Find the Polaris Portable Generator that's right for you.
Choose what the main use of your generator will be:
- Choose Worker to find a generator suitable for powering tools, for construction work or for farm work
- Choose Player to find a generator for your RV, your DIY activities, your camping trips, tailgating or for your outdoor events
- Choose Save-the-Dayer to find a generator to use as backup power or primary power for your home
Make the list of the items you want to power. Use the wattage reference chart below or refer to owner’s manual of the item you wish to power.
Use the chart below to determine the total power requirements for your selected appliances. There are two figures you should pay attention to:
- Starting Watts: The amount of power the item needs to start up. Note: Motor driven items usually require more wattage to start up.
- Running Watts (or rated watts): The maximum number of watts that your generator can provide when your items are running.
How to determine wattage:
Watt = Amp x Volt (for example, 3 Amps x 110 Volts = 330 Watts)
Choose a generator slightly bigger than your needs. It’s much better to have a few hundred extra watts available than to end up with a generator that suddenly shuts off due to the overload.