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Portable Generators

Powerful enough to provide electricity for outdoor activities such as camping, tailgating and other off grid events.

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Inverter Generators

Creates more power with less noise and better fuel efficiency. Also, converts AC power to DC power for battery devices.

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Whole House Generators

Produces full backup electricity during hazards and transfers power automatically to the breaker box via hardwire.

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Buying Guide

Choosing the Right Size Generator

Calculate your power needs and understand the meaning of starting wattage, running wattage, surge wattage and more.

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Buying Guide

Types of Generators for Your Home

Get the facts about power output capabilities, fuel sources, wattages, battery, solar and gas generator types.

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Buying Guide

Buying an Inverter Generator

Learn how an inverter generator works, what specs to look for and how to choose the best type for your AC or DC needs.

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Power Up On Your Schedule

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Portable Power Stations

Easy to use, convenient, portable power stations allow you to charge multiple items at once and on the go.

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Buy Online, Pick Up In Store

Can't wait for shipping? Shop in-stock generators for any need available today at your local store.

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Generator Rentals

Visit our Tool Rental Center for a large selection of generator equipment to power your next project or event.

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Generator Safety Resources

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How to Use a Generator Safely

Staying safe while using a generator is easier when you follow these tips and sound protection practices.

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Best Transfer Switches for Your Generator

Review the two types of transfer switches to help you decide which one works for your equipment setup and needs.

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How to Prepare for a Hurricane

Be ready for the next weather emergency or blackout. Learn how selecting the right generator can make your home safer.

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Generators Keep the Power On

Whether you’re looking to provide to power your home or office with a stand by generator or just need a small generator to power up your tailgate, RV or worksite, you’ll find the most trusted generator brands here at The Home Depot. Finding the best generators for your needs starts with thinking about power output capabilities, fuel sources and the wattages required for appliances or tools.

Types of Generators

House generators give you peace of mind by keeping your home’s power running through a blackout. Portable generators are often used on job sites to power air compressors, nail guns, saws, hammer drills and other equipment. They’re also great as an emergency backup system for larger appliances.

If noise is a concern, quiet generators may be your best bet. Inverter generators provide clean and quiet power and are ideal for job sites, tailgating and camping. They typically operate quieter than other generators and can provide power for lights, heaters, fans, radios and more.

Portable Power Stations can be used indoors since they do not require gas to operate and are fume free. Battery powered inverters deliver convenient, on-the-go power that is perfect for small electronic devices like cell phones, tablets and laptops. If you're looking for a 220-volt camping generator, or if you’re considering home generators, electric generators or solar generators, we have you covered.

Like its name suggests, tri-fuel generators are considered cheaper to run since they rely and operate on three forms of fuel – gasoline, propane and natural gas. Although gasoline is relatively easy to use and obtain, propane is popular because it’s generally affordable, cleaner and quieter. Natural gas has the benefit of providing you with unlimited fuel supply and hooks up directly to your home's gas line. Some remote start generators offer even more convenance with the option to turn them off and on from a safe distance.

Generators Installation & Accessories

We also carry generator accessories, generator covers, cords and generator transfer switches for any emergency power needs. Depending on if you want to use gas, propane, diesel, dual fuel, generator solar panels or have running and starting watt requirements, we will help you find the right equipment.

Be prepared for sudden power outages with a standby generator. Discover how you can gain peace of mind by owning a backup power source. Let our certified installers handle your new generator installation so it works flawlessly from day one. Review our generator installation cost guide to find out more.