The Best Small Petrol Generators Guide

The Best Small Petrol Generators Guide

Some generators can be extremely heavy and take up a lot of room when they are being stored. They can also be difficult to transport and some are also expensive and noisy. 

If you need a reliable source of power for the essentials like charging phones, laptops or powering lights when camping, or during emergencies and power outages, a portable petrol generator will do the job. 

If you only have a small space to store it, have a limited budget, or need it to run quietly, then a small petrol generator could be just right for you. Some portable generators also have enough power for small types of power tools so can be suitable for professional use as well.

Small Petrol Generators

What makes a small generator small? For one, it’s the power output. A small generator is only up to 1000 watts. This low wattage means that they can be used safely with sensitive devices such as phones and laptops. 

The low power output also means they are less noisy than the more powerful and larger generators, making them an excellent choice for camping.

A small generator is also of course small in size and is relatively lightweight making them easily portable. They usually have a handle to make carrying them easier too. 

Being easy to use, easy to store and easy to move, a portable petrol generator can make camping easier and open up your options about where you can stay. You don’t have to worry about finding a campsite with powered pitches. This allows you to have real wild camping adventures, but with all the mod cons to keep the kids happy. 

Knowing that you can keep lines of communication open by charging phones, as well as other essentials in an emergency, can also give you peace of mind during blackouts and power outages. 

The Pros & Cons


  • Easy to use.
  • Won’t damage sensitive equipment.
  • Lightweight.
  • Quieter.
  • Easy to store.
  • Lower cost.


  • Low wattage means low power – these small generators won’t power your house.
  • Higher burning temperature (of petrol rather than diesel) means more stress on the engine. This can mean a shorter life span of your generator or more maintenance required. 
  • As with all generators, there is a risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. They must only be used outside. 

Our Top 5 Small Petrol Generators

Generator Watts: Rated Power/Continuous PowerNoiseWeightOutputContinuous Working Time
Kraft Hertz KH850 Petrol Generator850w60db17kg1x230v1x12v6-8 hours
Matrix D-PG 1000 Lightweight Generator900w/850w95db13.4kg1x230v 12 v optional3-4 hours
Zipper Power Silent Petrol Generator ZI-STE950700w/650w73db18kg1x230v4 hours
Black & Decker BD 1000i900w/850w95db12kg1x230v2.2 hours
Güde GSE 1200 4T Portable Generator950w/850w94db25kg1x12v1x230V5-7 hours

If you would like more information about our small petrol generators, want to browse our stock or are interested in our larger, diesel, solar, LPG or gas generators, don’t hesitate to get in touch. Our knowledgeable staff will help you decide which generator is best suited to your needs, whether they are for personal or professional use and whatever your budget.

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