Electric Start Generators make using a generator easy. With the push of a button, the Generator engine starts and runs in seconds without tedious pulling on a recoil start, even in cold weather.

Generator with Electric Start

A Generator with Electric Start uses an electric starter motor to turn the engine. The starter motor is controlled by a switch and runs on a battery. The switch might be a key, lever, button, or knob. Activate the switch and the starter motor turns. Once the engine starts, release the switch and the engine keeps running.

A generator with a push button electric start operates with a controller. Push a button and let it go. The controller supplies power to the starter motor until the engine starts. This configuration also works in a generator equipped with a remote start feature.

Electric Start Portable Generator

The effort required to start a large generator engine makes an Electric Start Portable Generator more usable than one without. Large engines have greater inertia, more friction, and more compression to overcome. The small mechanical advantage provided by a pull cord diminishes as the engine size increases. Although it is possible to recoil start a large generator engine, it might be difficult for some people.

A Portable Generator Electric Start feature allows people who otherwise could not start the generator to use it when they need it. Even in cold weather, the generator starts with the turn of a key or the push of a button.

Electric Start Generator

An Electric Start Generator requires a battery to turn the starter motor. Keep the battery on a trickle charger or battery maintainer. Every month, take the generator out on the driveway, add enough fuel for 15 minutes, and run the generator with a 25 percent load for ten minutes or so. Finish exercising the Electric Start Generator by removing the load and running the generator until the fuel runs out.

Electric Start Generators

From construction sites to tailgate parties to generators for home use, Electric Start Generators add convenience and usability to an important and versatile piece of equipment. Electric Start makes generators accessible to more people whether for home backup or powering an RV.

Featured Generators with Electric Start

DuroMax 12000 Watt Portable CO Shutdown 

CO Alert Dual Fuel Generator. Great for Home Backup and Job Sites.

Cummins Onan 9500 Watt Dual Fuel Generator

Push Button & Remote Start. Switch between fuels with a click. Home Backup and Large RVs.

Cummins Onan 4500 Watt Digital Inverter

Push Button and Remote Start. Ultra Quiet 52 dBA. Popular Portable RV Generator.

Champion 8000 Watt Tri Fuel Portable

CO Shutdown. Runs on NG, LP, and Gasoline. Home Backup, Recreation, Work

Generac GP8000E Portable Generator

Heavy Duty Construction. Large Capacity Fuel Tank. Home Backup or On the Job Power.