History enthusiasts may recognize the name Nikola Tesla as one of the inventors of the three-phase electrical system during the Victorian period. Even more interesting, this type of electrical power is still used today, and is especially useful when powering motors and electrical generators.
A three-phase generator utilizes alternating-current generation, transmission and distribution. Many generators that use this method are powered by gasoline, propane or diesel. Three-phase generators are known for being affordable and reliable in the event of a power outage. Additionally, many are portable enough to be loaded in a truck or camper, making them a favorite for people working in the field or going on camping trips. Additionally, few appliances give a homeowner more peace of mind than a generator that will provide light, warmth and power to a home during windy or stormy weather.