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15 Unique Uses for a Generator You Haven’t Thought Of

December 08, 2023 0 Comments

SUV attached to a trailer with a stack of solar generators next to it

Many people associate generators with power outages following natural disasters.

While this is a perfect reason to invest in a generator, there are so many other situations where a generator can save your life – or just make your life easier.

Whether the power goes out or you simply need power in a place where it isn’t easily accessible, Grid Doctor generators will keep your life running smoothly without any power hiccups.

Check out some of the unique uses for powerful generators.

#1 Power Your RV

It takes power to run an RV and RV appliances. And you may be out of luck if you can’t find a hookup.

But if you have a Grid Doctor 300 Solar Generator System, you can power your RV appliances.

Or, you can power your entire RV if you have the Grid Doctor 2200 Solar Generator System!

#2 Work Remotely

man next to solar generator speaking on a two way radio

Working remotely requires electricity. Why risk not being able to connect when, with a generator, you can stay plugged in no matter where you choose to work?

Or, if the grid goes down, having a generator ensures your workflow won’t come to a halt.

#3 Keep Home Security Running

During a power outage when looting is rampant, you must keep your home and your family safe.

A generator can keep your electric fence and security cameras running while the power is out.

If you invest in a Grid Doctor generator, you don’t have to worry about these important security systems going off for a short power blip.

In a typical scenario, you would experience a power “hiccup” – an instant where ALL power goes down before the generator kicks in.

With a Grid Doctor, the “hiccup” never happens. The transition from grid to generator is instantaneous.

#4 Use Power Tools without Extension Cords

man drilling a door frame next to a solar generator

Many power tools need to be connected to a power source to function. The problem is, that these power sources are not always easily accessible or are already used for other things.

We tend to use extension cords to use power tools – a trip and fall accident just waiting to happen.

If you own a generator, you can move it around and use it where and when you need it for power tools.

This is one of the main reasons you’ll find generators on construction sites.

#5 Backup Power Source for Medical Equipment

woman sleeping with a cpap

If one of your loved ones uses powered medical equipment, such as oxygen concentrators or CPAP machines, you understand the importance of always having power.

The ONLY way to ensure medical equipment always stays on is to invest in a generator – especially one designed to avoid power hiccups.

#6 Run a Water Pump

If there is a power outage and you have a water pump, you lose access to water.

Even if your power just blips, your electric water pump can fail and introduce contamination into your system. And, should that happen, it opens up a whole new set of problems for you and your family.

With the Grid Doctor 2200’s uninterrupted power supply feature, the most vulnerable systems in your home, such as your electric water pump, never skip a beat.

#7 Power a Sump Pump

If you have a sump pump, you know the importance of having power. Because if you have no power, you open yourself up to flooding and sewage overflowing. 

Sump pumps commonly fail during heavy thunderstorms – unless homeowners have connected them to a backup power supply. 

#8 Tailgate in Style

Tailgating typically requires 3 things: food, drinks, and entertainment.

Instead of trying to figure out how to power everything using a mix of extension cords and car batteries, use a generator!

You can connect your mini-fridges, cooking gear, TVs, heaters, and more to a generator and enjoy a comfortable, long-lasting tailgate.

#9 Travel Off-Grid

solar generator in the woods next to a tent

Want to travel off-grid but still want some conveniences?  Take the lightweight, compact Grid Doctor 300 Solar Generator System with you.

Use the generator to power an electric skillet, lights, a fan, or even an electric filet knife for fresh-caught fish.

#10 Host Events

Generators are excellent for any type of event.

  • Hosting an outdoor wedding?
  • Need to throw an outdoor party?
  • Want to host a community carnival?
  • Looking to help at the school fair?
  • Volunteering to run a snow cone machine at the church picnic?
  • Surprising the kids with a bounce house?

All these types of events work much easier when you have a generator!

#11 Run Hydroponic or Aquaponic Systems

Generators can power water pumps, air pumps, and other equipment in hydroponic or aquaponic systems.

This allows you to grow plants or raise fish in a controlled environment without relying solely on the electrical grid.

#12 Provide Disaster Relief

woman opening a microwave that is connected to a solar generator

Most people recognize the importance of owning a generator during a disaster situation.

But you need one before the disaster happens.

You won’t be able to find them in stores after.

Moreover, some generators are designed for emergencies, such as the Grid Doctor 300 Solar Generator System.

The size of a toaster and light as a gallon of milk, this compact cube can squeeze into tight spaces inside your camper, car, or emergency kit. And with a collapsible handle, you can quickly grab it and go, making it ideal for evacuations.

#13 Create a Mobile Charging Station

Transform your generator into a mobile charging station by attaching multiple USB charging ports or power strips.

With numerous power ports, you can charge multiple devices with your generator.

Even better – the Grid Doctor solar power generator systems allow pass-thru charging, which means you can charge the generator while using it to power other devices!

Plus, with 4 ways to charge, you can rest assured that your generator will always be available for charging mobile devices.

You can even offer a convenient charging solution for friends, family, or strangers in public spaces like parks or events.

#14 Enjoy an Outdoor Movie

Have you ever tried to watch a movie in your backyard?

You need to power the projector, the sound system, and the lights. You may even have to power a giant inflatable projector screen.

This means you will need a lot of extension cords.

You can make the experience much easier and more enjoyable if you use a generator.

#15 Pressure Wash Outdoor Spaces

Pressure wash your outdoor spaces and have the ability to move around instead of staying tied to a traditional power supply.

Professional pressure washers rely on generators to keep the water flow strong as they move all around the space.

Benefits of the Grid Doctor Solar Generator Systems

grid doctor 2200 solar generator battery and solar panel

If you aren’t already convinced you need a Grid Doctor Solar Generator, see this list for even more reasons why.

  • Nearly universal charging.
  • Fast charging.
  • Pass-thru charging (charge the generator while using it).
  • Multiple ways to charge.
  • Several power ports.
  • Easy-to-read display.
  • Packable, stackable, and lightweight.
  • Provides LED light for 100 continuous hours.
  • Extended battery life.
  • Ability to add more solar panels for even more power.
  • Energy-efficient.
  • Built-in weatherproof pouch to keep cables safe.

Whether you want to power essentials during an emergency or an entire RV, a Grid Doctor Solar Powered Generator is the way to go.

Learn more about the Grid Doctor 2200 Solar Generator System and Grid Doctor 300 Solar Generator System.

How do you use your generator, friends? Let us know in the comments.

In liberty,

Elizabeth Anderson

Preparedness Advisor, My Patriot Supply

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