Using a Generator to Power Your Workshop

Using a Generator to Power Your Workshop

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In the event that your shed, garage or workshop does not have a mains power supply, you may want to consider the benefits of a portable generator.

If you are only looking at having enough light in your shed to be able to work, then you might get away with adding a few skylights and (or) a window or two, however if you are looking at operating power tools and other electronic equipment in your workshop or garden shed, you might have to explore your options.

An electric generator provides An alternative power source to mains power and in many cases can provide a cheaper solution.

Providing Power for Light & Tools.

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Portable generators can be tailored to any electrical application and are becoming more and more popular. Not only are they an obvious power source for your workshop, but they often compliment workshop activities like welding or the use of power tools.

Perfect for Emergencies

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Portable generators have the added advantage of not only powering your workshop, but also powering mission critical appliances in the event of a power outage.

Severe weather events are becoming more and more frequent. As our planet continues to warm, severe weather events like storms, flooding and bush fires are expected to increase in regularity. Portable generators can offer a sense of security during such unsettling events.

Your Buddy in the Great Outdoors

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Many garage and shed owners are among the millions of Australian’s who enjoy the great outdoors. As a result, many Australian sheds are used to store caravans and camper trailers. Portable generators have the dual benefit of not only providing power to your shed, but also your caravan or camper trailer when you are camping remotely. They are perfect for people on the move and are a must for camping and caravanning enthusiasts.


Types of Generators

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Nowadays there are many different types of generators specifically manufactured for different needs and applications. Each type of portable generator has a specific function and advantage.

Be they:
Recreational – camping generators, caravan generators, inverter generators,
Trade – WorkCover approved generators, welder generators, three phase generators,
Domestic/Emergency Backup Power; or
Industrial requirements – mine spec generators, commercial generators.

Each type has a specific function and advantage.


Recent improvements in technology have led to increased fuel efficiency, lower noise levels and lighter more compact designs. The high Australian Dollar has meant that it’s never been a better time to purchase a portable generator and turn your power tools on in your workshop.

You’ll be able to spend more time doing what you love in your shed.

Important Safety Tip: It is essential that you don’t power up your portable generator in a confined space. Good ventilation is the key. If you are intending to power your shed by a portable generator, make sure you run your generator from outside your shed. Remember safety first!

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