GENTENT CANOPY INDEPENDENTLY TESTED TO KEEP PORTABLE GENERATORS
OPERATING SAFELY IN HURRICANES, BLIZZARDS AND OTHER INCLEMENT WEATHER
Innovative Design Receives U.S. Patent: Canopy
for Portable Electrical Device
Reduces CO Poisoning or Electrocution Risks
Nottingham, NH -- April 14, 2015 -- GenTent® Safety Canopies - makers of easy-to-install
weatherproof covers for safe operations of portable generators in virtually any
wet weather conditions -
today announced GenTent
Stormbracer® has been tested by 360
° Product Testing to withstand 70 MPH winds and 18 inches of
snow load, while preserving the cooling ability of the generator, using materials
resistant to potential auto-ignition.
Additionally, GenTent Safety Canopies have been awarded a U.S. Patent titled
Canopy For Portable Electrical Device.
Today’s news specifically addresses a primary portable
generator conundrum: the inability to safely operate outdoors in inclement
weather. GenTent Stormbracer® solves this issue by enabling the continued and
safe operation of portable generators during storms — in lieu of sheltering
these devices indoors and exposing individuals to CO poisoning.
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Testing, the GenTent operates in forecast winds of 70 MPH, supports 55.5lbs of
load, remains watertight in the equivalent of 24 inches of rain per hour, does
not change the cooling profile or modify air intake of the [tested] portable
generator in any way, and product materials will not auto-ignite even when
exposed to high temperature surfaces typical of a hot muffler.
With an initial product launch in March of 2012, GenTent
began operations with one primary goal: develop a method to safely keep
portable generators operating during the worst weather conditions.
GenTents have flawlessly
protected families in the hardest hit areas of Superstorm Sandy and every major
U.S. storm since.
Today, GenTent has a safe, inclement
weather operating solution for 98 percent of the portable
generator market, is 100 percent manufactured in the U.S., and has sold over
5,000 units worldwide. GenTent products are engineered to be more
affordable and convenient than stationary, steel generator enclosures, retrofit
plastic sheds or DIY dog- houses.
GenTents keep portable generators:
- Safe while
running in wet weather by protecting the Electrical Panels, from any
angle, including Blizzard and Hurricane force precipitation.
- Portable and
easily movable — with easy access for refueling and maintenance.
- Naturally cool -
unlike generator dog-houses or other full canvas enclosures, cooling air
is not blocked.
- Able to naturally
expel exhaust gasses so no buildup of poisoning gasses occurs.
“You need an easy to use product
that protects your portable generator for use in inclement
weather, and GenTent is the best option. I’ve used my GenTent safety canopy since
2012, including for three consecutive days during Superstorm
Sandy in rural New Jersey and it kept my generator perfectly
dry,” said Thomas A. D’Angelo, of ECO Systems Environmental
Consulting. “I use my GenTent canopy for power outages
year-round and in every type of weather. It slips on and off
in minutes and their customer support and dedication to offering
a durable product is phenomenal. I would recommend GenTent to any portable
GenTent Safety Canopies now holds U.S. Patent 8,997,769 titled
Canopy For Portable Electrical Device. More specifically, the patent was
awarded for GenTent’s method of deflection of water from portable electrical
equipment, comprising: affixing a plurality of mounting brackets to a
frame of said portable electrical equipment; inserting support rods into said
brackets as to create a support frame; extending a waterproof cover over said
support frame while allowing ventilation of said portable electrical equipment.
“We are proud that GenTent Safety Canopies now holds the
industry’s first U.S. Patent in the portable generator, weather protection
space,” said Inventor and GenTent CEO, Mark Carpenter. “It’s our intent to
share our innovated offering via OEM branded GenTents, with other companies,
thereby enabling them to extend our safety product to a greater market base.”
GenTent Safety Canopies are available for
online, or by contacting the company
email@example.com or phone: 781-33G-TENT (781-334-8368). Pricing
starts at $199.00.
About GenTent Safety Canopies
Established in 2011, GenTent® Safety Canopies are easy-to-install weatherproof covers that
ensure safe operations of portable generators in virtually any wet weather
conditions while keeping the generator portable. The GenTent eliminates
CO poisoning or electrocution risks by enabling portable generators to safely
operate outdoors away from structures during wet weather. Installation is a
- Clamp it, Frame it and Cover it – to “Weatherproof
The company’s patented, portable generator safety canopies are
100 percent U.S. made and relied on by the National Guard as well as homeowners
and businesses during such notable storms as Hurricane Sandy. GenTent is
considered the premier safety canopy for portable generators operated by RV
owners, tailgaters, campers, homeowners, businesses and first responders. For
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