Almost anything that utilizes electric power can run with a solar generator, but large appliances will quickly drain the battery. A major drawback to a generator is the limited battery capacity and eventual power output. While a moderately sized portable solar generator may be able to to provide backup power for a full-sized refrigerator for a few hours, you won’t be able to use a solar generator to power an electric dryer or other heavy power load appliances. So some situations might call for more conventional approach, like a dual fuel Duromax generator.
However, solar powered generators are great when used appropriately. Many solar generators will have various plugs and outputs, making it easy to charge a standard 120-volt appliance or use the 12-volt output. Several generators will also have handy USB ports making them useful to give your mobile device or laptop a quick charge.
In the event of an emergency that leads to a lack of power, a solar generator can be a lifesaver. Solar generators do not require traditional fuels like gasoline and can charge fully in about nine hours. With a single charge, you may be able to run a small mini-fridge on a solar generator for days or get several hundred charges for your mobile phone or laptop.
Check out our articles about the pros and cons of a solar generator for more info.