You do not want to be caught off guard and without power once a storm hits in your area as this will cause you a great amount of stress. There are several option for you to consider in order to be prepared in a case of an emergency.
Do you recall the last time you were without power and much of your precious food spoiled or someone caught a cold and worse yet, there was a freeze-up and you had no way to get heat into your home?
There are several options for you to be prepared. You may either purchase a generator or a Peak Power Inverter that you may plug into a vehicle battery. You would plug an extension cord that is attached to the battery of your vehicle into the Inverter.
With this Power Inverter you may then plug your refrigerator, a small appliance, some lights, a portable heater, a sump pump or such items into the Inverter. You should not plug all of these items in at the same time as this will overheat the Inverter and cause a power failure.
Tips to run a Power Inverter Safely!
- Read the manual and follow the directions
- Have extra gasoline stored in a dry cool place away from heat or sparks
- Make sure your vehicle is parked at least 15 feet away from your home with the exhaust facing away from your home as this could cause carbon-monoxide poisoning
- Use undamaged extension cords to run from the vehicle to the Power Inverter
- Do not run the Inverter cable to the cigarette lighter adapter or AC power source because it is not strong enough,
- Plug the Power Inverter cable to the battery terminals of the vehicle
- Keep the Inverter far from the vehicle engine in a cool dry place, because of gas fumes which could cause a fire.