Depending on circumstances, the noise levels emitted by a portable generator can be a decisive factor in the purchasing process. But how do you find a generator of sufficiently discreet noise levels to suit your needs? The team here at Generator Reviews took at look at the best portable generators and compiled this guide list and reviews of the best quiet portable generator units available.
Here are the best quiet portable generator units, with reviews and dBA sound levels to help you make your purchase.
The WEN 56200i is a remarkably quiet portable generator unit, producing clean energy without any voltage spikes or drops. The unit has been specially designed to mirror a pure sine wave, limiting harmonic distortion and making it safe enough to power sensitive electronics such as laptops, mobile phones, tablets and other equipment. Its 79.7cc four-stroke OHV engine is, boasts the manufacturer, quieter than the average conversation, making it particularly effective for camping.
Yamaha scoops high points for the EF2000iSv2 portable generator. It’s powerful, ultra portable and extremely cool, and most importantly for those who don't line obtrusive noise, incredibly quiet. Yamaha's latest tech advances and innovations has blessed the EF2000iSv2 with the ability to power a much wider range of applications than previous models from the same company. It weights in at lighter than 45 pounds and is an extremely compact 2.2 cubic feet, making the device a cinch to store and transport.
This impressively quiet portable generator from Briggs & Stratton makes it possible to power a huge range of electric devices and gadgets, whether at home or on a camping or other outbound trip. The generator will pack and efficient punch, and quietly, wherever you need it. It’s also incredibly easy to use, thanks to its neat StatStation LCD Display, while the unit's really cool telescope-style luggage handle and 6-inch wheels make it incredibly easy to move the generator to where you need it. With 10 hours of run time at 25% load, and a decent 24 months' limited customer warranty, you can't go wrong with this machine!
Like other Yamaha models, the EF2000iSv2 has been significantly improved, boasting technology that enables it to power a much broader range of application, and for longer, than earlier generations. This has not come at the expense of the noise levels of the unit, nor of its portability and extremely cool retro design look. This lightweight and quiet portable generator weighs less than 45 points, and is incredibly easy to store, transport and operate.
The Honda EU 2000i is one of the most celebrated quiet portable generator units on the market. It’s a robust and powerful generator, very dependable and also easy to service. It is also remarkably quiet and easy to store, making it an ideal option for home use, whether in use or in storage.