meets environmental standards with low emissions to reduce environmental pollution.
June 27, 2024 — Jarred Wong