How to use a generator at home
Families do not use generators in houses and closed rooms; do not use the machine in the rain; Do not connect the device directly to a wall socket.
In order to avoid unfortunate accidents when using small generators in the family, ENV representatives give some recommendations below.
Do not use generators in houses and closed rooms. During operation, the generator emits toxic gases such as CO and CO2, colorless and odorless gases that are difficult to detect but very dangerous and can affect life. If you feel dizzy, have a headache, or experience nausea while the generator is running, you should go outside immediately and find a cool and ventilated place to breathe. Therefore, families should not use generators in their homes and enclosed spaces such as basements, garages, etc.
Do not use the generator in rain or humidity. Water and moist, humid air are high risk environments for electrical conductivity or shock, which can result in electric shock. Families should place the generator on a flat, dry, well-ventilated surface.
Do not plug the generator directly into a wall outlet. Plugging a generator directly into a wall outlet can result in power from the generator being fed back into the grid, endangering the lives of electrical users and repair shops during a power outage and damaging household electrical appliances. If a normal power source is required to replace the generator, a circuit breaker must be installed to ensure safety.
Make sure that the generator fuel is stored and preserved safely. The fuels to run generators are usually combustible materials such as gasoline, oil, etc., so they should be stored in a cool, dry place away from home, especially away from combustible materials or other raw materials.
You must buy real generators with clear provenance. When planning to buy a home generator, consumers should search for and select genuine sellers and buy a machine with the right performance. Generators with less power than required for their use can cause damage to electrical equipment, generators and users’ lives.