Generator Jungle

Electric Start Generators

As you can see from the models shown below, most of the portable generators that have an electric start capability can be found in the bigger and more powerful traditional category although a few of the smaller ones, such as gas-powered inverters like the Westinghouse IGen4500 and the WEN 56380i, also have this feature.

An electric start can be more than just a useful feature as not everyone has the strength or will to pull a manual recoil cord.

A battery is normally supplied with the generator. However, owners need to ensure it remains charged particularly when the generator is stored, sometimes for extended periods. A trickle charger, such as this best-seller from Amazon (paid link), is one answer to the problem of a flat battery.