Petrol Generators

Our range of Petrol Generators are excellent for operating power tools, lighting and other applications on site. We offer a range of 2 stroke and 4 stroke generators with power ratings between 720W and 6000W. All of our Petrol Generators are portable, allowing you to take their power wherever it's needed and all models include free mainland UK delivery.
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What are Petrol Generators?

Petrol Generators provide off-mains power by converting energy into electrical power. They’re used to power electrical tools and lighting, and have leisure / domestic applications - camping and caravanning and DIY for example - and professional uses, for example on construction sites. They can even be used for emergency power back up and to power PCs and laptops.

How do Petrol Generators work?

The generator’s internal combustion engine (fuelled by petrol) powers an electrical generator, which in turn produces electricity to power electrical appliances and equipment.

What are the benefits of Petrol Generators?

  • They allow electrical equipment to be used outdoors where there is no access to mains electricity
  • They are portable, so they can be located exactly where they are needed 
  • Petrol Generators are designed to deliver power for several hours on a full tank

Which Petrol Generators are in the First Mats range?

We have a wide range of petrol generators with running times up to 13 hours, two stroke or four stroke options, and with different power outputs, from 720W right up to 6,000W – allowing you to choose the capacity that best suits your needs.

All of our petrol generators are portable and designed for outdoor use. Many of our models have safety overload protection and a sturdy tubular frame that protects the generator from knocks and bumps on site – the frame also makes the generator easy to carry. Larger models have wheels, too, to aid portability.

Two stroke or four stroke?

Our two stroke models are generally lighter than four-stroke models, with a simpler design. They also deliver a good amount of power for their size: ideal for DIY, leisure and similar uses – our 2hp 720W Compact 2 Stroke Petrol Generator, for example, delivers up to six hours’ power. Four stroke petrol generators have larger tanks, with a larger wattage, and are more fuel efficient, making them a popular choice for work applications.

230v or 110v?

Many of our petrol generators have one standard 230v socket, making them ideal for powering small tools and lighting.

For construction sites and similar settings, consider the 9.2hp 3800W 4 Stroke Petrol Generator - 110/230v and the 13hp 6000W 4 Stroke Petrol Generator - 110/230v. Both have a dual voltage function with two sockets, allowing the user to run one piece of equipment on the 230v socket and another 110v tool on the other – the lower voltage option is required on construction and similar industrial sites for health and safety reasons.

Will the petrol generator be powering electrical equipment?

If so, our 1000W Lightweight 2 Stroke Petrol Inverter Generator and 2000W 4 Stroke Petrol Inverter Generator - 230v are both ideal, as their inverter ensures they can be used with sensitive electrical equipment such as laptops and PCs. The digital inverter technology provides stable 'clean' output, with no power dips or surges that could damage the equipment.

Why First Mats?

We know our customers are looking for quality safety products at competitive prices, backed by outstanding customer service – we work hard to deliver on this, which is why we have an industry-leading 4.8 Star Trustpilot rating. Our reputation depends on the fact that when you buy from First Mats, you’ll get the right product at the right price, with the added bonus of free delivery to all mainland UK destinations.


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