On our Big Lap around Australia we spent quite a lot of time in remote areas with no power so we needed a reliable power source to run the fridge/freezer, charge batteries and run our laptops. Solar panels are one option but for this trip we opted for an inverter/generator because we wanted the reliability and predictability that came with it.

We chose the Yamaha EF1000is because is was very small and light and also because it is an inverter, which means it delivers a clean and consistent power supply regardless of the load placed on it. If it’s overloded it will shut down but at no point will it deliver less power. This is important when running sensitive electronic devices like laptop computer which are prone to damage with an erratic supply of power.

Cheap Chinese generators aren’t able to deliver the consistent power that a quality inverter can.

I made the above video a few years ago but it gives you a good overview of the features of the Yamaha so it’s worth a look if you’re in the market for a good inverter/generator.