Monthly Archives: August 2016

Honda Generators

Owning a generator has many benefits ranging from emergency power during an outage, recreational uses like camping & tailgating, and industrial work like construction.  But how do you begin to pick one out?  “Will the one I buy have enough power, or too much that I’ll never use?  How much fuel will I need?”  Those are very common questions, and this article will help you make that decision a little easier for you.

First decide what application you will use the generator for.  Is it for home backup, recreational, or industrial?

  • Home Backup: Honda’s EU and EM series generators are designed to work well with a transfer switch, enabling you to quickly and easily power essential home appliances.
  • Recreational: Our Super Quiet EU generators are quiet and easily portable, perfect for most recreational applications.
  • Industrial: Designed with the construction worker in mind, our durable EB generators have GFCI protection.

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From there you should at consider what an acceptable noise level is.  Some residential areas have noise ordinances, and other times like camping for example having loud equipment is a nuisance or even unsuitable.  Honda Generators are known for their quiet operation, with their EU Series typically operating between 49 & 60 decibels (a normal conversation averages 50-60db).

Another key thing to contemplate is what you will be running with your generator.  You don’t want to just total up the wattage of the equipment you will be using.  This is because certain items will require more energy to start, and then less to keep running, thus Starting vs. Running Wattage.

For example, a small 20” flat screen TV will require 120w to start, and then continue to use 120w to keep running.  Now jumping up to something like a table saw on a construction site will require 4500w to start, and 1800w to keep running on average.

Honda also offers a full line of accessories including covers, parallel cables, wheel kits and much more which can all be found at Charlie’s Hardware & Rental.  Stop by and check out the Quiet Power behind Honda Generators!


Charlie’s Hardware Online Shopping

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Did you know…?

Shopping at Charlie’s Hardware & Rental has lots of advantages; buying local not only helps keep money in our community, but you know the names & faces of folks that can help you with your do it yourself projects.  From Appliances to Power Equipment, we not only sell it but we can service it if the need arises.

But did you know that you have access to THOUSANDS of more items right at your fingertips?  As much as we would love to be able to display everything, space just doesn’t allow it.  But, you can purchase just about anything right from the comfort of your home by clicking on the “Shop Online” link at the top of the webpage, or visiting  And the best part is everything is shipped right to our store with NO CHARGE to you!

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Patio, Screen & Storm Doors
  • Garage Doors
  • Chandeliers & Lights Fixtures
  • Cabinet & Drawer Hardware
  • Fireplaces & Stoves
  • Small Kitchen Appliances
  • Playground Equipment
  • Patio Furniture & Swings
  • Sheds & Carports
  • Power Tools like Table Saws, Miter Saws, Routers, Grinders & Drill Presses from Top Name Brands

Simply Call or Click and in a couple days your items will arrive at your Charlie’s Hardware & Rental!

Charlie’s Power at your fingertips

Those of you who have had the misfortune of a piece of equipment breaking down know it’s not a fun time.  The project is halted, and now you have to hop in the car and find someone who can help you find the right part to make the repair.

Here at Charlie’s Hardware & Rental, we are proud to have some of the best people in the industry on staff to help you find those parts and get them to you to get the fix done.

But what if you’re at cousin Chuck’s house half an hour from town, or maybe it’s a late-night project?  Have no fear; Charlie’s Power is here!  Utilizing our new website will put the same Parts Lookup Software our Pros use right at your fingertips.


Simply type in the model or part number you need or are looking for, or answer a couple quick questions like Make & Model and you will instantly have exploded diagrams with part numbers right on your computer or mobile device!  You can then call ahead to check inventory or ask more questions before even getting in the car.

It’s easy.  From our website click on “Departments”, and then “Outdoor Power Equipment”, or just go straight to and feel the Power