Generator Jungle

Traditional Portable Generators

What do traditional generators have to offer?

Power Output and Versatility

One of the main advantages of traditional open frame generators is their robust power output over which inverter generators cannot compare. They are available in a variety of sizes, ranging from compact models suitable for camping trips to larger units capable of powering entire households during outages. With their higher wattage capacity, they can easily handle heavy loads, making them a suitable option for both residential and commercial applications.

Reliability and Durability

Traditional open frame generators are known generally for their durability and reliability. Constructed with sturdy materials, many of them can withstand rough handling and challenging environmental conditions. This makes them a viable option for work in construction sites, outdoor events, and other demanding scenarios where durability as well as power is essential.

Affordable Power Solution

Compared to the more advanced technology used in inverter generators, traditional open frame generators are typically cheaper. Their more simple design and construction enables manufacturers to offer these generators at a lower price, making them an attractive choice for users on a budget.


While both types of generators are classified as being portable, those built with traditional technology are much more bulky and heavier due to their design and the components needed for their operation.

Inverters are generally more compact and much more lightweight, making them easier to transport and store. These can be important features for those who may be physically unable to handle the bigger generators, as well as being so much more portable and useful for recreational purposes where portable power can make activities so much more fun.

There is a Downside

While all of the above features may for some people make a compelling case, inverters cannot compete with traditiional generators in terms of their power outputs. If you need sheer power, perhaps for connecting into your home supply for serious home backup, then a traditional generator will be your best option if a dedicated standby generator is out of the question.