Portable Generator Covers – Keep The Elements Off

portable generator coversWhere to start? There are so many portable generator covers on the market it will make your head spin! That’s why I decided to write this article to help you narrow down your options a little and make it easier for you to choose what kind of cover you need for your specific brand of generator and size of the generator which is very important.

A cover will help keep the rain wind and snow off plus it will help keep it from rusting which is the last thing you would want. Once it starts rusting it won’t be long before you need a new generator. Shopping for generator covers is not the most exciting thing in the world but I will try to make it as painless as possible for you.

Top Brands Of Generators

There are many brand name portable generators out on the market today. For time sack I’m just going to mention the top of the top and their sizes so that I can explain the different covers that are out there for them. Here is a list of the brands I’m going to talk about in this article.

  • Honda
  • Champion
  • Generac
  • Duramax

Honda Covers

You can find some fitted covers for Honda. There is a Custom fit cover for the EU2000 / EU2200 Honda generators. The cover is silver and has the brand name Honda generators written on it. This is a snug fitting cover which is weatherproof so it will keep the elements off and keep the machine from rusting prematurely. I would recommend when looking for a cover for your generator that they are waterproof. If you can find one with a guarantee of that would be that much better. This Honda cover has an 89% 5-star rating on Amazon so it would be a great choice for the EU2000 through EU2200 series of Honda generators.

The next Honda cover we have fits the EU3000 size. I should mention that the numbers on the end of the EU are how many watts of power the generator has. So this one has 3,000 watts and the other one I mentioned has 2,000 watts of power. This cover is basically the same as the one before its silver and fits the EU3000 series. It’s waterproof and breathable. Also, it’s made out of polyester. Another good choice in a cover for a Honda.

The last portable generator Honda cover is for series EM4000, EM5000, EM6500, EB4000, EB5000, EB6500, EU6500is, EU7000iS. It fits all of these and is weatherproofed like the other ones. Is the same silver and is made of breathable polyester.

Champions Covers

  • Now for the champion brand covers. There’s a cover that fits 4,800 – 11,500-watt portable generators. It will also fit generators that are 30.7 x 23.6 x 23.6-inches in size. Designed to keep out the UV rays from the sun and the other elements mother nature throws at us. This cover also comes with a 1-year warranty. It’s nice to see companies stand behind their products.
  • The smaller size 2800-4750-Watt cover same as the bigger one just smaller. This cover also comes with a 1-year warranty.
  • A smaller size yet 1200-1875-Watt cover by Champion. Same as the others just smaller and you get your 1-year warranty as well. All these covers are around the same price and the price is right compared to the more expensive Honda covers. I’m sure these champion covers will cover your champion generators well.

Generac Brand Covers

  • Here is a cover that fits the Generac brand 5,000 – 8,000-watt portable generators with max dimensions of 32.5″L x 24.5″W x 21.5″H. This cover comes in black with its logo imprinted on it. This cover is not waterproof. It has a shock cord that will keep the cover in place. So if your looking for a weatherproof cover this isn’t the one you want.
  • This one is for the iQ2000 portable inverter generator. There is an adjustable opening for the handle and this one is weatherproofed.

Duramax Covers

  • Lastly, we have Duramax brand covers. This one fits models XP6500E, XP8500E, XP10000E, and XP4000WGE. There is an internal moisture barrier and it’s made of durable nylon so the cover should last for some time to come.
  • The next cover in line by Duramax is for Models XP4400 and XP4400E. This one is also made of nylon and has an internal moisture barrier. Both of these are black and come with the brand logo imprinted on them.
  • Lastly, they have a small cover which is weather resistant and comes with a factory warranty. This cover would work well for your really small portable Duramax generators.

Many Covers

As you can see there are many portable generator covers on the market and we have just scratched the surface so to speak. There are many universal type covers that will fit a variety of generators. Maybe not as snug as the brand ones themselves but can come pretty close.

If you keep your eye out you will find there can be some great deals on covers both online and in the big stores like Walmart and Best Buy. Not to mention Home Depot, Lowes and Menards. Online you always have Amazon which is a great site to find deals on covers and compare prices and features,

Happy shopping, hope this article helped you a little in your exploration of finding a cover for your portable generator. If you have any comments or suggestions feel free to leave them in the comments section.

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Cory Haasnoot

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