Portable generators give you the power you need when you don't have access to traditional sources of electric power. Our products are in high demand in three typical settings:
1. Emergencies, such as during power outages due to extreme weather,
2. Recreation, such as campsites and outdoor events/parties, and
3. Professional, such as worksite applications for workers and contractors.
The Portable Generator Manufacturers Association (PGMA) seeks to develop and influence safety and performance standards for our industry's products. Since our members include the major manufacturers of portable generators sold in North America and a significant majority of the industry, we are the recognized voice of the portable generator industry.
The Definition: "Portable generators" are engine-driven power generators that are intended for multiple uses and designed for portability, though not necessarily with wheels. Portable generators, by our definition, do not include trailer-mounted generators, generators in motor homes, generators intended to be pulled by vehicles, and standby or stationary generators that are permanently connected.
PGMA urges that all portable generators be used safely and in accordance with the owner's manual provided by the manufacturer. The following information is published in conjunction with the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Our members include the major manufacturers of portable generators sold in North America. They represent a significant majority of the industry.