There are several types of generators, including portable generators, standby generators, inverter generators, and industrial generators. Portable generators are designed to be easily moved and provide temporary power for activities such as camping or powering tools at a job site. Standby generators are installed permanently and automatically turn on in the event of a power outage to provide backup power to a home or business. Inverter generators are similar to portable generators but include technology to produce cleaner and more stable power suitable for sensitive electronics.