Can My Generator Be Used Outside In All Weather?

There are many applications where you might want to use your generator outside, such as camping. This quick guide explains what weather protection each of the generators we sell have and where it's appropriate to use them in wetter conditions.

SGS Generators


It is not recommended these generators are exposed to extreme elements. Please try and keep your generator protected from the elements, whilst ensuring ventilation is provided so as not to cause a safety hazard or impede air intake.

Stephill Generators

The sockets on the petrol and diesel stephills are IP63 rated. IP63 is effective against:

  • 5000LRT-26 = No ingress of dust; complete protection against contact.
  • 3 = Water falling as a spray at any angle up to 60° from the vertical shall have no harmful effect.

So, yes you can use your Stephill generator outside, however it would be better covered. 


SPI2200-Power-CordInverter Generators

Inverter generators have standard 3-pin plugs. Please do not use an inverter generator in the rain (SGS or Hyundai)