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GenTent is Committed to Ongoing Development, Product Improvement, and Customer Satisfaction at GenTent Labs.

The GenTent is a proven performance product - in both independent lab scenarios and in the hands of thousands of customers in real world storms. Our drive to improve and field new products is an ongoing effort to not only enhance our offerings but to meet our customer’s ever-changing needs. GenTent Labs focuses on product advancement while driving out both cost & complexity for the end user.

GenTent® Develops Solution for Inverter Generators

When GenTent was first developed, the design was intended primarily for open framed portable generators. Shortly after coming to market, there was a customer demand for a covering option for fully encased inverter generators. In April, 2015 GenTent announced the release of GenTent XKi, a direct mounting wet-weather canopy system for ensuring safe, outdoor inverter class or fully-enclosed portable generator operations in virtually any wet weather condition. Leading the design, Mark Carpenter, the CEO and Inventor of GenTent, developed a no compromise mounting system which would attach to these fully encased generators on the market, while maintaining the safety specifications GenTent had worked so hard to achieve. You can learn more about the GenTent XKI system here and read the original press release here.

GenTent® Developing Alternate Colors, Patterns, and for OEMs

GenTent is continuously trying to service the needs and demands of our customers. We have several camouflage patterns in prototype, and have developed concepts for additional color options, including some for portable generator manufacturers. As we grow, the likelihood of expanding to additional colors and patterns grows too, but paramount in those efforts is that we are meeting the customer demand.

As we continue to develop concepts and patterns, we ask for your input. Feel free to drop us a note at the bottom of this page with your product feedback or request for color / pattern. In October, 2016 GenTent entered into an OEM agreement with Champion Power Equipment to manufacture and develop the Champion Storm Shield.

The Storm Shield is developed in Champion's standard yellow pallet, and expands our product offering with one of the largest portable generator manufacturers worldwide.

SInce July, 2016 GenTent® has been a proud member of the Portable Generator Manufacturers Association, helping to develop and influence safety and performance standards for industry products. Much of our product development is shaped by directives and efforts put forth by the PGMA, with the underlying emphasis of safety. Find out more about the PGMA here.

A primary focus of the PGMA is the Take it Outside Campaign, which illustrates the importance of portable generator safety, outlining the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning and electrocution when used improperly. The Take it Outside campaign is directly aligned with the efforts GenTent has undertaken to impart generator safety education.

Showing at the 2017 National Hardware Show, GenTent Safety Canpopies displayed the GenTent 3K concept in both standard GreySkies vinyl fabric and in a vinyl backed camouflage fabric we have begun testing. The idea behind the GenTent 3K is to for very small open framed generators whose length and width are too small for the GenTent 10k, and for very small recreational and worksite inverter generators that are small and light enough to be toted around. These inverter generators are typically 3000W or smaller. In most cases the GenTent 10k can be made to fit on these generators. However, for very small open frame generators it generally means some form of frame adaptation, which translates to added cost and installation time. In terms of inverter generators it means additional or longer extender arms, adding further complexity. The development of the GenTent 3K is ongoing, but is still in prototype and testing phase.

GenTent® Releases Upgrade to the XKI & XKU Hardware Kits for Fully Encased Inverter Generators

In March, 2018 GenTent Safety Canopies announced the release of the upgraded inverter hardware kits (XKI / XKU). The newest iterations utilize the new Gator Grommet component piece, increasing the strength and simplifying the installation process for these kits. The design was inspired by customer feedback, and intended to minimize the number of additional pieces the consumers we need to install. With the mindset that our product breakthroughs should not come at an additional cost to the customer, we were proud to offer the upgraded kits AND drop the price of our standard hardware. You can read the original press release here.

GenTent® Develops Portable Generator Folding Handle Kit

In March, 2020 GenTent® announced the release of their newest portable generator accessory, the Portable Generator Folding Handles Kit , a direct mounting, adjustable, folding handles kit fitting thousands of different portable generators. The newest GenTent accessory allows customers to replace their existing fixed handles that block the GenTent canopy and electrical aprons from making a watertight fit; or offer an upgrade to most portable generator handles in strength and ease of use. The GenTent handles can accommodate round or square tubular frames from 1" to 1.5" easily, allowing them to be outfitted to smaller generators as well as larger whole house sized portable generators. The intent as always is to ensure that the GenTent can help keep hundreds of generators which were previously disqualified for use, SAFE. You can learn more about the Folding Handles system here and read the original press release here.

Additional GenTent® Projects in Development

We are continuing to work on additional products and enhancements to the GenTent product line. Follow us on social media, subscribe to our newsletter, and please submit your feedback below. You can click the Learn More button to find out more on why GenTent is so important for protecting your emergency backup power, and your home!

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