Best Generator For Bounce House

We know that a lot of people are looking for ways to entertain their kids. One way to do that is to buy them a bounce house. However, if you don’t have a generator, you won’t be able to use your bounce house outside your home. Generators are important for a lot of things other than just bounce houses.

They’re great for powering tools, providing power to large appliances, and even providing power during emergencies. So if you’re looking for ways to have regular fun in winter and summer, make sure to buy your kids a bounce house, but also buy them a generator so they can have fun in case the electricity goes out.

Bounce Houses are fun, safe, and enjoyable activity for the whole family, especially for children. It is great to use it indoors and outdoors, for an indoor bounce house we use your regular electricity to blow air inside, but when we go for a picnic with our bounce house we take our generator with us to blow air in the bounce house.

How to choose a generator for a bounce house

In our store customers often ask this question “which is the best generator for a bounce house?”

It’s why we decide to write an online article about generators for bounce houses.

If you’re looking to buy a bounce house generator, there are a few things to keep in mind. Your first step is to determine what size and type of unit you need.

When you’re choosing a generator for your bounce house, you’ll need to decide on the wattage requirement of your blower, as well as its runtime. Generally speaking, the higher the wattage requirement, the more powerful the generator you will need.

And while a longer runtime is always nice, make sure you don’t go too high on the wattage or you may end up spending more money than necessary. 

Once you’ve narrowed down your selection to generators that meet your needs, it’s time to take a look at reviews and ratings to see which ones have been deemed most reliable. And finally, be sure to factor in price when making your purchase decision.

With so many options available these days, it can be tough to know which one is right for you. But with some careful research and plenty of helpful advice from our team at What Generators you can choose from the list below.

Pulsar PG1202SA Portable Generator

Pulsar PG1202SA Portable Generator cheap generator for small bounce house

Pulsar is the one of top brands for generators in the US. When a customer visits our generator shop, which required a generator for a small bounce house we mostly recommend this generator to them. 

The Pulsar PG1202SA portable generator is a great choice for those who need a reliable and powerful generator.

It features a 900-watt running power and a 1200-watt peak power. The generator also has a recoil start, so you don’t have to worry about batteries.

This portable generator is best for outdoor and camping bounce houses, and can also be used for outdoor and indoor activities.  With a full tank and 50% of the load, it can run continuously for about 8.5 hours. DC output is also available to charge your devices.

This generator is lightweight but with a full tank, it will not easy to move it for a long time with your hands. It also produces horrible noise and enough smoke.

Basic Information

Item Weight37.5 Pounds
Voltage120 Volts
Engine Type2 Stroke
Fuel TypeGasoline
ColorBlack/White
Running and Peak power900 and 1200 watts
Fuel Tank Capacity1.1 Gallon
Warranty1 Year Limited
Operation Time8.5 hours on half load
Frequency60 Hz
Product Dimensions16.2″L x 14″W x 14.8″H

Why we recommend

We recommend it to those customers who have a small bounce house and require less blowing power because this will not waste their money to produce extra wattage.

You will not believe that this small unit can blow up your bounce house for 8 hours continuously. With a weight of 27.5 pounds, it is easy to use it portably.

Why we don’t recommend

This generator is not suitable for those who have large bounce houses or use more than one blower. This generator produces enough smoke and noise to disturb you in pleasure moments.

User Guide for Pulsar PG1202S

Westinghouse WH2200iXLT Generator for bounce house

Westinghouse WH2200iXLT Generator for bounce house

This 1800 watts electricity production unit is one of my favorite generators due to its modern look and silent operation. The last time when I test it on my lawn the result was marbles; this generator can produce enough power for your large bounce house its peak wattage is rated by the manufacturer as 2200 Watts.

This generator is extremely quiet on our ‘sound level meter’ it is recorded on 52 dBA. If we talk about its consumption this unit can run up your blower for about 12 to 13 hours with just 1.3 gallons of gas. 

This WH2200iXLT can be combined with another WH2200iXLT generator to increase the available wattage. The combination process is also supported with iGen1200, iGen2200, and iGen2500 “requires Westinghouse Parallel Cord”. This generator can be also used for both AC and DC current.

Basic Information

Wattage1800 watts
Item Weight46.3 Pounds
Voltage120V
Engine Type4 Stroke
Total Power Outlets2
Engine Displacement80 Cubic Centimeters
Frequency60 Hz

Why we recommend

It is lightweight (just 46.3 lbs.), portable, and ideal for outdoor bounce house activities.

It runs at 52 dBA, which is lower than the level of a typical conversation.

It is safe to use for delicate electronics like plasma/LCD televisions, computers, tablets, or mobile devices since it produces power with less than 3% THD.

The Westinghouse Parallel Cord enables it to be connected to another WH2200iXLT or iGen Series Inverter Generator, providing two times the power and two times the fuel economy of a conventional generator.

Why we don’t recommend

The maintenance process is not easy for newbies; it requires some knowledge of maintenance.

This generator can’t be repaired outdoors, it is not possible to repair the recoil starter and plug with you use it during camping.

User Manual for Westinghouse WH2200iXLT

DuroStar DS4000S Portable Generator for bounce house

DuroMax DS4000S Portable Generator

I personally use this heavy-duty 7HP portable generator in my house as an emergency power station.

I recommended it for large-size bounce houses or heavy-load electric equipment; this generator is capable of running Air Condition and high amperage power tools easily.

With this DuroStar DS4000S generator you can continuously use your heavy power blower for 8 hours on 4 gallons of gas.

Basic Information

Item Weight94 Pounds
Engine Type4 Stroke
Engine Displacement208 Cubic Centimeters
Frequency60 Hz
Fuel TypeGasoline
Tank Volume4 Gallons
Product Dimensions24 x 17 x 17 inches
Item Weight94 pounds

Why we recommend

This generator is the best choice for large and extra-large bounce houses.

The price of this generator is very affordable and the consumption is also great.

A built-in voltmeter is great to observe the output wattage.

Why we don’t recommend

This DuroStar DS4000S generator does not have DC output outlets.

The weight of the generator is 94 pounds and with a full fuel tank it may become 100 pounds; so it is not easy to use it as a portable for distance.

Brochure for DuroMax DS4000S Portable Generator

Product Documentation for DuroMax DS4000S Portable Generator

User Manual for DuroMax DS4000S Portable Generator

Champion Power Inverter Generator 200951Ultralight

Champion Power Inverter Generator 200951Ultralight

This lightweight generator is only 39 pounds, and I suggest it is best for large bounce houses, this inverter generator is one of the lightest 2500-watt in the industry. With 53 dBA noise detection from 23 feet, it’s one of the quietest with this wattage. You’ll be able to use this generator for large size of bounce houses.

The best thing about this champion 20095 generator is that it can run for 11 hours with just 1.1 gallons of gas. If we compare it with “ Wen 2000 Watt Inverter generator which is also 39 pounds in weight but the consumption is higher than it Wen runs only 7 Hr with 1 gallon of gasoline.

The fuel tank has also on-off support and a switch for shutting off and on the generator. The uncovering is very easy you don’t need any screwdriver for it.

I face only one issue with it the cover around its plug does not have enough space to be opened by hand; you must need a tool for removing the plug.

 With echo mode, you can enjoy a silent gene set running around your bounce house.

Basic Information

Starting Wattage2500W
Running Wattage1850W
Engine Type4-stroke 79cc OHV
Fuel Tank Volume1.1 Gallon
Fuel TypeGasoline
Item Weight39 pounds
Engine Displacement79 Cubic Centimeters
Product Dimensions17.3″ x 12″ x 17.7″
Included ItemsUSB Adapter, Engine Oil, Oil Funnel

 Why we recommend

This is an inverter generator which means it consumes less fuel for all types of load. The noise production is 53 dBA which is very low for a 2500W generator. It is easy to open the side cover for the maintenance and cleaning process. Weight is only 39 pounds.

 Why we don’t recommend

The purchasing price is higher than the normal 2500W generator. A recoil starter is used for starting the generator. The side cover (maintenance cover) is not enough strong, after breaking this generator will not be silent anymore.

Instructions for Champion Power 200951

Troubleshooting Guide Champion Power 200951

User Manual Champion Power 200951

Honda EU2200i Super Quite Inverter Generator

Honda EU2200i Super Quite Inverter Generator

With a powerful and quiet operation, the EU2200i is delivering 10% more power than the previous version of the Honda EU2000i – enabling you to power more of what you need, in the same lightweight, compact package.

This 2200 Watt inverter generator can be controlled with the mobile app “Honda My Generator App” this allows you to control the generator remotely. When I use this new version of the Honda EU2200i this is completely different more power, quiet, and less consumption.

This generator is capable of blow air in your bounce house for 8 to 9 hours with just 1 gallon of gas. With inverter technology, it is safer to use for mobile and other sensitive devices. With only 47 pounds of weight, this is best for camping bounce houses as a portable generator.

The engine is powered by the top-class Honda GXR120 commercial series at 121 cc. with the sensor it will automatically shut down if detect an unsafe level of carbon monoxide in the surrounding. With all these and more features, this is only 48 lbs in weight. It is easy to use two generators combined with a cable to get the more power you need.

Basic Information

Wattage2200 watts
Item Weight46.5 Pounds
Voltage120 Volts
Output Wattage2200 Watts
Product Dimensions20″L x 16″W x 11″H
Engine Type4 Stroke
Tank Volume0.95 Gallons
Engine Displacement121 Cubic Cm
Frequency60 Hz
Item Weight46.5 pounds

Why we recommend

The Honda EU2200i is a super quiet generator. With the Honda My Generator app, you can observe the power and shut down it. The outlet and chock are covered with waterproof material. The gas consumption is great. It is a lightweight portable generator with only 46 pounds.

Why we don’t recommend

The app does not show the gas level and there is no gage for checking the fuel level manual also. The sensor for carbon mono oxide can surprise you with multiple shutdowns if it is not an airy space, although you can manually disconnect the sensor connection to disable it.

Manual for Honda EU2200i

Let’s solve the concussion 

There are two types of generators Traditional and Inverter. In my opinion, the inverter type is best for a bounce house, because if your blower requires less power it will not cost you more fuel which a traditional generator does.

On camping, you need to use a smartphone and other sensitive electric equipment (led, laptops, etc) you can use on an inverter generator; on another hand, the traditional generator is dangerous for this equipment. 

If your bounce house is small to medium size the Honda EU2200i is best for camping and open area use, but not recommended for indoor use. For a close area/garage with a medium bounce house, the champion 20095 generator is a perfect choice.

If your bounce house is large in size the only suggestion is DuroStar DS4000S. It is my suggestion you shout read the specification carefully and choose as per your requirements.

What size generator do I need for a bounce house?

It is on your requirement, If your bounce is large then you need a high-wattage generator.

How many watts does a bounce house blower use?

The blowers for the bounce house use from 900 watts to 1500 watts.

What is the best generator for a bounce house?

I use more than one blower for my bounce house, DuroStar DS4000S is best for me, if you use one blower then the Champion 200951 inverter generator is best for you.

Sara Johnson
Sara Johnson

Sara Johnson founded whatgenerators.com, empowering individuals and businesses to utilize generators effectively. She simplifies complex concepts to create a more knowledgeable community in electrical power generation.

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