Simply put, a portable generator supplies emergency power when the grid goes down. The system consists of a gasoline powered unit that is connected to an automatic transfer switch into the home’s main distribution panel or taking power directly from the generator's built in outlet and sending it to select appliances. Honda Generators are there for when the lights go out. Aside from the inconvenience of losing power there's also the potential financial loss; spoiled food, lost work time and even water damage to buildings. Honda's quiet, reliable generators can easily keep your loved ones safe and secure through power-related emergencies.