Lights out!

Yeah, it happens. Most famously, it happened last night when the power failed, the New Orleans Superdome went dark, and CBS lost its feed from the broadcast booth. While a power outage at your home or business won’t leave millions hanging, it can be a huge inconvenience (at the very least).

Whether or not you were a Boy Scout, you know that it always helps to be prepared, and a generator is probably one of the best precautionary preparations you can make. Ever wonder how, exactly, it works? In a nutshell, generators move electrons through a conductor to create power; magnets force electrons to move along a wire while putting pressure on them.

When it comes to backup power, we’ve got you covered. Check out our Machinery & Tools category to find the right generator to keep the lights on, no matter what.