Living in the country means that sometimes the power is going to be off for extended periods of time. I know that I could buy a whole house generator and be done with it but I’m not ready to make that kind of investment yet. Especially since my wife is always trying to get me to move. I also could buy a portable generator but I’d like to save that idea for another thread.
I have a couple of 700 watt inverters that I will generally break out when the power goes off. My electricity requirements are pretty low in these situations. All I really want is to run my LCD TV, my DVR and my WiFi. I’m not worried about heat, the fridge or freezer.
My options for powering the inverters are either of our vehicles or a 25 horse lawn mower. One vehicle is a 2 liter Subaru and the other is a 3.5 liter Honda. Are any of these internal combustion solutions better than the other? My Honda Ridgeline also has a 400 watt inverter built into the bed so that could be used as well.
Your advice/suggestions would be appreciated.