OK, so after spending three nights and two days without electricity, power is back in Lancaster. I was not too worried, to be honest, the only thing that I was not happy about is the fact that I have two freezers and two fridges full of food. Thankfully with getting 6 hours of power yesterday (after two days of power shortage) and not opening said freezers and fridges, the food is OK.
It got me thinking though, maybe look for a small generator. So what are the important points to pay attention to, when buying a generator? It will serve as an intermittent solution for a couple of hours a day (if it can handle longer use then so much the better) and will power the freezers and fridges so it maintains low temperature. I am looking at machine mart for example, and they have a couple of diferent types. I have highlighted two, the small portable ones here and what I guess are more powerful petrol driven generators here. What sort of output should I be looking at? the problem is that some state the kW and others the kVA, which complicates things. Any advice is greatly appreciated! thanks in advance.